Looking to buy a new hand guard for my M&P15

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Uptown_General_Roc, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Uptown_General_Roc

    Uptown_General_Roc New Member

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    If any one have any suggestions help me out and If you have any pictures feel free to shear them Thanks - Roc
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    You want a drop in or a free float?

    Magpul handguards are inexpensive and a great product. You can add rails for lights and foregrips if you want.

    Browse the AR picture thread for ideas.

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/ar-picture-thread-83/
     

  3. sharkcoasttactical

    sharkcoasttactical New Member

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    I have an area for ar accessories on the my website. Real easy to find and inexpensive.
     
  4. AlphaKoncepts

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    I personally don't like the look nor the feel of magpul hand guards. Nearly everything else they majke is quality but their hand guards to me are blah. Troy alpha is my preferred free float hand guard, all day any day my go-to.
     
  5. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    After doing a quick search, it looks like the M&P is offered in both the captive carbine hand guards and free floats.

    Do you know which kind you have. If you currently have the standard captive hand guard, then that might be the best option.
    They come in rail, round and of course the standard one.

    Removing the forward retainer will require some disassembly of the gas block, tube and such.

    Let's see a pic of yours.
     
  6. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    This is why dozens of companies can stay in business, the same shoe does not fit all feet. :cool:
     
  7. AlphaKoncepts

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    Yes sir, that is correct.
     
  8. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Like Gator, I'm fond of the Magpul MOE handguards. Lightweight, fits rock solid and easy to modify with rail strips or drill a hole for an IWC QD adapter. And you can't beat the price.
     
  9. Uptown_General_Roc

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  10. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    You will have an easy time of replacing the Carbine fore-arm (or hand guard).

    Two people can remove the old one quite easily. Butt down on floor or table, muzzle up, use two hands to compress the Delta Ring rearward, while the other helper is halving the existing forearm.

    Yours looks quite nice, with no gaps, hope it is a two piece :)

    Snap in the new two piece.

    Now all you need is that new two piece forearm.

    Try a search of "two piece carbine rail forearm"

    Here is a representative examples.

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/2-MWMCTAR17OD

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  11. AgentTikki

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    Here's one off the beaten path, the Vltor CASV system.

    Easy to install, you can keep your front gas block and sight. You can keep your D-ring. It'll take less than 5 minutes to install. Here is my pistol with one on.
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  12. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Here is a Vltor CASV-EL extended length for a carbine. I think its a bit better than the CASV-M I have on my pistol.
     

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  13. Uptown_General_Roc

    Uptown_General_Roc New Member

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    I was looking for more of a free float but I'm not sure how to remove the gas block rail
     

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