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Stickman
05-16-18, 15:53
I'm reposting this from the main section for a couple reasons. First, Midwest Industries is the go to line that I send most cops to when they are looking to get parts for their AR15. The reason is that most cops are paying at least one mortgage, and depending on how viscous their plethora of exwives were, possibly on a few homes. Most cops seem to have also been divorced at least once, and are sending their kids to private schools or college. I've been doing this for years as MI has long offered the best bang for the buck, especially for guys where every dollar matters. The name might not be Gucci, but real cops don't care (if they did they would be FF or dets).

The new MI rail looks good, which isn't shocking as MI has been stepping up their game for years, to the point where I think I own more MI mounts for optics than I do any other. Anyway, as long as M4C gives me a forum to post in and make comments, I'll continue to point out my views on the industry, and products.

When I get a chance, I'll try to get one of these rails and install it on a carbine, then I can report back based on first hand use and installation.

Stay Safe

Stick

More pics farther down the page....


https://78.media.tumblr.com/e9e01e029afbdfb2968afd04a0566d25/tumblr_pc3i91t6t01rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg




Midwest Industries is always innovating and improving weapons to make them a better tool for the tasks we use them for.

While we have always been conscious of weight, we have also always been very careful to never compromise strength or features.

We know our handguards are used on rifles that very well may go into harms way. We take this responsibly very seriously and want our customers to have complete faith in their MI products.

That being said we are proud to bring you the first in a new line of AR-15/ M16 products.

The Midwest Industries Combat Rail Handguards.

These new handguards use our patented 4140 heat treated torque plate and barrel nut and are made of 6061 aluminum with a type 3 hard coat anodized finish.

This handguard has a MIL-Standard 1913 Picatinny top rail, two anti-rotation QD sling sockets, and seven sides of M-LOK slots.

With the new installation hardware these handguards are one of the easiest to install and will not pull off or rotate even under extreme conditions.

These handguards install without requiring the heating of any parts, timing of the barrel nut, shims or special fasteners, and without the use of any Loctite or other adhesives.

This new handguard will be available in seven popular lengths, all with an inside diameter of 1.3” and an outside diameter of 1.5”.
Actual lengths and weights are listed below. All weights include the steel barrel nut and all hardware.

A titanium barrel nut and hardware are available for those looking to cut weight.

One five slot polymer M-LOK rail section is included with each handguard.

Like everything we make this handguard is 100% made in the USA and is backed by our Lifetime Warranty.

7" handguard weighs 6.8 oz

9.25” handguard weighs 8 oz

9.5” handguard weighs 8.3 oz

10.5” handguard weighs 8.7 oz

12.625” handguard weighs 9.9 oz

14” handguard weighs 10.8 oz

15” handguard weighs 11.4 oz

https://www.midwestindustriesinc.com/category-s/518.htm

Diamondback
05-16-18, 16:15
If I may add a modest take of my own, as a humble n00b... I haven't done a lot of business with Midwest, just a rail section and some third-party stuff, but their customer-service--Before, During *and* After Sale--has walked on water with me. Andy Yohnk, one of their tech guys, gets a big shout-out in particular.

SeriousStudent
05-16-18, 23:46
I am a big fan of their Aimpoint Pro mount. I have bought three of them, and they have worked really well for me and my family.

And the two rails as well.

interfan
05-17-18, 12:26
If I may add a modest take of my own, as a humble n00b... I haven't done a lot of business with Midwest, just a rail section and some third-party stuff, but their customer-service--Before, During *and* After Sale--has walked on water with me. Andy Yohnk, one of their tech guys, gets a big shout-out in particular.

My experience has been the same with them. They truly care about their customers.

ChattanoogaPhil
06-21-18, 14:41
https://i.imgur.com/JGsywUr.jpg

IKnowNotEverything
06-21-18, 22:51
How are the retaining bolts secured? Is there a heli-coil, nut, or just threaded aluminum? Is the torque plate threaded?

Great looking rail, I really like the steps made from the earlier gen quads I am familiar with.

ChattanoogaPhil
06-29-18, 11:04
https://i.imgur.com/gwLmOhy.jpg

Stickman
07-18-18, 22:48
I finally got some pics shot of my updated MI carbine, I'll get pics up in a little bit. This post should serve as a good reminder for me....

Vegas
07-19-18, 03:15
I like their non qd scope mount, rock solid. This new rail's profile looks good to me. I look forward to hearing more on it from end users.

