Lyman brand TacStar has unveiled a new line of carbon fiber AR-15 handguards that come with an integrated Picatinny rail.

These carbon fiber AR-15 handguards—available in 10-inch carbine length, 12-inch mid-rifle length and 15-inch full rifle length—boast an “unbeatable” strength to weight ratio and offer enhanced durability, TacStar’s press release says.

In addition, the handguards sport a free-floating octagon design. They also come with a number of cooling slots. This ensures that overheating won’t be an issue. Also included are mounting points which accept M-LOK style mounting hardware for accessories like slings, bipods, lights or vertical grips. The forward-mounted Picatinny rail, meanwhile, is there for attaching sights.

The carbon fiber AR-15 handguard, which weighs four ounces, attaches to the rifle via an aluminum mounting sleeve. The sleeve clamps over the barrel nut. No tools are needed for installation.

“Whether you are a competitor, professional or just enjoy a day at the range, this Tacstar carbon fiber handguard will make a difference in your shooting experience,” said Trevor Mullen, Lyman’s VP of global marketing and business development. “First, you’ll notice how lightweight it is at just four ounces. Second, after repeated shooting, the handguard stays cool to the touch. And, the integrated Picatinny rail is one less accessory you have to fool with when accessorizing your rifle. The Tacstar carbon fiber handguard is easy to attach and you’ll appreciate its sleek appearance as much as all the other benefits.”

The TacStar carbon fiber AR-15 handguards are available for $174.98 (10-inch carbine length), $199 (12-inch mid rifle length) and $224.98 (15-inch full rifle length).

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TacStar Carbon Fiber AR-15 Handguards

  • Made of durable, tough and light weigh carbon fiber
  • Free floating design
  • Stays cool to the touch, even with extensive firing
  • Multiple cooling slots and mounting points
  • Accepts M-LOK equipped mounting hardware
  • Three lengths available, 10”, 12” and 15”
  • Equipped with Picatinny rail for sight mounting
  • Easy installation. Barrel nut does not need to be removed

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