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    Pictures of your Plate Carriers

    I love your carpet!
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    Pictures of your Plate Carriers

    The BFG Small Utility Pouch is quite small but will be large enough to hold a good amount of random things. If you look on Google images you will find that it can easily hold two smoke grenades and then some, even so it is a compact pouch. As for a 10 speed pouch, if you're comfortable keeping that many magazines up front, it's a great set up. Personally, I like to move other mags to my sides to keep it as slim as I can on the front. Of course, you can still get 10 speed pouches for that.
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    Pictures of your Plate Carriers

    The velcro pockets in the cummerbund is to a allow you to add Kevlar panels as well as plates for extra protection. You can also run comms wires through there. The loops on the inside of the plate bags are for a strap to replace the cummerbund, however, replicas may not come with that strap. It's a poor design for such a strap set up... The velcro on the inside of the plate bag is for additional protection to be added. Though I have not been able to find any protection panels that you can add. The velcro at the bottom of the bag is for the strap to replace the cummerbund. The kangaroo pouch is to allow you to add pouches in there for many different things. Most common is a magazine pouch, but I see many people use the space for maps and other documents.
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    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    Leon, I'd love to sell it to you but I'd rather sell it all as a package and get rid of my magazines as well. Thank you for buying half of my things!
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    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    I actually started out using two points and I hated them. Once I switched to single point slings I loved that design but I always wanted to be able to transition between single and two point sling configurations, so I bought the VTAC sling and was going to add sling mounting hooks that allowed me to use it as a MagPul sling. Though, when I attached it as I have it now in the pictures, I love the way it is and the quick adjust feature of the VTAC sling is fantastic. I've been running the sling like this for over a year and I am now using similar sling configurations on all my rifles. I still understand what you mean though. Nice rifle, I love the paint job especially!
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    H&K Picture Thread

    This is my KWA MP7. I really like the way it feels and the way it looks. I also have a T-1 AimPoint and a PEQ-15 that I sometimes put on this, but those parts are usually on my M4, which you can view in the AR15 Picture thread if you'd like. The only things I have done to it is make a notch to allow the stock to be in a shorter position compared to the fully extended position, and added a replica MS3 sling, which is on par with the quality of the real MS3 sling. I've got the "CQB" Bolt, and the "Field" Bolt, and both work wonderfully. Even though the weight difference in the two bolts are easily noticeable, the rate of fire surprised me with the field bolt since it was incredibly fast. Yet, it's easy to control the amount of plastic you throw down range. Since I have a total of four 40rd magazines and one 20rd magazine, I can shoot quite a lot without a problem. It's an impressive and fun little gun. Excuse the flash in the pictures, I did not notice the flash until I uploaded the pictures and now it's too late to retake the photos.
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    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    My VFC M4. It started out as a Knights SR-15E3 but I changed around a few parts. I love the way it looks, runs, and feels. Still, I've been thinking about letting it go to a new home, but perhaps not.
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    Silenced Guns Picture Thread

    I've actually been thinking about selling both of them, I haven't even used the MP7 in a game. Both run beautifully though, and I love the way they look. I do put the T-1 AimPoint and the PEQ on the MP7 at times. And excuse the flash in the pictures, I did not notice it until I uploaded the photos.
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    Pics of your Gear

    Well, I wouldn't necessarily say that Snigel Designs gear is not of high quality. Though, as you put it, their gear is not generally that "high speed" when compared to many other manufacturers. The plate carrier that Snigel has made is too complicated and over-designed, in my opinion. The main reason why the plate carrier was not widely fielded is because it does not meet the requirements of the average soldier, or it does more than the average soldier needs. On the other hand, groups like SOG are able to get ahold of kits that are generally better designed than the ones that Snigel have come up with. Of course, I do support the production of gear by a domestic company, but I am more interested in quality rather than where the gear was made.
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    Pics of your Gear

