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UniversalBrow06
01-25-2011, 10:17
I like this handguard (really Mostly about the looks, simplicity, etc) but don't have any personal experience with MI. Can anyone tell me about the quality of these?

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/PhotoGallery.asp?ProductCode=MI+SS12+Black

How do they stack up to your other options? DD? LaRue? Troy? YHM? Any reason why I shouldn't get one of these?

RMTactical
01-25-2011, 10:40
I would say MI is a good value. Not as good as LaRue or DD, but good for the money. I've never tried that particular product from them though.

WayaX
01-25-2011, 11:07
For only a little more you can get a troy trx extreme.

NeverMore1701
01-25-2011, 11:31
The Troys are much nicer, but only go up to 13".

BBJones
01-25-2011, 12:47
He posted a link to a 12", so I would think 13" would work. I would vote for the Troy TRX Extreme or VTAC Extreme (VTAC is slightly heavier and has Oval slots instead of circles).

mixflip
01-25-2011, 12:59
I have some MI BUIS and the quality is top notch. (They shipped on my Stag M8 AR15) I'd buy other MI products in a heart beat.

Kona2004
01-25-2011, 13:27
I have that same hand guard in 15" on a 20" BCM upper and really like it.
http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af221/coxew/DSC_1917-1.jpg?t=1295983607

UniversalBrow06
01-25-2011, 16:07
I have that same hand guard in 15" on a 20" BCM upper and really like it.
http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af221/coxew/DSC_1917-1.jpg?t=1295983607

Spiffy lookn rifle. How heavy is the handguard? I was hoping not too much.

jrs93accord
01-25-2011, 16:40
MI has good stuff. Buy it with all confidence.

WayaX
01-25-2011, 17:43
I was not meaning to disparage MI in my post. They do make quality products but I meant for about 40 dollars more you could go from good to great. If all your budget can afford now is MI I doubt you would have any regrets.

jdodd
01-25-2011, 18:36
MI is middle of the road. I went with a TROY TRX Extreme and never looked back.

-J

mjkeat
01-25-2011, 19:21
When shopping for a rail I came accross info pointing to MI rails as being heavier and wider than others. I went w/ DD and a couple Troys

Suburban
01-25-2011, 20:31
MI T-Series handguards are pretty light, but the rails themselves are too wide to be true Picatinny spec, and you may have some trouble getting some stuff to fit properly

MI T-12 handguard review (http://suburbansdomain.blogspot.com/2009/12/midwest-industries-t12-handguard.html)

YHM Lightweight is a little cheaper than the MI even, and everything that I've tried has fit. The slots aren't labeled though, if that matters.

YHM Lightweight handguard review (http://suburbansdomain.blogspot.com/2010/09/yhm-lightweight-railed-float-tube.html)

Both are pretty wide, compared to the $300+ float tubes, but maybe not any wider than a standard plastic M4 handguard.

AFPD118
01-25-2011, 20:41
MI makes good products

Kona2004
01-25-2011, 23:56
Spiffy lookn rifle. How heavy is the handguard? I was hoping not too much.
Their website shows it as 16.6 ounces, which includes the two short pieces of rail that comes with it. I personally prefer the look of the MI rail over the Troy and weight was not an issue for me (not even sure what the Troy weighs).

12131
01-26-2011, 00:13
I would say MI is a good value. Not as good as LaRue or DD, but good for the money. I've never tried that particular product from them though.
That about sums it up.

mjkeat
01-26-2011, 09:24
Their website shows it as 16.6 ounces, which includes the two short pieces of rail that comes with it. I personally prefer the look of the MI rail over the Troy and weight was not an issue for me (not even sure what the Troy weighs).

I believe the Troy is 11 ounces

WayaX
01-26-2011, 12:16
I believe the Troy is 11 ounces

11 oz with the nut. If you count removal of all the factory parts ( barrel nut, handguard retaining ring) the added weight is aroud 7 oz for the 11 inch. The trx series is one of the lightest available.