With the introduction of the Magpul M-LOK accessory mounting system, Magpul has renewed and upgraded their line of AR-15 polymer handguard. This Magpul FDE M-LOK Carbine-Length HandGuard are a low price, drop-in replacement handguard that adds a lot of functionality and modularity to your carbine. These hand guards are very durable and are a vast improvement over the standard AR-15 plastic hand guards.
The Magpul M-LOK hand guards are primarily composed of polymer. This polymer base gives these hand guard many benefits. The most notable benefit of the Magpul polymer handguard is that they are very cost effective. By using polymer, Magpul is able to keep manufacturing costs low and offer you these hand guards at a great, low price. In addition to having a low price, polymer also has several other benefits. The polymer construction allows these hand guards to be extremely light. The carbine length M-LOK rails have a weight of 6.8 ounces, which is significantly lower than some of the aluminum AR-15 rail systems out there.
These handguards are designed to be installed on the AR-15 rifle. This product will directly replace the standard M4 Carbine-Length plastic hand guards found on a standard AR-15/M4 with a carbine length gas system. The MOE M-LOK hand guard is easy to install and uses your existing delta ring, as well as your round or triangular front handguard retaining cap.
The new M-LOK accessory mounting system adds a great deal of adaptability to this system. This handguard features M-LOK accessory mounting slots at the two, six and ten o’clock positions. These mounting slots allow you to mount a wide range of M-LOK compatible accessories. This gives you the ability to set up your carbine however you need to for your particular mission.
Magpul is a very innovative company and has designed several useful features into this component. For example, this handguard has features to better cope with heat. This starts with the material. The polymer used in this handguard is reinforced and also heat resistant. In addition to this, these handguards also feature a heat shield that has been riveted into place for enhanced reliability. Also, Magpul has designed in a feature to help keep your hands safe from the sometimes extreme heat of the barrel and gas block. At the forward section of the M-LOK hand guard, Magpul has designed in extension wings. These wings wrap around your front sight gas block and help to prevent accidentally contact between your hand and the hot gas block.