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Old 02-25-2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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Put together a little want list. I have two ARs both are stock LE style 16" carbines. Ones a CMMG and the other is an M&P 15. I don't know if it matters which to put stuff on, but I am going to mod the M&P is the plan...

So this is what I want.....

Rail
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/ARR-157

Brass Catcher
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/ARR-033

Fore Grip
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/2-MPIMAG411B

Mag well grip
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/2-CAAMGRIP201

Overmould pistol grip
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/7-15000

Skeleton stock
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/ARR-961

Rail covers
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/3-1024666


Just wanted any input before I bought. I am not sure why but ive never done anything to an AR. So before I buy maybe someone had something to say about something, or could offer something better or something.

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I wouldn't give CTD a dam dime of my money. Buncha low life gouging bastards they are.

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Those prices are cheap compared to what is at my local gun shop

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Check out Midway USA, Brownells, Primary Arms and Natchez Shooter Supply. They offer competitive prices, good customer service and they would not shove your Mom into traffic if it mean picking up a penny off the ground like CTD would. CTD has always been known for high prices, insane shipping charges and poor customer service. But recently they added being anti American gun owner to their resume.

Although I will add that some of your choices in products are good and some not so much. I like the Ace stocks and the Magpul AFG a lot, but I tend to avoid anything named Leapers (aka NCstar, UTG, etc.) or Promag. They are inexpensive for a reason. Best of luck.

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OK thanks i guess back to the drawing board thats what I wanted to hear

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Stay away from UTG. Its a cheap for a reason.

Don't get a magwell grip. You will thank me later.

Tell us as much info as you can and we will help you.

If you have a fixed front sight post, check out the magpul moe handguards. Nice upgrade for $35. In all sorts of flavors too like cafe au lait, dill pickle, strawberry shortcake...etc etc.

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OK thanks.

Basically less is more. I dont want a quad rail, because I cant fill it up. I dont need all kinds of tatical crap I just want a good looking functional gun.



That is exactly what I have now. Total bare bones. I dont want to go over-kill taticool. I really like the magpul rifle length hand guards but because of where my sight is I wasnt going to mess with it. I also really wanted aluminum fore end which is why I was going to go for the quad rail with the covers. So that is why I chose the longest forend that would accommodate the front sight post. Its not a big deal though I can get whatever hand guard and get that post moved. I would like a full length hand guard. Open to whatever suggestions. Do not care about free floating it, clam shell is fine but I am open to either. I would like a 20" barrel down the road but not before the handguard. I cant afford it right now I am saving up for a scope for a different rifle.



I really want the slant AFG2 forward grip - its the most comfortable thing ive ever used.. I was thinking the mag well grip for when I didnt feel like reaching on the gun but I guess thats a no go.

I really like the fixed skeleton stock. I want that or a variation of it. I dont want any standard ar/m16 style stock.

I really just want a better pistol grip with finger grooves and I know hogue makes good stuff. Thats why I chose them.

These are my two favorite rifles that ive seen, and its all because of the foreend and clean basic look






So I really want the full rifle length fore end, and I want to stay all black. No color matching. It would be great if I could get colored mags but you cant find those anywhere right now. So we will keep it basic and simple.

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Pistol grips are personal choices. I recommend hitting a gun show and try some on before if you can. I prefer the MOE + over ergo, Miad and a few other's I've tried. I wanna get my mitts some BCM models but haven't yet.

You can't really move the FSB (front site base) but you can cut it down or replace it with a low profile gas block. Then you can free float a handgaurd over it. Gunsmithing is involved but I don't know how comfortable you are with doing that kind of work. Magpul MOE handguards are very easy drop in replacements, and I personally think they are very comfortable and a worthwhile investment over the standard ovals.

The AFG is another personal thing. If you like it, do it! Also the MOE have a very inexpensive rail that you can mount to it so that you can have your AFG and mount it too.

Same with the fixed skeleton, do your thang.

The only thing you need to do is get a better camera kuz the gun porn your posting is unfappable. Sorry, but I must insist.

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That was a random ass picture off the internet. Ill get one of mine in a sec. If we are talking about it, might as well really see it.

Well, like I said about the hand guard, I really like the rifle length, and do not like the mid length but I didnt want to mess with the sight post. Why I thought it was cool that longer rail went around the sight post. I dont mind removing it though but if I do I dont know what to do about a front post. I could get a flat top like the second picture I posted and get a screw on , or it looks like with first picture the guy with the rifle length mag pul moved his stock one forward.

I would really like a metal handguard though not magpul plastic. The less plastic the better. Can you offer anything to maybe fit my taste?

I do know a good gunsmith so anything I dont want to mess with, he will.

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OK sorry my pictures still kind of suck.
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