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Posted: 12/26/2005 11:27:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 12:22:24 PM EDT by Accord]
What kind of neat things can I rig up with paracord on my AR-15? I know about the paracord magpul's but what else can I do with paracord?

Any type of cool custom sling, grips, etc. that I could make with paracord?

Thanks

PS. I have a 20" A3
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 11:45:38 AM EDT
ive seen a pic around here somewhere of paracord wrapped around a stock A2 plastic pistol grip
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 11:47:14 AM EDT
some people wrap their rail systems, fore grips, ace stock
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 11:54:02 AM EDT
tagaroo

I got a 100 feet of O/D cord in transit. I plan the wrap my CQD vertical grip like K_SNIPER


Link Posted: 12/26/2005 12:02:42 PM EDT
That looks sweet.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 4:16:20 PM EDT
I used some OD paracord to whip my forward grip. Gives it a bigger grip and a good texture.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 4:18:48 PM EDT
I heard somewhere about paracord sling mounts, does anyone have a picture of this or know how to do it?

Thanks
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 4:38:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 4:54:04 PM EDT by Gunzilla]

Originally Posted By Accord:
I heard somewhere about paracord sling mounts, does anyone have a picture of this or know how to do it?

Thanks


I do not allow any metal or hard plastic attchements next to the rifle due to noise... but do not use 550, use techcord for the heat. Just tie it on, I am sure there is no extra credit for appearance is there? Oh hell, use a triple fishermans bend, holds well and chics dig it...
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:03:16 PM EDT
I have top mount sling addapters made out of para-cord on most of my weapons.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:05:17 PM EDT
I have a 16 inch V-Match with the FF tube wrappped in green para-cord. It took 40 feet to do. I also wrapped the A-2 grip to fatten it up a litttle.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:34:01 PM EDT
I'm working on a 40 lead x 15 bight Turks Head made from black para cord to go on my ff tube. I'll post picks once it's done.

Gene
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:03:37 PM EDT
Try the Maryland AR shooters sight. They have a couple ideas for rigging up slings.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 8:17:41 AM EDT
i want to wrap my YHM FF tube in paracord, how do I tie it off cleanly at the end?
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 6:51:13 PM EDT
Use 550 to dummy cord it to yourself. This way the rifle won't become separated from the most important accessory.....the operator.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:34:13 AM EDT
For my AR pistol build I got a Armalite fiberglass FF tube off the EE. I've made this 41 lead x 14 bite Turks Head to cover the FF tube. I've used black and tan paracord. I still have some tightening to do before it's done though. More pics once the pistol is all done.

Gene








Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:36:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
For my AR pistol build I got a Armalite fiberglass FF tube off the EE. I've made this 41 lead x 14 bite Turks Head to cover the FF tube. I've used black and tan paracord. I still have some tightening to do before it's done though. More pics once the pistol is all done.

Gene


img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-5.jpg

img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-6.jpg

img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-2.jpg



Holy shit, that is hot
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:05:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
For my AR pistol build I got a Armalite fiberglass FF tube off the EE. I've made this 41 lead x 14 bite Turks Head to cover the FF tube. I've used black and tan paracord. I still have some tightening to do before it's done though. More pics once the pistol is all done.

Gene


img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-5.jpg

img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-6.jpg

img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-2.jpg



Holy shit, that is hot




I second that..........
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 9:42:58 AM EDT
Thank you, and thank you.



Gene
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 9:49:44 AM EDT
Nice nice work there Gene. That needs a "how-to" post.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 9:53:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 9:54:31 AM EDT by absit]
I did the A2 pistol grip wrapped in para cord. It's VERY comfortable as it fattens up the grip a bit and makes it mold to your hand a bit better.

Link Posted: 1/9/2006 9:55:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rogue007:

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
For my AR pistol build I got a Armalite fiberglass FF tube off the EE. I've made this 41 lead x 14 bite Turks Head to cover the FF tube. I've used black and tan paracord. I still have some tightening to do before it's done though. More pics once the pistol is all done.

Gene


img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-5.jpg

img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-6.jpg

img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-2.jpg



Holy shit, that is hot




I second that..........



All I can get myself to say is....WOW!!!

Any pictures of it of the rifle?

Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:19:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
For my AR pistol build I got a Armalite fiberglass FF tube off the EE. I've made this 41 lead x 14 bite Turks Head to cover the FF tube. I've used black and tan paracord. I still have some tightening to do before it's done though. More pics once the pistol is all done.

Gene


img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-5.jpg

img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-6.jpg

img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-2.jpg



Instructions?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:32:45 AM EDT
HEY GENESMITH

do you have a step by step instruction for that?

badass

so how many hours did that take anyway..?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:44:43 AM EDT


All I can get myself to say is....WOW!!!

