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Old 04-11-2014, 11:11 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:21 PM   #12
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This is my second ar I built the lower from scratch on my first and got it close to whet I want it and have about $1300 into it and this one I traded for and have Mabey $900 so far imageuploadedbyfirearms-talk1397258077.997616.jpg


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I changed out my forward handguard to a AB arms handguard. It has so many options, plus your hand anchors so nice to it. It has outstanding aluminum heat shield built in. Take a looksee

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Very nice looks awesome. Kinda wish I would have seen that before I bought the magpul one.


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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 for my ar's


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Lol yea funny how that happens. I did the same thing. I wound up buying a bunch of extras. Some of them I found out that I do not care for like the quad rail and vertical forgrip I got. I am going to get the same magpul hand guard you have for my carbine.
Wait until you get into building. THAT is a whooooole new ball game and an endless amount of fun.
Most work you can do on your AR yourself with the help of some YOutube videos and members of this forum. They are deceivingly simple to work on. Especially the lower.
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I changed out my forward handguard to a AB arms handguard. It has so many options, plus your hand anchors so nice to it. It has outstanding aluminum heat shield built in. Take a looksee
I second that notion
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I like the Magpul handguards. They're cheap, functional, easy to install, and very ergonomic for my tastes. Two of my rifles wear them...and those two rifles are probably worth $3K combined. So I guess you could say I think their $35 handguard is worthy of a nice rifle.

I'm happy to mount an MOE handguard on any rifle that won't have any additional clutter attached to it.
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Agreed. Talking off a two piece hand guard and putting on another two piece is just a matter of pushing down the delta ring. Should take all of 25 seconds. Surprised that gunsmith didn't want to charge you $50 just for talking to him. Installing a free float hand guard is a little more involved but not difficult at all.
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I also have Magpul MOE handguards on two ARs. I love the feel and the tight fit. It's a great, expandable design and somehow they get a rock solid fit whether you have round or triangular end caps. I also can't fault their CTR stock. These are my favorite upgrades to a basic AR.
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