Due to current demand, processing times are as follows: Black/Raw - ships within 2 weeks; 1 Color - ships within 2-3 weeks; 2 Color - ships within 3-4 weeks; 3+ Color - ships within 4-6 weeks.
Turn your AR into ART! These stunning, free-floating handguards won't just make your AR-15 stand out, they are also built to perform!
They're precision-machined to provide a rock-steady platform that securely and accurately indexes all your rail attachments.
Size: Lengths available (depends on design) - 7" ($185), 9" ($235), 12" ($260) or 15" ($285). Some patterns with text don't work on the shorter handguards: Freedom Eagle, Molon Labe & We the People are not available in 7" or 9" lengths.
Installation: Includes barrel nut and mounting screws. AR-15 handguard is easy to install with any armorer's wrench. For .308, it requires our wrench, which will also work with AR-15.
Handguard diameter: Inside diameter of handguard is 1.75". This will work with any low-profile gas block.
Weight: Weight varies slightly depending on the design. But 12" handguards are roughly 8-9 oz and 15" handguards are roughly 10-11 oz. The barrel nut is 4.5 oz.
Fit:The AR-15 barrel nut will fit mil-spec uppers and lowers with a thread pitch of 1.250" x 18 tpi. For the barrel, the inside diameter of the castle bolt is 1.05". The inside and outside diameters for the handguards are: Inside Dimension 1.750" (+/- .005") and Outside Dimension 2.000" (+/- .005"). Please check your specific firearm dimensions to verify whether handguards would fit. Or order a raw one, which is returnable. If it works, you can always ship it back to us for color application only.
Airsoft: Handguards will fit if it has a standard mil-spec threaded upper - the standard is 1.250″ x 18 tpi.
AR-10: Handguards will fit if it has a DPMS Gen -1 Style upper with a flat face.
Optional Barrel Nut Wrench (+$28): This steel wrench is used to tighten the inner steel nut of both the AR-15 and .308 barrel nut. It includes 1/2″ and 3/8″ openings for your torque wrench of choice. *** If you order the 308 barrel nut, you will definitely need to add the wrench, which was specifically designed to fit the nut. The .223 nut can be installed with any armorer's wrench. **
HANDGUARD PATTERNS - Click/tap to enlarge.
ADDING CERAKOTE COLOR:
Want it Cerakoted? The color choice is yours and we do it all for you! All H-Series Cerakote colors are available as an optional extra (+$35 per color)!
We need the Cerakote color name & number, so please browse the color swatches on the Cerakote site and locate that number using the link below. Then just enter your desired color name & number in the field provided when you make your options selections (For firearms, H-Series colors only). If you need our input or advice, get in touch to discuss and to ensure that your custom handguard turns out exactly as you envision it!
Please note that colored handguards are non-returnable. Only Raw or Armor Black Handguards can be returned. If you purchase a color upgrade and then decide to change colors after your handguard has been painted, we can do that, but paint already applied is not refundable and each new color used will be at the regular color cost, ie. $35 per color.
MULTI-COLOR OPTIONS: You also have the option to create a multi-color custom look by combining any number of colors together. We will let you know if you select something that won't work!
There are different ways to accomplish multi-color application:
1. Main Color & Cut Edge Color:
2. Blended Multi-Color Application
3. Specific Color Application
Freedom Eagle 15" as shown below is a 5-color paint job: Gold H122, NRA Blue H171, USMC Red H167, Snow White H136, Armor Black H190.
If you already have colored parts that you are trying to match your handguard to, achieving a precise color match will be tricky. Even if the same color is used, every Cerakote application can have slight but noticeable color differences. We suggest trying to complement or contrast colors rather than matching. Alternatively, have all parts Cerakoted together - either get your handguard from us raw (no color) for Cerakoting elsewhere, or talk to us about whether we might be able to Cerakote your parts along with your handguard (depends on parts).
NEED TAC RAIL? Six lengths are available, designed specifically to fit these handguards. Get it here.
During a client build we had a specific theme in mind and found the perfect handguard from GunGoddess. Being that they offered Cerakote options as well, we were hesitant to upgrade to this because we were also doing the Cerakote job on the rifle itself and feared potential color match issues. We upgraded to have GunGoddess do the Cerakote anyway to save us the time and I can say it was a perfect match the rest of the firearm. We will definitely be using GunGoddess again for future theme builds. Well worth the money.
I assembled a "custom" AR for my better half, and the Lotus Dragon handguard is certainly the centerpiece. I did some extensive hand-painting over the Cerakote base color. A buddy and his wife were so taken by the results that I'm now making one for her, too, and had to order this second handguard. They're sturdy and well-fitting, in addition to being artistically top-notch.
I am so pleased with how this turned out, I got two colors and the cut edge is pink. It is perfectly done! And the shipping was fast. I would for sure recommend this company and I plan to purchase from them again in the future.
It came in a timely manner and the parts look great.