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niteglock 10-01-2013 03:03 AM

best rail covers
 
What would you guys vote on the best rail covers for a quad rail?

I bought the Magpul connecting ones but dont like the slight wiggle in them.

sbeezy 10-01-2013 03:13 AM

Did you snap them all the way? I have those and mine are completely tight and a pain in the butt to get off. I like them.

I haven't tried the Troy rail covers that have the sliding lock mechanism or whatever but I think they look nice.

The ladder rail covers are cheap but they also don't feel very good in your hand. They take the edge off but they just don't fit very comfortably in my hand. I like to have something rounded.

jord1985 10-01-2013 05:46 AM

Which magpul ones? The rail ladders or the 2 piece XTM ones. I have the magpul XT rail covers (they're not as common as the 2 piece ) they come In 6 inch sections you can cut down, they have a nice factory texture that you can stipple if your good with a soldering iron. They snap in tight with zero play on my DD omega rail.

These are in FG but as with all magpul products they come in OD FDE Black and FG
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008RK9IG2/ref=mp_s_a_1_11?qid=1380606228&sr=8-11&pi=AC_SX110_SY165

niteglock 10-02-2013 01:25 AM

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Originally Posted by jord1985 (Post 1389229)
Which magpul ones? The rail ladders or the 2 piece XTM ones. I have the magpul XT rail covers (they're not as common as the 2 piece ) they come In 6 inch sections you can cut down, they have a nice factory texture that you can stipple if your good with a soldering iron. They snap in tight with zero play on my DD omega rail.

These are in FG but as with all magpul products they come in OD FDE Black and FG
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008RK9IG2/ref=mp_s_a_1_11?qid=1380606228&sr=8-11&pi=AC_SX110_SY165

The xtm ones. I have never used any otgers so I cant compare them. They snap in tight but flex a little. Is that normal. Kind of bulky too. But like I said I cant compare them. Am I better off just sticking with these or trying something else?

sbeezy 10-02-2013 04:21 AM

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Originally Posted by niteglock

The xtm ones. I have never used any otgers so I cant compare them. They snap in tight but flex a little. Is that normal. Kind of bulky too. But like I said I cant compare them. Am I better off just sticking with these or trying something else?

Did you by any chance get the ones from their airsoft line? Mine are pretty solid but yeah they are a little bulky. I like that though so its really personal preference.

I don't see any harm in trying some other ones and go back to what you have if you find you like them more. Unless you're strapped for cash. You'll never know what you like until you try them. Im strapped for cash so I haven't been able to try the Troy ones, but I want to in the future.

jord1985 10-03-2013 01:17 AM

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Originally Posted by niteglock
The xtm ones. I have never used any otgers so I cant compare them. They snap in tight but flex a little. Is that normal. Kind of bulky too. But like I said I cant compare them. Am I better off just sticking with these or trying something else?


+1 you may have gotten the airsoft ones. Try running the sides with the XTM and putting rail ladders along the bottom, you'll still get the comfort of the covers but you'll be able to wrap your paws around it a little better without putting the XTM on the bottom / underside rail. See how that works for you

niteglock 10-03-2013 01:35 AM

What is the difference in the real vs airsoft ones? I dont think they r the airsoft ones. I hope.....

jord1985 10-03-2013 02:23 AM

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Originally Posted by niteglock
What is the difference in the real vs airsoft ones? I dont think they r the airsoft ones. I hope.....


Airsoft tolerances are different as they are not meant to be used on an actual firearm. They may loosen with recoil, cheaper ploymers melt or deform with heat, stuff like that

sbeezy 10-03-2013 04:01 AM

That's why I don't like to buy magpul stuff on eBay. There's a chance someone will try to stuff you with the airsoft stuff if you're not careful. I had a set of magpul airsoft buis and they basically just fell apart. I got them for free but still.

samnev 10-03-2013 05:06 PM

Tried the Magpul snap together rail covers and didn't like them. Replaced the with the Troy rail covers and been very satisfied. I also tried the KAC rail covers but found them to hard to get on and off. You have to press down very hard on a very stiff spring to move them. The Troy's you just lift up on a tab. Very easy to adjust.


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