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Carbine Quad-rails

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    Carbine Quad-rails

    Anyone around here know who makes a good carbine length quad rail for M-4geries?

    Also along with this, where is a good place to order from to get good deals?
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    How much you want to spend? YHM, UTG make less costly stuff, Daniel Defense, Knights , ect are high end.
    AR15.COM might be the place to ask , or just do lots of reading.
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    Rocky, as little as possible while still getting a good system. No plastic, none of the little rails that aren't a solid bar accross, I'm hoping to find something for under $150.

    Knights is good, my 16A4 has their system, but they are a bit pricey.
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    I want a set too , just not enough to spend $$ on them . I really dont have any utility for them other than i think they look neat . Light ?? well i learned years ago how to handle a rifle and a light just fine thank you . Vertical grip ?? well again years ago i learned to use the mag well just fine for close carbine work . Laser?? dont care for them and wont bolt them on . That pretty much leaves bipod to shoot prarie dogs with , and a sand bag works fine for that so far lol .
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    RR, I see your point. The only rifle I've been issued without a quad rail was my A2 back in boot camp, and since then I have just grown used to it. Probably all I will add to it is a foregrip (no, net needed on a semi-auto, but once again, its what I am used to and train with, and we don't usually shoot burst in training anyways), and a light.

    Tryin to find a few things that I've wanted to do to my rifles that I can afford with my stimulus check.
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    I put a UTG on my last build. It seems to be decent enough for my needs.
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    Buckeye IMHO a vfg is not needed on an old school full auto much less the ratchet system of today . Hey tho if it makes you feel better and more in control by all means use it confidence is a big part of competence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    Anyone around here know who makes a good carbine length quad rail for M-4geries?

    Also along with this, where is a good place to order from to get good deals?
    Are you looking for free-float, or just pop-in replacements for the standard handguards?

    YHM makes rails that pop in like the stock handguards, and you should be able to find them in the $150 price range.

    In free-float, Larue Tactical makes excellent stuff (but it's more expensive).

    Daniel Defense has a nice, but pricier free-float system that clamps onto the barrel nut, so you don't have to pull the front sight block to install it. It's a bit spendy, though.

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    I want a set too , just not enough to spend $$ on them . I really dont have any utility for them other than i think they look neat . Light ?? well i learned years ago how to handle a rifle and a light just fine thank you . Vertical grip ?? well again years ago i learned to use the mag well just fine for close carbine work .
    I used to use the magwell hold, too - until I was at the range one day and witnessed a guy have a catastrophic case failure. Fortunately, he was shooting from a rest - if he'd had his hand on the well, he'd be missing at least a few fingers.

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    Matt, just the pop in ones are fine. I'm not tryin to make a competition rifle, jsut gettin my civilian rifle closer to the set up I am comfortable with and carry pretty much daily. The only free-float M-16's I've seen in the Corps are DM rifles, man, they are nice. But us normal groud pounders don't need all that.

    RR, I also don't like usin the magwell because it is just a bit to close in for personal preference as far as maneuvering the weapon, and it slows down my reloads (another side effect of the training).
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    Another option is the KAC RAS factory 2nds that G&R Tactical sells. It is a little more than you wanted to spend but comes with 3 very nice rail panels that if you factored the cost in would probably put the cost of the rails at right around $150. IMHO the KAC RAS is the best non free float option out there. It locks us solid as a rock and is battle proven.

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    My GF has UTG 2 pc. rails they seem solid and almost identical to the YHM system. Either one would be a affordable choice for quad rails. I did notice the one Yankee Hill FF rail I had was a bit oversized than right in spec. It still worked but the vert. grip took a bit of light tapping to mount up.
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    I'll give the UTG quad rail handguards a good review! Love them, glad I got them and at a good price! No reason to pay exorbitant prices IMO. Very sturdy, and I didn't 'shoot them off' when I went to the range.


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    I have the Sure Fire M73 on my work gun. This is a drop in non free floating bbl set up. They have been rock solid once lock-tited and marked. I also have a Daniel Defense 7.0 light rail on another gun. It is free floated and and is also rock solid. If you are only going to mount a gangster grip and light on the rails, there is no reason to spend the big bucks. If you are going to mount ANY type of sighting device (dot, visible/IR laser etc) spend the money on the DD, LaRue or Troy. They are true to spec and attach firmly to the rifle.
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    I have a RRA w/aluminum quad rail,with the covers on it the thing is a bigger diameter than car handguards and without a fore grip would be hard to hold onto
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