AR-15 carry handle rails?


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CmdrSlander
December 28, 2011, 11:13 AM
I'm putting together a utility carbine (truck gun, plinker, home defender) based on the PSA Magpul Original Equipment complete lower and the Olympic Arms .40 S&W Upper. This presents a problem: the .40 S&W upper is M16A2 style (it has a non-removable carry handle) not flattop as I would prefer, so I'll need to mount my 1.5-4x optic on the carry handle. The only rails I have found for the carry handle are either: Made by Tapco :barf: or for airsoft guns :banghead: Some respectable company must have made these! Where can I find quality carry handle rails that will keep zero with a lightweight scope mounted? Or is there some other mounting solution I do not know about?

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spartand003
December 28, 2011, 12:05 PM
Here you go, heat treated aluminum with steel mounting screw, American made from Aimtech:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/107597/aimtech-extended-rail-base-ar-15-carry-handle-matte

Shawn Dodson
December 28, 2011, 04:33 PM
I have an A.R.M.S. #39 mount for my A2 - http://www.armsmounts.com/default.asp?mode=products&sub=mounts&id=[hsh]39

A.R.M.S. make other mounts too - http://www.armsmounts.com/default.asp?mode=products&sub=mounts&page=1

Zach S
December 28, 2011, 05:33 PM
Here's a Millet on closeout at Midway:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/859394/millett-1-piece-picatinny-style-scope-mount-ar-15-carry-handle-matte

A more expensive solution would be to get a flat top upper and drill it for the Oly Ejector. You can get a blem upper from BCM for $80, and if you don't trust yourself to do the drilling, adco will do it for $50.

dprice3844444
December 28, 2011, 05:37 PM
amazon.com

mtrmn
December 28, 2011, 05:51 PM
Weaver makes them as well. B-square, Pro-mag, I'm sure there are other brands out there. I would NOT go with UTG/Leapers, etc.

Sergeant Sabre
December 30, 2011, 04:29 AM
ARMS mounts are the best quality for your application.

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