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 Gauntlet Arms 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 Gauntlet Arms Invader 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 Gauntlet Arms Handguard takes advantage of the M-Lok mounting system.
Finish: To maintain corrosion resistance this Gauntlet Arms Crown Series 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
Brand: Gauntlet Arms
Model: Crown Series 17" M-LOK AR-15 Handguard w/Anti Rotation Tabs
QD Mount: Yes
Number of QD Mounts: 4
Accessory Attachment: M-Lok
Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
Anti Rotation Tabs: Yes
Barrel Nut Included: Yes
Inner Diameter: 1.35 Inches
Outer Diameter: 2.1 Inches
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Warranty, Returns & Terms: MMC Armory offers a 30 day return, refund and exchange policy. You must email or call MMC Armory and obtain an RMA number prior to any return, refund, or exchange. All returns must include the original order number, receipt or invoice, along with the customers billing address, shipping address, contact phone numbers, contact emails, and RMA number. Returns, refunds, and exchanges may take up to two weeks, not including transit times, for processing after we have received return product. Return shipping costs will be the responsibility of the returning party, with the exception of the wrong item being received or on warranty exchange during the first 30 days after delivery. Items returned for warranty will only be replaced or exchanged, no refund given on warranty items.