The lightest accessory to add to an AR?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Quentin, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Recently I added three Ergo Gappers to an Amazon order. They were cheap and I figured they'd look better than the little strips of black plastic I cut off a CD jewel case to plug the trigger guard gap. :D

    Anyway, they fit nice and are softer on the knuckly than metal.

    And unlike most accessories, they add almost NO WEIGHT! No kidding, my digital scale reads them at 0.0 oz. In fact it reads two of them at 0.0!



    The next lightest accessory I've added is the IWC QD Micro Flush QD Sling MOUNT-N-SLOT which weighs 0.243 oz.

    Then the BCM Gunfighter Mod 4 charging handle, 1.2 oz (only 0.1 oz more than a standard Daniel Defense CH).

    The Magpul MBUS 2 rear sight is only 1.3 oz...

    And the BattleComp Mossie Midnight Mount (for a weapon light) weighs 1.4 oz

    The UTG RS10S3 mount for my RDS only weighs 1.8 oz. (I know, hang my head but it does work, hold zero and return to zero after remounting.) (The Bushnell TRS-25 RDS weighs 4.0 oz.)

    I know my Noveske QD End Plate is light but I never weighed it. It can't add .5 oz over a standard end plate.

    Upgrading from a standard weight carbine buffer to the H buffer adds about 0.9 oz.

    Upgrading from the AR-15 carrier to M16 adds 0.5 oz.

    Any other light stuff out there?! :D
     
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  2. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    I dunno Q, all that weight you adding.........a hair over 10 oz including the RDS!!! :eek:
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    im of the school of removing stuff if its not 100% needed. ill toss a optic before i toss iron sights.
     
  4. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Yeah I'm just having fun looking at the lightest accessories out there.
     
  5. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Bad levers and ambi safties are light!

    Carbon fiber handguards are light and expensive!

    You can shave a few oz with an adjustible lo pro gas block, lightweight buffer and lightened bcg vs a standard fsb bcg and buffer. You can have a real hot rod!

    I was mulling over having my friend take a standard a2 flashider mill out some cutouts to act as a brake and comensator. Maybe 2 oz and a couple hours of machining and finishing. Might save a 0.5 there.....we have a few a2s jut sitting around collecting dust.

    I guess if you were really counting your calories you could remove your ejection port cover and forward assist. Free mods ftw!
     
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  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    magpul mbus sights are a great weight saver
     
  7. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Here ya go! :D
     

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  8. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    The trigger guard is pretty light. :D :p
     
  9. hoovco

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    The lightest accessory I can think of is a 200$ tax stamp and cut half that barrel off!
     
  10. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Good ones, texaswoodworker and hoovco! :D
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    swap out the grip to a bcm gunfighter or magpul miad