Any pictures of it of the rifle?




Thank you. Due to the time it takes the mail to get here (Guam), I'm still waiting on my barrel, lower receiver, and pretty much all the other parts lol. All I have in hand is the upper, FH, and few misc items. Everything else has been ordered and paid for (except the B, BC & pin), just waiting for the mailman to deliver. Hoping to have it all together soon.

I really don't have directions other than pointing you towards the ASHLEY BOOK OF KNOTS and the IGKT (my other hobbie is making stuff like this sample pics). I've learned alot from this book and many others, and the folks in the guild. So far I have about 8-10 hours into that one and I'm only about half done. I still have to pull it all tight, which will shrink it down about another 1/2 inch or so. I have 50 feet of black and 50 feet of tan paracord on there right now.

Gene
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:48:19 AM EDT
tag!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:58:57 AM EDT
Very nice, Gene.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 11:10:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
For my AR pistol build I got a Armalite fiberglass FF tube off the EE. I've made this 41 lead x 14 bite Turks Head to cover the FF tube. I've used black and tan paracord. I still have some tightening to do before it's done though. More pics once the pistol is all done.

Gene


img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-5.jpg

img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-6.jpg

img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-2.jpg




That is so freaking cool.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 11:34:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bblake00:

Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
For my AR pistol build I got a Armalite fiberglass FF tube off the EE. I've made this 41 lead x 14 bite Turks Head to cover the FF tube. I've used black and tan paracord. I still have some tightening to do before it's done though. More pics once the pistol is all done.

Gene


img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-5.jpg

img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-6.jpg

img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1127179/FFTUBE-2.jpg




That is so freaking cool.



+1 yep. Definitely need a tutorial.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 11:40:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By V-Rod:
tagaroo

I got a 100 feet of O/D cord in transit. I plan the wrap my CQD vertical grip like K_SNIPER


i28.photobucket.com/albums/c231/K_Sniper/CQDWrap.jpg



Correct me if im wrong, but that is my rig!!! Who is K_Sniper???
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 12:00:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 12:01:27 PM EDT by NickDrak]
Some more ideas....





Link Posted: 1/9/2006 12:13:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NickDrak:

Originally Posted By V-Rod:
tagaroo

I got a 100 feet of O/D cord in transit. I plan the wrap my CQD vertical grip like K_SNIPER


i28.photobucket.com/albums/c231/K_Sniper/CQDWrap.jpg



Correct me if im wrong, but that is my rig!!! Who is K_Sniper???


uh-oh, looks like you have a poser on your hands. I hate that shit.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 12:17:11 PM EDT
I never knew I needed para cord until I read this thread. I now have 200' of it coming in, 100' of OD and 100' of black.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 12:21:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SPTiger:
I never knew I needed para cord until I read this thread. I now have 200' of it coming in, 100' of OD and 100' of black.



That's too funny SPT
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 12:22:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By NickDrak:

Originally Posted By V-Rod:
tagaroo

I got a 100 feet of O/D cord in transit. I plan the wrap my CQD vertical grip like K_SNIPER


i28.photobucket.com/albums/c231/K_Sniper/CQDWrap.jpg



Correct me if im wrong, but that is my rig!!! Who is K_Sniper???


uh-oh, looks like you have a poser on your hands. I hate that shit.



I did a search and it looks like he assumed it was K_SNIPERS Dieter since he posted my pic in a different thread. No biggie
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 12:39:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NickDrak:

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By NickDrak:

Originally Posted By V-Rod:
tagaroo

I got a 100 feet of O/D cord in transit. I plan the wrap my CQD vertical grip like K_SNIPER


i28.photobucket.com/albums/c231/K_Sniper/CQDWrap.jpg



Correct me if im wrong, but that is my rig!!! Who is K_Sniper???


uh-oh, looks like you have a poser on your hands. I hate that shit.



I did a search and it looks like he assumed it was K_SNIPERS Dieter since he posted my pic in a different thread. No biggie


aw crap, I was getting all charged up for a war
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 1:16:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NickDrak:

Originally Posted By V-Rod:
tagaroo

I got a 100 feet of O/D cord in transit. I plan the wrap my CQD vertical grip like K_SNIPER


i28.photobucket.com/albums/c231/K_Sniper/CQDWrap.jpg



Correct me if im wrong, but that is my rig!!! Who is K_Sniper???




sorry I thought his as he posted it on another topic
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 1:31:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 1:40:14 PM EDT by V-Rod]

Originally Posted By twonami:

aw crap, I was getting all charged up for a war




fucking dramma queen
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 1:31:33 PM EDT
No worries
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:39:27 PM EDT
You guys are VERY creative. The only thing I've used para-cord for is wrapping a knife, maybe an improvised snare or two and it helps me get from the plane/helo to the ground safely......along with the chute of course.

