Mlok vs piccatiny

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  1. mcclain210

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    What do you guys prefer? I have an m4a1 and m4v5. I have been looking at an m4v7 to add another to the safe but i just dont see that much of a benefit to mlok and it looks like they arent nearly as tough as a quad rail. That being said with how light my quad rails are, is there any other real benefit? Just a fad? Maybe someone can sway my opinion. All opinions are welcome guys, thanks in advance.
     
  2. MO Fugga

    MO Fugga Malt Liqra® Lifetime Member

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    1913 ain't going to dissapear anytime soon. That said, MLOK for me.
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Whichever comes on the guns that I selected. And if they're both for the same gun, then whichever cheaper.
     
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    I use mostly magpul furniture so I go for the Mlok. Don't see any much difference with picatinny, mlok or keymod.
     
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    I don't hang a bunch of stuff on my guns so the smoother mlok or keymod is nice.
    Nothing wrong with pic if you like it
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Mlok, because quad rails are dumb and keymod looks like warehouse shelving.
     
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    MLok is so slim and smooth with the front looks like the rear - definitely gender fluid.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    My favorite kind of fluid.
     
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    Light quad rail is an oxymoron.
     
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    There's still more options out there for Picatinny because it has been around so long. That said, I prefer M-LOK mostly due to how it fits my hand. KeyMod is comfortable too, but I personally don't think it's tough enough (too little material between the slots). FWIW, when I picked a new rifle a few months ago, I picked the DD V7.
     
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    Quad rail is last century.
    Keymod and M-Lok fought it out and M-Lok won.

    Buy whatever floats your boat.
     
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    michael_b Elementary, my dear Watson.

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    They all have different advantages.

    I like MLOK over a quad rail and keymod for the following reasons -

    • Weight (push with keymod)
    • Versatile (works well with polymer as well as metal)
    • Looks better (does not look like shelving)
    • Support is strong and growing (keymod support is not growing)
    • I'm Magpul fanboy
     
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    Love warehouse shelving. :cool:

    With that being said, if I were handguard shopping, I’d buy an MLOK
     
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    I have a Colt LE6920MPS
    I didn't care for the Mlok all that much. When looking for a rail I went with the picatinny quadrail. Like everything else it's personal preference.
     
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    I'm not all that trusting with the way the Mlok and Keymod being attached to their respective rails. Look too unsecured.

    My zombie apocalypse/SHTF/EOWAWKI guns don't have no stinking Mlok/Keymod.
     
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    Several years ago, Picatinny-railed handguards were all the rave. Then, the introduction of the M-LOK and Keymod handguards came about. I was not a fan of these new systems as I was used to the Picatinny handguards. Well, some years later, I found myself getting into the fray by purchasing my first M-LOK handguard and, eventually, Keymod handguards. Quite frankly, I like the M-LOK over the Picatinny for a few reasons. One being that it is a lighter and cleaner handguard. Secondly, I have the option to add a Picatinny rail section should I have the need and I can place it where I want. Third, there are a multitude of accessories that are now designed specifically for the M-LOK system that do not require a Picatinny rail section. Fourth, rail covers are optional, but not needed. Picatinny-railed handguards pretty much require rail covers to be handled comfortably. Although I still have ARs with Picatinny-railed handguards, one of them being my BCM Mid-16 Mod 2 that I got just over a year ago, Most all of my builds in the past 10 years have had either M-LOK or Keymod handguards. My preference between these two is the M-LOK.
     
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    I felt the same way. Picatinny is the stronger attachment method. I just didn't warm up to the mlok and I didnt care for the keymod rail I saw at my shop either. Then I handled a quad rail and I new that was the right option. I can manage the slight weight difference between the rails. It never entered into my decision equation.
     
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    We're slowing moving our team away from quad rails to mlok for the weight savings and we don't put much on our rifles anyway.