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 MLX M-LOK Handguard has a slim profile and improved ergonomics. It features an M-Lok rail attachment system and the top is a classic Picatinny rail which is both perfect for attaching your favorite accessories. The MLX Series uses the FREELOK Clamping System that utilizes free-floating tabs to secure the rail to the receiver. Another advantage of this clamping system is that it provides frictional AND mechanical locking to create a secure fit between the rail and barrel nut. Lastly, this handguard is crafted from 6061-T6 aluminum with a hard coat anodized finish to keep it reliable.
Mounting System: The M-LOK handguard utilizes the M-Lok mounting system for easy and solid mounting of different accessories & grips on multiple different positions of the handguard.
Material of Handguard: The M-LOK 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
QD: The M-LOK handguard has 2 QD mounts CNC machined into the handguard for quick and easy sling attachment/detachment.
Includes Mounting System, Handguard, and Barrel Nut.