I mean hardware in the RYO sense, SRs, triglides, barrel locks, etc. I sometimes add shrink tube to some of it, like this*: 

Similarly, I sometimes sew nylon pockets/tubes around other hardware, or things like the UV keychain light I always keep on my rig to make cateyes glow, etc. All to reduce glare, and especially noise if it's in a place where it can hit other hard objects. 

But have I missed something, or is there a reason no one has made rubber-coated hardware? I vaguely recall a few back in the steel era (maybe triglides on slings?) but don't seem to have any examples. Seems a good idea, so why not, when there is a large enough military market they make special mil specific colors for example?

 

*If wondering, and you don't have to, I make my own leashes for NODs, use 3/4" SRs to attach. Mostly because: old. No good store-bought ones available to me when I wanted my first one. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

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