    I have also seen it in a few pictures though I do not know much about them in terms of official statements regarding the issuing of the plate carrier. I do believe that it was first introduced as a piece of kit for trials when the military was trialling new gear. After that, I have been told that a number of the ones used in the trials were kept by troops, a few more were issued, and some were purchased privately. Of course, I do not claim this to be the facts, it is simply what I have heard about it from others, even from people in the Swedish military... But take it with a pinch of salt. Hopefully someone else is able to enlighten us about it. It's not "Sniegl," it's actually "Snigel," which means "Snail." I do not know if it was intentional or just a typo, but it helps other forum members if they want to search for the company's products.
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    Pics of your Gear

    The problem about trying to source a Stridsväst 2000 is just that, they're very expensive because they are very rare. It's a piece of kit that troops are required to return to their respective armory, along with many other parts of their issued kit. Only a few items are considered to be expendable and replaceable without having to sign for it. However, since the relatively recent decision to produce and issue several new gear designs, there could be an influx of Stridsvästar on the public market, potentially lowering the average pricing. Though, I would not be surprised if the majority of the vests are destroyed or put into storage, for one reason or another. Either way, I'm glad to see more modern and updated gear being put into service by our government and military command.
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    Pics of your Gear

    I remember seeing smoke grenades rubber banded in the MOLLE like that in several photos, but I think that they were all before 2006. It seems that such a practice is not as widely done, at least not in front of cameras… When it comes to the smaller details, I agree with you, it's best to keep the more useful things higher up on your list of priorities. But I think that your kit is put together well so far, and you don't seem to have that much to add. I am not an expert on UKSF kits, but I do think that I remember seeing UKSF guys kitted out with BlackHawk pouches on their RAVs and SOHPCs. Therefore it should not be incorrect to use a BlackHawk hydration pouch. For the timeframe, I would assume that they would be using CamelBak bladders, but if you are interested in a better bladder design, I would recommend a Source bladder of the appropriate size. CamelBak bladders are not bad, to my experience, I just prefer Source bladders more. Either way, it should be worth a look.
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    Pics of your Gear

    Even for medic or breacher kits it is important to keep hydrated so they would carry water, depending on the mission profile. I would definitely recommend that you have a way to carry your water, whether that be in a pouch on your back or simply putting a water bottle in your cargo pocket or utility pouch. Keeping yourself hydrated is always good, no matter the environment may be in. Besides what was posted above mine, I would also recommend that you put your smoke grenade in a pouch, and it would look a bit more authentic with an IR beacon that is appropriate to the timeframe of your kit.
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    Pictures of your Plate Carriers

    Due to the increased circumference added by wearing a plate carrier should make it difficult to use a cross-draw style holster position. Generally, I don't like wearing a holster because it is so often conflicting with my other gear, but now that I use the aforementioned SafariLand 6004 on a UBL mount, it does not feel uncomfortable to wear it. Most of the time I do not use a sidearm but when I do, I like to make sure that I can draw it without any problems. When I had a SEPRA holster with a MOLLE mount, I put it in the same position as the handgun in FrogFish's picture, however, it was on the outside of the cummerbund. That position added enough space between my body and the gun to be able to draw it fairly easily. Ultimately, it was not a holster position that I was comfortable with.
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    Pictures of your Plate Carriers

    I have not tried holstering my pistol in a CPC like that, but I have tried it in my LBT-6094a or an RRV in a similar position. It's definitely not the best draw, but it is not absolutely awful. Often, I found it to be a relatively comfortable way to carry a sidearm without being able to quickly draw it, which kind of defeats the purpose of having a sidearm in times of dire need. Personally, I find that holstering my sidearm on my belt in a SafariLand 6004 holster with a UBL drop-leg mount makes it a comfortable and quickly accessible solution.
  16. This is the wrong section to post such questions, the right section should be the General Discussion section, I believe. You can find it in the link below: http://arniesairsoft.co.uk/forums/index.php?/forum/9-general-discussion/ Besides that, this is the rifle that they have been seen using: http://postimg.org/image/b5hmqpjt7/ You'll need a new stock and a new RIS for the gun. The stock that you will be most likely to find that fits the bill is the G&P MK36 KV stock(http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_info.php?cPath=745_30_141&products_id=1283), but as you can see, it is not 100% accurate. Perhaps you would be able to find the same stock produced by other companies, or stocks that are similar. As for the rail, I do not believe that there is a rail on the market that will be low profile enough unless you're able to find the exact same rail that SOG uses. Theirs is of a special design and all rails on the airsoft market are just too bulky. I would suggest that you simply use the standard plastic hand-guard that comes standard with the G36c and use the rail panels as they are. Once you start to add AN/PEQ-15 devices or similar, as well as your preferred flashlight, and fore-grip, you will be covering up enough of the fore-grip so it should not look much different. If you have any other questions about the weapons of SOG, I would be glad to help, but my knowledge is limited.
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    Pics of your Gear

