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Midwest Industries Gen2 SS Handguard Review

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by plouffedaddy, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. plouffedaddy

    plouffedaddy

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    I've had the Midwest Industries Gen2 SS series handguard on my AR for about 6 months so far and figured I'd do a product review since there seems to be a lot of questions out there about these rails.

    Pros:
    -Lightweight (7''-7.1oz, 9''-8.3oz, 10''-8.6oz, 12''-9.3oz, 15''-10.9oz)
    -Made of 6061 anodized aluminum. The anodizing is holding up well so far.
    -Made in the USA.
    -The narrow profile helps you really "grab on" to the handguard and stabilize the rifle.
    -Comes with 3 2.5'' rail sections for mounting whatever toys you have in mind. One of the rails has an anti-rotation QD socket for sling mounting. There's also a bipod stud that comes with the rail.
    -Comes in OD green, FDE, and black.
    -A barrel wrench is included (not the best but it is functional).
    -The slots in the rail allow for good barrel cooling. The holes just below the rail also help the gas tube cool.
    -The anti-rotational system works as advertised (better explanation/visualization in the video).
    -The rail sections are contoured to the shape of the rail and mount flush so there's less chance of snagging.


    Cons:
    -The barrel nut has to be replaced. I don't think it's a big deal but it's just an extra step vs some competitors out there.

    Here's the video review with a little shooting and a discussion/demonstration of the rails' properties:

    [ame]http://youtu.be/T6EVazuy6tU[/ame]
     
  2. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    Plouffedaddy, Another excellent and informative video. Thanks for sharing.
     


  3. TedG

    TedG Infidel USA

    I've had a couple of MI free float rails and I am very pleased with the quality of the product. I would buy from MI again.

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  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Very nice,.....may look into one for a 9mm pistol/SBR

    Thanks for the great review......:supergrin: