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What 2 piece quad railed handguards do you guys recomend

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by dc2integra, May 29, 2011.

  1. dc2integra


    Oct 3, 2009
    Ive been looking at yankee hill they are reasonably priced. Im new to ARs so any advice would be geatly appreciated.I want the 2 piece because they look like they are a breeze to install.
  2. Do you want free float or non free float? What's your budget?

  3. Jack Black

    Jack Black

    Dec 19, 2000
    Vegas Baby!
    If it's within your price range, for easy to install the Daniel Defense Omega rail seems to be one of the best. I'd check out Centurion too.
  4. dc2integra


    Oct 3, 2009
    Under 200 $ and id prefer free float.
  5. bullittmcqueen

    bullittmcqueen Gunfighter

    Feb 18, 2011
    Leesburg, GA
    I would steer clear of YHM, the quality of those rails is really not that great. I have a DD Omega 9.0 and love it. Of course, its more than the budget you listed.

    Considering your requirements, this is probably your best option. The VTAC is a great rail and is very adaptable.
  6. There are no drop-in free float rails for under $200. Why do you want free float? Is this a precision rifle or just a defensive style carbine?

    If you really want free float that's easy to install, then I recommend the DD Omega. For non free float drop-in check out the Troy MRF-DI, they should run you about $150, lock up rock solid, I highly recommend. Another good option is the KAC RAS, but only if you can find it for $150 or less, the retail price on those are absurd.
    Last edited: May 30, 2011
  7. BBJones


    Mar 2, 2010
    Look for a used DD Omega.
  8. humanguerrilla


    Jul 25, 2006
    the woods
    Less expensive:
    DD Ez Car: rear set screws, continuous upper rail
    Troy drop in battle rail: nice stylish, light quad rail, midlength and rifle length
    Midwest Industries Gen 2 drop-in: light,continuous upper rail, midlength an rifle length

    More expensive:
    Vltor Casv
    DD Omega
    Last edited: May 30, 2011
  9. kgain673


    Oct 8, 2007
    glen burnie, MD
    YHM is good to go, I have some and they are good quality but I got them second hand 3 years ago on the cheap. It's good but for the price new you can get a MidWest Industries 2 Pc. Lightweight railed handguards for almost the same price as YHM's. Daniel Defense is too expensive for what you actually get. Just my opinion.
  10. zhix


    Jan 31, 2010
    I agree that new KAC prices are too high, and I thought DD was over-priced as well, but I have been looking to try one and the EZ CAR can actually be had for about the same as other Troy, MI, YHM I have bought, for as low as $135.

    I don't have any problems with the KAC,Troy,MI, and YHM rails I have, but I like to try a variety of brands.
  11. Jack Black

    Jack Black

    Dec 19, 2000
    Vegas Baby!
    Last edited: May 30, 2011
  12. ghostman1960

    ghostman1960 Static Nomad

    Mar 3, 2008
    Florida Dammit
    Troy drop in works great for me.

  13. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

    Nov 17, 2006
    God's Country (Texas)
    Agree, but I would like to point the OP to the VLTOR Store website. Check out the CAS handguards that bear the X. They are also FF, 2 pieces, a breeze to install, and are less than $200. All meet your requirements. The X CAS handguards leave out most of the rail pieces that you might not want, but still offer continuous top rail and one rail piece for your VFG attachment.
    Last edited: May 30, 2011
  14. daddysnapmuffins


    Jul 30, 2008
    Check out Midwest Industries stuff.