    PaveHawk, that's the one! As you can tell, I'm not in the know when it comes to classifying aircraft, I'm better with gear. Anyway, it's very well made kit as it is but I'm looking forward to seeing it with the last few pieces of kit you're expecting.
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    Glock Picture Thread

    I definitely agree with you when you say that it's either Race-Gun or military/police type Glocks out there, very seldom do you ever see anything that's as personalized as some 1911's. I guess you could CNC the slide to trim off metal, much like Chris Costa's M&P's have been made. If you've got a steady hand you might even be able to do it with a dremel, but I would not really recommend that! It does make me want to trim down my Glock's slide and stipple the frame, to make it more "high-speed." Possibly adding a small red-dot sight on the slide, but all this is just a dream, it's not going to happen... I, too, like the threaded barrel with a thread protector, it looks very aggressive and mean! Again, I don't think that I will ever modify my Glock, unless something breaks on it I wont replace anything. Nothing has broken in the 6 or so years that I have owned it, it hasn't been used very frequently but I find that impressive nonetheless. Since I am a number of months shy of 21, I cannot own any handguns in the US, and since I got a Green Card not too long ago, I have not been able to save up enough to buy any real firearms. I've got enough things that I need to spend money on anyway. When my father got his American Green Card, the first thing he said was that he was going to buy himself a Glock... He got the chance to shoot it a few times in the Swedish Army and he instantly loved the gun! He still has not bought one though... restoring a few classic cars suck up all the cash!
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    Glock Picture Thread

    Hwagan, Glocks are incredibly reliable when it comes to the real steel versions, it also helps that airsoft Glocks are reliable as hell! At least in my experience they are. Of course, you should be able to find a few horror stories about reliability when it comes to any firearm but with the tests that Glocks are put through and the quality control of the company, there should not be a risk of failure. As long as you'd treat it well, but that goes with any firearm. Though this pertains to real Glocks and not airsoft Glocks, I have heard a story from a friend who is a SWAT Officer. He accidentally left his off-duty Glock on the top of his squad car, and he beats himself up for that mistake! He drove down the highway at 70mph and heard something scraping on the roof, when he looked in his rear-view mirror he could see this little black blob flying off of his car. Of course, he turned around when he was able to and stopped to pick it up, with one side of the slide and frame completely scratched, pretty deep into the metal and the plastic. The sights were knocked off, with a little damage to the slide where the sights are mounted. Even though its the SOP to have a round chambered for his SWAT Team, the Glock did not go off. He took it to a local shooting range and asked one of the employees if it was safe to fire and if it was able to be fixed, since he didn't want to show all of his team members what had happened! The employee racked the slide back a few times and listened carefully, and gave the word that it was in good enough condition to fire safely. My friend did shoot a good number of rounds through it, even without the sights, and went home to write a letter to Glock about how impressed he was that it would be able to take much more abuse that he expects in the line of duty, and Glock responded with another "thank you" letter with a few cool small things, as well as offering to fix/replace the gun for a decent fee. The ended up replacing it completely and he payed out of his own pocket because he didn't want the department to deal with it all. Unfortunately, he had to pay for it, but business is business and someone has to pay someone else... I don't know if it is alright to post a story about a real firearm on the airsoft boards, so if it is not accepted I will completely understand if the moderators and/or administrators were to delete this part of my post(and send me a PM with a warning or something, but I'd appreciate to keep my warning points at 0, thank you). Anyway, there are actually a lot of different things that one can do to a Glock to make it more unique or make it more "high-speed." The Echo 1 Timberwolf that Agent Hunk posted on the previous page is a nice example of a "high-speed" yet modest set up for a Glock. Which makes me want to trade in my KWA Glock18c for one of those, but I'm generally happy with my Glock as it is, it's extremely reliable but has no "cool-guy" accessories besides an Insight M3 light. Most of the Glock accessories on the market seem to be parts to make ones Glock into a Race-Gun, there is still a decent number of accessories that are more military oriented. It's true though, at the end it is still a boring Glock, and you cannot really take that away from the gun. *suitcase*, I love Glocks because of the simple and straight-to-the-point design, but I'll still admit that it's a pretty boring design(besides that TimberWolf). After all, it's designed to be a utilitarian combat pistol! Enough talk from me...
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    Pics of your Gear

