Renegade Rail

Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF) recently released the Renegade handguard, formally only available on the rifle series of the same name, as an aftermarket accessory. The handguard also comes with the Renegade Rail and Dictator Kit, which delivers several upgraded components for rifle builds.

POF Renegade Rail and Dictator Kit

The Renegade Rail and Dictator Kit includes a Renegade handguard, heat sink barrel nut, two disconnect/detach recoil lugs, nine-position DI gas block and dictation tool. Together, the system turns an AR-15 upper build into a free-float upper with M-LOK attachment and fine gas tuning capability.

The Renegade handguard is POF’s slimmest and lightest unit. POF machines the Renegade from 6061-T6 aluminum, according to POF. Also, the handguards feature the same styling as the HSR MRR rails, and M-LOK slots at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions add versatility in attaching accessories.

The included aluminum heat sink barrel nut helps rapidly dissipate heat. Meanwhile, two precision-machined quick disconnect/detach recoil lugs help eliminate any forward handguard translation during hard use, according to POF.

The nine-position, adjustable DI gas block enables users to fine-tune their loads specifically to the rifle. For suppressor users, the Dictator helps decrease the level of back pressure within the rifle system, according to POF. Additionally, adjustment is made via a flathead screwdriver, 3/32-inch hex wrench and dictation tool included with the kit.

Finally, the Dictator features a straight gas tube to eliminate the heat buildup that is prevalent at the bent portion of a standard gas tube, according to POF. The straight gas tube especially aids select-fire and suppressed rifles, creating more reliable, long-lasting system, according to POF.

Each Dictator gas block kit comes complete with the applicable length gas tube. Further, the two lengths currently available are carbine and mid-length. Also, the gas block accommodates barrels manufactured to accept a .750 gas block.

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