The 12lb AR (which is down to a more reasonable 9lbs lately) is losing its spot as the home defense rifle. It’s being replaced by the 300blk sbr I built last year.
The sbr has a Hogue free float tube that had been given to me several years ago but had been sitting in my parts bin ever since.
I am a firm believer in “every home defense gunshould have a light” but the old Hogue tubes don’t have any attachment points.
I have digital calipers, design software, and a 3d printer.
An hour later…
Cost me about a dollar in material and electricity, and took about ten minutes to design. No, it’s not a permanent solution. No, it probably wouldn’t do very well in a sustained firefight.
But man, that’s cool.