A*B Arms MOD1 Handguard: The MOD1 handguard is a two-piece design that incorporates upper and lower heat shields to protect your hand from a hot barrel. It’s also designed to accommodate either gas piston or direct-impingement systems, and it comes in black, OD green or Flat Dark Earth.
A*B Arms SBR P*Grip: The SBR P*Grip is a lightweight, ergonomic pistol grip made from high-heat-rated nylon with high-strength fibers, and it features a weather-resistant internal storage compartment that will fit two AA batteries or one CR123 battery. It’s available in black or Flat Dark Earth.
Accu-Grip: The Accu-Grip is unique because it allows the shooter to adjust the trigger reach, or the distance between the trigger face and the backstrap of the grip. This can make firing the weapon much more comfortable. These grips are available in black, Flat Dark Earth, OD green and desert sand.
Aero Precision M5 Handguards: Aero Precision’s 12- and 15-inch-long M5 handguards are available with either KeyMod or M-LOK slots for mounting accessories. These free-floating handguards are made from one piece of lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum with anti-rotation tabs, and their 1.8-inch inside diameters will accommodate most muzzle devices and suppressors.
BCM Gunfighter Grip Mod 3: The BCM Gunfighter Grip Mod 3 offers a reduced angle for better ergonomics and trigger control. It is wider than Mod 1 and Mod 2 grips and features an extended forward tang that closes the gap between the triggerguard and pistol grip. The backstrap is similar to a high-rise beavertail. The bottom features a trapdoor to access a small water-resistant storage compartment inside the grip. Black, Flat Dark Earth, wolf gray and foliage green versions are available.
BCM Gunfighter Vertical Grip Mod 3: Bravo Company offers these compact, low-profile vertical foregrips for both Picatinny and KeyMod interfaces. These grips can also be reversed for additional control. Black, Flat Dark Earth, wolf gray and foliage green versions are currently available.
BCM KMR-A Handguards: Bravo Company’s KeyMod Rail-Alpha (KMR-A) handguards offer KeyMod slots for accessories and are made from aluminum so they are lightweight and durable. Each KMR-A handguard features a proprietary patent-pending mounting system that mitigates rail movement. BCM offers 7-, 8-, 9-, 10-, 13- and 15-inch-long versions in black.
Brigand Arms Atlas: The Atlas handguard uses a patented, open carbon-fiber design that offers strength while being super lightweight. The unique material design rejects heat so it will not get hot under extended use. Brigan Arms offers 7-, 9-, 12.38-, and 15-inch versions that weigh between 3.6 and 7 ounces.
Diamondhead VRS T-308L: The VRS T-308L free-floating handguard will mount on a 7.62mm NATO/.308 Winchester AR with a low-profile gas block. Made of 6061-T6 aluminum, the VRS T-308L is sturdy and lightweight. Its rounded triangular shape is comfortable to hold for extended periods of time, and the Picatinny rail offers numerous mounting options for optics. Diamondhead offers 10-, 13- and 15-inch models.
Ergo MSR Grip: The Ergo MSR grip is designed with an improved shape and texture for more comfort and control. This pistol grip is made of durable polymer that is impact and heat resistant.
Hogue 15-Degree Grips: Made of G10, Hogue’s AR-15/M16 15-Degree Grips offer a more natural angle for shooting comfort without finger grooves. These grips are either smooth or come with Piranha texturing. Hogue offers these grips in Dark Earth, red lava, green and black.
Hogue Beavertail Rubber Grips: Hogue’s AR-15/M16 Beavertail Rubber Grips are available with or without finger grooves and pebble texturing for a secure grip. The beavertail helps supports the web of an operator’s hand, and models are available in black, OD green, red lava, grille green, purple and desert tan.
Lancer LCR5 Handguards: Lancer’s free-floating LCR5 handguards are round forends made of lightweight yet extremely rugged carbon fiber. Aluminum receiver extensions ensure they attach solid securely to the upper receiver. Carbine-, mid- and rifle-length versions are available, and Lancer’s LCH5 handguards incorporate full-length top rails.
MFT Engage Grips: The original Engage pistol grip from Mission First Tactical (MFT) is designed with finger grooves and texturing to provide a positive grip. A watertight storage compartment is built into the bottom. The company’s V2 renditions have 15-degree angles for improved control and handling ergonomics. Both grips are available in black, Scorched Dark Earth, foliage green and grey.
Midwest Industries G3 M-Series: Midwest Industries’ slim, 1.5-inch-outside-diameter G3 M-Series handguards are lightweight, tough and M-LOK compatible. Made from 6061-T6 aluminum and hardcoat anodized black, the handguards attach via an included proprietary barrel nut.
Stark One Grip: The Stark One rifle grip incorporates a sling mount above the hand and below the buffer tube. Two versions are available: one with a hook mount and one with a swivel mount. The design is compatible with M4-style adjustable stocks, even when the stock is fully collapsed. The grip itself is designed to fit a variety of hand sizes, and the integrated triggerguard is oversized for use with gloves.
TangoDown BG-17 Battlegrip: The soft, hand filling BG-17 Battlegrip is the big brother of the company’s BG-16. It’s designed for shooters with larger hands with an extended backstrap and beavertail. The soft rubber exterior provides extra control and helps reduce felt recoil. A small weather-resistant storage compartment is located inside. Black and Flat Dark Earth versions are available.
TangoDown BG-FG Flip-Grip: The Flip Grip can be quickly adjusted to offer a 24-degree rake or a vertical grip angle. To adjust the grip style, just pull down on the grip and rotate it 180 degrees. It automatically locks in place. The grip is made of an ultra-tough polymer with an aggressive, non-slip texture. Black and Flat Dark Earth versions are available.
TangoDown BGV-QDK Stubby Vertical Foregrip: This “stubby” vertical foregrip is short so it is less likely to snag on gear or your surroundings. It attaches to any Picatinny rail via a quick-detach throw lever. The grip is grooved for a sure hold, and a small storage compartment is located in the butt. Available in black, foliage green or Flat Dark Earth, the grip is made of impact-resistant polymer.
Troy Alpha 308: The Alpha 308 brings the same sleek, lightweight design of the TRX Extreme to the more powerful .308 platform. Available in a variety of lengths, these handguards are available for DPMS and Armalite-style rifles, but they won’t work with the RRA LAR-8. These rails are machined from hardened aircraft-grade aluminum with stainless steel.
UTG Pro M-LOK Super Slim Handguards: These handguards are designed for .308 ARs like the Smith & Wesson M&P10, the DPMS LR-308 and other similar variants. These handguards are ultra-lightweight and have an octagonal profile and scalloped edges for easy, snag-free mounting of accessories.
It’s important for you to be able to control your AR rifle while firing—it’s critical for precise aiming. And what if you want to add accessories like lights, lasers or a bipod? That’s why dozens of companies offer aftermarket grips and handguards. Not every shooter is the same, and these options make it a little easier for you to customize your rifle so it fits you and your needs better. With that in mind, here are some great AR rifle grips and handguards to consider.
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