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Old 01-28-2013, 12:07   #1
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In sitting here, on my RDO, watching Alaska State Troopers. At the end of the episode they show 3 Troopers qualifying with AR's.... Am I the only person who thinks something doesn't look right?

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:12   #2
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In Alaska, they rotate the handguards so that shooting the rifle keeps your hand warm!
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:16   #3
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In Alaska, they rotate the handguards so that shooting the rifle keeps your hand warm!

Yea, I'll go with this....
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:17   #4
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New hand warm handguards???
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:21   #5
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Most Alaskans live within several miles of the coast. Horizontal vents take advantage of sea breezes to cool the weapon and prevents snow from clogging the handguard when inland.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:29   #6
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Most Alaskans live within several miles of the coast. Horizontal vents take advantage of sea breezes to cool the weapon and prevents snow from clogging the handguard when inland.
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Most Alaskans live within several miles of the coast. Horizontal vents take advantage of sea breezes to cool the weapon and prevents snow from clogging the handguard when inland.
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Most Alaskans live within several miles of the coast. Horizontal vents take advantage of sea breezes to cool the weapon and prevents snow from clogging the handguard when inland.
I am humbled by your ability to bull****!

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I am humbled by your ability to bull****!

Your just mad you didn't think of it first......
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I saw some high speed dudes with their AR setup like that. Said it cut down on the heat distortion.
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The triangular hand guards taper so the shooter can find the best fit for his hand.

I like them the best!


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I had to look closely. At first I saw the old style A1 handgaurds and didn't think anything of it. My dept issues some of the govt freebies given a few years back.

I would think that the gas tube is the source of alot of the heat, and they will melt the handguards having the heat shield on the sides of the gun.
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The triangular hand guards taper so the shooter can find the best fit for his hand.

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Until they get wet and you can't get a grip on them.
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I never had a problem. But I get your point.


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I saw some high speed dudes with their AR setup like that. Said it cut down on the heat distortion.
Is heat distortion such a problem in Alaska?


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Most Alaskans live within several miles of the coast. Horizontal vents take advantage of sea breezes to cool the weapon and prevents snow from clogging the handguard when inland.
Sounds reasonable to me!
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It's for your fingers like bowling balls so you can get a great grip and also impart some spin to it if you had to chuck it.
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Isn't it cold there????? How much cooling does one need???

Throw it in the snow, pick it back up and get after it.......
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