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Old 05-07-2020, 02:54   #1
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Mini tact 586 forend rail suggestions.

Hello, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a forend rail for possibly mount a vert grip or flashlight mount? Im sure this has been covered many times before...thank you in advance.
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You can also just directly screw in some picatinny rails into the fore end.
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Magpul MOE polymer 5 slot rails work for me, plenty sturdy, lightweight and inexpensive.
With a Ruger synthetic stock, there is just enough room between the fore end and your heat shield to secure the flat T-Nuts that Magpul provides with the rails.

On a wood stock, there is no space between the wood and the heat shield. You could countersink the T-nuts, but you'll have to take more wood out for the nuts than you'll like.
Better is to go get some black wood screws from the hardware store that fit the rail holes. You can put some epoxy on the screws before you put them in if you want.
You might have to trim the screws shorter so they don't hit the heat shield.
These earlier Magpul rails had thick T-Nuts, they've since made them thinner:

I started out putting a rail on the off side for a light, and a Q.D. swivel on the left (as I'm left handed). But later I thought it better to put a rail on both sides and use a Q.D. swivel that clamps onto the rail.

The simple light clamp that goes on the rail:

I don't usually put a rail on the bottom for a bipod or vertical grip, but this Choate pistol grip stock seemed like it would be great having a vertical grip:


I used a Tango Down grip that had storage inside and a slot for a pressure switch.
More pics of the rails:

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Thank you
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What sandog said. I used the Aluminum Rail sections and sanded off the M-lok on the back of the rail for a flush fit, T-nuts work with no modification.
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Thanks, I forgot to mention having to remove those nubs on the back, I believe the polymer rails have those too.
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I was looking through some back pages here and found this old thread:
https://www.perfectunion.com/vb/ruge...ini-stock.html
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