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Has anyone installed a Performance Services forearm stabilizer on their Gen 2? I have struggled with the installation and it seems either the halves of the stabilizer are machined incorrectly ( too wide/thick) keeping the forearm halves from closing, or the M loc slots are molded incorrectly...but the slots seem true to each other as far as I can tell.
 

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Stabilizer help

Has anyone installed a Performance Services forearm stabilizer on their Gen 2? I have struggled with the installation...
I've installed two on my Gen2 (fore and aft). They are machined for an interference fit on the barrel; it seems that it's too small (tight). However, due to the material used and intended use, a very good design feature. Once you get it positioned, use a small clamp to compress the two halves slightly and install the screws. Once you start tightening in an alternating sequence, you'll see that they draw firmly in place while coming together. Mine worked perfectly ~ keep in mind that the last slot (nearest the receiver) has molding gussets that won't allow stabilizer installation.

Hope this helps AoG
 

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I had issue with mine, I ended up not installing it. I couldn't get the tabs to line up. One would align perfectly in the MLOK slot and then the other one would be off and wouldn't line up. I made sure the "dimples" were oriented correctly, and it wasn't in the first slot, but after many attempts I could never get it right. I even tried reversing the orientation of the "dimples" and it still didn't help. I ended up giving up, and it's sitting in the bag on top of my safe.
 

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I had issue with mine, I ended up not installing it. I couldn't get the tabs to line up. One would align perfectly in the MLOK slot and then the other one would be off and wouldn't line up. I made sure the "dimples" were oriented correctly, and it wasn't in the first slot, but after many attempts I could never get it right. I even tried reversing the orientation of the "dimples" and it still didn't help. I ended up giving up, and it's sitting in the bag on top of my safe.
I am sorry to hear that you were not able to successfully install your handguard stabilizer. I would have liked it if you had contacted us directly with your issue. Until Bigbuck123 had issues installing his, I had no complaints and much positive feedback. I was on the phone this past week with Bigbuck123 for well over an hour and received about a dozen text pictures from him. He was still unable to get the stabilizer to align correctly. The stabilizer is adjustable, as there is a gap between the two halves when they are tight. It is possible to get some rotation of the M-Lok tabs by adjusting the gap widths between the two halves. I instructed Bigbuck123 to try this adjustment, but he said that there were no gaps between the stabilizer halves. I believe that he had somehow bent the assembly, possibly by over tightening the screws. Performance Services stands behind it products and will do what it takes to make every customer happy. Please contact us directly if you need assistance.
Todd Jensen
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I am sorry to hear that you were not able to successfully install your handguard stabilizer. I would have liked it if you had contacted us directly with your issue. Until Bigbuck123 had issues installing his, I had no complaints and much positive feedback. I was on the phone this past week with Bigbuck123 for well over an hour and received about a dozen text pictures from him. He was still unable to get the stabilizer to align correctly. The stabilizer is adjustable, as there is a gap between the two halves when they are tight. It is possible to get some rotation of the M-Lok tabs by adjusting the gap widths between the two halves. I instructed Bigbuck123 to try this adjustment, but he said that there were no gaps between the stabilizer halves. I believe that he had somehow bent the assembly, possibly by over tightening the screws. Performance Services stands behind it products and will do what it takes to make every customer happy. Please contact us directly if you need assistance.
Todd Jensen
Performance Services, LLC
Mine must be bent too, because I could get the two halves to meet easily. And after removing it there are no marks on the barrel, not even scratches, that would make me think it was overly tight against the barrel. I'm off on Tuesday, if I get a chance I'll get it back out and give you a call and send you some pictures.
 

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Is the Gen 2 Forearm unstable enough to justify needing this stabilizer?
I ask because I am considering putting the Gen 2 forearm on my Gen 1 and if I will need the stabilizer, then it seems it would be the same cost to just buy the KT forearm with rails for my Gen 1 and save a lot of trouble.
Anyone else looked at this issue?
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I don't have a lot on mine, TLR 3, a sling mount, and a lightweight optic. I am happy with paper plate sized groups at 50yds. Not sure if it is needed for the MI mount, I don't know if it wiggles much being that far above the mount point.
 
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