What length handguard should I get?
The handguard should extend from the front of your upper all the way to the gas port, wherever that hits toward the end of the barrel. So, generally speaking, if you want to change to a shorter or longer handguard rail, you will need to change out your barrel and gas system accordingly.
How long should a 10.5 barrel handguard be?
10.5” Barrels and below: 10” Handguard: Gives you the most space for your hand and equipment while maintaining a good sight radius for a 10.5 barrel. You need to be careful on the muzzle device to make sure no muzzle blast is released beneath the rail. A flash can usually works well for this length.
What is the handguard on an AR 15?
A handguard (also known as the forend or forearm) on firearms is a barrel shroud specifically designed to allow the user to grip the front of the gun.
How long is a carbine length handguard?
Carbine-Length Carbine gas tubes are approximately 7.5 inches long, which means the handguards are approximately 6.5 to 7 inches long.
What’s the difference between 13.5 and 12.5 handguards?
13.5” Handguard: Covers most of your barrel and allows you to really get your hand placement further out which is advantageous with shorter barreled rifles for recoil control. 12” Handguard: Leaves about 2.5” of barrel out to the world but ditches some of the weight forward of the center of gravity.
What’s the best handguard length for a 16 ” rifle?
16” Barrel: Civilian Standard 15” Handguard: This covers most of the barrel and should end just prior to the threading for you muzzle device. It also gives you the most length for hand placement or area to mount things like Angled Forward Grips, hand stops, keymod or m-lok accessories and the like.
Why do you need a handguard on an AR-15?
Handguards are an important piece of the modern sporting rifle. They allow us to mount equipment, hold onto our rifle without scorching our hands and they can look pretty damn cool as well. One often over looked thing a handguard can add or subtract from an AR-15 is accuracy.
Which is the best handguard on the market?
A handguard from Bravo Company is always a safe, high quality bet. We feel the price for their rails and their complete uppers hit a tremendous sweet spot. More importantly, we’ve talked with enough experts who have touted Bravo Company’s quality AND just as importantly, their extreme dedication to quality control.