I love my A1 style handguards
Look how beautiful my AR is, with the A1 style handguards. It's a Del Ton A2 style, built from a kit with the help of a friend of mine. I went on the internet and ordered the A1 handguards and pistol grip and stock seperately. It wasn't cheap, even, to get them.
Those handguards have got elegant, gently sloping lines. The design combines a cubist triangle with moulded corners, somehow both alien and sensual, so that it's almost an elegant, under-stated post cubist functional work of art.
It reminds you a bit of Darth Vader's helmet...just a hint of the Star Wars cultural aethsetic.
I feel as though the handguards represent the cultural artistry of the late 60s and 70s, which has been lost as our degraded society has gone the way of Britney Spears and shitty, cynical remakes of movies from decades ago.
Whenever I train with that rifle, I experience history, thanks to my incorporating those vintage handguards into my weapon system.
Someday, I'll have to get optics, rails, lights, and lasers, but first, I feel like I must master and understand the original system in order to truly appreciate and benefit from the modern revisions.