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Lancer Lightweight Carbon-Fiber Handguard

The Lightweight Carbon-Fiber Handguard from Lancer is pretty cool. It’s a free float handguard for 5.56mm AR type rifles and 7.62mm AR type rifles.

The carbon fiber tube is attached to the receiver extension with fasteners so no bonding is required. Additionally, the handguard will remain free floated even if used on a rifle with a fixed sight post due to clearance between the end of the handguard and the fixed front sight post.

It integrates cooling slots that pull double duty as attachment points for Picatinny rail segments. You can customize the setup of your handguard by placing rails only where you need them. Where needed, aircraft grade 7075-T6 aluminum is used.

As you can see, Lancer offers the handguard in extra long, rifle and carbine lengths as well as mid-length (not shown).


One Response to “Lancer Lightweight Carbon-Fiber Handguard”

  1. Haji says:

    Nomenclature got mixed in there somewhere. The receiver extension is what is colloquially called the “buffer tube”. I think they mean “barrel nut”, but I haven’t seen a Lancer out of the box to know if that’s how they’re attaching it or not. Many other fore ends screw into threads in a proprietary barrel nut, so it’s not an uncommon design. Looks good, though!