    I usually don't comment in response to pictures that members post, without asking or answering a question but for the above pictures I have to tell you, Botisho, that this is the best impressions that I have seen of Air Force PJs and one of the best impressions that I have ever seen! I'm also not someone that tries to build a realistic impression, rather, I like to draw inspiration from certain groups as to create something that would be realistically accurate but not strictly an impression. Very nicely done! It reminds me a lot of the National Geographic's "Inside Combat Rescue," you only need a BlackHawk... and a crew...
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    Pictures of your Plate Carriers

    The pictures that TAG has on their website confirms that the pouch has Velcro on it as a system of attachment.
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    Custom Gear

    I filled my hollow plates with sand, then I taped up the entire plate so that even if the shell cracked it would not leak. The weight of the filled plates equaled the weight of real ESAPI plates. I replaced them with two layers of foam and one layer of cardboard that were cut like a plate, and taped together. I didn't like how the sand in the hollow plates kept moving around and created a bulge towards the middle lower part of my ribcage. That leads me to think that expanding and solidifying foam would be better to use except it won't get a realistic weight. Though, you could always buy some training plates…
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    Pictures of you in the field or at a game

    What is the base color for those pants? Did you simply paint them to get that dark effect?
  24. Price: -Ranging from $80 to $110 without shipping. Since you can buy this set or another brands(TMC, Emerson, etc.) from many websites within a similar price range, it is up to you to find the shop with a good reputation and a reasonable price. I bought my set from AirsoftDepo.ca simply because I found other items available on that website that I also wanted to buy. With a price tag being around $100 for both the shirt and pants, as well as pads for the knees and elbows, I would say that it is a very good price considering the overall features. Keep in mind, I bought my set a few years ago and prices have gone down since on most websites. Quality: Considering the price of the set, I was suspicious of the quality. I did not expect something with a very high quality standard, but I also did not expect the product pieces to be of low quality either. First, lets start with the quality of the garments themselves, later moving onto the pads and other hardware/materials. Seams: Upon opening the package, I checked all of the stitching seams to identify any faults in the stitching. I could find excess threads hanging off of a few areas where they had clearly finished the stitching for that row, and giving those threads a tug did not rip up the stitching. I simply removed the excess thread. After a few years and a lot of usage, I will attest to the quality of the stitching. Though I have experienced a few threads coming loose and dangling. Again, a light tug on the thread does not let it go, and I cut the thread off again. Of course, I have been a little bit weary over the continuation of this, but it has happened so rarely that I think the fabric may tear from an accident before the seams give way. Fabrics: There are three basic types of fabric used on this garment; one being the Multicam camouflage fabric, another flat tan fabric for the torso of the shirt, and yet another for the ventilation of the upper buttocks and around the knees. -The Multicam fabric is like most uniform fabrics of military specification. It says that it is of 100% Cotton, and I assume that it is true. This fabric seems to be able to hold up a lot of use, whether it be consistent abrasions or snags/crashes. I crashed a quad ATV that resulted in myself flying over the handlebars and landing/sliding at least 4 meters on gravel, therefore breaking my Pectoral Girdle. The only damage that the pants took was a very small hole on the small pocket on the right thigh, I was not wearing the shirt at the time of the crash. -The fabric on the torso of the shirt is some sort of soft cotton material similar to any sift Tee-Shirt. It is not quite thin, nor is it actually thick. I do not think that it offers any form of moisture wicking effect besides sweat being soaked into it much like any Tee-Shirt. Though, it does help a lot in keeping the torso cool due to the much more breathable material. It covers all of the torso besides the upper