Originally Posted by mjkeat
Take your time w/ the Spikes. If you have friends w/ a bunch of AR stuff try their accessories out on your rifle to see what you like before spending your money.
I'm sure you mentioned it but I can't remember, what are youe intentions w/ the Spikes?
It's mainly just a range/fun gun, with some SHTF/Zombie defense thrown in. Once I get into law enforcement, if we're allowed to use our own firearms, it'll be my car rifle.
I know I definitely need a longer rail. I'm 6'3", and the carbine hand guard just isn't doing it for me. I fondled a rifle with the TRX Extreme and that is a nice, and super light, hand guard. I think I may go with the Troy Alpha 13" without the built in sight though. It has the updated mounting system that doesn't require a special barrel nut.
Other than that it's just a light of some kind, most likely a surefire, an AFG, a ML3 at some point in the future, and a couple other odds and ends; BAD lever, different trigger guard, Troy Flip Up sights.
Unfortunately, I've only got one buddy with an AR, and he's happy with it in it's original configuration. I'm kind of lucky in the fact that the gun store/range that I frequent, has a very good AR selection, so there are always rifles for me to fondle.
Other than the sling, I'm gonna get a case of ammo before I get any other accessories to get good and acquainted with the rifle.