Originally Posted by Squawk
I want to replace my Magpul MOE handguard with a free float handguard. I have a mid-length Gas system. What Im looking to do is replace front iron sights with low profile gas block. Then I want the handguard to cover the gas block, extending past it.
What kind of handguard should I look into?
You will need at least a rifle length hand guard, I used a Yankee Hill like this:http://yhm.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_4_54&prod ucts_id=286
Midwest Industries, Daniel Defense and lots of others make good handguards.
Also, cut down and round off the mil spec front sight/gas block and you will have the best "lo pro" gas block for the money. A cut off saw, a bench or angle grinder and some cold blue is all you need. There are U-toob videos on how to do this cut down.