Wed, May. 30th, 2007, 04:12 am
Thu, May. 31st, 2007 01:50 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Re: Oh
To me it makes no more sense to select a tool for the look of the nice handguards, than to select it because you like the looks of the multi-rail systems. Well, maybe after you consider the utilitarian aspects.
The round A2 handguards are "better" because they are identical-- one half is the same as the other, and so you can make more of them, and service more rifles for the same price and with less inventory.
The forend rails aren't there for the nifty looks (at least not for some folks). They're there to hold your PEQ-2, and etc., so you have more of an advantage over your low-tech, dirt-sucking prey.
A few people buy our rail systems because they look cool. One guy recently called for advice: He wanted to know which one looked the best. Different strokes I guess, but I thought we were making a useful tool first, then applying the finish as best we can for the money. We do NOT inlay the rails with silver and gold, or engrave them with hunting or battle scenes, though you might consider the fact that the 1851 Colt Navy revolver (military contract) had just such engraving, plus brass accoutrements.
It is a good thing to appreciate your weapon as a thing of beauty, in any case, so I don't discourage people from getting what they think looks cool. I'm an older bastard (as far as the military is concerned) so I'm just blowing air, but for my sake I could not imagine going into a fight without my own, personal, private, tested and zeroed, weapons.
; ) -- Lyle