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evidens83
05-26-2009, 12:24 PM
I dont know if its a carbine or mid-length :confused: Its a DTI 16" upper with front sight post. Sorry for the noob question (its my 1st AR)

Jicko
05-26-2009, 12:38 PM
I dont know if its a carbine or mid-length :confused: Its a DTI 16" upper with front sight post. Sorry for the noob question (its my 1st AR)

POST A PICTURE. :eek:

elrcastor
05-26-2009, 12:40 PM
I dont know if its a carbine or mid-length :confused: Its a DTI 16" upper with front sight post. Sorry for the noob question (its my 1st AR)

http://calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=18284&d=1236056422

on Mine the one on top is a carbine length Gas system

and the bottom is a rifle length gas system

evidens83
05-26-2009, 12:52 PM
POST A PICTURE. :eek:

Just like this one http://www.mdstactical.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7516_1&products_id=88297

Arteel
05-26-2009, 12:55 PM
Carbine length.

Jicko
05-26-2009, 1:09 PM
Carbine length.

+1 :thumbsup:

glock_this
05-26-2009, 1:10 PM
carbine..

see my signature link, see carbine length railed guards on 16" barrel

evidens83
05-26-2009, 1:10 PM
Thanks! Now which one do I get? So many choices hehe! :drool5:

Jicko
05-26-2009, 1:11 PM
Thanks! Now which one do I get? So many choices hehe! :drool5:

1 choice: DD Omega 7"

glock_this
05-26-2009, 1:13 PM
I love my YHM (http://yankeehillmachine.com/store/forearms.html) personally.. it is all about opinions.. many options but the YHM are affordable and seem very sold and well constructed. as compared to when I got mine years ago, they even have some new styles to select from.

evidens83
05-26-2009, 1:15 PM
If money werent an issue DD would have definately been my 1st choice. But since my wife always nags and wants me to feed the baby or something, I guess I cant spend too much ;) Probably YHM or similar. This is just a budget plinker for now anyways.

evidens83
05-26-2009, 1:20 PM
BTW how easy are they to install? Can a novice like me do it with regular hand tools?

glock_this
05-26-2009, 1:22 PM
just doing drop-ins? that is, taking off your plastic ones and 'dropping' in new ones? yes, you can do this. I did it without the special tool that pulls back the delta ring. it was a bit of a beotch on the hands & takes some strength, but I pulled it off. only have to do it 1 time :)

wcnones
05-26-2009, 1:41 PM
Better choice: Vltor CASV-EL.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc74/brandjury/mbusoncasv-elprofilesightsup.jpg

Jicko
05-26-2009, 1:43 PM
Better choice: Vltor CASV-EL.

IMO, I don't like the raised sight height.

ElevenBravO
05-26-2009, 2:12 PM
+1 to WCNONES

VLTOR CASV ELs

OofieXD
05-26-2009, 2:58 PM
just doing drop-ins? that is, taking off your plastic ones and 'dropping' in new ones? yes, you can do this. I did it without the special tool that pulls back the delta ring. it was a bit of a beotch on the hands & takes some strength, but I pulled it off. only have to do it 1 time :)

Do you have the YHM drop in 2 piece handguard? How is it? I'm planning on getting the mid length, but I'm debating between the Troy and YHM.

aplinker
05-26-2009, 8:12 PM
CASV are a bad choice for the reason shown in that pick. The sleeve on the top rail causes issues with optics and sights.

Go DD OMEGA if you want solid lock-up & free floating that's easy to install.

If you want cheap and rattly, go UTG.

If you want to feel like you're holding a huge, awkward pipe, go YHM.

glock_this
05-26-2009, 8:30 PM
Do you have the YHM drop in 2 piece handguard? How is it? I'm planning on getting the mid length, but I'm debating between the Troy and YHM.

yes, I have the 2 piece handguard - drop in style - and I really like mine well enough.. cant say it feels like "you're holding a huge, awkward pipe" :rolleyes: for replacing the stock plastic handguards, they feel very solid and secure, holds all items I use like BUIS, sights, magnifier, light, vert handle, and have no slop or issues to ever speak of. I think YHM makes great products at the prices others should/could be charging - which is why I just bought a complete upper of theirs with the diamond free float rails :)

SoCalRandy
05-26-2009, 9:42 PM
I personally went with the DD Omega 7.0 and have no regrets. It was really simple to install and it's also very solid. But, if your looking for something a little cheaper this one can be had for about $100 less...

http://www.midwestindustriesinc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=64

Ducman
05-26-2009, 10:31 PM
How about this $30 handguard,lightweight, you can always add rails :thumbsup:

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q42/myusi/DSC00559.jpg

evidens83
05-26-2009, 10:48 PM
Which handguard is that Ducman it looks clean and simple! Whats the difference between 2pc and 1pc handguards? Pros and cons?

aplinker
05-26-2009, 11:01 PM
Which handguard is that Ducman it looks clean and simple! Whats the difference between 2pc and 1pc handguards? Pros and cons?

Magpul MOE.

1-piece require removing the FSB. 2-piece do not. Rigidity and fewer parts for 1-piece.

Stanze
05-26-2009, 11:06 PM
If you want to feel like you're holding a huge, awkward pipe, go YHM.

+1

A friend of mine has the YHM lightweight free float rail. I thought it was huge, awkward and didn't seem to make the gun any lighter. Meh.

operationblackwater
05-26-2009, 11:11 PM
+1

A friend of mine has the YHM lightweight free float rail. I thought it was huge, awkward and didn't seem to make the gun any lighter. Meh.

I second that!