Gear M-LOK Handguards Inbound From Aero, Geissele, MI and SLR Recoil Staff May 26, 2014 Join the Conversation Last month, Magpul unveiled the M-LOK accessory mounting system, designed to allow items to be attached directly to a handguard. Magpul released M-LOK as a freely-licensed standard, meaning that the complete specs are available to any participating manufacturer at no cost, in order to encourage wide adoption. If that doesn't sound familiar, it should — the KeyMod direct attachment system, anyone? Magpul's M-LOK system is an evolution of the slot system it introduced with its MOE polymer furniture. In particular, Magpul notes that M-LOK was designed to work better with polymers and be cheaper to manufacture than KeyMod. Several companies have already announced new M-LOK handguards, including Aero Precision, Geissele Automatics, Midwest Industries Inc., and SLR Rifleworks. SLR's handguards are now available and ready to order. Aero Precision's M-LOK handguard is designed to attach directly to its own M4E1 upper receiver and is not compatible with standard uppers. It will be available in 12-inch and 15-inch lengths, with various color choices (anodized black or Cerakoted desert, olive, titanium, tungsten, or burnt bronze). Pricing is expected to range from $175 to $230. Geissele Automatics will be introducing the Mk 8 version of their popular and bulletproof Super Modular Rail handguard. More details will be forthcoming. The M-LOK handguards from Midwest Industries will be initially available in 12-inch and 15-inch lengths in two different variants. The standard version has a full-length top rail while the lightweight version has short rails at the front and rear with M-LOK slots in between, making them as light as possible (8.1 ounces including the barrel nut for the 12-inch version). The handguards will also feature five anti-rotational QD sling swivel sockets and use the same barrel nut as their SSG2 line. SLR Rifleworks offers a variety of M-LOK handguards, from 7-inch to 16-inch in its Intrepid, Solo Lite, and Solo 3-Gun series. The Solo 3-Gun handguard is completely slick except for a short front top rail, the Solo Lite has a full length top rail, and the Intrepid adds short front side rails with QD sockets. Pricing ranges from $185 to $230, and are now in-stock and available for sale. If you're reading this on Memorial Day and want one, don't delay as SLR is offering 10% off handguards today only. To keep up to date with the latest pricing and release information, check out these links: Aero Precision Aero Precision Facebook www.aeroprecisionusa.com Geissele Automatics Geissele Automatics Facebook www.geissele.com Midwest Industries Midwest Industries, Inc Facebook www.midwestindustriesinc.com SLR Rifleworks SLR Rifleworks Facebook www.slrrifleworks.com Explore RECOILweb:Vortex Releases New, Lightweight Razor HD LHTSolid SnakeWizard of Oz: Zev Tech's OZ-9 Compact PistolNew Comp-Tac TLR-6 Holsters NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.