part of the shoulders and neck, but it also goes far down the undersides of the arms to allow armpits to ventilate. -The synthetic material that is around the knees and upper buttocks is not as stretchy as I had expected. This lead me to believe that it could cause problems while kneeling because of the stresses the material/seams would be experiencing. At first, the material seemed as if it would tear easily along the seam where it is sown onto the Multicam fabric on the most upper part of the knee. To my delight, it has not torn and does not seem as if it will tear anytime soon. Now onto the pads and other hardware/materials: -The pads are some type of hard but flexible plastic shell with a relatively dense formed foam backing it. The foam pad is covered with a thin black fabric which has not showed any signs of wear. The plastic shell is sown onto the foam pad with a thick nylon thread, which has come loose on the right knee pad several times now. All I did to take care of it was to cut the excess thread and burn the end, it has come loose again but has not caused any loosening between the foam pad and the plastic shell. -There are only two places on this set with zippers, one being on the neck of the shirt, the other being the zipper on the front of the crotch as most pants have. The zippers are two different sizes, the one on the shirt being smaller. The zipper on the shirt is one that I rarely use, but it has seemed to work well and never broken or malfunctioned. The zipper on the pants has never ben broken or malfunctioned either but is used much more, they both seem very durable and are made of metal. -Velcro is used quite extensively on the garment. On the shirt it is only seen on the deltoid pockets, both to secure the pocket flaps and to attach patches to. The pants have much more Velcro, all of the ten pockets are secured by Velcro on the Gen.2 model. There is also Velcro to replace the button above the crotch zipper, therefore that Velcro is used quite often but has shown no signs of diminished securing quality. There are two sets of adjustment points secured by Velcro, one for each knee and one for each ankle. All Velcro is of high quality. -The plastic keepers and straps in the vertical adjustment system of the knee pads are also of good quality. The straps are a flexible soft type of nylon weave, whereas the plastic keepers are obviously hard. When worn I cannot feel the plastic keepers at all, nor do I feel the straps. None of them have broken and I can imagine them holding up further. -There are Velcro patches on the foam pads to help secure them when they are inserted into the pockets on the uniform. The Velcro patches are only attached via a type of adhesive which does not stick well at all, I removed the Velcro patches as they are not actually needed. Sizing: According to the size chart on AirsoftDepot.ca it seems to be quite accurate. I am 171.5cm(5'7.25") tall , 97cm(38") waist, 105cm(41") chest. Although my waist equates to 38" I always wear 32-34 sized pants. I ordered a size Medium uniform and it all fits well. I am able to adjust the waist tighter if needed due to the Velcro closure along with a belt. The only thing I have an issue with is the length of the shirt itself. The arm length is good enough, even a bit too long for my arms but that's how I prefer a military uniform. The actual problem I have is that the length of the torso does not go down far enough, and I am not even a tall person. While the pants are supposed to be worn higher than how most pants are worn. The human waist is measured at the navel, above the hips on males, and most pants are meant to be worn just above the hip line, though a large amount of people wear their pants well below that... My measurements I posted above is not the actual waist, it's where I usually wear my pants: right above the hip line. The length of the torso of the shirt will go down to just above my hip line and I wear these pants at my actual waist, but the shirt does work itself out of the pants rather quickly. I would have rather had it be like the real Crye or perhaps like other replicas may be, when the torso goes farther down. I do not know if other replicas are better with this part of the shirt but from pictures I have seen they look to be much the same as the shirt I have. The shirt is also a little tight around the upper part of my shoulders. I feel that I would be best off with a large sized shirt and medium sized pants. Even if the length of the arms would be even longer, I think that the overall size of it would fit my torso much better. Accuracy: Due to this being a replica set of the Crye Precision AC