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Old 07-31-2013, 10:53 PM   #1
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Default Looking to buy a new hand guard for my M&P15

If any one have any suggestions help me out and If you have any pictures feel free to shear them Thanks - Roc

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You want a drop in or a free float?

Magpul handguards are inexpensive and a great product. You can add rails for lights and foregrips if you want.

Browse the AR picture thread for ideas.

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I have an area for ar accessories on the my website. Real easy to find and inexpensive.
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You want a drop in or a free float?

Magpul handguards are inexpensive and a great product. You can add rails for lights and foregrips if you want.

Browse the AR picture thread for ideas.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/ar-picture-thread-83/
I personally don't like the look nor the feel of magpul hand guards. Nearly everything else they majke is quality but their hand guards to me are blah. Troy alpha is my preferred free float hand guard, all day any day my go-to.
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After doing a quick search, it looks like the M&P is offered in both the captive carbine hand guards and free floats.

Do you know which kind you have. If you currently have the standard captive hand guard, then that might be the best option.
They come in rail, round and of course the standard one.

Removing the forward retainer will require some disassembly of the gas block, tube and such.

Let's see a pic of yours.

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I personally don't like the look nor the feel of magpul hand guards. Nearly everything else they majke is quality but their hand guards to me are blah. Troy alpha is my preferred free float hand guard, all day any day my go-to.
This is why dozens of companies can stay in business, the same shoe does not fit all feet.
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Like Gator, I'm fond of the Magpul MOE handguards. Lightweight, fits rock solid and easy to modify with rail strips or drill a hole for an IWC QD adapter. And you can't beat the price.

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after doing a quick search, it looks like the m&p is offered in both the captive carbine hand guards and free floats.

Do you know which kind you have. If you currently have the standard captive hand guard, then that might be the best option.
They come in rail, round and of course the standard one.

Removing the forward retainer will require some disassembly of the gas block, tube and such.

Let's see a pic of yours.


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You will have an easy time of replacing the Carbine fore-arm (or hand guard).

Two people can remove the old one quite easily. Butt down on floor or table, muzzle up, use two hands to compress the Delta Ring rearward, while the other helper is halving the existing forearm.

Yours looks quite nice, with no gaps, hope it is a two piece

Snap in the new two piece.

Now all you need is that new two piece forearm.

Try a search of "two piece carbine rail forearm"

Here is a representative examples.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/2-MWMCTAR17OD

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