How long should my handguard be ar15?
The handguard should extend from the front of your upper all the way to the gas port, wherever that hits toward the end of the barrel. So, generally speaking, if you want to change to a shorter or longer handguard rail, you will need to change out your barrel and gas system accordingly.
Is 16 inch barrel too long?
The 16” barrel is perfect because it’s not too long where you’re losing accuracy, but it’s not too short where you’re losing velocity effectiveness. Now, when it comes to range, this isn’t necessarily the case. For long-range targets, the longer the barrel the better.
Should handguard cover gas block?
Most low-profile gas blocks are about 1″ long, so assuming you want the handguard to completely cover the gas block, then your handguard needs to be at least 1″ + 7 5⁄16″ = 8 5⁄16″ long. The nearest commonly-available handguard size is 9″, so you need to shop for a 9″ or longer handguard.
How accurate is an AR-15 with a 16 inch barrel?
That said, the 16″ AR-15 barrels offer a good compromise between the full 20″ length and the short barreled rifle class. It’s still capable of hitting any target the 20″ can hit while only losing about 50 meters of effective range compared to the longer rifle.
What is considered a carbine length AR-15?
The carbine-length gas system, combined with barrel lengths from approximately 10 to 18 inches, is perhaps one of the most common setups across all types of AR-15 rifles. Carbine gas tubes are approximately 7.5 inches long, which means the handguards are approximately 6.5 to 7 inches long.
Are magpul handguards MLOK?
Product Details. The MOE (Magpul Original Equipment) M-LOK Hand Guard, Carbine-Length – AR15/M4 is for firearms with carbine-length gas systems. It combines the light weight of a standard hand guard with modular flexibility of our M-LOK system.