Ok Stick - I created a thread for the STS HERE
It's got nothing there, so please fill it up with pics. Thanks for all of your support and valuable info!
The most overlooked feature on the NSR handguard are the ribs that run on the inside. They increase rigidity, increase barrel nut contact, but most importantly for this topic are designed to fit the MOE rail section backing plates.
While a MOE rail section lacks the front mounting, non-removable mounting hardware, self aligning, and recoil lug of our KeyMod rail section it's a very cost effective option to mount something like a VFG that won't be moved/removed much.
No longer working at Noveske
Even if it's just a guesstimate at this point, what would be the weight savings of a 9" Keymod VIS over a 9" standard VIS?
Also will the Keymod version come at a lower price point (when comparing the two models of the same length)?
Only issue with the MOE rails vs the KeyMod railsmight be in proximity with the bottom of the gas block. In that situation, just get the Noveske KeyMod rail section.
Last edited by Brahmzy; 06-11-12 at 13:35.
I don't want to start a new thread just in case this has already been answered, but I don't remember seeing it anywhere.
Anyone have any idea what the process would be like to switch my VIS to an NSR? I don't have any tools and am not very mechanically inclined, so I'd like to have someone else do it for me. Any ideas of who could do it? I want the anti-rotational pin and everything, so IIRC that would have to be drilled. And I think someone mentioned cutting a section of the handguard so the SWB will fit and the rail will extend out past it (like the low-pro Noveske handguards). Does this all sound too much or highly cost ineffective?
Sic semper tyrannis.
I don't have any info on the weight or price for the KeyMod VIS yet.
I would definitely look at the cost of converting vs selling what you have and buying what you want. To convert the VIS you will only reuse the barrel, gas block, gas tube, and BCG.
No longer working at Noveske
Todd that is really good news about the VFG.
Does Noveske plan on dedicating a part of their website to NSR KeyMod accessories ?
It is also interesting that the MOE attachments would work on the NSR. Does this mean MOE VFG be mounted to an NSR Rail ?
Gentlemen the new design of the Gear Sector off set mount makes my previous issue of the slide on mount a moot point. It is no longer a slide on mount it has been machined flat on the allen key side of the the mount which allows it to be placed over the Pic. rail at any location and then secured via the allen bolt and insert.
That's great news. Was never a fan of the full slide-on type mount. I had some DD rails that GS mounts were very tight on.
I have a question regarding the mounting of the NSR in relation to the upper.
How does the alignment between the NSR and the upper's rail happen? Is it a function of the timing of the NSR's barrel nut? Is there a slight fine tuning that can happen when attaching the body of the rail to the barrel nut?
I'm kind of demanding that the upper's rail be in perfect alignment with the rail. I have built quite a few uppers, and the only two that really lined up perfectly where a DD RIS-II and a Vltor MUR. So I would expect there may be a slight difference in overal dimensions of the rail. I would expect this difference to be equal on both sides of the receiver with no detectable cant.
That being said, I was considering buying a NSR equipped upper from Noveske. It's my understanding if/when Noveske installs them, they add an anti-rotation pin. I would assume this pin sets the relationship of the rail to the upper. For those that have handled one, was there any cant, however slight?
Don't worry - buy with confidence. The NSR really is the shiznit. Except for a rear QD socket - that my only complaint.
Here's some pics of my NSR 9 lined up - my 11 looks the exact same.
Last edited by Brahmzy; 06-19-12 at 23:43.
What brand upper is that?
I was wanting a upper built with a Vltor MUR, NSR and 16" NST barrel, and AAC Brakeout. It would probably be cheaper just to buy a built one, but it would probably be later disassembled so I can have the MUR and maybe the NSR Cerakoted to match my Noveske lower.
The rear QD thing doesn't bother me. I had QD sockets on my URX III and I wish they were farther forward. I ended up going with a Magpul RSA to work with my MS3 sling. I would really like to see a RSA type hookup for the NSR, but something you could side mount like the Magpul adapters for the MOE.
Finished my 13.5" NSR rail with 14.5" Douglas barrel
Last edited by TRUST8383; 06-25-12 at 15:23.
Was the lettering on the upper done after the Gunkote?
Seriously, if you guys figured out a trick for this, let us know. Otherwise, I think most people will not have the patience to use MOE rails and stuff on the NSR. What would be better is if you offer the NSR backing nut and bolt separately so that people could convert their MOE rails to work better.
Any chance of this?
Last edited by Quiet Riot; 06-26-12 at 09:59.