M500 Handguard

Discussion in 'General Accessory Discussion' started by AFPJ, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. AFPJ

    AFPJ New Member

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  2. BlackNightBravo

    BlackNightBravo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Don't have one. Saw a couple though- seemed to work well. Make sure it fits!
     

  3. KingCobra

    KingCobra New Member

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    I suggest you opt for the G&P model, I had issues with the element version.
     
  4. AFPJ

    AFPJ New Member

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    The G&P Is twice as expensive. Is it really twice the quality?
     
  5. KingCobra

    KingCobra New Member

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    yes. its way worth it.


    *EDIT* I was busy before so didnt go into detail.

    I had issues with the elemnt model, the soldering was cheap and looked like an 8 year old did it. it looked like they used a low temp solder so they didnt burn themselves so the heat from the lamp quickly desoldered and shorted the light out.

    I picked up the G&P model "used", but BNIB, the soldering was alot better, it felt alot better, the element kinda felt cheap and plasticky to me VS the G&P model.

    just be prepared to go through batteries like there nothing. I believe the G&P is 80 lumens (claimed at like 130? and will drain two CR123 batteries in about 45 minutes run time. I replaced my crappy bulb with a surefire LED bulb and went from 80 lumen 45min run time to 400 lumens, 8 hour run time...


    so, there is room for improvement with the G&P model, BUT in my honest opinion its better then the element model.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2012