If you’re building an AR-platform weapon, then you’ll need a 15 Inch Free Float Handguard. The handguard is an AR-platform accessory that slips over the barrel of your AR-15. It is the part of the gun that you hold on to if you are shooting correctly. Because the barrel heats up significantly while shooting, having a handguard is necessary to protect your skin from burns. A free-float handguard is mounted directly to the rifle’s upper receiver. It doesn’t touch the barrel, but instead “floats” around it. As opposed to a drop-in handguard, which is secured via pressure from the delta ring and the handguard cap, free float handguards are secured directly to the barrel nut, which means that they will not jostle around on your weapon. If you’re looking to shoot with extreme accuracy, a 15 Inch Free Float Handguard is probably the handguard for you, as a drop-in handguard tends to move slightly with the shot. Also, the fact that a free-float handguard does not touch the barrel improves accuracy.
Free float handguards offer many more options for customization. They can come with multiple types of rail systems (Picatinny, KeyMod, M Lok), and tend to be longer than most drop-in handguards. The trade-off is that free float handguards tend to be a bit heavier, and are more difficult to install.
It is better to mount optics or lasers on free float handguards because they hold steadier than drop-ins. Since the free float handguard does not touch the barrel, the sight mounted to the barrel will not be affected by any pressure on the handguard while holding the rifle, which can result in a slight bending of the handguard.
If you’re looking for a sleek, tactical weapon, you probably want a free-float handguard. Due to the variety of options available, as well as the handguard’s increased real estate, you can customize your weapon to fit your exact needs.
At White Knight Supply, we sell a bevy of 15 Inch Free Float Handguards, that will work wonders for both the casual shooter and the more avid.
Midwest Industries G3 M-Series Free Float Handguard 15″ 7 Sided M Lok One Piece Aluminum
This precision-crafted handguard comes with a top of the line M Lok rail system, as well as a Picatinny top rail, and KeyMod on seven sides, which provides you the ability to add accessories along the entire length of the handguard. This slim, lightweight handguard is made from 6061 anodized aluminum, with a dehorned, non-abrasive surface. With an outside diameter of 1.5 inches and a weight of only 10.8 ounces, this handguard will add to the versatility and efficiency of your AR platform. It comes with one barrel nut, one barrel nut wrench, and one five slot M Lok rail section.
Bootleg AR-15 Free Float KeyMod Handguard 15″ Aluminum
Built from extruded 6061 anodized aluminum, the Bootleg AR-15 KeyMod handguard is an impossible to beat accessory for your AR platform. It provides a PicMod feature that allows Picatinny accessories to mount the KeyMod rail system without adaptors. With a weight of 9.6 ounces, this free-float handguard is one of the best on the market.
Samson Manufacturing Free Float KeyMod Evolution Series 15″ Hand Guard Aluminum
Adding to the benefits of the original Evolution rail, the Samson Evolution now offers KeyMod rail attachment points, increasing the functionality and versatility of the rail section. The wide internal diameter keeps you far from the barrel’s heat and will accommodate nearly any suppressor. At only 13.4 ounces, this lightweight handguard is perfect for three gun shooters and weekend enthusiasts alike.
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