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joe_sun
06-24-2011, 10:02 PM
Hey guys been out of the AR scene for a while and I came across some new (to me) products such as the Midwest SS, Samson Evolution, VTAC TRX ect.

I've been wanting an inexpensive, lightweight free floating rail for my AR to basically just put a bipod and maybe a light on and these new guys seem as if they might do the trick.

It will be going on a BCM middy upper with a SS 3x9 scope on it. I want to cut down the FSB and have the handguard over it for a RECCE look so I'm going for a 12in rail. I want the rail to be good enough to handle carbine courses and under $200.00

Any suggestions on these new guys or another that I might have missed?

Don29palms
06-24-2011, 11:21 PM
I have a Samson Evolution 9EX with a 4" extension on my 16" middy GPU. It is lightweight and very solid. I have changed the gun a bit since this picture was taken.

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg164/don29palms/GPUEDIT2.jpg

FMJBT
06-25-2011, 12:29 AM
The Midwest SS rails are very lightweight. I used the SS12 on my wifes 14.5" middy and have been very happy with it. Despite the light weight they are still extremely solid. Another one worth looking at is the YHM Todd Jarrett forends. I like the built in rails on the forward section that are lower profile than most add on rails for smooth forends.

SS12:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4930221911_1af7596d31_z.jpg

tvfreakarms
06-25-2011, 12:42 AM
Hey i'm in the rancho area my self. Is there any particular places you shot other than the south sunrise out door range? Or do you even shot there?

Hey guys been out of the AR scene for a while and I came across some new (to me) products such as the Midwest SS, Samson Evolution, VTAC TRX ect.

I've been wanting an inexpensive, lightweight free floating rail for my AR to basically just put a bipod and maybe a light on and these new guys seem as if they might do the trick.

It will be going on a BCM middy upper with a SS 3x9 scope on it. I want to cut down the FSB and have the handguard over it for a RECCE look so I'm going for a 12in rail. I want the rail to be good enough to handle carbine courses and under $200.00

Any suggestions on these new guys or another that I might have missed?

Don29palms
06-25-2011, 12:44 AM
Another one worth looking at is the YHM Todd Jarrett forends. I like the built in rails on the forward section that are lower profile than most add on rails for smooth forends.

The YHM Todd Jarretts are solid and comfortable but they are heavier.

joe_sun
06-25-2011, 9:24 AM
Hey i'm in the rancho area my self. Is there any particular places you shot other than the south sunrise out door range? Or do you even shot there?

Thanks for all the replies.

For handguns I like The Gun Room and for rifles I go to Sac Valley shooting center.

556fmj
06-25-2011, 9:34 AM
Check out the Knights Armament URX III rail. Another very, very lightweight free float rail.

joe_sun
06-25-2011, 10:14 AM
Check out the Knights Armament URX III rail. Another very, very lightweight free float rail.

It also costs about what my BCM upper did :eek:

JoeGSX
06-25-2011, 12:52 PM
JD Machine has a nice new one as well. There is a groupbuy going at snipershide.

WW2Buff
06-25-2011, 2:56 PM
I love the TRX series. I just ordered a 13" VTAC and am anticipating it's arrival.

CK_32
06-25-2011, 2:58 PM
The Midwest SS rails are very lightweight. I used the SS12 on my wifes 14.5" middy and have been very happy with it. Despite the light weight they are still extremely solid. Another one worth looking at is the YHM Todd Jarrett forends. I like the built in rails on the forward section that are lower profile than most add on rails for smooth forends.

SS12:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4930221911_1af7596d31_z.jpg

Dude let me be your wife haha

PolishMike
06-25-2011, 3:02 PM
Solid
Lightweight
Cheap.

Pick 2, 3 isnt really going to happen.

Regulus
06-25-2011, 3:18 PM
Yankee Hill Machine has a good Lightweight rifle length rail (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=166903?cm_cat=Cart&cm_pla=ProductDesc) (14.75 oz.) for less than $150.00. I have the specter length on my ST-22 (pictured below) and am looking to get the rifle length for one of my other AR's.

http://yahnet.net/images/rifles/ST-22_2.JPG

rareair
06-25-2011, 3:43 PM
The Troy TRX-series of handguards are hands down one of the lightest systems out in the market

shark92651
06-25-2011, 5:49 PM
The Troy TRX-series of handguards are hands down one of the lightest systems out in the market

...and at a great price.

tcb
06-25-2011, 10:34 PM
I got a set for my 16"BCM middy they I haven't put em on yet but they are super light pretty inexpencive and have gotten good reviews as far as being solid enough for competition and training.

Bigbird19
06-25-2011, 10:42 PM
Daniel defense woot woot

LBDamned
06-25-2011, 11:44 PM
I love the TRX series. I just ordered a 13" VTAC and am anticipating it's arrival.

+1... I just ordered 7.2" VTAC TRX - light and looks great! (wish they had an end cap though)