Discussion in 'On Topic' started by s2k, Apr 26, 2008.
looks the same, works the same, 15 bucks shipped for 4 compare to 12 each
So you spent money to put those rails on there, adding weight too, then you spent money to buy chinese covers to go over the rails?
why do people replace regular handguard with free float rails?
to relief pressure on the barrel and increase accuracy and to attach cool things to the rails.......will i REALLY benefits from the increased accuracy and make the most use of the 1 millions available accessories? probably not, but it just makes the gun look so tacticool!!
why do people buy rail covers?
to prevent damage to the rails when not in use........and again, it looks cool
yeah but just think of all the stuff you can put on those rails
I'd still consider swapping trading my MI rail for a FF rail of similar value.... but it's not a pressing issue.
I just put my Tango Down forgrip on and about to hit the range... I don't know if I'll like it
Where the hell is the link dude?
I wanted Magpul ones but it would cost like $50 for four of them... fuck that !
Well obviously you are not going to use all your rails. I hate the feeling of uncovered rails!
fleabay, got it from this guy in hongkong
Thanks ..... might order
i can get magpul rail covers for $8.50 each
Not that I disagree, but they're fucking rail covers. At what point in a firefight, or any other use, does the quality of rail covering make one fuckall bit of difference?
I mean, I don't usually use my railcovers to protect a rappelling rope from corner abrasion on a roof, yanno?
I can see quality gear being an issue for damn near everything else on the gun, but not those
^^ not a real operator
I revoke my previous statement
Dude they're rail covers. This is not space ship engineering that someone toiled over a slide rule to come up with. It's a chunk of plastic that goes over a rail. Just because you fell out of a vagina that happened to be located in the US does not mean your product that costs 50 cents to manufacture is worth 50 dollars.
I just spent $1600 on "quality" American made AR parts that are almost all complete garbage. Feed ramps don't line up, magpul mags don't drop free from my $200 billet lower, one of the $165 chrome mp tested bolts turns my AR into a single shot, the list goes on and on. All the people making this shit are using a design that's 40 years old. There is no real innovation.
People like you seriously piss me off, like the southerns that lynch foreign cars and piss on anything that isn't American. If all American products were top quality and were priced competitively I would buy more of them. Like the OP said, the regular magpul rail covers are $12 each. Someone already said they can be had for 8.50, which already is a 41% markup, and companies don't give stuff away so it's probably on the order of 50% markup or more likely a lot more. Granted some of that goes to labor and R&D, but if a chinese manufacturer can produce it for less than 1/3 of the price of an American part... why not?
seriously, what ISN'T made in china nowadays