Frequently Asked Questions

Return Policy?

We will cover your return shipping cost! Our goal is to provide you with technology that you are 110% pleased with. If you receive your handguard and wish to return it for any reason, just let us know within 60 days and we will take care of it. No questions asked.

Barrel Nut Torque

As with any standard aluminum barrel nut, the recommended torque is 35-40 ft-lb.  A small spot of Moly Lube is also recommended but not required.


Yes, the rails take well to cerakote! We recommend baking at a max of 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Compatible with piston driven systems?

Generally, no. Specifically we have tried the Adams Arms piston design and found that it is not compatible with our barrel nut system.

Compression, Tensile and Cantilever Bend Capacity

Tightening the Jam Nut

You can use any standard spanner wrench to cinch down the jam nut, or you can use a strap wrench, OR simply give the jam nut a tap with a screwdriver. We’ve used this jam nut wrench ourselves, if you need to get one.

Compatible with .300 Blackout rifles?

Yes! You should order the “AR-15” barrel nut option when you get your handguard. You will have to remove your current barrel nut and install the Brigand barrel nut, which is a standard free-float style barrel nut.

Are Brigand Arms rail segments built for precise accessories?

Yes! Our pic rails efficiently maintain zero for precise accessories like laser aiming devices or range finders. They also support general accessories like grips and flashlights. The only use they are not good for is back up iron sites (BUIS). If you want to use BUIS, please use Atlas. It is developed specifically for BUIS.

How does the Blade's shorter side differ in length from its longer side?

The listed lengths (i.e. 7″, 9″, 12″, 15″) found on the Specs page refer to the long side of the handguard. The shorter side is always 1.15” shorter than that for all blade handguards.


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