Combat Uniform I assume you all want to know if it is accurate to the real version. As far as I can tell, the quality may not be up to par with Crye's but I will focus more on colors rather than quality in my comparison. The Multicam pattern looks to be quite accurate to official versions of the pattern. With any camouflage pattern you can expect slight variations with different batches. I have seen real Crye uniforms with very similar colors to this replica's pattern, and I have seen real Crye uniforms with different colors, even real Crye uniforms with a reddish hue to it. All in all, I feel that this camouflage patterns colors looks very well and realistic. The soft torso fabric is a light sand tan color, seemingly accurate to the real Crye version. There is not much to say about it really. The synthetic fabric covering the knees and upper buttock area is almost a Coyote Brown color, whereas the real Crye uniforms I have seen are more tan colored than brown. Some may care about that, others may not. There are no tags stating that it is made by Crye Precision, there are only the usual military style tags of identification of the model and how to wash it. There are two tags on the lower right side on the front of the shirt, this has caused a bit of irritation to my skin when tucked into the pants, one tag right above the other. The tag inside the pants is located on the back pocket inside of the pants, not inside the pocket itself. Features: There are two deltoid pockets on the shirt with quite a bit of room to hold small things. On the pants there are 10 pockets total; 2 medium sized back pockets, 2 long internal pockets on the front/sides(like most pants), 2 small on the front of each thigh, 2 large cargo pockets, and 2 small pockets on each ankle. The back pockets and the regular pants pockets are internal pockets, the rest are external with a lot of room inside each, appropriate for the size of the pocket itself. Of course, there are pockets to hold the elbow pads and knee pads as well. There are 5 belt loops around the waist, all with a small loop at the bottom to hook something into(keychain, carabiner, etc.). The waist has a high back and the waist overall is lightly padded with extra fabric inside. This makes the waist more rigid than other pants and fits better to a persons waist. There are vertical adjustment straps for the knee pads located inside the internal front/side pants pocket. As I said above, I cannot feel the plastic keepers when wearing the pants, I also have problems getting my hands into the pocket due to the relatively tight design around that area, though this is not a problem for me as I never use that pocket anyway. The knee pads and elbow pads are excellent features in and of themselves and is the general cause for people to purchase this uniform. I do not use the elbow pads myself, I have not found a reason to really need them. While the knee pads are stable and set when inserted into their compartment, the elbow pads are not as secure on me due to the loose fitting around the arms on the shirt. To counter this there are elastic straps to better hold them closer to the users arms. Pictures: Note that the fabric around the knees and the upper buttocks is quite a reddish coyote brown, this is not the true color. Perhaps the redness of the brown comes out more with my computer monitor or perhaps the camera that I used. All other colors look accurate to seeing it with the naked eye. I did not take many detailed pictures because there are so many pictures of the uniform online already, and can be found with a simple image search on whichever browser one prefers. If anyone has any questions that were not answered above, please feel free to ask. Please, do also critique my review. I am looking forward to writing other reviews of pieces of kit that I have used for a while and some feedback would be nice, whether it be posted here or send via PM. Thank you.
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    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    I bought a 2" barrel extension by MadBull and it fits the standard -14mm threading. Unfortunately, an inner barrel did not initially fit through the extension but it was an easy fix with some filing of the inside. I do not know whether or not the 1" extension will be the same. The material seems quite strong and sturdy even though it weighs next to nothing. It did make a screeching noise when I screwed it onto my outer barrel, but I cannot identify any damage nor does it wobble at all when properly screwed on. Your M4 looks great as it is, methinks.
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