GENESMITH..........WOW!!hock.gif
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:52:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mark82ndABN:
You guys are VERY creative. The only thing I've used para-cord for is wrapping a knife, maybe an improvised snare or two and it helps me get from the plane/helo to the ground safely......along with the chute of course.

GENESMITH..........WOW!!





Thanks. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought it looks cool.

Gene
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 3:30:15 PM EDT
Hey NickDrak,
What the paracord on the harris for? Is this some kinda tactical hanger? Please enlighten me.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 3:41:16 PM EDT
Gene you are the Martha Stewart of the AR15.(except without the criminal backround)
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 3:42:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bushy-Shooter:
Hey NickDrak,
What the paracord on the harris for? Is this some kinda tactical hanger? Please enlighten me.



It looks like a pull loop, so that you can pull both legs back/down at once. If this is the purpose, VERY good idea. I may have to try that with my bipod.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 4:05:28 PM EDT
It's crap like this thread that makes this site a joke. Para cord is for emergencies and improvised solutions in the field. It MELTS like crazy. Don't use it to attach a sling to your FSB. Don't wrap your rail in it. It will come lose at the worst time...like 3 days into a week long trip in the rain when your hands are wet and you are trying to runthe gun hard or it will hang on your gear...or the door lock on the vehicle window sil...

Maybe we should have a thread about duct taping lights to the forearm or supergluing ACOGs on.


Just get the propper mounts and do it right.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 4:09:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FedDC:
It's crap like this thread that makes this site a joke. Para cord is for emergencies and improvised solutions in the field. It MELTS like crazy. Don't use it to attach a sling to your FSB. Don't wrap your rail in it. It will come lose at the worst time...like 3 days into a week long trip in the rain when your hands are wet and you are trying to runthe gun hard or it will hang on your gear...or the door lock on the vehicle window sil...

Maybe we should have a thread about duct taping lights to the forearm or supergluing ACOGs on.


Just get the propper mounts and do it right.



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Link Posted: 1/15/2006 4:14:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By FedDC:
It's crap like this thread that makes this site a joke. Para cord is for emergencies and improvised solutions in the field. It MELTS like crazy. Don't use it to attach a sling to your FSB. Don't wrap your rail in it. It will come lose at the worst time...like 3 days into a week long trip in the rain when your hands are wet and you are trying to runthe gun hard or it will hang on your gear...or the door lock on the vehicle window sil...

Maybe we should have a thread about duct taping lights to the forearm or supergluing ACOGs on.


Just get the propper mounts and do it right.



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Poor kid has been here longer than you, or me Gene, I really liked what you did BTW, and I think Paracord is great!
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:42:16 PM EDT
WOW, had no idea para cord was so dangerous. lol We better tell those guys that jump out of airplanes with those things on their backs..... um, I think they call them PARAchutes, not to jump on a hot day.. or their PARA cord might melt. Maybe they should use duct tape instead.

The paracord is on the FF tube, which is where my hand goes. I have yet to get a hand guard so hot that I couldn't hold it...... If it's not to hot for me to hold on too, there is no way it's going to melt the paracord....

In the event that this idea does not work and it turns out to be a problem with the heat, then I can easily transfer this to my 4 D cell Maglite.


Thanks again guys for all the kind comments. More pics once it's all assembled.

Gene
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:48:19 PM EDT
I didn't mean to sound like 550 cord is crap. It isn't. It just gets old to see things done half a$$ when it is a life safety tool. I saw more guys overseas with 550 cord tied to their rifles. You could tell the guys that rarely trained bc they have like 2 or even 3 standard slings linked together, then tied to the FSB with 550 cord so the rifle could flop around on their back in a low carry position. It was a joke. Not to mention what would happen after a few mags when your sling attachment point melts... Some guys even had it tied directly to the barrel.

My point was to just do whatever it is right and not improvise a home made solution when it comes to a life safety tool like a rifle.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:51:59 PM EDT
By far the best way to improve the comfort of an aluminum FF tube:





Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:57:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 7:59:21 PM EDT by StealthyBlagga]
Dude, do you have MagPul Ranger Plates on your GLOCK PISTOL MAGS ? You are teh kool.


Originally Posted By NickDrak:




Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:57:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By V-Rod:
tagaroo

I got a 100 feet of O/D cord in transit. I plan the wrap my CQD vertical grip like K_SNIPER


i28.photobucket.com/albums/c231/K_Sniper/CQDWrap.jpg



The grip looks as if someone broke a Strider knife and welded it to the rifle to make a grip; killer.
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