AR quad fore end probably dumb question

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Post by sailor2000 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:18 pm

OK.. so i just got a Diamondback DB15CCB AR15. Looks like a great build. It has a machined aluminum free floating quad rail handguard. https://diamondbackfirearms.com/collect ... 0101576204 All 4 picatinny rails are full length. Man that thing would make a wonderful cheese grater for 200# cheese blocks and it put on a spindle would probably be good for planing down wood planks. (can you tell this is my first quad Picatinny rail gun?) So I have found rubber covers for the rails themselves. Is there a rubber type accessory I can buy to fill the space between the rails so I end up with a smoothish, round-ish outer surface or do I just need a different hand guard?

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Post by ninjabread » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:29 pm

Somebody may sell them but I bet a full set costs more than a basic hand guard. :lol:
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Post by C-dub » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:08 pm

I thought the OP was asking about something like this
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I have these on mine and you can even cut off the parts you don't need for a spot where an accessory is mounted if you want.

https://www.magpul.com/products/ladder-rail-panel
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Post by Jusme » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:25 pm


This is what I put on mine. They work great and give a textured grip. Not that expensive. You will need a couple of small screwdrivers to remove them, but they stay in place.
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Post by troglodyte » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:20 pm

C-dub wrote:I thought the OP was asking about something like this
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I have these on mine and you can even cut off the parts you don't need for a spot where an accessory is mounted if you want.

https://www.magpul.com/products/ladder-rail-panel
I have this on one of my ARs. I like it. Low profile and does its job.
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Post by CleverNickname » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:47 pm

C-dub wrote:I thought the OP was asking about something like this
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I have these on mine and you can even cut off the parts you don't need for a spot where an accessory is mounted if you want.

https://www.magpul.com/products/ladder-rail-panel
He said he wanted a round profile.


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Post by apostate » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:48 pm

If you want to go that route, it looks like Primary Arms has both those styles of rail covers on sale now.
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Post by carlson1 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:48 pm

:iagree: They are easy to cut and custom to fit your rail. Order extras. ;-)
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Post by apostate » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:53 pm

If you don't care about looks, these are on clearance. :mrgreen:
http://www.primaryarms.com/ergo-graphic ... 0-ergogrip
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Post by C-dub » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:58 pm

CleverNickname wrote:
C-dub wrote:I thought the OP was asking about something like this
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I have these on mine and you can even cut off the parts you don't need for a spot where an accessory is mounted if you want.

https://www.magpul.com/products/ladder-rail-panel
He said he wanted a round profile.
Ah, I see what he's going for now.

Wouldn't that kinda prevent some or a lot of the heat dissipation properties of having many air gaps and keep the barrel hotter longer?
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Post by Bushwhacker » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:06 pm

I always wondered why people pay extra for quad rails and then pay more for rail covers.

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:55 pm

sailor2000 wrote:Is there a rubber type accessory I can buy to fill the space between the rails so I end up with a smoothish, round-ish outer surface or do I just need a different hand guard?

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Knights Armament Rail Covers:
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They don’t completely fill the space between the rails, but they fill it enough that the effect is the same. I have a M16A4 replica that I built a few months ago, and I used the authentic Knights Armament rail system and covers, and it works pretty well. The covers are native to any pic-rail, so they should work on your handguard.

https://www.knightarmco.com/portfolio/1 ... ver-panel/

Here’s what those rail covers look like on my rifle:
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