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 Geissele MK8 Super Modular Rail AR-15 Freefloat Handguard is 13.5" in length and boasts an M-Lok rail mounting system.
Mounting System: The Geissele MK8 Super Modular Rail AR-15 Freefloat Handguard utilizes the M-Lok mounting system for easy and solid mounting of different accessories & grips on multiple different positions of the handguard.
Made in USA: All Geissele handguards are precision CNC machined in the USA.
Type of Top Rail: This Geissele Handguard is CNC machined with a picatinny rail across the top of the entire handguard.
Finish: To maintain corrosion resistance the Geissele is treated with a Type 3 hardcoat anodizing.
QD: The Geissele Handguard has 2 QD mounts CNC machined into the handguard for quick and easy sling attachment/detachment.
Includes: Mounting System, Handguard, Barrel Nut.