Originally Posted by locutus
Personally, I prefer OEM. The quad makes it too tempting for lotsa folks to hang totally useless "tacti-kewl" junk on the rifle.
Same here for me, I like OEM and MOE handguards. Rails are expensive, heavy and encourage folks to add even more weight to the rifle.
ArmaLite calls their drop in quad rail the ALOSTYR rail. It stands for "add lots of stuff to your rifle"!
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together. You'll remember the quality of a gun long after you forget how much you paid for it.
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