One of the most important parts of an AR-15 is the handguard. Handguards have gone through many changes over the years from the plastic clamshell-style to the free float system. Both systems give the shooter a comfortable grip while protecting their hand from the heat that radiates from the barrel. Both systems have many different designs and features built into them but the free float system tends to be more modular. While some of the drop-in handguards offer M-Lok slots and QD mount points, most free float systems offer those same options and usually more available slots. Most handguard options have built-in options for mounting lights, lasers, pop-up sights, etc., and those that don't have them built-in may have M-Lok or Keymod options for mounting accessories. It is recommended that a free float handguard completely covers the gas system 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: The Lakota Ops Mauler AR-15 Freefloat Handguard is 15" long and machined with an M-Lok accessory mounting system.
Anti-Rotation Tabs: This AR-15 Freefloat Handguard comes with anti-rotation tabs. These anti-rotation tabs are used to maintain alignment between the upper rail of the handguard and the upper rail of the upper receiver. Anti-rotation tabs are most commonly used with Mil-Spec or forged AR-15 upper receivers due to the fact that AR-15 uppers machined from billet aluminum are too narrow for them to fit.
Profile: This freefloat Mauler handguard is made with a slim profile. This is a great design for shooters with smaller hands and creates a unique look for the entire AR-15 build.
Material Of Handguard: Due to the need to have light yet strong handguards, the Lakota Ops AR-15 freefloat handguard is constructed from 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum extrusion.
Type Of Top Rail: This Lakota Ops Handguard is CNC machined with M-Lok cutouts across the top handguard with Picatinny rails machined at both ends.
QD: The Lakota Ops Mauler Handguard has 4 QD mounts CNC machined into the handguard for quick and easy sling attachment/detachment.
Included: Mounting System, Handguard, and Barrel Nut