As you know, shooters come in all shapes and sizes, and with different needs. What works for one person may not work for another. Thankfully, grips—whether they’re pistol grips or vertical foregrips—make a real difference when it comes to weapon control and shooting comfort. And more control means better accuracy. Handguards offer shooters a place to mount accessories—lights, lasers, slings and bipods, to name just a few—in just the right location. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best grips and rails to consider adding to your favorite AR.

For more information about the AR grips and rails featured in the gallery above, please visit the following sites.

A*B Arms MOD1 Handguard

A*B Arms SBR P*Grip

AAC SquareDrop Handguards


Aero Precision M5 Handguards

AIM Sport M-LOK Vertical Grip

AIM Sports AR-15 Free Float M-LOK Handguards

BCM Modular Gunfighter Grip Mod 2

BCM Gunfighter Grip Mod 3

BCM Gunfighter Vertical Grip Mod 3

BCM KMR-A Handguards

BlackHawk Knoxx AR Pistol Grip

Brigand Arms Atlas

CMMG RML Handguards

Daniel Defense MFR XS Rails

Diamondhead VRS T-308L

Ergo SuperLite Modular Free Float Rails

Ergo Tactical Deluxe Grip With Palm Shelf

FAB Defense AGR-43

Hexmag Tactical Grip

Hogue 15-Degree Vertical No Finger Groove Grip

Lancer LCR5 Handguards

Luth-AR Chubby Grip

MFT Engage Grips

Midwest Industries G3 M-Series

Spike’s Tactical Spider Web Rail

Stark Express Grip

Strike Industries Crux M-LOK Handguard

TangoDown BG-FG Flip-Grip

TangoDown BGV-QDK Stubby Vertical Foregrip

Trinity Force Argon KeyMod Rail

Troy Control Grip

UTG Pro M-LOK Super Slim Handguards

YHM SLM Competition Length Handguard

This article was originally published in “Black Guns” 2018. To order a copy, visit

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