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Dpms Handguards

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On a new 16" DPMS, with the GlacierGuards...

I can not get these guards off, what's the trick? I have to be forgetting something .. to make it easier, the frontsight/gas block is off (putting on a JP adjustable), the gas tube is out, they should just slide out, right? I'm pulling down the collar, where it seems I can see all the way around the guards..

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If the front sight assy is off, there should be nothing holding the handguards on. Then should fall free. Unless, DPMS put some adheasive on the handguards.

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Thanks..

I can spread the top of the guards about 2-3 inches... I can not see anything that's holding them there. Just wanted to make sure there's not some secret pin, or d-ring or something, and then break them at that point.

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Thanks..

I can spread the top of the guards about 2-3 inches... I can not see anything that's holding them there.  Just wanted to make sure there's not some secret pin, or d-ring or something, and then break them at that point.

brain/typing errors.. I can spread the top gaurds about 1/4 to 3/8" of an inch.. but the bottoms will not budge.

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yes. I can seperate the front about 1/2".. see the split go all the way down to the ring.

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some of the newer handguards have a raised portion for more contact area on the rear of the handguards. my bet is they are just really tight. Can u move the delta ring to the rear?

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Yup... all the way down, it looks like I can see the base of the handguards. It's very tight, but that ring is maxed.

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Id go ahead and see if you can give slight force to remove them. The shouldnt be stuck on there, they are prob just really tight cause they have never been removed.

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Mine are kinda tight, but I've never had a problem like this. I'd start gently tapping the very top of each handguard forward from the delta ring end until they start to ease free.

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Thanks both, finally got them off. It was like one of the guards was welded onto the barrel nut. The 3/4" long piece that broke, can barely be seen, and the guards feel tight when they're back on.

I'll be putting on a free float eventually anyway... :)

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