Am I going to regret selling my AAC upper?

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Re: Am I going to regret selling my AAC upper?

Post by voip-1 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:47 am

triehl27 wrote:It's a handguard issue for cripes sake. You like the KMR Handguard, Swap it over. If it isn't the right size check the manufacturer for the right size, order it.
EDITED, they are both 9" guns, just swap the parts out call it good, there is NO reason to be considering giving up a perfect upper that you like.
NEVER get rid of a gun you enjoy, for something you don't enjoy as much. That simple.
I'm not sure who I would swap the hand guard from a brand new upper with one I don't like. I could purchase a KAC guard though, I would just prefer an m-lok set up on this rifle due to some accessories used. Only M-lok is SLR or I have to drop to 7" which I would prefer not to do.

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Re: Am I going to regret selling my AAC upper?

Post by tXr » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:49 am

Sell a great shooting upper because of the handguard? Change the handguard to what you desire, it sure as heck doesn't require a rocket science degree.
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Re: Am I going to regret selling my AAC upper?

Post by voip-1 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:02 am

tXr wrote:Sell a great shooting upper because of the handguard? Change the handguard to what you desire, it sure as heck doesn't require a rocket science degree.
I think you've made your point, thanks. As I pointed out only one company makes an 8 inch m lok hand guard and I don't know much about them.

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Re: Am I going to regret selling my AAC upper?

Post by tXr » Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:33 am

voip-1 wrote:
tXr wrote:Sell a great shooting upper because of the handguard? Change the handguard to what you desire, it sure as heck doesn't require a rocket science degree.
I think you've made your point, thanks. As I pointed out only one company makes an 8 inch m lok hand guard and I don't know much about them.
OK, I see your issue, I do have a solution. Purchase the ALG V1 Mlok, 10",,,,,, to create a 8" have a shop lathe off the last m-loc opening and you have a 8" M-loc, you can not tell it isn't a factory offering. I have done this for several guys lately that really liked the ALG handguards but wanted a M-loc vrs the key-mod 8" handguards they carry.
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Re: Am I going to regret selling my AAC upper?

Post by smustian » Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:37 am

tXr wrote:OK, I see your issue, I do have a solution. Purchase the ALG V1 Mlok, 10",,,,,, to create a 8" have a shop lathe off the last m-loc opening and you have a 8" M-loc, you can not tell it isn't a factory offering. I have done this for several guys lately that really liked the ALG handguards but wanted a M-loc vrs the key-mod 8" handguards they carry.
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Re: Am I going to regret selling my AAC upper?

Post by tXr » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:06 am

smustian wrote:
tXr wrote:OK, I see your issue, I do have a solution. Purchase the ALG V1 Mlok, 10",,,,,, to create a 8" have a shop lathe off the last m-loc opening and you have a 8" M-loc, you can not tell it isn't a factory offering. I have done this for several guys lately that really liked the ALG handguards but wanted a M-loc vrs the key-mod 8" handguards they carry.
Hacksaw, sand paper and Sharpie are the only tools required.
I get excellent results from my bandsaw and the sanding station's 8" sanding disc. Then I would mix up some Duracoat and leave the Sharpie alone.
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Re: Am I going to regret selling my AAC upper?

Post by DutchV » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:19 am

Y'all beat me to it. Cutting down a handguard is a fairly easy task.
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Re: Am I going to regret selling my AAC upper?

Post by steven11b » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:57 pm

SLR has good products. I used 2 of them when helping a few friends with their rifles. I will be using them on my my .458 socom SBR I'm the future.

I think joeboboutfitters.com has good prices on them.
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Re: Am I going to regret selling my AAC upper?

Post by bangbangping » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:23 pm

If you're asking the question, the answer is "yes".

I used to have a rule that I never sold a firearm, but it got kind of stupid when I couldn't close the safe, had guns under the bed, etc. Still get a twinge when I think of a few that I sold. And by "get a twinge" I mean "kick myself in the ass." :lol:

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Re: Am I going to regret selling my AAC upper?

Post by r.tenorio671 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:34 pm

SLR products are EXCELLENT, you won't have any issues in their quality or Customer Service, but I may be slightly biased, I use their HG's and AGB's exclusively in all of my personal builds.

I lean towards building from scratch so that I get what I want from the get-go.

Be aware that for switching out the handguard of the upper you have now WILL have some effect on the current accuracy level by virtue of removing the barrel nut ( if a new barrel nut required by new handguard). The effect could go either way. But, it could also give you an opportunity to do some things to enhance the accuracy potential (receiver truing, extension bedding, etc.).

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