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Posted: 3/16/2006 8:36:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/16/2006 8:36:26 AM EDT by bullitt5172]
I'm going to ADCO on Saturday and hopefully Steve will be able to install a FF rail on my LMT. I am torn between the Troy and the Daniel Defense. I'm going with one that extends past the carbine FSB. Any input would be great. The DD is considerably more so I want to know if it is really worth it. This is NOT a duty gun, personal defense/SHTF/range gun.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 8:53:50 AM EDT
I have handled both and ended up buying the DD. In fact I own three and they are all top quality. The Troy is a nice system also but IMO the DD is just better. I like the way it feels especially with KAC panels. Its lightness is a big + too.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 9:45:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sapper326:
I have handled both and ended up buying the DD.



+1

Originally Posted By sapper326:
In fact I own three and they are all top quality.



+1

Originally Posted By sapper326:
The Troy is a nice system also but IMO the DD is just better.



+1

Originally Posted By sapper326:
I like the way it feels especially with KAC panels. Its lightness is a big + too.



+1

Link Posted: 3/16/2006 10:09:17 AM EDT
DD.

Stephen
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 11:37:38 AM EDT
+1 for DD
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 4:39:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 11:07:58 PM EDT
DD
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 11:12:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bullitt5172:
This is NOT a duty gun, personal defense/SHTF/range gun.



What type of gun is it?

TS
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 5:24:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2006 5:29:31 AM EDT by bullitt5172]
It is a LMT M4.

Does the DD require removal of the FSB to install?

And I guess my other question would be do I really need a FF rail? I'm not gonna use a bipod and my sling will be a single point so the only force on the rail will be my hand. I'm thinking of going with the MI extended carbine at this point.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 5:27:08 AM EDT
I would ditch both and get the LaRue.


But all are quality rail systems.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 5:28:49 AM EDT
yes it does. Does the LMT have a perm flash hider?
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 5:30:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sapper326:
yes it does. Does the LMT have a perm flash hider?



No, it is a 16" with a screw on Vortex.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 5:32:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
I would ditch both and get the LaRue.


But all are quality rail systems.


What does the Larue offer, other than wieght and that locking mech, that DD does not offer? The only benifit that I have heard of is the locking mech, but seeing the way that a DD is put on especially when Steve puts it together, There is a very minimal chance of the DD loosening, maybe say if its dropped of a 300 foot cliff. IMO the DD is a better rail IMO!
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 5:33:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bullitt5172:

Originally Posted By sapper326:
yes it does. Does the LMT have a perm flash hider?



No, it is a 16" with a screw on Vortex.


Then the DD should be no problem for ADCO to put on.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 5:55:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2006 5:55:59 AM EDT by FALARAK]

Originally Posted By sapper326:
What does the Larue offer, other than wieght and that locking mech, that DD does not offer?



I prefer the steel barrel nut, and the locking mechanism. Having had a FF move on me (even with loctite) I understand and desire the concept of an anti-rotation device.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 10:46:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2006 10:46:12 AM EDT by Stickman]
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[Last Edit: 3/17/2006 10:47:35 AM EDT by Stickman]
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Link Posted: 3/18/2006 5:33:08 AM EDT
Thanks for all the help guys. I went in yesterday and looked at them both. I liked them both and decided to go with the Troy for less money. I used the $100 difference to buy a TD grip, biglatch, LULA and ammo. I'm really happy so far.

He had one of the NEW DD rails in, but it was more money still (but really tempting). Great guy to deal with, I dropped off my rifle and went to lunch. It was done when I got back. I'll be visiting ADCO more often now.

Bryan
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