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Jcordell 05-23-2018 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 44339)
It's the same thing with cable, cellphones, etc. As technology becomes smaller and more affordable, more people can get access to them.


I started putting my light on my rifle on the 12 o clock after watching Larry Vickers do it. It works well because your light is now oriented to where your right picture is. Where you aim the sight at is where your light is going to be. Unless you have really low sights, the light won't obscure your sight picture. This also saves from mounting switches vs having a light on the side and needing a switch to activate it with your other hand. With the light on top, you can switch shoulders and still turn on the light

That sounds right.

MT2008 06-03-2018 11:22 PM

JC,

Nice rifle; glad you were able to get one. Interesting observation RE light placement.

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 44334)
I didn't know DD makes their rails in Keymod.

Don’t pretty much all AR makers nowadays offer both Keynod and MLOK forearms (not to mention M1913 quad rails) as options? I’ve been debating what new upper I’m going to buy, and I’m kinda overwhelmed by options. (Though I’ll probably go with an MLOK forearm of some kind.)

S&Wshooter 06-08-2018 04:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Jcordell (Post 44338)
All the extras are nice and I'm a big fan of the light mounted onto my Glock 19. It's just interesting reading all the responses. When I was twenty years old (1988) the idea of a laser sight mounted onto an At-15 was something that only rich people and Hollywood did. Maybe the very top level SF operators.

Times change.

https://i.gyazo.com/fb65e4835a07e93d...4df2f79a4b.png

The new stuff is way better, but it sure doesn't look as cool

commando552 06-08-2018 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by MT2008 (Post 44344)
JC,

Nice rifle; glad you were able to get one. Interesting observation RE light placement.



Donít pretty much all AR makers nowadays offer both Keynod and MLOK forearms (not to mention M1913 quad rails) as options? Iíve been debating what new upper Iím going to buy, and Iím kinda overwhelmed by options. (Though Iíll probably go with an MLOK forearm of some kind.)

I would personally steer clear of KeyMod. I could point to that study that NSWC Crane did but instead I'll just point to the fact that personally I kept getting my gloves caught in KeyMod slots. I had less of a problem with bare hands, but with gloves the material had just enough give that it would poke up into the wide part of the slot and then when I slid my hand along it would jam in the narrow part in a way that would be impossible with MLOK.

I have also seen someone totally wreck a KeyMod rail by installing something incorrectly with the recoil lug just up on the surface of the handguard rather than properly in the slot. This is due to how KeyMod works with you having to hook in the bolt heads and slide the accessory forwards before tightening, and if you do not slide it forward enough (or do not keep it held forward whilst tightening which I believe was the case here) the recoil lug could be out of the slot and cause damage. This having to hook in and slide forward thing is not a concern with MLOK, but you can still fuck that up in a different way. In my experience I have found the KeyMod slightly trickier (or at least less intuitive) to install than MLOK, but with MLOK you do need to be more aware of the thickness of the handguard so it is a six of one, half a dozen of the other kind of thing in that regard.

MLOK also has the pro that it is far easier to have accessories and rails that can mount in either direction.

Jcordell 06-08-2018 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by S&Wshooter (Post 44358)
https://i.gyazo.com/fb65e4835a07e93d...4df2f79a4b.png

The new stuff is way better, but it sure doesn't look as cool

:cool:That's what I'm talking about. I actually did tape the reload magazine onto the mag back in the late eighties when doing "force on force" tactical training. LOL.

Jcordell 06-08-2018 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by commando552 (Post 44360)
I would personally steer clear of KeyMod. I could point to that study that NSWC Crane did but instead I'll just point to the fact that personally I kept getting my gloves caught in KeyMod slots. I had less of a problem with bare hands, but with gloves the material had just enough give that it would poke up into the wide part of the slot and then when I slid my hand along it would jam in the narrow part in a way that would be impossible with MLOK.

I have also seen someone totally wreck a KeyMod rail by installing something incorrectly with the recoil lug just up on the surface of the handguard rather than properly in the slot. This is due to how KeyMod works with you having to hook in the bolt heads and slide the accessory forwards before tightening, and if you do not slide it forward enough (or do not keep it held forward whilst tightening which I believe was the case here) the recoil lug could be out of the slot and cause damage. This having to hook in and slide forward thing is not a concern with MLOK, but you can still fuck that up in a different way. In my experience I have found the KeyMod slightly trickier (or at least less intuitive) to install than MLOK, but with MLOK you do need to be more aware of the thickness of the handguard so it is a six of one, half a dozen of the other kind of thing in that regard.

MLOK also has the pro that it is far easier to have accessories and rails that can mount in either direction.

You make some good points, but the rifles are issued to us so we use what we get. The eternal dilemma of government employees.

commando552 06-08-2018 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Jcordell (Post 44363)
You make some good points, but the rifles are issued to us so we use what we get. The eternal dilemma of government employees.

I totally get that, I recently switched to being issued an MCX with a KeyMod handguard which is how I know I personally don't really like it (the whole weapon is miles ahead of the G36C I previously used though). Granted, I only have a passing familiarity with MLOK so if i used something with that I might hate it even more, but on a surface level it seems like the better choice to me. The way the mounting actually works is kind of a non-issue as we are officially forbade from ever fiddling with the accessories personally, but the texture of the slots does still annoy me a bit.

A couple of weeks ago I did play around with one of the new L85A3s which use the HKey system which (according to an HK rep so I imagine total bollocks) is apparently stronger than either option. I can sort of believe this as it mounts onto a curved handguard rather than a flat surface which provides an additional way of indexing the accessory repeatably as well as giving it more support from "twisting" forces. HKey has the rather big downside though that there are basically zero accessories made for it, all that the British military are using are a sling loop and a short rail section for mounting an LLM.

Spartan198 06-09-2018 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Jcordell (Post 44363)
You make some good points, but the rifles are issued to us so we use what we get. The eternal dilemma of government employees.

Tell them you demand the same leeway as tier one operators.


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