One of the most critical components of any AR-15 custom build is the handguard. In recent years free-float handguards have increased in popularity. The free-float handguard covers the barrel and is attached to the upper receiver via a barrel nut. The handguard serves many functions in an AR-15 build kit such as protecting the shooter's hand from being burned by the barrel, offering the shooter something to grip to help steady the weapon, can function as the attachment point for sights/optic, can have additional accessories attached, and adds to the aesthetic appeal of the build.
It is recommended that the handguard completely cover the gas system of the AR-15 so please consider your gas system length when shopping for a handguard. If you wish to buy a pre-designed upper build kit equipped with a handguard please visit our AR-15 & LR-308 Upper Build Kits page.
About this Handguard: The CMMG 9" Handguard Parts Kit has a lightweight design and improved ergonomics. This handguard is beautiful and functional. The aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum is high-strength and the M-LOK slots make it easy to mount accessories. It even includes a picatinny/M-LOK hybrid top rail. Looking to elevate your AR? Start with the CMMG 9" Handguard Parts Kit
Material of Handguard: The CMMG 9" AR-15 free-float handguard is precision CNC machined from a high-quality 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum extrusion. This ensures that the handguard will be both extremely light and very strong.
Barrel Nut: The CMMG 9" Handguard comes with a high-quality steel barrel nut and mounting hardware
Made in the USA: All CMMG handguards are precision CNC machined in the USA.
Finish: To maintain corrosion resistance, the Handguard is treated with a Type 3 hard coat anodizing.
Profile: The CMMG 9" free-float handguard is made with a slim profile.
Includes: Mounting System, Handguard, Barrel Nut.