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Posted: 3/19/2006 11:29:00 AM EDT
I want to use a vertical grip light on a 6721 HBAR, no need to free float. What is my most efficient option in terms of solid yet light?
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 1:42:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2006 1:45:15 PM EDT by Forest]
KAC RIS/RAS they are #1 & #2. Then it should be the new Sampson 2 piece non FF and the YHM. I don't have my list of weights handy - I'll recheck on monday.

The Command Arms/Fobus/First Samco M44s are lighter - but I wouldn't recommend them if you're using a VFG.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:31:02 PM EDT
also look into midwest industries.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:19:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 7:21:45 AM EDT by Forest]

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
also look into midwest industries.


That is one of the heaviest.

Here there are, lightest to heaviest:
Installed weight (in ounces) in listed to the right - the weigh in parenthesis is the weight of the handguards themselves.

Carbine, non-FF, Fobus M44, Railed(4), plastic (w/o covers) (6.6 oz) 9.1
Carbine, non-FF, KAC RIS, Railed (4)/2 Piece, aluminum (8.1) 10.6
Carbine, non-FF, KAC RAS M4, Railed (4)/2 Piece, aluminum (8.8) 11.3
Carbine, non-FF, Sampson MRFS-DI, Railed (4)/2 Piece, aluminum (9.1 oz) 11.6
Carbine, non-FF, Yankee Hill Machine, Railed(4)/2 Piece, aluminum (9.5 oz) 12
Carbine, non-FF, Surefire M73, Railed (4)/2 Piece, aluminum (10 oz) 12.5
Carbine, non-FF, Brugger & Thomet Quad Rails, Railed(4)/2 Piece, aluminum (10.76 oz) 13.3
Carbine, non-FF, Midwest Industries Railed(4)/2 Piece, aluminum (11.9 oz) 14.4
Carbine, non-FF, GG&G Tactical Modular, Railed (4)/2 Piece, aluminum (13.5) 16
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 9:07:02 AM EDT
Excellent info, thanks! George
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 1:35:57 PM EDT
If money is a limiting factor, I'd say that the MI is worth a tiny bit of extra weight. IMHO, they're much better than the YHM or Surefire versions.
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