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Posted: 3/18/2006 5:59:09 AM EDT
Anyone ever use products from this company. Thinking of adding this rail to my next build

MCTAR-18 (2 Piece Mid Length Rifle)Made at Midwest Industries, Inc.

Features:

* No gunsmith installation. Simply install like factory plastic units.
* MIL-STD 1913 rails.
* Solid lock-up.
* T-marked for accessory location.
* Constructed of 6061 hard coat anodized for a lifetime of service.
* High quality at an affordable price.


Link Posted: 3/18/2006 8:42:03 AM EDT
I would recommend calling them to make sure they actually have what you want in stock instead of just ordering off the internet. I ordered an EoTech from them off the net then got an email 3 days later saying they were backordered even though their website said they had them in stock. They were very nice about cancelling the order though. Prices weren't bad at all compared to some of the companies out there.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 9:10:48 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/18/2006 9:27:20 AM EDT
I'm also looking at these...anyone know how much they weigh?
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 9:35:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:12:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:

Originally Posted By Hostile1:
I'm also looking at these...anyone know how much they weigh?




They are nice, but I didn't really consider them super light. I don't have any of the weights that I can recall off hand. I'll see if I can get them weighed as info to put up on the new webiste, but that isn't anything I can do today.

Which version were you looking at?



Do you have the YHM 2 piece handguards? I'm looking for light here. Kind of defeats the purpose of my carbine to have it weight as much as a M1A by the time I'm done with it
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:16:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:21:07 AM EDT
MI were hard for me to install on my M16a1 carbine, they are going nowhere, solid and well made.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:30:38 AM EDT
Very nice product. Use them on 2 of my ARs.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 11:29:50 AM EDT
One more question and I'll leave you guys alone, anyone know what ARFCOM dealer has the best price on these?
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 7:48:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 8:11:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 8:12:20 PM EDT by BravoCompanyUSA]
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 12:15:05 AM EDT
For what it's worth, the standard middy handguards (from CAV Arms) weigh 8.0 oz.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:46:54 AM EDT
I ordered the MI railed hand gaurds last week and they are built rock solid and priced right. Shipping only took about 4 days.

a huge +1 for Bravo Company!
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 3:03:24 AM EDT
I bought a pair of the #17 from Rainier Arms a couple of weeks ago and so far, I'm very pleased with them. Machine and quality are excellent and the fit is very tight and solid. The only problem I have is that RAS panels are a little loose one them but a switch to TD panels solved that.

I haven't noticed the weight.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 7:25:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By M4arc:
I bought a pair of the #17 from Rainier Arms a couple of weeks ago and so far, I'm very pleased with them. Machine and quality are excellent and the fit is very tight and solid. The only problem I have is that RAS panels are a little loose one them but a switch to TD panels solved that.

I haven't noticed the weight.



That's kind of weird because I have KAC panels on my #17, and they are quite tight, no play at all.

For the original poster, MI rails rock, and so does BravoCompany.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 9:02:14 AM EDT
Another bravo for Bravo Company and MI. These worked out great on my M4. Hope you have a handguard removal/installation tool though. These were a bear to get under the delta ring.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 9:13:59 AM EDT
I have used the MI and surefire rail systems. I think the MI are more solid, secure, and a bit heavier.
JMO
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 12:58:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LthrnckZero:

Originally Posted By M4arc:
I bought a pair of the #17 from Rainier Arms a couple of weeks ago and so far, I'm very pleased with them. Machine and quality are excellent and the fit is very tight and solid. The only problem I have is that RAS panels are a little loose one them but a switch to TD panels solved that.

I haven't noticed the weight.



That's kind of weird because I have KAC panels on my #17, and they are quite tight, no play at all.

For the original poster, MI rails rock, and so does BravoCompany.



I dug some old KAC panels out and they fit fine but the newer ones suck.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 1:15:10 PM EDT
I love my carbine size MI's. They didn't budge when I had to beat on my Tango Down vertical grip.
Not sure if the grip was too tight or the rails too big? They do have some weight to them but I like that!
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:19:00 PM EDT
If you want lightness get a Daniel defense 7.0
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 9:18:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 9:24:24 AM EDT by Variablebinary]
How does MI compared to Surefire rails, I am considering the Surefire M85 as well


Link Posted: 3/20/2006 10:27:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 10:46:43 AM EDT
Go with the MI rails. The Surefire are'nt level, and will look funny. They lock in solid, no movement. Stickman is correct, as they are one of the heavier rails, but not by much. Unless you are playing the game of "build an AR as light as I can" then I would'nt worry about it.

Bravo Company rocks, that's where I bought mine. Had them to me in less than a week, and they were by FAR the cheapest guys on the net for these rails.

CAV
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 10:49:21 AM EDT
I have owned MI and YHM. I sold the YHM. The YHM are listed as lighter, but the MI are made better.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:34:37 AM EDT
Here's the MI free float extended carbine on a BCM M4 barrel. Required a dremel hack to fit the PRI sight and it gives a 16" carbine a balanced look and more roomy feel.

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:53:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:58:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 8:20:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BravoCompanyUSA:

Originally Posted By thanegrooms:
Here's the MI free float extended carbine on a BCM M4 barrel. Required a dremel hack to fit the PRI sight and it gives a 16" carbine a balanced look and more roomy feel.

www.auctionadvisory.com/315bcm5.jpg



Thane,
I must admit; I didn't have the guts.
But you made it look easy. Very nice job !!!




It's easier when you have nobody to blaim except yourself ...and hold on to the dremel with a "death grip"!!

Here's a pic of the offending chunk and a top view.





Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:53:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Variablebinary:
How does MI compared to Surefire rails, I am considering the Surefire M85 as well

www.gandrtactical.com/images/archive/SF%20M73%20inside.jpg
www.surefire.com/surefire/content/m73_large.jpg



As the owner of both, I recommend the MI rail. It's cheaper, just as solid, doesn't have tension screws (which can back out if not Loctited), the machining is nicer and the top rail is level.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 5:56:07 AM EDT
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