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I'm just curious why you guys (KB Fab & Shawtgun) keep the OEM forends and didn't install the aftermarket ones on the M4's? (e.g. Surefire, Brügger & Thomet, Mako, etc.)

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I'm just curious why you guys (KB Fab & Shawtgun) keep the OEM forends and didn't install the aftermarket ones on the M4's? (e.g. Surefire, Brügger & Thomet, Mako, etc.)

 

Ditto on that. I've tried most of those you mention and still I always come back to the factory one. :)

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The factory handguards are the most ergonomic, comfortable and lightweight option out there.

 

Yep......this. I have handled the Surefire and didn't really care for it. I'm a KISS kind of guy when it comes to these things and about the only thing else I'll add is a sling.

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Mine with the B&T fore end. I tried a Surefire for end and it was really wide... not to my liking. the B&T has a narrow girth on the bottom rail making it very comfortable to hold, even more so than the stock fore end. I will say the B&T does add weight, but it isn't that significant. With the full length M4, I'd stick with the stock fore end.

 

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...and that's what I'm talking about :) Nice pics Mikjk. BTW What do you have behind GG&G bolt relase button? (piece of tape).

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Mine with the B&T fore end. I tried a Surefire for end and it was really wide... not to my liking. the B&T has a narrow girth on the bottom rail making it very comfortable to hold, even more so than the stock fore end. I will say the B&T does add weight, but it isn't that significant. With the full length M4, I'd stick with the stock fore end.

 

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Very nice set up!! Honestly, my back is hurting just thinking of the weight of that puppy fully loaded. All I put on mine was a sidearmor rail system and I'm already debating on taking it off due to the added weight. I even went the route of changing the magazine tube to titanium one. I found that when using my shorty all decked out for 3 gun, I find myself slowing my transitions between targets. I know how tacti-cool it is to dress our guns and all but lately I've been asking myself the question wether I'm being a tacti-fool by losing a bit of functionality. But it sure is fun having people walk up to me asking me what the h3ll I'm holding. Lol

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Completely agree with the weight assessment. I moved away from full rail systems on my AR15's for the same reason. I had the older SideArmor top rail for a while in order to mount my light. Then I transitioned to the Surefire M80 with an offset mount. I hated the ergonomics and wished I was running the factory handguards again.

 

It bugged me for about a year before I had enough of it and decided I would fix the problem myself. I hacked up a set of FFT handguards and mounted an IWC light mount to the plastic handguard. Fun ensued as I filled around the mounting points with epoxy. Then I had the parts refinished in Cerakote. While it doesn't look 100% perfect, it is 100% functional.

 

The only thing that would make this better would be if it was a 14" rig, or an even shorter 12.5" custom job.

 

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As for 12.5 in, I consider it everytime I pick up my m4, but I am not sure it's worth giving up another round for those precious inches.

 

I do/I don't depends on the time of day.

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I figure if you are cutting an 18.5" down, it might be worth considering. Kip said he would do a custom length if needed. I'd probably need an M300 Scout then!

 

A concept build I was thinking about, this is more like a 10.5" barrel;

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Now that's a shorty..... Any shorter and you might as well have a pocket full of M80's and throw em at your threat.

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Honestly, the 14" is about the limit to what I would consider viable for its intended use......otherwise, it's basically a semi auto Serbu Shorty that would most likely need port modification for reliable cycling. Also, recoil in the 14" is noticeably more than the 18.5" model. I love my 14" but really wouldn't want anything shorter after using it for a while.

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