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Posted: 1/11/2002 3:36:33 PM EDT
I don't know about you guys, but I think an AR-15 with a triangle handguard looks a whole lot more bad-ass than one with the round grips. Now my guestion to you guys is does any one know were I can get one. I've found one place called "Northridge inc." that sells what they call an "early M-16 handguard, buttstock and pistol grip" for around $20. Am I safe to assume that is from an M-16A1, not and even early version of the rifle. Also will the triangle handguad fit on my standard 20" bushy or do I have to get a differen handguard cap or make other altercations to it. thanks guys.
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 3:42:47 PM EDT
They will go right on with no probs.
GG
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 4:23:58 PM EDT
i use them, they look AND function great!!!
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 4:24:33 PM EDT
i use them, they look AND function great!!!
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 4:34:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 4:42:39 PM EDT
Delta Force (the catalog) has the round and the triangle handguard caps for $4.00, from DPMS, I think
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 5:27:12 PM EDT
Make sure you get a complete stock set. The stock for the A1 is shorter than the A2 and looks correct with the triangle guard. It will fits OK but you make have to enlarge the guide hole. It is easy to do. If I remember the A2 guide is round and the A1 stock has a slightly smaller square hole. Just use a file and it will fit flush.

You can usually find them at a gun show for less than $10.
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 7:28:51 PM EDT
either way;A-1,A-2 triangle guards rock
gives the AR its "evil" look and allows
for rapid heat dissipation also they are
lighter in weight than A-2 rnd handguard.
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 7:36:12 PM EDT
Anybody know where to get triangle guards for the carbine? I've seen them in Vietnam photos.
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 7:42:41 PM EDT
I removed my Triangular Handgaurds and Installed Round Ones. I dislike the Triangular ones as my hand won't wrap around them like it does the Round handgaurds.

My favorite Rifle would be an M16 with:

A1 or M4 Barrel
A2 Handgaurds
A2 or Collapsing Stock
A2 Sights
A1 or Tapco 4-Position Fire Control Parts
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 7:44:20 PM EDT
those look WAY cool don't they.I bet
they are rare
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 7:52:26 PM EDT
It all has to do with Generations. The older folks associate the A1 Handgaurds with the M16. The younger ones of us tend to associate the A2 Handgaurds with the M16. So, to Gen. X an A1 Handgaurd looks a bastardization. I had A1s on my toy M16s, but they still didn't look right to me.
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 7:59:29 PM EDT
Tapco 4 position? These guys don't manufacture anything more than a Georgia shrimp gumbo fart. Aside from selling surplus they get from Century their main claim to FAME is their "Airsoft Dealership".
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 8:06:47 PM EDT
How about some pics?
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 8:17:00 PM EDT
I'm a gen x man b.1971
i have always prefered triangle
guards
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 4:23:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2002 4:25:26 AM EDT by TacCar]
Uh, the AR15 looks badassed whether you have the A1 or A2 front grips. It's just one badassed looking rifle any way you look at it.
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 5:43:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2002 5:44:15 AM EDT by MAC-DADDY]
true,true won't dispute that statement.
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 5:56:46 AM EDT
I'd like to see photos of the triangle handguard on the XM177E1 or E2. They all came with round handguards, the same that are on carbines to this day.

-- Chuck
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 7:58:52 AM EDT
I've seen the mod he's refering to in pictures but I can't remember where(in books and on the net somewhere). It's a Vietnam era shorty with triangular handguards. I'm aware that all(most)of them had round handguards but there were examples with triangular handguards, at least in pictures.
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 8:11:55 AM EDT
I purchased a set from Hay River Trading and had them do the installation on a pencil barrel CAR. Their product and service is first class and the hg's look very cool. Sorry, I can't find the contact info so if someone out there has it please post, I want more of them.
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 8:31:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2002 8:33:33 AM EDT by WalkerTexasRanger]
I had posted a week or so ago the same topic, you can go to the industry forum and look under DPMS, I asked Jared about the fit, no problem. You can also get them at fultonarmory.com, new COLT for $40.00.

My current project is to "retro" a new DPMS DCM. Modern accuracy and "old school" appearance. He said that the triangular handguard will even work with the float tube.

I also asked about the cage style brake, they are working on getting one approved that is more similar to the GI, but post ban compliant.

Can't wait until finished, I will post pics.
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 9:47:37 AM EDT
Sportsman Guide has stock sets that include the triangle hand gards for I think under $20.

They are slightly used but definitly servicable. I bought a set to get the A1 shoulder stock for my son to start High Power Service Rifle with. He will use the round hand guards though. Much better grip for use with sling.
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 12:10:55 PM EDT
Here you go:

Hay River Trading Co.
P.O. Box 176
Almena WI 54805
715-357-6054



ColtShorty

GOA KABA COA JPFO SAF NRA

"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted
and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do
these things to other people and I require
the same from them."
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 12:16:02 PM EDT
personally i think the old school handguard's was kinda goofy looking compared to the new round ribbed ones.
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 12:16:40 PM EDT
lol round ribbed one's
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 8:58:14 PM EDT
I love the triangle handguards. My dad was in vietnam, so I became a big vietnam buff, so I always thought they looked cool. Right now I am making a hybrid AR15:

RRA Lower and parts
RRA A2 Buttstock
Hogue Grip
RRA A2 Upper and parts
Colt A1 20" Chrome Lined Light Barrel w/ front sight
A1 Triangle Handguards

It's going to look sweet!
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 9:36:00 PM EDT
yes it will. ANY AR I own will have triangle
handguards.
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 9:49:25 PM EDT
will the triangle hand gaurds fit a 16 inch bushy?
Link Posted: 1/13/2002 3:18:13 AM EDT
Shorty M16 MGs look REAL wicked with early Triangle CAR handguards. Not much heat protection tho, M4s are much better for that.
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