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Handguard sticking past barrel on AR pistol?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by clearconscience, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I am in process of building an AR pistol and love the look of a recessed barrel, meaning the quad rail will stick out about an inch ahead of the end of the barrel.
    Has any one had this set up before and was there any issues it?
    I can't imagine if would affect anything unless you were dumb enough to hold the end of the quad rail that is.
     
  2. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I am sure it wouldn't affect anything, other than looking silly. ;)

    how long is the barrel? buy shorter rail?
     
  3. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  4. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    it's just me. :D

    business end remind me of :bluelaugh:
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  5. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure....if you like it cool, looks a little unsafe to me.
     
  6. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Most of the people I've seen do this because they are going to put a suppressor on it. Personally I wouldn't really recommend it, because hot powder gasses will touch your rail, which will both erode it, as well as transfer a lot of heat to it. You obviously need to make sure you're installing a free-float handguard, as there's no way for a two-piece rail to hang on to this.
     
  7. hotSAUCE

    hotSAUCE All over Active Member

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    just make sure you don't have a brake cause it might f up your hand guard. I personally think it looks dumb, but it's not my pistol and you can do what you like...
     
  8. maxxborist

    maxxborist Lynnwood, WA Member

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    AMProducts is pretty spot on. Most people do that for suppressor use. Here is my 9mm AR setup. Still researching suppressors.

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  9. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    No real issues other than the obvious safety concern. Dont let just anyone shoot it. It would be real easy to get a finger or two on the end of the rail.
     
  10. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I like the look, and can see the safet concern, but then again maybe it will keep grubby hands off from it.
    Who knows, just like most of us i will do it then find something else I like and change it. Sell something, buy something else. It's a never ending problem my wife loves ��
     
  11. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    The hard part will be finding a holster for concealed carry.
     
  12. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'll just stick it in my waist band
     
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  13. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ya might wanna be real careful pullin that rail outa yer pants not to snag anything.
     
  14. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    You'll shoot yer eye out, kid. ;)
     
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  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    :thumbup:

    I'm putting a 12 rail over a 10.5 bbl and flash hider.
    It looks different so some say it looks dumb.....or they didn't think of it first;)
     
  16. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Any one know how to tell what brand a upper is?
    Doesn't say anywhere on it. Not that it's a big deal i guess
     
  17. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    this was with a 7.5 barrel and a levang linear comp, mid length handguard. no worries with the linear comp, all gases go forward.

    can't find a pic, but with the yhm end cap, looked cool
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    same setup with an 8" barrel, perfect!

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  18. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I order a Kaw Valley brake that is the same design as the levang.
    Hopefully it works as well. Was about half the price and you know what they say you get what you pay for.
     
  19. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thats a nice table cloth though. Your wife make that from old lingerie that she'll never where again?

    Sounds like my wife.
     
  20. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    all my wifes old lingerie has been chewed on too much to use for that
     
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