while shaving off the handle may be cool now it will completely ruin the value of the firearm regardless of how well it is done. better to just buy a stripped upper from armalite install the current pieces in the stripped upper and save the value of your gun.
"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith
The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...
"I crapped my pants to avoid the draft!!" -Ted Nugent