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cyrsequipment
02-15-2010, 11:56
I just traded an AK for a nice little home built AR, I am looking for a cheap free float handguard that has a swivel stud (to mount a bipod)...

I am going to take the front sight off and change it with a low profile gas block that I had from a previous build so it will fit under the tube.

I am eventually going to build this up into a coyote rifle but I want to start shooting it before then because I'm anxious and broke....:embarassed:

I have seen cheap tubes but they do not have the stud on them... is there a model that can be stuck into one and secured? I do have some modest gunsmithing skills but not a heck of a lot.

Unistat
02-15-2010, 14:08
I don't know what to tell you, except I was looking for the exact same thing for the exact same reason. I ended up getting the Houge tube. I'm going to drill and tap it for a sling swivel stud for the bipod. A little work, but still the cheapest solution.

vafish
02-15-2010, 15:13
Get a Cheap model 1 sales tube from Midway. IIRC they are about $35.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=551066

I have a rifle length model on my sons carbine.

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n75/vafish/Guns/DSCN1585.jpg

No swivel in them, but easy enough to drill a hole and put a swivel in them.

Use an Uncle Mikes Sling Stud and cut it to length.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=366960

kabob983
02-15-2010, 15:44
In the grand scheme of things Midwest Industries has some of the cheaper FF handguards.

sgtlmj
02-15-2010, 17:26
Yup. Just the basic tube that M1S or DPMS sells is perfect.

lawman800
02-16-2010, 01:01
The rifle length full free floater on a carbine barrel is a good looking combo.

cyrsequipment
02-17-2010, 07:05
Thank you to everyone

I think I'll me goung with the Model 1 handguard and the uncle mike's swivel stud...

I appreciate it.