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Looking for a cheap GI A2/A3 carry handle.

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by CaptTripps, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. Mixed Nuts

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  2. CaptTripps

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    MixedNuts, you are right, it work better if you are carrying it in a relaxed manner. Maybe back and forth to the targets, around camp, in and out of the canoe, etc. If I try to jam my whole hand in there, my knuckles will get stuck. I went and function tested the rifle yesterday, only 60 rounds of Tula steel case 55 grain HP .223. Actual 5.56 is scarce around here. It ran pretty good except 2 failure to feed, which I attributed to a combo of new magazines, cheap ammo, and perhaps the rifle was not lubed enough. I love the sight tho. The cheap magpul collapsible stock is going to go. I have ordered a Magpul, carbine length, fixed stock. The collapsible cught my beard hair every shot, and it is so wobbly. I would like a solid stock. It is supposed to be delivered today, so we will see how it goes.
     
  3. WestKentucky

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    PSA daily deals...not cheap but should be good quality.
     
  4. CaptTripps

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    I would have ordered from PSA but they were out of stock for the past 3 or 4 weeks, thats why I went with the Aero product, which certainly appears to be mil-spec.
     
  5. Mixed Nuts

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    I'm on my phone and I'm not a techie so I can't upload a picture.

    But. If you ordered the cheap magpul fixed carbine stock it will be quite short. It comes with the stock, a screw wirh threadlock and two different optional end caps.

    The stock fixes on by way of the screw that runs through the stock just behind whatever of the two end caps you select.

    The screw is situated to fit under the buffer tube and just ahead of the rectangular part of the buffer tube that facilitates adjustment of a typical carbine stock.

    Why am I telling you this? Boredom I think...

    Anyway, you can set the fixed magpul stock anywhere along the buffer you want if you're willing to make a small undercut across the bottom of the rectangular portion of the buffer tube.

    I've done it and it is rock solid. One of the two end caps finishes the setback installation very neatly... The other not so much.
     
  6. CaptTripps

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    I did receive the fixed stock and have it installed on the rifle. I also had ordered a extended butt-pad, the PRS, .80". When you remove the original, .25", and add the extended version, you gain about 1/2". This give a LOP of about 12, 3/4" inches, which works great for me. I am a smaller guy and usually end up reducing LOP on my guns anyways. When I shoulder the gun, it feels great, my nose is not quite at the charging handle, but about 1" back. I also love how solid the stock is. Before, with the cheap MOE adjustable, it was so wobbly, it made the whole gun feel like a cheap toy. The fixed stock is rock solid by comparison. I understand what you are saying about modifying the adapter, I'll keep it in mind. I am using the solid adapter, the one without the space for the ASAP sling mount system.
     
  7. Jackal

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    Get a Daniel Defense rear fixed sight. Cheaper, lighter, strong and top tier quality.
     
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