So I really really want a Midwest industries mlok combat rail because price and weight can’t really be beat.
Unfortunately they don’t offer a 10" handguard in literally anything but the quad rail versions.
I asked them if it’s possible to chop a 10.5 handguard down to 10 and not interfere with the mlok slot. They said yeah but say by by to the warranty which unless I get one that’s completely jacked up I don’t see why I should need a warranty.
The picture is of a 10.5 barrel in an 11.2 vtac handguard with a yhm 5m2 break and a blast shield.
Yhm says the of of the break is 1.25, and the cans I want (t2) are between 1.25 and 1.3 so obviously I can’t run the can under a MI handguard and I don’t want to.
I could get a 9.5 handguard and deal with the .75" gap but that’s not why I want a 10" mi mlok handguard is because that extra .25" means my light and front sigh is that much further out giving me that much more hand space.
The reason I’m so stuck on MI combat rail is the design, price, weight and the size of the barrel nut which again gives me more room for mlok slots to give me more space to put heat protection materials.
I’m trying to stay slim and light and really don’t want to spend more than $150 and have a high quality item with 7 sides of mlok.
I’ve looked at literally every other handguard that’s quality. Bootleg, Zev, bcm, geissele, aero, alg, slr.
Why isn’t there anything close to what I’m looking for without having to cut it down and possibly run into issues?
Why do 10.5 barrels get more shaft than any other?