Review of the Magpul MOE Handguard


If you have not discovered Magpul then I can’t assist you. Magpul is one amongst, if not the leader in polymer commodities for the AR platform in addition to several other accessories. From stocks to grips, rail covers, sights and slings, and we should not forget the PMAG either. Well, of all the items that Magpul makes, Magpul Original equipment (MOE) is a whole line of furnishings and accessories for your new or old AR. It is high-strength, low cost, and comes in a broad range of colours (even pink). Well, this isn’t really a brand new product however it’s one we have gotten mixed feedback about, therefore we embarked on trying it ourselves.

I have continually had and enjoyed using longer rail systems. Carbine length isn’t one thing I have ever actually enjoyed or practiced with. Therefore, this was a remarkable modification of pace for me. I virtually engineered a carbine length system around the M.O.E. just to completely dedicate to the system and not simply the merchandise. Most out of the box, plastic hand guard, carbine length rifle systems I actually have tried were either too large or cheap feeling. The M.O.E. is a nice mix of two worlds. it is more slimline than the factory carbine cover and lighter than most quad rail options all the while feeling superiorly sturdier.

The M.O.E. utilizes a nearly “tapered” style rather than an enormous round oval or circle. Lots of space for gas or piston with straight angles at the 10 and 2 positions. This can be a welcome deviation from the 9 and 3 positions found on most quad rails. The rail is cut with multiple “slots” for mounting points for the range of M.O.E. accessories. Whether you would like customary 1913 picatinny rail segments obtainable in 5, 7, 9 and 11 slot components, light mounts and sling adapters, there’s a mix and solution for everybody. Recently I even saw on Instagram how to utilize a GoPro mount with the M.O.E. slots and screws; very modular and adjustive. All this while still utilizing the delta ring makes customization a simple process include and remove items without having to handle a dozen mounting set screws or proprietary mounting conditions.

I have run this hand guard in temperatures from 80ºf to 20ºf likewise as discharged slow strings and multiple magazine dumps. Granted, I wear gloves once I am at the range, however that has no interconnection. This thing stayed at the most, warm to touch whilst smoke poured out of the open ports on the top of the guard. The M.O.E. features an inbuilt protective heat covering that has been tried and taken through the test with many different blogs and has established it can take the beating with ease. Additionally notable is the indisputable fact that there was no buckling, cracking, discoloration under any of those conditions and still appears pretty good. I’m really a bit let down that my M.O.E. doesn’t have any “character” marks yet. These photos were shot after it was used it for over 2,000 rounds, in the dirt, dragged and banged around. All I did was wipe them with some Hoppes and a microfiber fabric.

This hand guard has undoubtedly changed several opinions I actually have had in the past. I trust polymer a great deal more now than I ever did. I can see why several manufacturers are beginning to provide M.O.E. packages on their rifles and most of all, I now realize you don’t need to pay $200-$800 on a rail system. At below $30, the hand guard is a fantastic upgrade for anyone whether or not it’s a spick-and-span AR or an old warhorse in want of a facelift that performs more than making it look pretty. Plus, with polymer there are numerous choices for colours to accent or enhance your new DuraCoat, Cerakote, Hydro-Dip or no matter what you decide on doing with your AR. Therefore don’t let the value tag or the fame fool you. The M.O.E. system isn’t some low cost option, it’s an excellent product with several choices at a reasonable worth. Now if I can just simply persuade them to create a M.O.E. A.F.G…


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