[QUOTE=bmorrisnc;19639]"I am preparing to buy my first AR15. I have decided on the RRA Predator Pursuit.
I mainly wanted this gun for varmit hunting and shooting fun... however I would like to add a couple of features, this is where I hit a snag.
The rifle comes with a smooth round Forearm... I want to mount a Flashlight, Vertical grip and a side sling swivel. Trying to decide how to purchace this with the correct features to meet my needs."
I bought an RRA and a DPMS. The DPMS has the same type forearm that comes standard with your Predator Pursuit. I believe you will need a special armorers spanner type wrench to remove that forend since it doesnt attach with a Delta ring like the standard two piece AR forend. The tool will probably cost you more than the replacement forend. The tool I saw is more than a foot long and made of solid steel with a 1/2" knock-out to accomodate a ratchet or breaker-bar, which you just may need to remove that tube. I saw a tri-rail that mounts on the flat top in a magazine recently.. It accomodates 2 rail mounted accessories on either side of the receiver as well as optics on the top rail. I don't remember where I saw it however...maybe it was in Cheaper than Dirt, I don't know how you would mount a vertical grip, since the bi-pod rail adapters mount inside the standard two-piece forends, and there is no accomodation for such on the round aluminum tubes...I noticed the Predator has a sling stud under the forend to allow a bipod to be mounted with no special adapter. You might consider a bipod instead of the foregrip. For varmint shooting I would think a bipod would be more useful than a vertical grip....
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Last edited by RL357Mag; 05-12-2008 at 01:42 AM.