Originally Posted by patrickkr
I got it off it took me and my brother though one to pull the ring down and one to pull the hand guard off and I ordered the magpul moe one and a couple other parts. It's crazy I only want to spend $30 and end up spending $200 on parts ...
That's called the buddy system in the military. Usually you have a lot of buddies there!
Like PureHavoc said, get the carbine length MOE. (7")
Welcome to ARs. $200 is nothing for upgrades. Lots of folks buy a $600 entry level rifle and soon have more than doubled the price. Be careful though, many upgrades are a waste of money, think it out before you buy.