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Badlander
July 11, 2009, 12:50 PM
Who makes the best 4 rail handguards and do they have to be gunsmith instaled? My boss wants to buy some for his son. I said I would ask around.Price is unimportant.

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cbrgator
July 11, 2009, 12:53 PM
I am assuming you are referring to free-floats? There are many high quality brands. I would rate Daniel Defense at the top.

LegalAlien
July 11, 2009, 01:07 PM
You can also get 2-piece non-free float railed handguards from Daniel Defense, Yankee Hill, Midwest Industries to name a few.

These handguards can be installed easily, like a regular AR handguard - no need for gunsmithing.

ThePunisher'sArmory
July 11, 2009, 01:23 PM
If you want inexpensive UTG makes one that is just fine for about $60. If you want the best Knights Armament RIS system for about $199+/-.

RoostRider
July 11, 2009, 02:05 PM
The one pieces do NOT have to be installed by a smith, but they DO have to be installed by someone who knows what they are doing and has the right tools, if you want them to be beneficial instead of something that makes your weapon unreliable/dangerous....

There is an armorers wrench that is needed for the task, and a HIGH QUALITY torque wrench, as well as a thorough understanding of what needs to be done and how to get it done....

That being understood, there is less of a point in getting these installed if they do not float the barrel (the one piece), so I suggest going that route if money is not an issue....

If you don't feel up to the job, or know you aren't, go with a smith....

taliv
July 11, 2009, 06:08 PM
i prefer the KAC URX2 rails to the RIS,

I'd say daniel defense' lite rail and larue's rail are a close 2nd and 3rd

if you don't need rails on all 4 sides, look at the VTAC foreend

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