One of the best ways to personalize any custom AR-15 build is by choosing your handguard. In today's market, freefloat handguards have definitely become the most popular. Freefloat handguards are made to cover the barrel and are securely connected to the upper receiver using a steel or aluminum barrel nut. Your handguard accomplishes an array of functional applications in an AR-15 build kit including protecting the shooter's hand from the hot barrel, offering the shooter plenty of space to hold the weapon for maximum control while firing, serving as the installation point for sights/optics, providing additional space for other accessories attached, and also, helping create the aesthetic that you want for your build.
It is recommended that your handguard completely cover the gas system of the AR-15, so please take your gas system length into account when choosing a handguard. If you'd rather just buy a pre-designed upper build kit already equipped with a handguard please visit our AR-15 & LR-308 Upper Build Kits page.
About This Handguard: This red 15" long Gridlok Lite AR-15 Freefloat Handguard from Strike Industries features an M-Lok rail mounting system.
QD: To simplify the attachment/detachment of your sling, the Gridlok Lite handguard comes with 2 QD mounts already machined into it.
Profile: The Gridlok Lite freefloat handguard is made with a premium profile. This is a great design for shooters and creates a unique look for the entire AR-15 build.
Barrel Nut: This Strike Industries Handguard comes with a high-quality steel barrel nut and mounting hardware.
Made In USA: All Strike Industries handguards are precision CNC machined in Santa Ana, California in the USA.
Finish: To maintain corrosion resistance the Strike Industries handguard is treated with a red Type 3 hardcoat anodizing.
Included: Mounting System, Handguard, and Barrel Nut
Brand: Strike Industries
Model: GRIDLOK LITE 15" MLOK Handguard Assembly - Red
QD Mount: Yes
Number of QD Mounts: 2
Accessory Attachment: M-Lok
Barrel Nut Included: Yes
Material: 6061-T6 aluminum handguard, 7000 series aluminum barrel nut.
Compatibility: Mil-Spec M4 upper receiver
Anti-Rotation Tabs: Yes
Piston gas block
Some billet/side charging uppers
15" with A2 Front Sight Post gas block
NOTE: The two locking screws at the base can only be easily adjusted when the base is not mounted on the barrel nut. It is NOT RECOMMENDED to adjust the locking tightness when you mount it on the barrel nut. Installation video available.
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Warranty, Returns & Terms: MMC Armory offers a 30 day return, refund and exchange policy. You must email or call to 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.