Originally Posted by sixzulu
Thanks, I just copied my last issued M4 minus the rails and light/laser crap.
I'm digging yours and Ar180shooter's setups as well. I'm a big fan of plastic handguards. They're more comfortable than vertical grips to me and I hate grabbing metal rails, which to cover with plastic panels defeats the purpose of mounting rails, no?
I'm always of the mindset that simpler is better. For a lightweight carbine like the ones in this thread (where you won't be mounting more than optics), I see no advantage to putting a rail system on your AR. I am, however, thinking of switching to Magpul MOE handguards. I like the slimmer profile, and I find them more comfortable than the M4 handguards that are currently on my rifle.