I got the spiffy Red Lion forend and front sight from Santa. Yesterday I got down to bidness and managed to remove the original parts without destroying the Sub although I did manage to slightly bend my medium duty bench vise …
I mounted up my optic nicely on the rail, which is like everything from RL superbly machined… all looked good and the flip down front was seeming to actually be pretty much radially on center.
THEN I went to close the sub and found that there is not enough clearance between the knurled forend control part and the receiver to allow space for my installed and somewhat appreciated brass deflector.
Removed deflector and all works perfect, except for the part where I am gonna get hit in the face with hot brass and the like.
Just wanted to let ya lefty types know of this little gotcha. I do like the Red Lion indexing MLOK forend with a couple 17 slot rails. Feels good. Works like butter. Nice finish and machining. Front sight is nice also.
My RD is very happy to be on such a fancy assemblage.
BUT I’m gonna have to ponder how to do a brass deflector without it wrapping across the top of the receiver grip area. There isn’t enough room to allow full locking when folded. Almost but not quite. I’ll ponder it after I go to the range later this week to re zero my sights and such.
Maybe it’s not such a big deal without a deflector, I can’t recall to tell the truth, but there HAD to be a reason I would put such a thing on my little camp gun…