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Polymer vs. Aluminum Handguards

Posted by Alice Jones Webb on Dec 24th 2019

Polymer vs. Aluminum Handguards
Polymer Versus Aluminum HandguardsThe points where your firearm make contact with your body are crucially important for comfortable, accurate, and effective shooting. These critical points include the stock, the pistol grip, and the handguard (also called the forend, forearm, or foregrip depending on where you’re from). The Importance of a Quality HandguardA good handguard protects the shooter’s hand from heat radiating from the barrel during sho...
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KeyMod or M-Lok

Posted by Alice Jones Webb on Oct 3rd 2019

KeyMod or M-Lok
There is currently a head-to-head showdown taking place in the firearms world. For decades, the Picatinny rail has been the reigning king of mounting platforms. Now, two young contenders seek to dethrone what was once the gold standard for attaching firearms accessories.Picatinny rails can be bulky and heavy, adding unwanted weight and throwing off the balance of your weapon. The KeyMod and M-Lok systems entered the scene in valiant attempts to a...
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Everything You Need to Know About M-LOK

Posted by Alice Jones Webb on Aug 6th 2019

Everything You Need to Know About M-LOK
What is M-Lok?M-Lok (short for Modular Lock) is a mounting system that allows you to attach accessories- like an optic, laser, flashlight, or bipod - to a negative space mounting point. In basic terms, M-Lok allows you to mount just about anything to your rail system without having to remove the rail. And, you can mount it EXACTLY where you need it.Currently, M-Lok is competing with KeyMod (an open sourced system developed by a partnership betwee...
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Picatinny, Weaver, and Dovetail Mounts

Posted by Alice Jones Webb on Jun 11th 2019

Picatinny, Weaver, and Dovetail Mounts
Picatinny, Weaver, and Dovetail MountsYour rail or mounting system is the crucial link between your firearm and your accessories. This link must be secure enough to handle normal bumps and jostles, but must also be capable of holding tight during violent and repetitive recoil. There are several common types of rail systems available to easily attach accessories. Understanding the differences will help prevent common mistakes and ensure your optic...
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Tools & Parts Checklist DPMS LR-308 Free Float Install

Posted by Monstrum on Jan 31st 2019

Tools & Parts Checklist DPMS LR-308 Free Float Install
This Checklist is a guide to the required and optional tools needed to install your handguard correctly. When you've reviewed this information head over to our LR-308 Free Float Handguard Complete Install Guide for more help.Required Tools and Parts:VISEFor clamping the upper receiver assembly. Recommend 5” vise as a minimum.UPPER RECEIVER VISE BLOCK (LR-308)To hold the upper receiver securely. Usually a two-piece plastic clamshell design.SAFET...
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Tools & Parts Checklist AR-15 Free Float Install

Posted by Monstrum on Jan 31st 2019

Tools & Parts Checklist AR-15 Free Float Install
Tools for Installing AR15 Free-Float HandguardsREQUIRED TOOLS:VISE For clamping the upper receiver assembly. Recommend 5” vise as a minimum UPPER RECEIVER VISE BLOCK (AR15) To hold the upper receiver securely. Usually a two-piece plastic clamshell design. SAFETY GLASSES For eye protection. Look for Z87 rating as a minimum. BALL PEEN HAMMER Used with punches. Four to eight ounces recommended. #2 (5/64”) ROLL PIN HOLDER To start gas block roll pin...
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DPMS LR-308 Free Float Handguard Complete Install Guide

Posted by Monstrum on Jan 31st 2019

DPMS LR-308 Free Float Handguard Complete Install Guide
Does your 308 rifle use a DPMS LR-308 pattern barrel nut and handguard? AR/LR 308 style rifles use several different barrel nut and handguard standards, depending on the make and model.  Before purchasing a handguard, please make sure you are purchasing the correct one.   View our 308 compatibility guide for more details. Why install a free float handguard? One of the main benefits to free-floating a DPMS LR-308 is an...
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What is the Difference Between an AR-10 and an LR-308?

Posted by Monstrum on Jan 31st 2019

What is the Difference Between an AR-10 and an LR-308?
There are many misconceptions as well as misinformation out there when it comes to .308s in the AR platform. There are two primary options on the market today and most of the parts are not interchangeable between the two. This post will likely evolve over time but let's get started. Identifying the difference between AR-10 and LR-308 rifles. Don't listen to the guy behind the counter at your local FFL or even rely on the name...
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