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Old 08-05-2022, 2:58 PM
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So I'm working on my new AR-9 and had planned on using my Odin Works O2-Lite handguard. But, apparently it doesn't fit flush with my billet upper. I have other handguards I could use with this upper and put the O2 on a different build.

Would you use a different handguard?

Would you buy an Odin Works upper that would work with their O2 handguard?





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Billet uppers often have issues with hand guards and fitment.

That would probably bug me too.
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I would fix it. Can you take some material off the handguard adapter or receiver, so that it screw onto the receiver further.
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soch a small gap It would not bother me/
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Would bother me. 2 options, new upper or new hanguard. Was the upper a match to the lower? If so I'd get same manufacturer handguard. Otherwise I'd get Odin upper receiver.
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Would bother me. 2 options, new upper or new hanguard. Was the upper a match to the lower? If so I'd get same manufacturer handguard. Otherwise I'd get Odin upper receiver.
The upper isn't a perfect match to the lower but they do match up pretty nicely. I went with this upper to save some money, got it on sale for $50. The Odin upper is pretty expensive, and is currently OOS.
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I would fix it. Can you take some material off the handguard adapter or receiver, so that it screw onto the receiver further.
Unfortunately not.
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Is the lower also billet? How does a standard upper match up to your lower?

If a standard upper matches well with your lower, I would just swap it out and use a standard upper.

They are cheap, and that would solve the gap issue.
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Is the lower also billet? How does a standard upper match up to your lower?

If a standard upper matches well with your lower, I would just swap it out and use a standard upper.

They are cheap, and that would solve the gap issue.
The lower is a billet lower made by NFA for Dirty Bird. I haven't put standard upper on it to see how it looks. Though I just did after reading your post. It doesn't look bad, though the only ones I have include the forward assist and dust cover. I kind of like the way the PCC uppers look with out them.

I really want to use this handguard as the whole point to the build was to be lite weight.

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I just found this Anderson upper with no forward assist and dust cover. https://www.omegamanufacturinginc.co...mfg-upper.html
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Well, I put on the other handguard and really liked the way it lined up with this upper. It's not as light as the O2-LITE, but it's not bad. The O2-LITE weighs 5.6 oz without the hardware and the Dirty Bird weighs 8.9 oz without the hardware. I didn't weigh them with the hardware but they both use aluminum barrel nuts.

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Well, I put on the other handguard and really liked the way it lined up with this upper. It's not as light as the O2-LITE, but it's not bad. The O2-LITE weighs 5.6 oz without the hardware and the Dirty Bird weighs 8.9 oz without the hardware. I didn't weigh them with the hardware but they both use aluminum barrel nuts.

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That looks nice. Did you paint your barrel red? How many ounces is the buffer you are going to use?
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That looks nice. Did you paint your barrel red? How many ounces is the buffer you are going to use?
No, it's an Odin Works Super Lite barrel. It's a 5.5" SS barrel with a 16" permanently attached shroud. The shroud is anodized red and I have other Odin Works red anodized parts for this build.

As for the buffer, I went with the Kaw Valley 7.5oz buffer.

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Well, I put on the other handguard and really liked the way it lined up with this upper. It's not as light as the O2-LITE, but it's not bad. The O2-LITE weighs 5.6 oz without the hardware and the Dirty Bird weighs 8.9 oz without the hardware. I didn't weigh them with the hardware but they both use aluminum barrel nuts.

Now to put the lower together.


Only one possible issue I see with that handguard.. It may be a illusion because of the camera angle, but will the lower fit on and properly tilt with the front pin in, and the rear pin out? The area between the front take down lug and the lower part of the handguard looks mighty small..
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Only one possible issue I see with that handguard.. It may be a illusion because of the camera angle, but will the lower fit on and properly tilt with the front pin in, and the rear pin out? The area between the front take down lug and the lower part of the handguard looks mighty small..
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