Ever wonder what the purpose of each part of an AR is?
Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll discuss the purpose of various AR parts by specific manufacturers, and how they can benefit you!
This week: Leapers/UTG Super Slim Handguards! Continue reading
Most of the time, the terms “carbine”, “mid-“, or “rifle” refer to the length of the gas system in the AR you’re describing. Continue reading
There are a variety of handguard accessories available for ARs today.
Some come with circular holes in the guard in order to lighten it up. Others have integrated picatinny/weaver rails to allow for more accessories to be placed on the AR.
For most gun-enthusiasts’ purposes, we prefer a quad rail. Why?
The quad rail allows for multiple mounts (scopes, flashlights, lasers, bipods, foregrip, etc). Having a quad rail would allow for multiple mounts without having to CHOOSE which accessory you think you’ll need most. In addition, you won’t be mounting/removing pieces each time you change the use of your AR.
For quad rails, you just can’t beat Leapers UTG new Super Slim line of Free-Float Handguards.
Seriously, these things are COOL.
For example, they’re literally half the weight of a normal quad rail (shaving off as much as a half pound off your rifle). They’re made specifically to accommodate low-profile gas blocks, too!
The continuous rails butt completely up to an A3 flat top, creating a more seamless transition.
The coolest feature is that they come with 3 2-slot detachable rails for the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions. So if you don’t NEED the extra rails? Leave em off. If you WANT them, they’re there!
The Super Slim Free Float Handguards come in 3 sizes to fit your AR forend needs:
- Rifle ($129.97)
- Carbine ($109.97)
- Mid-Length ($119.97)
FSD is a stocking dealer for Leaper’s UTG and are happy to order any of the items they sell for you! If you don’t see it listed in our shop, give us a call at 865-730-0585 and let us know what you’re looking for! Leaper’s UTG traditionally ships and is to our door in under 5 days.