it is what it is
i got this because i shoot competitively and after a 6hr day at the range i didn't want to be lugging around a brick all day, or have my support arm wearing down due to the weight. super light, like others have said there is a gap between receiver and rail, its fine, not huge, but if you look at it you'll see it. I got the 17inch because i have a flash can on my barrel and this is long enough that it looks awesome, its got about 2 inches of can showing. perfect. installation was alright. i had to buy a new armorers wrench as mine wouldn't fit on to the barrel nut. As a competitive shooter people always ask me where i get my gear, and i'll gladly send em this way. Hopefully someday i'll add Gorilla MFG onto my competition shirt.
Reviewed by: david from portland on 1/10/2018