Lakota Ops 15" "Protector" M-Lok Freefloat Handguard, Trapezoid Cuts W/Anti-Rotation Tabs
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 "Protector" AR-15 Freefloat Handguard is 15" in length and boasts an M-Lok rail mounting system.
Mounting System: The "Protector" utilizes the M-Lok mounting system for easy and solid mounting of different accessories & grips on multiple different positions of the handguard.
Cuts: The "Protector" Handguard has a Trapezoidal design cut into the handguard. This design both adds to the aesthetic appeal and saves weight without compromising structural integrity.
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
Material of Handguard: The Lakota Ops "Protector" AR-15 freefloat handguard is precision CNC machined from a high quality 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum extrusion. This ensures that the handguard will be both extremely light and very strong.
Finish: To maintain corrosion resistance the (Handguard) is treated with a Type 3 hardcoat anodizing.
QD: The Protector Handguard has 4 of QD mounts CNC machined into the handguard for quick and easy sling attachment/detachment.
Includes: Mounting System, Handguard, Barrel Nut.
Brand: Lakota Ops
Model: 15" "Protector" M-Lok Freefloat Handguard, Trapezoid Cuts W/Anti-Rotation Tabs
QD Mount: Yes
Number of QD Mounts: 4
Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
Anti Rotation Tabs: Yes
Barrel Nut Included: Yes