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Posted: 2/9/2006 10:02:19 PM EDT
please post some pics thanks.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 4:16:19 AM EDT
you mean the long ago released quick change uppers?
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 12:40:59 PM EDT
The new style forearm will be more square than round, I'm not sure what other features it will have, paging TWL...


Link Posted: 2/10/2006 3:54:00 PM EDT
Yeah the new style is supposed to be at shot.

Pics would be cool
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 2:15:19 PM EDT
Pics are on the SHOT review over at the Armory. Pretty sweet!
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 2:42:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:46:05 AM EDT
bump
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:35:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:36:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 5:36:23 PM EDT by WayneG]
Tom,

Showed the pics of the new upper on the Armory Shot page to some "folks" we've talked about. You got their attention! Stay in touch.

V/r

Wayne G.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 11:56:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 7:07:35 AM EDT by twl]
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 11:35:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 11:43:38 AM EDT
Nice. Any chance this can be retrofitted to earlier MGI uppers?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:52:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 2:34:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 2:37:43 PM EDT by Green0]
Is that carbine or midlength?

The only thing I see that doesn't look so hot are rail slots not bing through slots [IE parts like Larue levers that have the small engagement slot in the center might not have anything to index on.]

If that M14 mag well is working with a standard upper that's pretty slick and could add some serious flexibility to the system. [7.62x39 is a compatibility issue but not really a power upgrade, but 7.62NATO is a pretty serious effective range enhancement.]

"The rails have longitudinal "flutes" alongside each one, which allows the accessory mounts to clamp on with less height to the rails. This design keeps the new MGI QCB handguard rails less obtrusive and much sleeker in the hand than other railed handguard systems. The top rail is in line and at the same height as the receiver top rail, and the slots are timed to match the receiver top rail, so bridging a mount from receiver rail to handguard rail is possible."

How does width/height compare to a standard KAC M4 RAS?

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:33:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:41:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 7:44:55 PM EDT by General_Tso]
Any estimations on weight?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:31:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:02:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 7:11:21 PM EDT by Green0]
"I haven't tried any Larue mounts on these rails yet. The rails are milled down the center to remove excess weight from the system."

My first thought would be this flies in the face of the goal to make this look conventional. I would think the weight would be more welcome personally.


"The main difference that I see there, is that with our longitudinal flutes alongside the rails, it allows our main tube diameter to be larger(and thus stiffer) while keeping the rail heights similar to the other systems. This adds strength and stiffness, and makes the "feel" in the user's hand seem like the rails prodtrude less dramatically from the main body of the FF tube. "

As long as your rails are similar in width and height that's a good idea, otherwise the fatter the system the more it starts to feel like a pig; AKA ARMS SIR/ non-slimline. You probably can't change this at this point but the rail slots would probably be much more welcome whole than as halves. Machining them into halves makes them look like some of the really low-end extruded parts available on the market, like cheap weaver rails available at Walmart.


I can understand it being heavy; it looks like the rail tube is .15 inch or better thickness that's really thick.

The only other thought is the rails still aren't completely covering top, bottom or sides.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:27:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 7:53:19 PM EDT by twl]
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:16:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 9:03:15 PM EDT by Green0]
The problem there is I guess that the one brand is the most in demand brand in the industry right now.

I understand ARMS uses that system, but their system is for adaptability of some strange mounting system that channel mounts like an AR carry handle I wanna say that's a STANAG thing [ARMS#35 track mounting rings] (that's why the threaded holes line the center of the rails). The holes and grey color coupled with overall completely unconventional look somehow also make it look more right.

Deleting a machine operation and making the system appear more conventional is probably a win-win.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:55:28 PM EDT
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