The handguard is an essential piece to any AR-15 custom build. Some of the most popular types of handguards are free-float handguards. These types of handguards cover the barrel of the gun and attach to the upper receiver by a barrel nut. Handguards on an AR-15 build perform many crucial functions. One of these functions is that of protecting the shooter's hand from the heat of the barrel. The handguard also provides something to hold on to which gives increased stability to the shooter. Each handguard comes with attachment points for sights/optics while still saving space for additional accessories to be attached which can add to the aesthetic appeal of the build.
It is recommended that handguards cover completely the gas system of the AR-15 so when shopping for a handguard please keep in mind your gas system length. Please visit our AR-15 & LR-308 Upper Build Kits page if you want to purchase one of our pre-designed upper build kits equipped with a handguard.
About this Handguard: The Guntec .308 Low Profile Ultra Lightweight Thin M-LOK Freefloat Handguard with Monolithic Top Rail is exactly what you need to elevate your build. Guntec USA has put in a lot of research into aluminum alloys to make this handguard incredibly durable while also keeping it lightweight. The USA-made design has a heavy-duty, black finish that keeps it resistant to corrosion while adding a classic feel to your build. It has a rail system that slides over the barrel nut and is locked up against the receiver with 6 screws.
Mounting System: To provide firm and simple mounting of different accessories in a variety of different positions, the 16.5" .308 Low Profile M-LOK Handguard takes advantage of the M-Lok mounting system
Material of Handguard: Due to the need to have light yet strong handguards, the Guntec 16.5" .308 Low Profile M-LOK Handguard is constructed from 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum extrusion.
Made in USA: This Guntec 16.5" .308 Low Profile M-LOK Handguard is proudly made in the USA by a machinist who takes pride in their work.
Type of Top Rail: This 16.5" .308 Low Profile M-LOK Handguard is CNC machined with a Picatinny rail across the top of the entire handguard.
Finish: Type 3 hard coat anodizing is used with the 16.5" .308 Low Profile M-LOK Handguard to increase corrosion resistance.
Includes: Mounting System, Handguard, Barrel Nut.