Originally Posted by bcpascale
Hey everyone. I am in the middle of my first Build. I have the lower done and just bought the parts for my upper; all but the gastube, barrel nut assembly, and all the parts that are forward of the upper receiver. I am looking for recomendations for the barrel and fre-float handguard. I am partial to mid-length and would want one of the hand guards that allows me to place the small picatinnys any where. My main goal is to stay light on this firearm. I also am unsure on the gas block and type for this hanguard. Would love a block that has an integral flip up sight.
I like YHM hand guards. Midwest Industries make some ff handguards that attach to standard barrel nuts once the delta ring is removed.
I would order a barrel with a mil spec front sight, then cut it down so a rifle length hand guard would slide over the pinned FSP.
This barrel would be ideal:
PSA 16" 5.56mm, 1:7, CHF CL, Mid-Length Barrel - Light Profile
All the above is strictly my amateur opinion. YMMV
PSA = Palmetto State Armory
YHM = Yankee Hill Machine