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Old October 11th, 2006, 05:47   #1
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Review: King Armaments MRE RAS & G&P red dot

Well, as the exterior of my gun nears completion, I thought I'd throw up my review of the few different products I've slapped on my investment.



(I know some of these products have been covered briefly before, but hereís my take. Also, itís my first review, so please forgive any wierdness)

First up the title merchandise:

King Armaments MRE RAS

http://www.wgcshop.com/pcart/shopper.php?itm=KA-RAS-01K_cat_RIS%20and%20RAS


I bought this kit from damage here on ASC for $220 for the full kit (outer barrel, gas tube, the works), and when I got it I was surprised by the compact box it came in.

Installation

Installing the unit was fairly easy and quick, the only bit of stress I had was digging around the tools looking for the right allan key to lock on the flip up front sight. Only took about 10 minutes and fit perfectly to my stock TM body. Oh, I should mention, it's a bit tricky getting it tightened up, you have to try it a couple times to get it as tight a fit as you can (at least I did), everything's got to be lined up just right to have it nice and tight with your flip up site straight up and not to the side.

Feel

From the get-go the rail system felt very solid, it did add some weight, but with the recent re-wiring to house the battery in the solid stock, the center of gravity is right around the middle of the magwell. With my vertical grip where it is allows for a fairly even distribution of weight to my arms (donít know yet if this is a good quality, have yet to game with my gun in this stage). The unit has a very nice metal feel to it, and comes with 3 plastic black rail covers. With these covers it is a very comfortable hold with or without the grip.

Looks
I love it, itís at least a somewhat unique look on not too high of a budget, or as my girlfriend put it ďlooks big and chunky and dangerousĒ.


Iíd recommend this kit to anyone wanting to go for a full length, free floating rail for their M4, good value.


Next Up:
G&P Red Dot Sight
I got this a few months ago from eHobby Asia on ebay for about $60 including shipping and duty. The build is very good quality, battery life is decent (only had to replace once, cause I accidentally left it on). Itís supposedly water resistant (never tried it) and it has 7 brightness settings, a nice feature. I have it mounted to the carry handle via a bolt-on carry handle rail (I think G&P, not sure) which is also a really nice feature to have.


All in all I like my gun! In the plans for the future is a metal body, and then Iíll start on the internal upgrades next season (probably get a whole new mechbox so I can keep this one stock and untouched incase the other one ever craps out on me)

Till then, this is all for now.
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Old October 11th, 2006, 18:57   #2
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How's the front iron sight? I was planning to get it since I didn't get the full MRE?
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Old October 11th, 2006, 20:57   #3
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As in just the front iron sight by itself? Good I'd say, I'm happy with it, good clear vision, can adjust the elevation with same tool that came with your M4. Only thing is it's a tiny bit wobbly forwards and backwards (not laterally) although I'm not sure this will affect it at all. I'll make sure to test that out next game.
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Old October 11th, 2006, 23:06   #4
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As in just the front iron sight by itself? Good I'd say, I'm happy with it, good clear vision, can adjust the elevation with same tool that came with your M4. Only thing is it's a tiny bit wobbly forwards and backwards (not laterally) although I'm not sure this will affect it at all. I'll make sure to test that out next game.
Yeah, the triangle sight I'm using on my M4 does look kind of weird with a MRE, so I'll probably opt to buy a flip up PRI sight soon.
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Old October 29th, 2006, 22:25   #5
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So this is it. Good Job!
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Old November 15th, 2006, 00:34   #6
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I just assembled the same set-up on an ICS M4. I opted to use the stock outer barrel, but that required a little modification with a dremel and a file. I used the type "B" flip-up sight (also King Arms) so it would allow me some lateral play to set the sight up.

There is virtually no change in weight distribution of the gun as this MRE is very lightweight.

For those interested in this rail system, get a quality one-piece outer barrel and a type "A" flip-up sight (drive-in pins) instead of the type "B" (screws) sight, unless you have the urge to break out the dremel.

Nice review, btw.
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