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Posted: 11/2/2003 3:24:39 PM EDT
any reason these might be better than the carbine length handgurads i have now? i see that bushmaster sells some, and was just wondering what the story is with them. thanks fellas.

Dagger.
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 3:40:30 PM EDT
True M4 handgaurds have double heat shields on the top and bottom pieces. This is supposed to reduce the heat felt by the hands. They are also thicker because of this reason and a lot of people find the larger style more comfortable(myself included). I am not sure if the Bushmaster ones have the double shields, but they are larger in size then the standard handgaurd.
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 3:44:55 PM EDT
interesting... so would i be able to put these on a bushmaster 16" hbar? or are they more suited for M4 profile bbls? if yes, wheres a good place to get them?
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 3:47:37 PM EDT
Ya, double heat shield and a larger oval shape, not round. I think it looks better and I find it more comfortable.
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 3:51:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dagger: interesting... so would i be able to put these on a bushmaster 16" hbar? or are they more suited for M4 profile bbls? if yes, wheres a good place to get them?
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You should have no problems putting them onto an HBAR rifle.
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 3:51:44 PM EDT
Other than appearance I can think of an advantage for the typical AR shooter? If you plan on adding a rail system like an a.r.m.s #39 the M4 guards are too tall and won't work.
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 3:57:01 PM EDT
The HGs bushy sell don't have double heat shields, they do fit an HBAR barrel. I bought a set to put on my Shorty AK.
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 4:07:19 PM EDT
[url]http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/handguards/1005-914-4573.asp[/url] Only the Colt M4 Handgaurds are supposed to have the double shields IIRC.
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 4:08:15 PM EDT
yeah i'm not planing on doing a rail system right now, just a forward grip and a light, shouldnt be a problem with M4 handguards eh? so where's a good place to get them?
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 4:14:38 PM EDT
Forward grip... great people to deal with. [url]http://www.advancedarmament.com/ar-15.html[/url]
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 4:42:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By blueshockey: Forward grip... great people to deal with. [url]http://www.advancedarmament.com/ar-15.html[/url]
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i already have a forward grip and a rail for it, i picked it up today actually. in anycase, i checked that link, and i really like the small light and mount setup they have there but i dont see it for sale, maybe i'll have to look harder. thanks guys. Dagger
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