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    Default AR15/M4 Gear

    Ok, its been 13 years or so since I owned an AR15(M4 design), and now that I have a new one I'd like to dress it up some. There weren't many options back then, so I'm way out of the loop on things.

    Budget is of importance, I'm still not sure my lady friend(she's more than that, no official title) wont beat me to death with this M4 yet for spending the money on my 8th gun in 6 months time. lol

    1. I'm looking for a direct replacement for the forearm. One of those quad rail units that all I have to do is compress the slipring & spring down to change it out. Aluminum is preferred over plastic.
    2. forward vertical grip
    3. green laser w/remote switch
    4. flashlight thingy

    The factory pistol grip is getting changed out for sure, the one finger groove bump just doesn't work with my hand.

    This is the model I have: http://www.stagarms.com/product_info...roducts_id=205

    Magazines: From what I'm reading the Magpul's are what many like.. Wheres the cheapest place for those?
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    Default Re: AR15/M4 Gear

    There are too many places selling AR stuff to mention them all. You might try:
    http://www.danieldefense.com/?page=shop/index
    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/
    http://stores.homestead.com/Laruetac...StoreFront.bok
    To name just a few of the better ones.
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    Default Re: AR15/M4 Gear

    Go to Primary Arms for a quad rail. Better than UTG at a lower price.
    http://www.primaryarms.com/product.s...categoryId=101

    and some reviews here:
    http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.htm...f=325&t=182458


    As far as grips w/0 the bump, I just installed a Magpul MOE grip ($20 at BravoCo) and I'm really digging it. And depending on who you talk to (nearly everyone, actually), PMags are the tihs. Bravo Company is a good spot, when they're in stock.
    Hope this helps.
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    Default Re: AR15/M4 Gear

    Another place for mags is www.44mag.com. This is one of the cheapest places that I found for mags. Also very good service.

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    Default Re: AR15/M4 Gear

    I see you are looking to have a vertical grip attached to your rifle. I think that the best thing to do with this would be to free float your barrel with a free float rail. That way you can mount a sling and a grip and not have to worry about torquing your barrel. I think it's the only way to go if you want a carbine set up in a fighting configuration and are looking to add more then a light.

    I had noticed a difference of about an inch when I had a VFG attached to my former surefire M73 on my M4 carbine. I would recommend the Yankee Hill lightweight free float quad rail for your carbine here http://www.impactguns.com/store/YHM-9631.html
    The mounting is easy as pie and trust me, you will see an increase in accuracy of your rifle almost immediately.
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    Might want to look into that angled forgrip Magpul has out, supposed to be a more ergonomic way to keep your non shooting hand.

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    Default Re: AR15/M4 Gear

    Aim Surplus carries a lot of stuff.

    Here's the current mag selection:
    http://www.aimsurplus.com/catalog.aspx?groupid=14

    I have several of the inexpensive C Products mags with the orange follower. So far so good.

    Their PMAGS (and other select items) include 1 cent shipping, so consider that when pricing around.
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    Sorry for the late reply...

    Thanks guys! All the info is much appreciated!

    I'm reconsidering a free-float handguard. I think I might get the YHM light weight. I didn't really want to muck with the barrel nut with a new gun, just been a long standing practice to not mess with such involved things for sometime has passed and I didn't want to jynx my life long lucky streak with guns. lol ...but, I'm gonna tempt fate this one time. lol

    BTW, I was an armorist/small arms repairman in the USMC Reserves after highschool- so I'm not totally a n00b to this things. But we didn't have all these add-on goodies back then.
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    Default Re: AR15/M4 Gear

    depending on your budget, I'd suggest looking into the daniel defense omega rail. It's free floating, so you don't have to worry about bolting a bunch of crap to it and having it effect barrel harmonics, plus it requires zero modifications to the host weapon.

    The UTG and Primary Arms forearms are not free floating designs. Not sure about YHM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodder View Post
    depending on your budget, I'd suggest looking into the daniel defense omega rail. It's free floating, so you don't have to worry about bolting a bunch of crap to it and having it effect barrel harmonics, plus it requires zero modifications to the host weapon.

    The UTG and Primary Arms forearms are not free floating designs. Not sure about YHM.

    I looked that the Daniel Defense units, but they are way too much for my budget.

    YHM makes free float and a replacement versions. The one I'm looking at is about 1/3 the price of a DD, and is freefloating.
    RIP: SFN, 1861, twoeggsup, Lambo, jamesjo, JayBell, 32 Magnum, Pro2A, mrwildroot, dregan, Frenchy, Fragger, ungawa, Mtn Jack, Grapeshot, R.W.J.

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