Press Release: Armalite Introduces New Handguards to Accessory Line
By The Small Arms Review Editorial Staff
(Geneseo, IL – May 5, 2015) In a year full of exciting new product introductions, Armalite has added three new handguards to the list of stand-alone accessories. From the makers of the original AR, these new accessories will help bring your game up to the next level.
Available for both the AR-10 and M-15 platforms, these handguards are backed by 60 years of AR manufacturing experience and are on sale now at www.armalite.com.
3-Gun Handguard: Perfect for those shooters looking for an ultra-light handguard with a slim profile for maximum comfort, minimum weight and fast handling. This handguard is free floating and includes a 2-inch MIL-STD 1913 rail section at the forward 12 o’clock position for mounting of sights and accessories. The KeyMod system is ready for the direct attachment of flash light mounts, sights, scope mounts, rail panels and doubles as flush cup sling attachment points allowing the shooter to customize the rifle for any environment quickly and easily. It includes a barrel nut and mounting hardware. Available in 12 and 15 inches. (AR-10 12”—Part #: 103GNHGD12; AR-10 15”—Part #: 103GNHGD15; M-15 12”—Part #: 153GNHGD12; M-15 15”—Part #: 153GNHGD15)
Tactical Handguard: When the mission calls for the perfect combination of light weight gear that is durable enough to hold up under any environment, the Tactical Handguard is ready. This handguard features a full-length MIL-STD 1913 rail at the 12 o’clock position as well as the KeyMod system that is ready for the attachment of accessories or to be used as sling attachment points. It includes a barrel nut and mounting hardware. Available in 12 (AR-10 only) and 15 inches. (AR-10 12”—Part #: 10TACHGD12; AR-10 15”—Part #: 10TACHGD15; M-15 15”—Part #: 15TACHGD15)
Versatile Sporting Rifle™ Handguard: The unique design of the Versatile Sporting Rifle™ Handguard is sleek, solid and ready to go from the range to the field at any time. Built for maximum comfort and durability, it features a forward and rear 2-inch MIL-STD 1913 rail at the 12 o’clock position. The KeyMod system at the forward position eliminates the chance of a snag in the field while allowing for the attachment of a sling for easy carry. It includes a barrel nut and mounting hardware. Available in 15 inches. (AR-10 15”—Part #: 10VSRHGD15; M-15 15”—Part #: 15VSRHGD15)
While Armalite M-15 handguards are generally interchangeable with other AR manufacturer’s platforms, Armalite AR-10 handguards are designed for the Armalite AR-10 and may not fit other manufacturer’s .308 based Modern Sporting Rifles. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at (800) 336-0184. For more information, or to order yours today, visit www.armalite.com.
About Armalite: Armalite is the originator of the legendary AR-10® rifle. For 60 years, Armalite’s commitment to excellence has made our firearms the choice of military, law enforcement and sport shooters worldwide. Armalite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture semi-automatic rifles in 5.56mm and 7.62mm calibers, as well as long range bolt action rifles in .308 Winchester, 300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua, and 50 BMG. Armalite is a subsidiary of Strategic Armory Corps. For more information on our company and products, visit: www.armalite.com.
About Strategic Armory Corps: Strategic Armory Corps was formed with the goal of acquiring and combining market-leading companies within the firearms industry. Each company that is brought into the SAC family fulfills a consumer need with their brand of niche products. To date, four highly respected manufacturing companies have been acquired with a fifth in the start-up phase. These companies strategically fit together to form a strong base of products and services that are designed to meet the expectations of military, law enforcement, commercial groups, and individual users around the world.
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