Taking off an AR handguard?


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Dbl0Kevin
September 19, 2004, 04:01 PM
Is there some trick to taking off the handguards that I'm just not getting? I'm pushing down on the ring at the base, but the handguards themselves won't BUDGE to come off. Is there something else that I'm missing?

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grislyatoms
September 19, 2004, 04:03 PM
Push down on the ring, pull handguard up and out. I can do this very easily on my XM15, but there is a tool sold just for this purpose. Personally I never had a problem.

Mulliga
September 19, 2004, 04:09 PM
The ring needs to be ALL the way down. Takes a decent amount of strength, at least on my Bushie. Make sure you do it on a hard, flat surface with no "give".

For me, it always takes either another person helping or a removal tool. I'm just not strong enough to push the ring down and get the handguards off. :p

Dbl0Kevin
September 19, 2004, 05:03 PM
DUH *smacks self in head*! I was trying to push them down and then out when all i had to do was pull outward and it came right off. Thanks for the help guys. I get the dummy of the day award. :o :banghead:

Atticus
September 19, 2004, 07:39 PM
http://quartz2.cyberstation.net/~dwpaul/hgrt.htm

Homemade handguard removal tool - easy to make and well worth the effort.

Not_A_Llama
September 19, 2004, 09:32 PM
for *REALLY* stubborn handguards, wedge two flathead screwdrivers in the handguards to pry them out, then use both your hands to push the delta ring down. Thankfully, handguards get easier to remove as excess material comes off.

Omaha-BeenGlockin
September 20, 2004, 10:09 AM
If you mess around with AR's very much----get the tool---it makes life MUCH easier.

g56
September 20, 2004, 05:53 PM
I was never able to get my handguards off till I got the tool, it is difficult! :cuss:

Atticus
September 20, 2004, 06:24 PM
BTW- Tapco sells a similar tool for $15.

Risasi
September 20, 2004, 08:51 PM
...would just muscle it. Har Har.

No, it's doable w/o the tool, but come on work smarter not harder. Unless you gotta chick you're trying to impress, then I recommed doing three sets of 15 rep foregrips removals, morning and night.

Uh, better yet...just by them roses they always dig that. *




*And if you're already married disregard all I said above, just buy her roses when she is mad at you.

RKCheung
September 20, 2004, 10:05 PM
Oh man, I wonder how my DI would have reacted if I asked for a tool to remove the handguards on my M16A2... :what:

Atticus
September 20, 2004, 10:56 PM
People used to type on typewriters too....if a simple tool makes a difficult job (that nobody LIKES to do) easy and quick...I say use it. :p

BigG
September 21, 2004, 09:51 AM
The older AR15s up thru the A1 config have a straight Delta ring. At least the newer ones have the tapered shape to give you a purchase.

Ditto on asking a drill sgt for a tool to remove handguards. :uhoh:

ID_shooting
September 21, 2004, 10:00 AM
8 years of packing one for Uncle Sam, I never needed, wanted or knew about a tool. Ditto, my old DS would have flipped. When I was an armorer, I would died from hysteria if a Pvt asked me for one :D

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