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carbine to middy: I gots questions!

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by RUSH2112, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. RUSH2112

    RUSH2112 Big Member

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    Thread title is no longer relevant, I'm no longer considering a midlength, now just deciding on a FF handguard. Some of the posts below may no longer make sense now that I've edited this post, lol.
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    10" Midwest (MI) SS10 handguard

    This is a fairly new handguard by MI and not very common yet, judging by the number of pics I have seen here (none), but can anyone tell me if it includes any method of anti-rotation of the barrel nut once installed? I don't see any.
    http://www.midwestindustriesinc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=269

    Update: checked with MI and they say yes.
     
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  2. jrs93accord

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    First question, do you currently have a carbine gas system or mid-length system? Second question, do you realize that with that particular handguard, you will need to remove the barrel? I recommend MI's 2-pc. free float handguards if you do not want to remove the barrel.
     

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    Yeah I think the 2-pc will be my best option. Instead of a new barrel I'm just going to get a complete mid upper for a new build, what the hell. I don't want to put too much into this particular carbine since it's not a high-end AR to begin with, if that makes sense.
     
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  4. NeverMore1701

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    You're stuck with a carbine gas system unless you replace the barrel with a midlength.
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    You can not change the position of the gas block, carbine is carbine, middy is a middy.
    What your are suggesting is just not possible with out a new barrel.
     
  6. KalashniKEV

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    You mean he can't just plug up the old port with a little JB weld, drill a new one w/ a good cordless drill, and use a BFH to install the new GB???










    j/k ;)
     
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    +1, you need a new barrel to go middy.

    If you really want an extended rail though you can just file down the FSB and put a rail on top of it, it should work just fine. Knock off the "sight" part and voila! A perfect gas block!
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    With the free float rail/tube the OP wants to use, FSB needs to be removed and barrel nut changed.
     
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    kabob983 "Mostly" Dead

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    I don't know much about MI handguards (or any railed handguards really). Personally though I'd just get the bolt on type and forget all the armorer stuff.
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Understood,......MI is making both styles now
     
  11. RUSH2112

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    Deleted, post moved further down.
     
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    If you have a 16" barrel and are just adding the 10" free float you have listed the right parts, however you can use your existing gas tube. It will be a bit of work and I highly suggest you get/borrow a ACTION BLOCK.

    I removed the FSB and added a YHM low profile gas block and the LaRue 10 inch free float. Im assuming this is the look you are going for.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. RUSH2112

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    Yeah vettely that's what I'm after right there.
     
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