BCM's FDE is slightly lighter than Magpul's...very slightly. which MOD to choose is a personal preference thing. Do you want the rear curve for the web of your hand (MOD 1) or without it (MOD 0)? As far as the optics go, if you are just going to take it to the range, then the Vortex will be just fine. If you plan on using the carbine hard and expect it to get a lot of abuse, I say go with Aimpoint or Eotech.
Originally Posted by sweeper22
(I'm becoming an AR nerd too)
I'm getting ready to order for what seems destined to become a BCM/MOE build. Lightweight 16" middy on a Noveske chainsaw lower. Fixed front sight, and either a vanilla rear w/o optics or a flip rear with red dot.
1) I'm probably gonna add a little color to this gun. How well does the FDE BCM Gunfighter grip match up with similar MOE furniture? And what are the preferences for the BCM Mod 0 grip vs Mod 1?
2) The Red-Dot. I'll be ordering a red dot either for this gun or another. Really trying to sort out Eotech vs Aimpoint vs Vortex options. The Vortex Strikefire seems to be a pretty solid option for about 30-40% the price of the other two. The only red dot I own is a basic $80 Millet on a cheaper AR...no complaints about it, just looking to upgrade on my next gun without feeling like I'm overspending just to land the trendiest "name".