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Stickman
01-16-17, 18:07
First look at the Lantac Spada-M rail.

The Spada-M is the MLOK version of the Lantac rail, but to my eye it comes across as a more refined rail. Granted, I don't have much time on the Spada rail series, and I understand the MLOK design is more simplistic, but to me this rail seems to be better visual flow than its predecessor. This is an all aluminum rail, which is anodized a deep black color. Lockup up to the barrel nut is via three screws, and an upper and lower lock piece which appears to increase rigidity.

There are a lot of rails currently on the market, with many dipping into the cheaper side of life. It is worth noting that the longer a rail spends on the CNC, the more the overall cost of the rail. There are plenty of "cheap", or "lower end" rails which have sharp edges, and rough surfaces, but this isn't one of them, nor is it priced to be one of them. The other generation of Spada rails seem to sell for roughly 3 hundo. I understand that 3 large is far more than the bottom dwellers are willing to spend on their sub-$500 franken gun, and that is fine. It is important that we see parts which span the spectrum in terms of price, quality, and ingenuity. Without all three of these things, we would see the AR market stagnate and fall flat.

We will see if we can slap this into a build, or at least get some additional pictures of what the Lantac Spada-M rail looks like, but for now, here are a few early images to get you going.

http://68.media.tumblr.com/a5f54e26c019a6a574652fd3bc34e06f/tumblr_ojwaags9sB1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg


http://68.media.tumblr.com/ec20e42aa698b1e1899731d740ce0c83/tumblr_ojwa9yVjAF1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

Stickman
01-16-17, 18:08
http://68.media.tumblr.com/89361982ee74d44cc2f4be8999c28064/tumblr_ojwa9gw7651rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg


http://68.media.tumblr.com/cc151afcfeeff7c36dfb1c476b12d786/tumblr_ojwab08Y0E1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

SeriousStudent
01-16-17, 20:50
Interesting. Thanks for the pics, and have a safe time at SHOT.

slowlowmiata
01-17-17, 08:51
Without seeing it on a rifle the top half looks like it's very tall and proportionately off. Maybe it's just the photos to me

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Stickman
01-18-17, 15:10
Without seeing it on a rifle the top half looks like it's very tall and proportionately off. Maybe it's just the photos to me

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Now that would be a pretty silly way to make a rail. This is standard receiver height, though you have my brain kicking around ideas.

Stickman
01-18-17, 15:13
Interesting. Thanks for the pics, and have a safe time at SHOT.


We abstained this year, SHOT doesn't have the impact or the significance that it used to anymore. I think the major manufacturers have finally picked up on the "internet" and social media, and that power it has. While SHOT will always be a cool meeting, it is expensive and prohibitive.

SeriousStudent
01-18-17, 21:54
We abstained this year, SHOT doesn't have the impact or the significance that it used to anymore. I think the major manufacturers have finally picked up on the "internet" and social media, and that power it has. While SHOT will always be a cool meeting, it is expensive and prohibitive.

And you avoid the lung crud. Win-win. :cool:

jbeanz
01-19-17, 11:47
First look at the Lantac Spada-M rail.

The Spada-M is the MLOK version of the Lantac rail, but to my eye it comes across as a more refined rail. Granted, I don't have much time on the Spada rail series, and I understand the MLOK design is more simplistic, but to me this rail seems to be better visual flow than its predecessor. This is an all aluminum rail, which is anodized a deep black color. Lockup up to the barrel nut is via three screws, and an upper and lower lock piece which appears to increase rigidity.

There are a lot of rails currently on the market, with many dipping into the cheaper side of life. It is worth noting that the longer a rail spends on the CNC, the more the overall cost of the rail. There are plenty of "cheap", or "lower end" rails which have sharp edges, and rough surfaces, but this isn't one of them, nor is it priced to be one of them. The other generation of Spada rails seem to sell for roughly 3 hundo. I understand that 3 large is far more than the bottom dwellers are willing to spend on their sub-$500 franken gun, and that is fine. It is important that we see parts which span the spectrum in terms of price, quality, and ingenuity. Without all three of these things, we would see the AR market stagnate and fall flat.

We will see if we can slap this into a build, or at least get some additional pictures of what the Lantac Spada-M rail looks like, but for now, here are a few early images to get you going.

http://68.media.tumblr.com/a5f54e26c019a6a574652fd3bc34e06f/tumblr_ojwaags9sB1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg


http://68.media.tumblr.com/ec20e42aa698b1e1899731d740ce0c83/tumblr_ojwa9yVjAF1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

Do you or anyone have info on what lengths will be available, once it's released???