Originally Posted by dog2000tj
is this the model you bought - http://www.rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id= 462?
if so it is a mid length gas system, as noted in the specs
question - why do you want to change out the handguard so soon? why not take her out, shoot the snot out of her and see what you like/don't like first?
second - no, you cannot move the front sight, it also works as the gas block. You can get a low profile gas block and then install a longer handguard to go over it. If that is what you wanted you could have just bought a model from RRA like that
anyhow this is all semantics ... we demand gun pron! also, get your azz to the range and give us a range report!
I get an error when trying to go to that link. Like I said, I'm new to ARs I know very little about them. Which is obvious being I didn't know the front sight was part of the gas system.
The reason I want to change out the hand guard so soon is because while I know very little about ARs, I've have shot them. I really don't like that style of hand guard. It's alright and would be fine if I didn't have an option. But a friend of mine has the AB Arms LTF and I love it. Had I not shot ARs before and had experience with the hand guards in question, I wouldn't consider changing it out so quickly. So, I assume there's going to be some extra real estate between the front sight and the AB Arms hand guard then.
I didn't really feel I had time to wait. I wanted to get one before they dried up and the price skyrocketed. I wish I had already done the research. That way I wouldn't be asking all these stupid questions as well.
As for the gun, I haven't gotten it yet. I ordered it from Joe Bob and it should be at my FFL tomorrow.
EDIT: Here's the AR I bought: RRA Elite Operator 2