Brigand Arms EDGE, AR-15 Carbon Fiber Handguard NOAX
The handguard is the most visible and most handled part of a rifle: the one you choose will define the style, weight, ergonomics, and performance of your AR-10 or AR-15 firearm. Ultra-lightweight is only the starting point for what our NOAX handguards offer. Aerospace carbon fiber make this guard stronger than aluminum at below half the weight. The lattice structure provides a solid and repeatable grip and allows versatile accessory mounting at almost any angle. It insulates your forehand and provides airflow ensures superior barrel cooling rates for accuracy even in sustained fire. For precision shooting, our free-floating barrel nut puts no pressure on the barrel and will never change your point of impact. We know that’s a lot to promise, that’s why we back these claims with our industry leading warranty. We offer the NOAX handguard in lengths from 7” to 15” to match your shooting style and rifle setup. The carbon lattice material is complemented by our deep-black hard-anodized aluminum end-caps which allow easy mounting to your upper receiver and protect the leading edge from impact.
The EDGE, BLADE, and ATLAS models are all built with our precision NOAX material and vary only in the forward end-cap. EDGE provides a flat cut for classic style or to align with a silencer. BLADE provides an angular cut to help exhibit your barrel or for compensator and front sight clearance. While M-LOK and Picatinny can be mounted anywhere along the handguard with our backing plates, ATLAS provides a quad Picatinny rail and a sling stud for users who expect to always run accessories.
What’s in the box? All Brigand Arms handguard orders include our lightweight barrel nut which replaces your existing barrel nut. We always recommend you talk to a gunsmith about installation, but we have tutorials for both AR-10 and AR-15 installation. If you’re frequently working on your AR build, we recommend our ultra-compact BAAR armorer’s wrench. Like most free-floating handguards, all Brigand Arms guards require a low-profile gas block. We recommend Faxon for a simple lightweight gas block and Aero Precision for adjustable gas blocks.
If you have followed Brigand Arms for a while, you might be thinking “This material looks different than the last time I saw it…” You’re right! In 2021 our fabrication process was re-designed to give our team complete control over the manufacturing process. We call our new material “NOAX” (pronounced “NO-axe”) to differentiate from the former braided “OACS” or “O-ACS” material. Every NOAX handguard is built in Birmingham, Alabama by specialized machines developed for that purpose. This new material is stronger than ever, enables more precise accessory mounting, and now has a sleek dark graphite appearance and smoother texture. All orders placed after December 1, 2021 are built with this new material.
To get the most out of your O-ACS handguard purchase, consider adding our Picatinny or MLOK accessory mounts.
- ID = 1.75 in. | OD = 2.00 in.
- Tube: Patented T700 carbon fiber NOAX
- Caps: Aluminum 6061 Hard Anodized
- Barrel nut (included): Aluminum 7075 Hard Anodized
|7″||3.7 oz||3.7 oz||5.8 oz|
|9″||4.1 oz||4.1 oz||6.2 oz|
|12.375″||4.7 oz||4.7 oz||6.7 oz|
*All weights INCLUDE barrel nut. Add 1.2oz for AR-10 model
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The distinction between inferior quality and premium Carbon Fiber Handguard is undeniable. At MSP, we only offer AR Accessories from the most trusted brands like Coda Evolution. Buy with confidence that we stand behind the product we sell.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
Lightest handguard on the market
If you want the lightest handguard on the market, this is it. It feels very tough in your hands, does not seem weak or flimsy. Only real con is the price but have you tried being less poor?
Better than expected
I used this on a PCC 9mm build. Boy, it's light. Surprisingly rigid and tougher than I thought it would be. If you push on one segment you can feel it give, but overall the "tube" is rigid and braces well on walls or support. It's pricey... the only reason it's 4 stars and not 5. I'm planning on getting a 15" version on my 3gun rifle. I like the feel of the tubes; they offer a good grip.
Best carbon fiber ar15 handguard on Market
I've used numerous handguards, and nothing has matched the Brigand Arms handguard. Ultralight, super cool, and durable! I've purchased two of them (9" and 15"), and I look forward to using their new parts as well. Highly recommend. Everyone at the range wants to see it and try it out.
This was the Handguard to buy
Once I saw this Handguard tested by having it blown up and having little to no damage, I knew this was the Handguard to buy. I also got the rail section, and while that was a bit hard to install, it works at holding a simple sling holder. No problems with my hand getting too hot as heat dissipates almost immediately. The only con is that I have a rifle length gas system on my ar 10 and the 12″ Handguard is 1″ short from covering the gas block. I would have liked it to cover the gas block entirely for looks and extra protection. Otherwise, this is a GREAT handguard!
brigand arms edge carbon fiber ar 15 handguard
The Brigand Arms Edge carbon fiber handguard Looks cool, lightest guard you will find. Strong. 2nd one I have both have been on hunting and range trips and can take anything you dish out.
This carbon fiber handguard VERY VERY sturdy
Great carbon fiber handguard, VERY VERY sturdy. The Brigand Arms edge is slick and as lightweight as it gets. MSP had GREAT customer service when I had a question and got to me immediately. Lowest price I could find this by far. They earned my Future business for sure.
Brigand Arms EDGE, AR-15 Carbon Fiber Handguard
I used the Brigand Edge Handguard on a PCC 9mm build. Boy, it's light. Surprisingly rigid and more robust than I thought it would be. If you push on one segment, you can feel it give, but overall the "tube" is rigid and braces well on walls or support. It's pricey... the only reason it's four stars and not 5. I'm planning on getting a 15" version on my 3gun rifle. I like the feel of the tubes; they offer excellent grip.
Used the 15" version in a mid-light build, and it's incredible! Very well made, strong and stiff (the barrel flexes more than the hanguard when squeezed off center), looks amazing, and all at slightly less than 4 oz. Only complaint I have is the overwhelming desire to upgrade all of my other rifles!
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