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Posted: 11/9/2003 12:19:33 PM EDT
A preview of the 12.0 FSP, Rev. B handguard:

http://a0.cpimg.com/image/CA/D4/25822410-c20f-02000180-.jpg

southern
Link Posted: 11/10/2003 4:30:40 AM EDT
who makes that?
Link Posted: 11/10/2003 4:42:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/10/2003 5:12:52 AM EDT
Looks great! How exactly is it different from the the original model?
Link Posted: 11/10/2003 7:43:27 AM EDT
The Rev. B version incorporates a Bayonet Lug cutout to ease assembly. Also, all the handguards we currently ship have had the edges and angles "melted" a little to reduce snags and bites. southern [url]www.danieldefense.com[/url]
Link Posted: 11/10/2003 4:59:49 PM EDT
Nice! I've only heard good things about DD!
Link Posted: 11/10/2003 6:47:00 PM EDT
That thing looks like a "snag & bite" waiting to happen.
Link Posted: 11/10/2003 7:34:38 PM EDT
So it will take a bayonet?
Link Posted: 11/10/2003 7:41:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/10/2003 7:41:53 PM EDT by Duffy]
Doesn't look like it, the bottom is closed off. I wonder if it requires that you ground off the bayo lug, unless it's got more height on the bottom (and on top too) than the RAS as it looks. The KAC MRE RAS exposes the lug but directly in front there's the MRE part of the RAS that renders it incapable of mounting a bayo.
Link Posted: 11/10/2003 8:48:45 PM EDT
Duffy, DOH Good point.
Link Posted: 11/10/2003 10:15:29 PM EDT
Sort of "re-inventing" the RAS MRE. Oh well the lightning holes don't make too much sence but the full length bottom rail looks like a great idea. (I guess why KAC couldn't is they didn't have tall rails top and bottom like yours.) (I have 3 FF RAS's right now and after installing them I wonder why no one has turned down the center of the RAS barrel nut, it weighs about as much as the RAS if not more, so why not reduce it's weight by 50%?) I also noticed that even installed (I haven't gotten a strap wrench yet) so they are just hand tight, but they have a little bit more give than I think you would want in an RAS (esspecially one mounting sighting devices). My SIR had almost zero give (even if I really ulled on the RAS and barrel to try to get it to give (about .02inch with the SIR almost 1/10inch with the FF RAS) [b]I hope the strap wrench tightening gets rid of some of that.[/b]
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 7:53:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Duffy: Doesn't look like it, the bottom is closed off. I wonder if it requires that you ground off the bayo lug, unless it's got more height on the bottom (and on top too) than the RAS as it looks. The KAC MRE RAS exposes the lug but directly in front there's the MRE part of the RAS that renders it incapable of mounting a bayo.
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The point of this revision is that no grinding or lug removal is required. The top rail of our handguard is at the same height as the upper receiver rail. It is our oval profile that enables us to have a continuous bottom rail. southern
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 7:58:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Green0: [b]I hope the strap wrench tightening gets rid of some of that.[/b]
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A good strap wrench is a must to properly install one of these hanguards. We fully tighten and loosen that nut at least 3 times to ensure the threads are fully mated. With proper installation, we have found that the barrel will usually flex well before our handguard. southern
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 11:05:24 AM EDT
The bbl. nut on the DD forends are made of aluminum if I recall whereas the FF RAS is steel. I have "heard" the aluminum nut is quite strong but while still weighing alot less than the KAC unit.
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 11:06:01 AM EDT
The bbl. nut on the DD forends are made of aluminum if I recall whereas the FF RAS is steel. I have "heard" the aluminum nut is quite strong but while still weighing alot less than the KAC unit.
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 12:38:34 PM EDT
Southern, I'm confused as to how you get the front sight base behind the front top rail. It doesn't look like the top of the rail is removable. What am I missing? Thanks, Josh
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 1:57:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/11/2003 2:21:11 PM EDT by Duffy]
Josh, I'm just guessing here but I think you drop the front sight tower in the handguard, then bring the handguard with the front sight towards the barrel nut (with the barrel torqued and installed, of course).
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 2:39:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Duffy: Josh, I'm just guessing here but I think you drop the front sight tower in the handguard, then bring the handguard with the front sight towards the barrel nut (with the barrel torqued and installed, of course).
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Duffy, You are correct! Ashley
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 2:52:01 PM EDT
I like DD! [:d] I like Christmas music! [:d] I also like how DD names their products like software, 12.0, Rev. B, as long as you start calling yours XP, 2003, 2004 and so forth [;)]
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 3:02:57 PM EDT
Now Duffy, when you $ay thing$ like that it give$ me crazy idea$ of $elling "upgrade protection" and yearly "$upport agreement$" for our parts [;)]
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 6:15:35 PM EDT
My favorite for shorties, the 9.5FSP Rev. B, while I'm photo happy: [img]http://a4.cpimg.com/image/BC/E5/25949884-171f-02000180-.jpg[/img] That shine on the mil-spec hard coat is because someone thought a RemOil bath would be pretty.
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 7:03:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By southern: ..That shine on the mil-spec hard coat is because someone thought a RemOil bath would be pretty.
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[LOL]
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 1:44:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Duffy: Josh, I'm just guessing here but I think you drop the front sight tower in the handguard, then bring the handguard with the front sight towards the barrel nut (with the barrel torqued and installed, of course).
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Ah ha....seems so obvious. Sometimes I just have a brainfart; thanks for clearing it up. Very cool looking setup, especially like the 9.5! Josh
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 3:26:25 PM EDT
southern, Are your Big hole uppers in stock yet?
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