AR-15 Question regarding accessory rails

AR-15 Question regarding accessory rails

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    AR-15 Question regarding accessory rails

    My forearm grip/hand protector is a MOE with the little slots for attaching accessories. I know most of these are "picatinny" for mounting things like lights, lasers, vertical grips, etc. What would mine be considered when I look to purchase accessories. The following link shows a vertical grip that would be mounted to my style of rail, but most are not like this. I'm just looking for the name of this style of mounting system. Thanks.

    Amazon.com: Magpul MOE MVG Grip, Black: Sports & Outdoors


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    Make it easy on yourself and get the rails.

    This is what I got for mine so I could mount the Grip-Pod to it.
    Amazon.com: Magpul L5 MOE Rail Section, Black: Sports & Outdoors
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    Never seen one like you posted.

    Here's the Grip-Pod:
    Amazon.com: New Grip Pod GPS02 Grip Black Steel Reinforced Legs Picatinny GPS02 Excellent Performance Popular: Sports & Outdoors
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    Oh cool. That's cheap too. So that just pops in those holes and you're good to go huh? I'll order that on Amazon now.

    What are you shooting with it?

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    Well, it comes with 2 screws and two nuts - takes all of 45 seconds to install once you get the handguard off, then your options are only limited to your creativity.

    I haven't put a single round through this one yet, waiting on a good cleaning rod so I can do a proper barrel break-in first.

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    How do you take the handguard off? I does it just pop off? I don't want to damage anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdBro View Post
    How do you take the handguard off? I does it just pop off? I don't want to damage anything.
    Gunsmithing - How to Replace or Upgrade AR-15 Handguards - YouTube

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    You dont need the tool shown in this video, you can do it with your bare hands.
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    Some people use a tool, I just use my hands... but here's the general idea:
    Brownells - AR-15 Handguard Removal Tool - YouTube

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    Cool, thanks.

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    Isn't this forum awesome? Here is a perfect example of a legitimate question asked and easy straight forward answers. I love this place!
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    I found it helps to have an extra set of hands when doing the job without the tool, the tension can be rather tight.
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    In the military the suggest you have your buddy pull down the Delta Ring while you pull the handguards off,in my little world with my disabled hand I use pressure and a flat blade scredriver,but you could make your own handguard removal tool with some 1/8" round bar which I just might do
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    I don't think their is a name for the mounting system. The Magpul VFG is designed to be used on the MOE handguards without needing a rail.

    For any other accessories you probably need to buy the picatinny rail sections.
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    Hint when removing the guard take lower off first then the top install the same way.
    Those short cut rails will do but down the road you may wish to look at a real raill system much less flex and movement in them.
    You do need to pay 180 for good rails Have seensome for 49 bucks .
    Look at this one . Now when you mount it the back slides in like you current grips then the front goes over then 4 allen are tighten down it is solid as a rock and will not move. I have used this type before you have all 4 rails ready to go for anything youe want.
    Video on how to insatll nearthe end of page you do notneed that tool
    http://combatoptical.com/catalog/AR1...UARD--681.html

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