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Old 05-17-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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I have not been very nice in the past when it comes to discussing certain options in regards to AR accessories.

I'm curious as to why someone would take off perfectly functional OE furniture in exchange for heavier less functional lower quality furniture or optics. Or spend more on lower quality products in lue of cheaper higher quality ones. Then stack item on top of item until they have wires and things poking out every which way.

With all the info out there what is the attraction?

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Ignorance or maybe unconsciousness?

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i think its the same reason people listen to country or rap. no accounting for taste

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I think a lot of it is what they see in the gun rags. The cool factor. We all browse through magazines and some of us get hooked by the "latest great thing". Hopefully it's a sickness that can be outgrown in time.

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I think people read too much and don't think enough.

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I have several straight forward AR15 builds. I am not into making it too heavy or bulky just in case TSHTF and I have to actually play Rambo. Some people will always add "what's hot" at the moment even if it won't have any practical application to them. But I guess what's overkill to one person is perfect to someone else.

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Good points. More often than not the ones piling on the accessories are the ones shopping at the LAS (local airsoft store). Where do they get the idea that stuff is cool?

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I have not been very nice in the past when it comes to discussing certain options in regards to AR accessories.

I'm curious as to why someone would take off perfectly functional OE furniture in exchange for heavier less functional lower quality furniture or optics. Or spend more on lower quality products in lue of cheaper higher quality ones. Then stack item on top of item until they have wires and things poking out every which way.

With all the info out there what is the attraction?
maybe because my $2,000 Leupold scope will crack and break if tossed into the air and dropped is still 100X better than an aimpoint or trijicon that cost $900 but can be dropped from a helecopter and still work.

your idea of what is needed and "good" isnt everyones idea.
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Maybe someone doesnt like the feel of OE furniture ? I dont like the factory handguard period they are not comfortable , I do like the MOE hanguard its more comfortable and has the ability to add a rail if needed . I will tell you this if you are more comfortable with a grip or handguard , you will have more confidence in your shooting . confident shooting is always better than no confidence and uncomfortable shooting and you will always have higher scores in your shooting with more confidence

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