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Vbp6us
09-25-2010, 5:48 PM
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I have a question about the fore grip...for those of you that have it mounted like mine, does your handle kind of separate the hand guards when you "twist" the gun? I can't really explain it better. If you are holding just the fore grip, and begin to swing it up to grab it in your hand, do you ever see the hand guards separating from each other?

Thanks

Veggie
09-25-2010, 6:51 PM
I like it.

GunDog
09-25-2010, 6:52 PM
Sweeeet!!

mecam
09-25-2010, 6:54 PM
Very nice, but your fish tank needs some cleaning. :p

Veggie
09-25-2010, 6:56 PM
And your rivet needs some coloring.

DK9mm
09-25-2010, 7:00 PM
Very nice.. It has inspired me to detail my lower with red and white.

Vbp6us
09-25-2010, 10:47 PM
Very nice, but your fish tank needs some cleaning. :p

Lol yeah I know. Those cichlids are so vicious. They killed the helpful plecostomus (algea eater), one morning I found the guy dead at the bottom missing chunks. I should get another one but it'll have to be a big one to keep these two guys in check.

Vbp6us
09-25-2010, 10:47 PM
And your rivet needs some coloring.

Done. :D

Vbp6us
09-25-2010, 10:48 PM
Very nice.. It has inspired me to detail my lower with red and white.

Cool dude. I didn't do it myself though, it came like that from Spikes Tactical.


I just finished building my gun in completeness as of two days ago because the riser for my scope came in then. Otherwise, the gun has been built for about a week. I just cleaned it and hopefully this upcoming week I will make some time to go to the range.

tomd1584
09-25-2010, 11:24 PM
looks good.

whats the eye relief on that scope?

Vbp6us
09-25-2010, 11:28 PM
looks good.

whats the eye relief on that scope?

Thanks. About 2"-3".

RainierArms
09-26-2010, 9:41 AM
Spikes is a good choice. They make a fine AR15. I am also a fan of the midlength gas system.

1000 oaks
09-26-2010, 9:43 AM
Sweeeet:D

coq
09-26-2010, 9:58 AM
I like the rifle. Yes, your plastic handguards will separate a little when you're yanking on that vertical grip...unless you want to get a railed hanguard. Scope looks kinda far back.

Vbp6us
09-26-2010, 12:45 PM
Spikes is a good choice. They make a fine AR15. I am also a fan of the midlength gas system.

Yeah I'm impressed by the craftsmanship. I was kind of regretting the midlength after I found out what the carbine was but the midlength turned out to be what I really wanted. Worked out great.

I like the rifle. Yes, your plastic handguards will separate a little when you're yanking on that vertical grip...unless you want to get a railed hanguard. Scope looks kinda far back.

OK thanks for answering that question. I'm kind of OCD so that separation may bother me enough to get a metal handguard setup that screws together. We shall see. For now, I'm extremely happy with the build. Super easy to do but very intimidating for someone like me with zero past gun experience. As for the scope, I'm not sure how to mount it really. It feels most comfortable right where it's at but you might be right, it could be too far back. I see it now that you point it out but I have to shoot it to really find out if it is or isn't too far back.

Sweeeet:D

Thanks

evidens83
09-26-2010, 12:48 PM
Lookin good! nice pics too

dieselpower
09-26-2010, 1:13 PM
The best handguards to mount a rail and VFG on are DPMS Glacier Guards. They have ribs inside the strengthen them a lot. They will resist the torquing action of the VFG. It takes some tools to modify them, but worked better then my Colt HGs. I had the Fatty M4s. On my Colt's there was some separation seen, but not much. I removed the rail and just went with a standard grasp.

http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=97

Vbp6us
09-26-2010, 1:24 PM
Lookin good! nice pics too

Thanks man!

The best handguards to mount a rail and VFG on are DPMS Glacier Guards. They have ribs inside the strengthen them a lot. They will resist the torquing action of the VFG. It takes some tools to modify them, but worked better then my Colt HGs. I had the Fatty M4s. On my Colt's there was some separation seen, but not much. I removed the rail and just went with a standard grasp.

http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=97

Wow thanks for the great suggestion. That looks legit. $15 < $70+ for metal hand guards so that is appealing in itself.

Made of a high tech, temperature resistant polymer that withstands temperatures greater than 500 degrees which allows the handguards to resist over-heating after fully-automatic fire for over 200 rounds.

:eek:

keson
09-26-2010, 9:16 PM
Great first build! now you need to take it to the range and blast some rounds through it :)

Vbp6us
09-26-2010, 10:52 PM
Great first build! now you need to take it to the range and blast some rounds through it :)

Thanks man. I plan to take it out to the range this up coming week.

Greg-Dawg
09-26-2010, 11:00 PM
Go shoot it!!

Sikhawk
09-27-2010, 6:36 PM
hey can you give us some specs on that? What upper is it, and what scope you using?

Veggie
09-27-2010, 7:37 PM
Its just the Spikes Midlength LE AR15.

Awesome rifle. I want one.

http://www.spikestactical.com/z/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=113&products_id=443&zenid=eog25m25mdltu7gdibh74uitd7

JRent54
09-27-2010, 7:44 PM
Nice build, Let us know how it shoots.

Frankh21
09-27-2010, 9:47 PM
Nice Jack Dempsey.

Sikhawk
09-28-2010, 8:07 AM
im stuck between a midlength and a carbine. do you like the midlength size? or would you have preferred carbine

ZX-10R
09-28-2010, 8:09 AM
What scope are you using.