2006-08-25: Attack of the TuberThe DPMS tuber upper, that is. My roomie finally decided to acquire a DPMS Tuber upper, which is a regular DPMS upper with a large aluminum sheath over the actual barrel and an M203-looking contoured handguard below the barrel. It looks like something out of Star Wars, and actually doesn't handle badly. I would personally do an A2 stock on it and weight the thing so that it's counterbalanced, but thats just me. There are no iron sights, but it does have a standard flat-top upper so that optics can be mounted. It also has a standard bipod mount post on the underside, which has a sling swivel attached. Pretty neat little bit of hardware.
On the girlfriend front, a DPMS detachable rear sight tagged along for the ride on this order, which resulted in Texie having iron sights on her AR. The DPMS offering has two knobs to tighten the sight onto the picatinny rail, whereas my LMT sight has only one. I still need to take pictures of her rifle - it's only 31" long, which is 1" over minimum California length on a semi auto.