best rail covers

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by niteglock, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. niteglock

    niteglock New Member

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    What would you guys vote on the best rail covers for a quad rail?

    I bought the Magpul connecting ones but dont like the slight wiggle in them.
     
  2. sbeezy

    sbeezy New Member

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    Did you snap them all the way? I have those and mine are completely tight and a pain in the butt to get off. I like them.

    I haven't tried the Troy rail covers that have the sliding lock mechanism or whatever but I think they look nice.

    The ladder rail covers are cheap but they also don't feel very good in your hand. They take the edge off but they just don't fit very comfortably in my hand. I like to have something rounded.
     

  3. jord1985

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    Which magpul ones? The rail ladders or the 2 piece XTM ones. I have the magpul XT rail covers (they're not as common as the 2 piece ) they come In 6 inch sections you can cut down, they have a nice factory texture that you can stipple if your good with a soldering iron. They snap in tight with zero play on my DD omega rail.

    These are in FG but as with all magpul products they come in OD FDE Black and FG
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008RK9IG2/ref=mp_s_a_1_11?qid=1380606228&sr=8-11&pi=AC_SX110_SY165
     
  4. niteglock

    niteglock New Member

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    The xtm ones. I have never used any otgers so I cant compare them. They snap in tight but flex a little. Is that normal. Kind of bulky too. But like I said I cant compare them. Am I better off just sticking with these or trying something else?
     
  5. sbeezy

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    Did you by any chance get the ones from their airsoft line? Mine are pretty solid but yeah they are a little bulky. I like that though so its really personal preference.

    I don't see any harm in trying some other ones and go back to what you have if you find you like them more. Unless you're strapped for cash. You'll never know what you like until you try them. Im strapped for cash so I haven't been able to try the Troy ones, but I want to in the future.
     
  6. jord1985

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    +1 you may have gotten the airsoft ones. Try running the sides with the XTM and putting rail ladders along the bottom, you'll still get the comfort of the covers but you'll be able to wrap your paws around it a little better without putting the XTM on the bottom / underside rail. See how that works for you
     
  7. niteglock

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    What is the difference in the real vs airsoft ones? I dont think they r the airsoft ones. I hope.....
     
  8. jord1985

    jord1985 New Member

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    Airsoft tolerances are different as they are not meant to be used on an actual firearm. They may loosen with recoil, cheaper ploymers melt or deform with heat, stuff like that
     
  9. sbeezy

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    That's why I don't like to buy magpul stuff on eBay. There's a chance someone will try to stuff you with the airsoft stuff if you're not careful. I had a set of magpul airsoft buis and they basically just fell apart. I got them for free but still.
     
  10. samnev

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    Tried the Magpul snap together rail covers and didn't like them. Replaced the with the Troy rail covers and been very satisfied. I also tried the KAC rail covers but found them to hard to get on and off. You have to press down very hard on a very stiff spring to move them. The Troy's you just lift up on a tab. Very easy to adjust.
     
  11. hoovco

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    I like the little rubber ones that look like ladders. Nice and low profile.
     
  12. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    Sure fire just started making rail covers. They are softer and more playable than Magpul. They have a nicer contour on them too.