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Daniel Defense Omega 7.0 Help

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by ArmaGlock, May 8, 2011.


  1. ArmaGlock

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    I had a DD Omega 7.0 a few years back, but changed to a DD 12.0 FSP. I'm ordering one for an SBR build and was curious about the handguard cap and its interference with sliding a mount on the side rails.

    Doesn't the handguard cap get in the way of sliding a light mount on that isn't two piece? I know some people have said that they can slide a rail cover past it with a little work, but I'm thinking a mount might be worse.

    Anyone been able to come up with a solution without completely removing the cap? Pictures if you have them. I'll be putting a Gear Sector light mount on it.
     

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  2. bullittmcqueen

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    I removed the hand guard cap with my omega 9.0. It serves no purpose. ( I also switched to a lo-pro gas block.


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  3. ArmaGlock

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    Yeah I'm sticking with the standard FSB, part of the reason I went with a 7 inch rail and not a longer one.

    My only concern with removing the handguard cap was the gap it leaves between the rail and the FSB that exposes the gas tube. That's kind of what I wanted to see a picture of if anyone can help.
     
  4. WoodenPlank

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    Can't share a photo, but the handguard cap WILL get in the way in some cases. I had to switch from a Danger Close mount to VTAC because of it.
     
  5. ArmaGlock

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    Thanks for the info. While I think it's a good mount, I don't want to go back to a VTAC, too damn bulky. I like the low profile design of the mount I'm using now, similar to that of the Danger Close. Gonna figure something out with that handguard cap.
     
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    I haven't seen an example of the Omega with handguard cap removed, but I can't imagine the gap would be very large. I would just get the cap removed and leave it be.

    Edit: The DC mount did work on the side rails, even with the handguard cap, it just could be a PITA to get it on and off. It usually entailed pulling all the rail covers off, and removing the light from the mount first, then took a fair amount of wiggling to get it off the rail and past the cap. Workable, just annoying.
     
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    Not sure if this is what you mean, but I had the problem of the triangular shaped handguard cap on my middy not allowing me to slide my X300 on and off the side rail of an Omega 9.0. I just carefully cut a piece away from the cap with a dremmel, filed the sharp edges, and hit the exposed steel with birchwood casey alumablack. It just seemed easier than removing the entire cap.

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  8. ArmaGlock

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    Thanks WoodenPlank. Exactly what I was looking for captain. Thanks guys.