The handguard is one of the most critical components of any LR-308 custom build. 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 LR-308 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: This 15-inch 'Air-Lok' M-LOK Free Float Handguard is a USA-made Gen 2 design from Guntec USA. It is made from high-strength, durable, T6 aluminum and features a compression lockdown design. It has M-LOK slots on 4 sides of the handguard and skeletonized cuts throughout it to reduce the overall weight. It also has a machined QD swivel socket on the rear end of the handguard and provides a tight fit-up against the receiver.
Material of Handguard: The LR-308 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 Handguard comes with a high-quality steel barrel nut and mounting hardware
Finish: To maintain corrosion resistance the Handguard is treated with a Type 3 hard coat anodizing.
Includes Mounting System, Handguard, and Barrel Nut.