Amazing Magpul AR 15 parts? Perhaps no gun in history has received the fame, praise, and the criticism as the AR 15 rifle. In the United States, the political advances of gun rights have easily made the AR 15 the poster child for both sides of the debate. No other gun is as beloved by gun rights supporters than the AR 15, as the rifle represents the perfect example of the Second Amendment. On the Other side, supporters for gun control see it as a weapon of mass destruction that is simply designed to eliminate lives due to the nature of the weapon. They bring up it’s ability to rapid fire and expanded magazine capacities. Even though this rifle (and many others like it) is used in less than 1% of total deaths in the United States, there is no denying the fact that this gun is in the spotlight for both sides of the debate.
Once you decide on the type of handguard you want, what about the length? Luckily most handguards, regardless of design or material, are available in multiple different lengths. They come in a selection of standard lengths that will correspond to standard lengths made for the barrel and gas system. Figure out what barrel length and gas system you have or will be running, and make sure you get a handguard that will perform properly with the specs you need. While this test did not turn out very great for keymod, it does not mean that it is a bad system. Both mounting systems work great and are very popular and available. Whichever system you use, rest assured that it will successfully allow you to add whatever accessories you want to your AR-15. If this system has any disadvantages, it is that it can sometimes be a little tricky to properly align any attachments that you are installing. M-LOK is quickly gaining more and more popularity every year, as more and more companies are making accessories using this mounting system.
Cold hammer forged barrels are some of the most popular AR 15 barrels out there, and for good reason. These barrels are generally super durable and extremely accurate. Because of this, they are often highly favored among defense and military personnel. These barrels are made by taking a large-sized barrel blank and forcing a tungsten carbide mandrel through the unfinished bore. The mandrel has the shape and cut of the rifling on it, and once in place, the blank is pounded into its final shape by very large hammers. See even more information on AR 15 Parts.
10.5” 5.56 NATO Pistol Upper Assembly: If you’re still liking the idea of an AR pistol build but don’t like the idea of a super short 7.5” barrel, an obvious solution is the 10.5” 5.56 NATO Pistol Upper Assembly. This is a length where, ballistically, with the right ammo, it could make for a very mean little defensive AR pistol. You’re only adding 3” to the gun, but that length addition, in our opinion, bumps it out of ‘range toy’ category and into an area where you could seriously consider this as a trunk or behind-the-nightstand pistol, depending on your needs. Our 10.5” 5.56 NATO Pistol Upper Assembly has the same features as the 7.5″ 5.56 NATO Pistol Upper Assembly, and paired with one of our bolts, you have a very handy, reliable and practical AR 15 pistol. One caveat: Even at 10.5”, these upper assemblies are still loud. As long as you know what to expect going in…carry on.
Black Rifle Depot is a family owned and operated AR 15 Parts and AR 15 Accessories wholesale distributor based out of Bakersfield California. We offer a large variety of AR 15 Parts such as AR 15 Complete Uppers, AR 15 Barrels, AR 15 Bolt Carriers, AR 15 Handguards and AR 15 Lower Build Kits to customize your AR 15 Rifle from some of the top manufactures in the industry such as Aero Precision, Anderson Manufacturing, Faxon, Magpul Industries, and Odin works. With our continuous growing inventory and competitive prices, make Black Rifle Depot your one stop shop for AR 15 Parts and AR 15 Complete Uppers. See even more information on this website.
Early model handguards for the M16 were triangular in shape, and extended down the length of the barrel to the front sight block. At the time of its inception, this was a huge leap forward in firearm design as the handguard, the buttstock, and the pistol grip were all made of lightweight plastic instead of the traditional wood furniture used in guns like the M1 Garand. This was the beginning of the lightweight and functional handguards that we now know and use today. Handguards make a huge difference when it comes to each individual AR 15, from things such as appearance, weight, and function. While we mentioned that the main function of a handguard is to protect a shooter’s hand from the heat from the barrel while shooting, many accessories can also be added to aid in shooting such as angled back up iron sights, lights, lasers, or forward grips. Taking the time to find and use the right handguard for you and your shooting style is very important to having the perfect AR 15!