We've already made it possible for you to turn your AR into ART with gorgeous, patterned handguards! Now, add a pop of color under your handguard with this heat shield! These heat shields were specifically designed to fit the original series aluminum patterned handguards that we offer on this site. You can view the handguards here.They may not fit other brands of handguards.
The shield is designed to slide under the handguard and over the 556 castle bolt, and is attached using an end cap (will NOT fit breached-end handguards, eg. Freedom Eagle).
End cap will accept barrels up to 0.95" in diameter. Choose what style of end cap you prefer - one that has a sprocket with spikes, or a flat sprocket. Get it basic black or add any Cerakote color you wish!
Made in the USA & Ships FREE!
Gas Block Fit: This will work with all low-profile (0.75") gas blocks.
Heat Shield weight with end cap: Roughly 7 oz
What's included: You are buying a heat shield with end cap and screws only. Handguards are not included. Need a handguard? Get one here.
So what size heat shield will you need to order to fit your handguard? Keep in mind there is an end cap. The end cap is 1" wide and will need to fully fit into the handguard without interfering with the gas block. So whatever the length of your gas block is from the face of the upper, we need to allow 1" of additional space between the gas tube and the end of the handguard for the end cap.
These are the general lengths for gas blocks - please check yours:
Pistol length system is 5.5″ from the face of the upper
Carbine length system is 8.5″ from the face of the upper
Mid-length system is 10.5″ from the face of the upper
Rifle length system is 12.625″ from the face of the upper
Add 1" to these above length to allow the heat shield end cap to fit inside the handguard without hitting the gas block. This number is the minimum length your handguard needs to be.
This means that:
If 5.5" Pistol length gas system - your handguard must be 6.5"or longer
If 8.5" Carbine length gas system - your handguard must be 9.5″ or longer
If 10.5" Mid-length gas system - your handguard must be 11.5" or longer
If 12.625" Rifle length gas system - your handguard must be 13.625″ or longer
Pistol length gas system - this works with all available handguard lengths
Carbine length gas system- you'll need a 12" or 15" handguard. This heat shield will not work with shorter handguards.
Mid-length gas system- you'll need a 12" or 15" handguard. This heat shield will not work with shorter handguards.
Rifle-length gas system - you'll need a 15" handguard. This heat shield will not work with shorter handguards.
Need help with this? Get in touch before you order!
Standard heat shield is cerakoted in Armor Black. Want it in a different color? The choice is yours! Click on images to enlarge and see more details about colors & patterns pictured. Heat shields are shown installed under handguards.
ALL Cerakote colors are available as an optional extra (+$35 per color) - we must have the Cerakote color number, so please locate that using the link below to view all color swatches on Cerakote's site. Then just enter your desired color name & number in the field provided.
** The orange color you see in the pics is a custom color called UAR Burnt Orange. If that's the color you want, just enter that name in the color name text field.
Color Changes - Return Restrictions
Once you add any color, your heat shield becomes non-returnable. Only Raw or Armor Black heat shields are returnable. Color changes after ordering: If you purchase a color upgrade and then decide to change colors after your heat shield has been painted, we can do that - but paint already applied is not refundable and the new color will be charged at the standard color cost, ie. $35.
Coloredheatshields- no returns. Only raw or black are returnable. Color changes can be made withadditionalcolor fee.
End cap is attached with two screws inserted in the foremost tactical rail holes on the handguard, at the 12 and 6 o’clock positions. **Only works with 556 barrel nut and 0.75″ gas blocks (not included). Watch Installation Video
It came in a timely manner and the parts look great.
Vernon Warren (Virginia)
I have to say that this is a nice addition for adding my wife’s favorite color to her AR. I am not sure how functional it is since we are in the middle of the Covid-19 lockdown in Virginia. We live in the city and there isn’t a place for use to shoot. She also loves the color coordinated Picatinny rails. My wife is a florist, so the rose hand guard was the obvious choice.
The only reason I’m not giving a 5/5 is because there was no instructions or picture of installation, so I had to put the rubber ring where logic told me to. I hope I got it right. I am also a little disappointed that the screws for the Picatinny rails are so weak. When she let the bolt drop the head of one popped off. That’s gonna be a pain to get out.
Quick shipping, quality work, very happy with this purchase and will be making another purchase soon!
I can't get over how great this handguard and shield came out. Thank you very much.