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Posted: 10/21/2005 12:36:49 PM EDT
For those who've had experience with these models what are your opinions?
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 2:04:22 PM EDT
I bought a MI MCTAR-17 from Grant @ G&RTactical. He sells the Surefire and the MI and he said the MI was better and for less so I got the MCTAR-17. I really like it!
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 4:40:32 PM EDT
I have a surefire M 73 and I am really happy with it. It locks up nice and tight and feels real solid.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 6:47:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2005 3:58:02 AM EDT by Lancelot]
The MI offering is made to accept the KAC rail panel covers, so that the built in lock works, and it is mil-spec so the Tango Down vertical grip will fit it properly.

They are well made, and a good value for the money.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 7:09:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 7:37:22 PM EDT
bravo i like the looks of the new mi free float that i got in my email today.
Link Posted: 10/22/2005 1:12:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lancelot:
The MI offering is made to accept the KAC rail panel covers, so that the built in lock works, and it is mil-spec so the Tango Down vertical grip will fit it properly.

They are well made, and a good value for the money.



Thanks! That's the kind of info I was looking for.
Link Posted: 10/22/2005 3:03:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Beagleboy:
I have a surefire M 73 and I am really happy with it. It locks up nice and tight and feels real solid.



+1
Link Posted: 10/23/2005 1:49:00 AM EDT
What about weight differences? Does either one weigh a more noticable amount?
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:38:56 AM EDT
Bump

Prior to installation, did anyone's YHM 2 piece handguards wobble? I am hoping not to have to send mine back in.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:06:26 AM EDT
I have the MI 2 piece carbine length rails. I have been very pleased with them. They are looking pretty beat up at this point but they are still solid. They are extremely well made. I ordered mine through Bravo Company. I can't say enough about MI and Bravo Company.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:01:42 PM EDT
I have the SureFire M73's and have been very pleased with them. They installed very quickly (use blue loctite as Surefire suggests on the two mounting screws or they will loosen over time) and fit very tightly and have zero play in them. They are T-marked and came with ladder rail covers.....

Very nice fit, very nice finish, very nice functionally.....

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:53:19 PM EDT
For those who have handled all of them, how do the diameter's compare with each other and with an M4 standard handguard's diameter. I've been under the impression that they have a greater diameter with panels and feel substantially larger in the hand.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:59:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 1:01:33 PM EDT by Head_Space]

Originally Posted By Dorsai:
For those who have handled all of them, how do the diameter's compare with each other and with an M4 standard handguard's diameter. I've been under the impression that they have a greater diameter with panels and feel substantially larger in the hand.



The SureFire M73 with ladder rail covers is no larger than the stock M4 handguards. The diameter seems to be identical, and I would think that panel covers would make the hanguard somewhat larger in diameter than the stock M4 handguard .... I dont have any of the panel covers and cannot speak for those that do though......

hope this helps......
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:05:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 3:06:42 PM EDT by olds442tyguy]
I'd actually buy the MI's.

I'd use the Surefire's if they were given to me.

I'd sell the YHM's if they were given to me, to put the money towards the MI's.

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:46:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By olds442tyguy:
I'd actually buy the MI's.

I'd use the Surefire's if they were given to me.

I'd sell the YHM's if they were given to me, to put the money towards the MI's.




You're not helping
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 4:00:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:

Originally Posted By olds442tyguy:
I'd actually buy the MI's.

I'd use the Surefire's if they were given to me.

I'd sell the YHM's if they were given to me, to put the money towards the MI's.




You're not helping


Sorry man. Would some Larue porn help?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 12:38:15 PM EDT
Ive used the surefire rail and the YHM.

The YHM is on my rifle. They arent coming off either. I like the ability to put a sling stud into the hanguard rather than having to buy an adapter to put on the rail. Uses much less space. Mine are ROCK solid. No movement in any direction. All my gear slides on and off the rails easily. Id buy another set. The only negative I can think of is no heat guards. I dont fire full auto, so I really dont care. Ive dumped a few mags quick and it hasnt bothered me.

My buddy has the surefire rail on his. Hes had it on there for over a year of hard use, and its held up well. It fits tight, and all the rails are in spec. Has heat shields for those that care. His is a little lighter than mine. Not noticably when the rifles are geared equally.

Personally, I wouldnt hesitate to buy the surefire rail at all. Matter of fact, I planned to if the YHM's didnt meet my standards. Since they did..........
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 4:23:41 PM EDT
My buddy has the carbine length MI HGs and I just received the Middy version (triangle HG cap) from Bravo Company for my father. They are the best (IMHO) for the money. The machining is much higher quality than that of YHM. They are much more like my KAC M4 RAS for a bargain price.

I have not used the SF, but the top rail is lower than the receiver, which I don't like.

My vote is the MI, and Bravo Company is a GREAT company to do business with.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 4:51:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 10:21:24 PM EDT
The MI's look great, and I like the markings.
I am new to the Ar and have a question. The difference between the #17's and other handguards is that they are not free floating correct? So if they are not free floating then I don't have to take anything apart to install them, just slide the M4 style guards off and slip these in?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 2:42:56 AM EDT
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