If one is not careful when handling equipment at the front of a gun that has been operated with, one can get severe hand burns. This is where an accessory called the handguard comes in, protecting the hand of the operator when he needs to adjust sights of other equipment at the front of a weapon.
Magpul's handguards are incredibly light, since they are made of heat-resistant polymer, and allow the placement of Piccatiny rails on it at the two, six and ten o'clock positions. In comparison to the heavy aluminum usually used to manufacture handguards, the heat-resistant polymer does the same job without burdening the operator. A front lip shields the operator's hands from the hot gas block.
They are extremely easy to install, using the equipment already on your weapon from the former hand guard.
If you are looking for a lighter, yet just as useful, hand guard, then Magpul has all the answers for you. Check out our inventory list to find the handguard you need and want!
What people are saying about the Magpul Handguard:
I don't care much about appearance; I care about functionality. These Magpul handguards are the most comfortable in my hand that I have come across. As an added bonus, they perfectly fit over the piston system in one of my uppers.
I would buy this handguard again
Typical Magpul quality, it fit with no problems and is very solid. I replaced a quad rail handguard with this Magpul handguard. It is much nicer to hold and shoot with.
This Magpul handguard is a direct fit. Feels great when aiming a rifle. I now them on every ar15
Great AR-15 Handgurad
This AR-15 handguard fits perfectly on my triangle cap ar. Fit is very tight. It is a little heavy and could be a little more skinny, but overall I am very happy. Fast shipping. Great experience as always.
Aesthetic and effective. However, it would have been great if Magpul had designed this with four MLOK slots instead of just three to allow the installation of a sling point as close to the front of the receiver as possible. As it currently stands, my sling point is almost right to wear I instinctively grad the handguard when shouldering. Other than that, it's a good, stylish "upgrade" from stock.
Perfect Handguard for my M&P15
Quickly replaced the factory handguard that came with my Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport. Allowed for me to attach My Magpul rails to secure my new Bipod. I love this Magpul handguard.
I have the Magpul CTR butte stock and now the handguard. I never liked the original stocks on my DPMS Panther, so now I'm happy. This now permits a side mount sling; I just need to get the MOE M-Lok sling mount for the handguard. I had the handguard installed in 5 min, and it fits very snug. Good solid feel.
I bought this Magpul handguard as a replacement for my regular moe handguard that I had on my le6920. I noticed that I preferred to grip really close to the front sight post and barrel. Often, even with shooting gloves, I would burn my fingers accidentally from the hot barrel and front sight post. I really liked the construction of my moe, but I wanted something that was a little slimmer and protected my hands farther up. The only thing I had to remove was the front sling mount. I already had been running a single point sling on the end of my receiver, so this was no issue. It took 15 seconds with a punch, and it came right of. The handguard may be a little tougher to fit than a regular moe, but not that much. It seems to have less wiggle than my moe and definitely a lighter feel to it. I run it on my rifle with the other regular moe furniture and a micro red dot. I have an afg2 put on it right now, and I love the whole set up. Lightweight, easy, sturdy, and it keeps my hands from being burned. Like other Magpul products, it's a great buy for the money.
Great Update to standard AR Handguards
I have used this on a couple of my AR's. Comfort and lightweight were the keys for me as both are Hunting rigs. I also need the ability to add things like a light or a bipod easily as the type of hunt changed. This met the need with style and comfort. Since it is slightly "Slimmer" than the round guards, it was more comfortable in hand without the bulk. Popped right onto a DPMS LR308 Upper and another AR15 upper I have.