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    MOE Handguard install

    Is the MOE hand guard a simple process of taking off old hand guards (off my Noveske 14.5 inch barrel) and putting on MOE. I would like to change hand guards and maybe add a vertical grip. And keep the gun light weight.

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    Yup. Remove old one...install new MOE unit. Directions in the box.

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    I installed one myself with no tools, but a little trick, since it's easier with 3 hands, but I was alone.

    I slipped a piece of string through the holes in the lower handguard, tied a loop. I put the stock on the floor, and used both hands to depress the spring. Once fully down, I pulled the string with my teeth, which popped the guard out, then was able to push the other one away with a finger. Reassembly was very simple... took less than a minute start to finish.

    If you have two people, it might be even easier (and faster) than that.

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    The MOE handguards install the same way as stock handguards. It's much easier and less frustrating if you have someone to help you.

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    Thanks guys, I just ordered a set. And their rail to put on a Vertical grip. I'll let you know how the sturdy it feels. Has anyone added the rails and a grip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappabear View Post
    Thanks guys, I just ordered a set. And their rail to put on a Vertical grip. I'll let you know how the sturdy it feels. Has anyone added the rails and a grip?
    Sure have, and on my rifle it's very sturdy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappabear View Post
    Thanks guys, I just ordered a set. And their rail to put on a Vertical grip. I'll let you know how the sturdy it feels. Has anyone added the rails and a grip?
    Had thought about doing the same thing - a rail section and a stubby grip. Instead, what I may do is get a small chunk of aluminum, block of HDPE, micarta, or some such and fabricate a hand stop instead, and bolt it directly without the rail. I have some additional projects in my queue ahead of that one, though, so it'll be a while, but will post thoughts and pics if something actually turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappabear View Post
    Thanks guys, I just ordered a set. And their rail to put on a Vertical grip. I'll let you know how the sturdy it feels. Has anyone added the rails and a grip?
    I added a section of rail to mine. Because of the way the front of the handguard is shaped, I had to cut an inch off the rail I used before it would fit. That accounts for the rough look of the back end in the following picture. The grip is a TangoDown Quick Detach foregrip, and is pretty sturdy. If you apply torque to it, it will wiggle a little, but it works for me.

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    FDXpilot, good looking rifle. I have that defender, and ran it hard today, big fun. I like what you did with yours. Thanks for the pic

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    I added a very short piece of Midwest Industries rail and its just the right size for my TangoDown VFG...

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    I recommend this for a rail:

    http://www.ergogrips.net/item-detail...TOKEN=88600065

    It's a polymer rail and is inexpensive and light weight. I used a dermal to cut the small rail even smaller so it takes up less space. I also drilled a hole on my MOE so I can move the rail as far forward as possible for mounting my light.

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