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    TDI vs. Russian railed lower handguards

    Does anyone out there have any experience with the Israeli TDI handguards and/or the Russian ones that look just like them.

    I'm going to have to put a lower one on my SA-M5, and I would like the one made out of the best polymer, with the highest melt point since neither of these things has a heat shield in it.

    Thanks in advance.



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    The TDI unit is made of a sturdy polymer. It fits well and looks pretty good. Don't expect the rail to be in perfect spec.

    I think it would hold up to heat fairly well. Will take some pounding to get it on the milled receiver, but it will go...
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    Thanks Katar.

    I need to find a way to mount a light on the M5.

    I don't want to put a mint into it and I don't want a full rail system either, just something that will support a light.



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    The TDI one I have is extremely solid. Im not sure how they mix up the polymer but Im guessing they have a large amout of fiber added to it to make it more rigid & heat resistant. They also have a series of vents that help them cool off. I dont think them melting would be a issue with a semi auto build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Templar
    Thanks Katar.

    I need to find a way to mount a light on the M5.

    I don't want to put a mint into it and I don't want a full rail system either, just something that will support a light.
    Is this going to be for the class or was this in the works for a while?
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    Thanks for the input Duke....I was looking at them on your website.

    Katar....both actually.....something that I've thought about for a while, but I'm signed up for Larry Vicker's Intermediate-Advanced Carbine course in December, which will include some night fire/low light excercises.

    I figured I'd have the only M5 and be surrounded by a bunch of M4's.....



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    Do they make them for milled receivers now?

    As far as standing up to the heat...the have a lifetime warranty, so I would not sweat it!
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    I've gotta Dremel......we'll make it work!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Templar
    Thanks for the input Duke....I was looking at them on your website.

    Katar....both actually.....something that I've thought about for a while, but I'm signed up for Larry Vicker's Intermediate-Advanced Carbine course in December, which will include some night fire/low light excercises.

    I figured I'd have the only M5 and be surrounded by a bunch of M4's.....
    Good for you!

    That should be one helluva course - I know that I'm not ready for it yet, but I'm working my way there.
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    I have a handfull of the TDI's and we sell them in the store. They are very sturdy and very heat resistant. It may not be exactly square when you mount it but it will but rock solid from there on. Not a good platform for a laser but great for a light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LHD
    I have a handfull of the TDI's and we sell them in the store. They are very sturdy and very heat resistant. It may not be exactly square when you mount it but it will but rock solid from there on. Not a good platform for a laser but great for a light.
    Thanks LHD, that's what I wanted to know.

    I wasn't looking for anything to mount optics or a laser, just a white light.

    I really like the updated synthetic stocks with the heat shields in them and I guess I'm just paranoid about heat transfer to my hand.

    I'll probably end up getting some Nomex gloves while I'm at it anyway.



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    I had a TDI one. It was solid and very functional.

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    Have had one for a couple of years and it has held up nicely. Run it full auto and the such, and still there, with no heat deterioration. I like lots. As mentioned above, probably not for optics, but great for a light and the such. Had to fit mine, but wasn't too much trouble.

    You'll like it I'm sure. I got mine for $20 at SHOT Show in 04.

    BTW J A Ceiner was a jerk.

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    Thanks backblast


    I've also heard that about JAC.......



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    Here is a TDI lower and TDI bipod on my SAM7.I think they are made well.

    The bipod is overpriced at $99 dollars but the lower is worth the money.I have since mounted the bipod on my new 9mm Storm but I'm quite happy to leave the lower on for good.I had a light on mine.Worked good.Hope this helps.
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