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PostSubject: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:08 am

Sorry if I posted this in the wrong sub forum, I'm new here! I was looking at the ncstar mars rail mount for the my alpha black handguard, but then I thought why not put a new handguard on my ab! So I was looking around and I found some nice free float handguards but I have no idea how to install them. I know about the whole tightening and delta ring thing but I don't know if It will work. Can anybody help?
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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:12 pm

They really don't make free float handguards that will work with the Alpha Black. All of those are made for real steel AR's. Why not just get the Project Salvo shroud which bolts right in and has the rails already?

Paintball guns don't gain any accuracy with FF rails like AR's do. Barrels don't move the same way.


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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:38 pm

I refuse to get a cheap plastic handguard, that's one of the reasons I chose to buy a metal/aluminum handguard in the first place
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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:41 pm

Ok Is there any way to install one of the magpul handguards?
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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:21 pm

Don't know about the Magpul but I have one that I got used for paintball, nice heavy duty aluminum and it fastens by using set screws at both ends to secure it to the barrel.
If you check some of the paintball stores on line they may have some like this.
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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:39 pm

Hmmm.......maybe I found something I can make now. Adapters that bolt into an AB and allow you to screw on commercial AR guards.
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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:35 pm

id buy it.

btw, Rap4 has some stuff,..

see if this gets you started


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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:59 pm

Youd have to do some mods, but you could always install a M4 SIR rail to the AB. You would have to chop the carry handle off though. There are a few metal handguards out there. Try RockStarTactical.

http://www.rockstartactical.com/Handguards_Shrouds_Rail_Covers_s/174.htm


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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:54 pm

hey kragaxe do u remember where you found that adapter

thanks tuflehundon i have been thinking about flat topping my ab but il probably tear the whole gun up and be left with a couple crappy 98s i never use
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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:56 pm

would a handguard for the 98 fit the alpha black?
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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:23 pm

that depends on the handguard,.. theres a little notch snd bolt combo at the bottom of the base where the barrel screws in... you could always mod something onto it with jb weld,.. so it locks it in place,... wouldnt be too hard either.


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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:25 pm

try this,.. this will work.


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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:40 pm

thanks brock im not looking for a whole barrel kit but i did find the same handguard by itself

ok i think this s is my last question! i found some trinity and spyder handguards on rockstartactical
i know that the spyder handguards will work but i like the trinity handguards better and i dont know if they will work does anybody else know if they will work or has anyone had any expereince with the trinity handguards?
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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:48 pm

post a pic of it,..


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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:55 pm

Here's a link to all of trinitys handguards I like all if them other than the machine gun shroud and the a5 adrenaline shroud http://www.trinitypaintball.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=72
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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:59 pm

Thanks for all the help guys bit I finally found all I need for a handguard and magpul buttstocks for my alpha black and if any of you guys want any magpul buttstocks that fit your alpha black or really good metal cheap handguards the web store is called tactical-mod.ca
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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:28 pm

wadja end up getting? dont forget to show it off with pics when ur done. 


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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:07 pm

I'm still deciding if I should get the magpul moe (with rails)
Or a ris that's on sale. I'm gonna get magpul stock from there and I'll definitely post the pics up!
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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:56 pm

I didn't physically "find" one.....I meant your problem has created a need for a product, and now I "found" what to do with all the piles of scrap aluminum in my shop.

That tac store has some cool stuff. One thing I don't like about all the "universal" guards is that they just mount on the barrel. For markers with fine thread patterns, this may not be an issue. For AB or 98  coarse threads, added weight may lead to wearing out threads. I would much prefer a guard mount to the receiver of the marker.

What I plan on making is AB specific, not universal. It would mount directly into the lower square hole and get locked in with the standard screw and have about 1/2 of threads for mil-spec guards to screw onto. It would be flush against the face of the receiver. It would also Delrin inserts for the main barrel hole to match the exterior diameter of the barrel (1" 0.785", 0.75"). With the mounting tab taking the majority of the load, pressure on the barrel from the adapter would be minimal. The insert would prevent scratching of the barrel from an aluminum on aluminum fit.
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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:45 pm

Well that would be amazing kragaxe
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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:51 pm

I'm curious how tight of a tolerance Tippman has between markers....as in If I made one to fit my AB elite tightly, how well would it fit AB and Salvo's?

I'll have to pull out a hunk of aluminum rod and make a couple over the next couple weeks. I'll send one out to you and Brock to try out when they're done.
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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:58 am

man, your like a paintball Edison.

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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:41 pm

Hah...you should have been around when we cut up surplus chlorine tanks for furnace housings...or the hot-bluing salt experiment using a reconfigured 3000*F crucible furnace for the "410*F" heat source!

I'm sure Edison had quite a few ideas that *seemed* good at the time as well! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: How do I install a free float handguard    Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:07 pm

I have enough scrap aluminum to screw one up and finish two. Laughing  If I make them from two pieces of aluminum I could make a dozen.

I'll see if I can get one done each (of one-piece construction and two-piece construction) tomorrow morning and try them out for rigidness and fit.

At least there's no gas tube to line up on a paintball gun! That's always such a pain on an AR platform if the guard doesn't index perfect!
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