One of the most critical components of any AR-15 custom build is the handguard. In recent years freefloat handguards have increased in popularity. The freefloat 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: This Lakota Ops AR-15 Freefloat Handguard is 17" in length and boasts an M-Lok rail mounting system.
Anti-Rotation Tabs: The anti-rotation tabs equipped on this AR-15 freefloat handguard are used for indexing the handguard top rail to maintain alignment with the top rail of the upper receiver. Handguards with anti-rotation tabs are recommended to be used with Mil-Spec upper receivers or other forged AR-15 uppers as they are too narrow to fit within the dimensions of AR-15 uppers machined from billet aluminum.
Profile: The Lakota Ops freefloat handguard was created with the shooter in mind. For this reason, this handguard was created with a slim profile for shooters with small hands.
Mounting System: To provide firm and simple mounting of different accessories in a variety of different positions, this Lakota Ops Handguard takes advantage of the M-Lok mounting system.
Finish: To maintain corrosion resistance this Lakota Ops Handguard is treated with a Type 3 hardcoat anodizing.
QD: To simplify the attachment/detachment of your sling, this handguard comes with 4 QD mounts already machined into it.
Included: Mounting System, Handguard, and Barrel Nut