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Cheap "free-float" handguard

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by cyrsequipment, Feb 15, 2010.


  1. cyrsequipment

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    I just traded an AK for a nice little home built AR, I am looking for a cheap free float handguard that has a swivel stud (to mount a bipod)...

    I am going to take the front sight off and change it with a low profile gas block that I had from a previous build so it will fit under the tube.

    I am eventually going to build this up into a coyote rifle but I want to start shooting it before then because I'm anxious and broke....:embarassed:

    I have seen cheap tubes but they do not have the stud on them... is there a model that can be stuck into one and secured? I do have some modest gunsmithing skills but not a heck of a lot.
     

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  2. Unistat

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    I don't know what to tell you, except I was looking for the exact same thing for the exact same reason. I ended up getting the Houge tube. I'm going to drill and tap it for a sling swivel stud for the bipod. A little work, but still the cheapest solution.
     

  3. vafish

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  4. kabob983

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    In the grand scheme of things Midwest Industries has some of the cheaper FF handguards.
     
  5. sgtlmj

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    Yup. Just the basic tube that M1S or DPMS sells is perfect.
     
  6. lawman800

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    The rifle length full free floater on a carbine barrel is a good looking combo.
     
  7. cyrsequipment

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    Thank you to everyone

    I think I'll me goung with the Model 1 handguard and the uncle mike's swivel stud...

    I appreciate it.