Stickman
07-19-18, 14:21
Close up shot of how mine looks, I'll point out that I needed to make some minor mods as I was not able to get off a gas block, so if you see something that looks odd, it is my fault.

https://78.media.tumblr.com/e9e01e029afbdfb2968afd04a0566d25/tumblr_pc3i91t6t01rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg




Here mine is after I tossed on the Centurion Arms MLOK adapted rail covers.....

https://78.media.tumblr.com/1b4da0a0c62db61393f520386bca5200/tumblr_pc3ia725NE1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

Stickman
07-19-18, 14:23
Close up shot which shows the mounting and mechanical lock which mates the upper receiver to the rail.

https://78.media.tumblr.com/ba7f75b5cfad408490b36807e0c58100/tumblr_pc3i9fuAEn1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

Stickman
07-19-18, 14:25
This one shows my MI carbine swapped for a different stock, and using a MI scope mount for the Trijicon 1-4.

https://78.media.tumblr.com/de4c7ea40243b75bc78b476a0970265f/tumblr_pc3i8qOD6I1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/325bc1db754014232bd3120877daba83/tumblr_pc3i9iKyMS1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

Stickman
07-19-18, 14:29
This one shows my MI carbine in what I believe will be its "final form", using a MI scope mount for the Trijicon 1-4, SOPMOD stock, MOE grip (which may or may not chance), and Centurion Arms MLOK configured rail covers.


https://78.media.tumblr.com/cea236beed88be99bb7ba7a1e6a1f85f/tumblr_pc3ia33ljI1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/1b4da0a0c62db61393f520386bca5200/tumblr_pc3ia725NE1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/0328527c343e2e42d2f2629562c4de22/tumblr_pc3iarRTRY1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

kenny256
08-02-18, 21:21
This one shows my MI carbine in what I believe will be its "final form", using a MI scope mount for the Trijicon 1-4, SOPMOD stock, MOE grip (which may or may not chance), and Centurion Arms MLOK configured rail covers.


https://78.media.tumblr.com/cea236beed88be99bb7ba7a1e6a1f85f/tumblr_pc3ia33ljI1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/1b4da0a0c62db61393f520386bca5200/tumblr_pc3ia725NE1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/0328527c343e2e42d2f2629562c4de22/tumblr_pc3iarRTRY1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpgI just purchased the combat rail for the Rainier upper I purchased a month ago.

I'm really interested in the centurion rail panels. I have never used or held them before, since this is the final form of your rifle I assume they are good to go? Maybe an odd question but what's the texture like?

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gaijin
08-03-18, 06:57
I've used some MI stuff for a few years; an UR, rails, scope mounts.
It has been good, solid equipment.

https://i.imgur.com/56D2AoT.jpg

Stickman
08-03-18, 18:18
I'm really interested in the centurion rail panels. I have never used or held them before, since this is the final form of your rifle I assume they are good to go? Maybe an odd question but what's the texture like?



The Centurion Arm rail covers have very good grip without actually being rough, and have good insulation properties. Not an odd question at all, I think it is a good question as some polymer rail covers with like slick plastic, and this is not one of them.

Stickman
08-03-18, 18:18
I've used some MI stuff for a few years; an UR, rails, scope mounts.
It has been good, solid equipment.

https://i.imgur.com/56D2AoT.jpg


I like that!!!

kenny256
08-03-18, 21:49
The Centurion Arm rail covers have very good grip without actually being rough, and have good insulation properties. Not an odd question at all, I think it is a good question as some polymer rail covers with like slick plastic, and this is not one of them.Very good to hear, I'm ordering a six pack.

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RioGrandeGreen
08-04-18, 02:22
Kenny, you read my mind. Thanks Sticks for the answer. Ordering a set.

kenny256
08-04-18, 15:05
Kenny, you read my mind. Thanks Sticks for the answer. Ordering a set.Got mine coming! Will be adding an arisaka m600 light mount soon on this rail as well.

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kenny256
09-14-18, 22:58
I installed the handguard and centurion rail covers tonight! I put these on my rainier arms mountain upper 16 in.

This thing feels amazing! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180915/94cdde420787d59c1d93debc7e2160e5.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180915/3231c27fa4a7ef78568b49bc094370e8.jpg

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kenny256
09-15-18, 21:19
Put my spikes lower on it, has all fde stuff.

Surefire m300c and an aimpoint pro it will be all ready to go!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180916/de31edc1d9a4a5d468923e0bbf7ffd99.jpg

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Rye_Tyler
06-01-19, 22:13
Researching changing out my Handguards, how have these held up? And is that the 14 on the 16?

Thanks

Stickman
06-03-19, 21:24
Researching changing out my Handguards, how have these held up? And is that the 14” on the 16?

Thanks

Mine has held up fine, I have zero complaints.

OldState
06-03-19, 23:06
I’ll be honest, if Geissele made a 10.5” rail I would have bought that for my new 11.5” build. But they don’t.

Instead I went with this rail based in numerous positive reviews. It’s really light and ridiculously easy to install. Coming from quad rails I’m still getting used to the slim feel. It feels very solid, and being a short length, I cant see how it wouldn’t be rugged enough for most applications.

Even with a heavy Colt FBI barrel, my build is under 7lbs with an Aimpoint Pro and Vickers sling. No light or BUIS yet but I may still be able to be under 7lbs.

Those Centurion rail guards look great and I think I may pick some up