EDGE v. BLADE:
EDGE v. BLADE:
The Hoplite is the latest evolution in Brigand Arms low-profile handguard design – providing improved grip ergonomics while maintaining high strength. Built with the molding techniques we perfected for Carbon Black, the Hoplite comes in lengths from rifle length to as short as 4.25 inches – perfect for a PCC or AR-15 pistol build. The low profile design of these handguards reduces mass while maintaining a comfortable grip and polished look. It mounts to any AR-15 / M4 receiver using our (included) proprietary mil-spec hard anodized aluminum barrel nut, and includes multiple M-LOK mounting slots, to accommodate any accessory. Barrel nut threads are compatible with all M4 style upper receivers: .223 Remington, 5.56 NATO, 9mm PCC, 300 blackout, 6.5 Grendel, and more. The handguard does not require timing during installation – this is especially helpful for pistol-length barrels to maintain alignment despite unusual torque specs.
Like all Brigand Arms carbon fiber parts, these handguards are molded and polished, never sanded: this ensures the internal fibers are never broken so the natural sheen and strength of the carbon fiber is visible in the material. The carbon fiber handguards are conditioned for thermal stability after molding to ensure that front iron-sights and other aiming accessories remain accurate at any rate of fire.
To get the most out of your Hoplite handguard purchase, we recommend adding our pic rail and end stop accessories. Our ultra-compact armorer’s wrench can help you install this handguard and many other AR components
- Dimensions: see diagram
- M-LOK slots at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock
- Handguard Material: molded carbon fiber
- Barrel Nut: free floating, hard-anodized 7075 aluminum
- Barrel Nut Threads: 1.25×18 UNEF (standard for AR-15, M4, 9mm PCC)
- Includes handguard and barrel nut
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*All weights INCLUDE barrel nut.
Check out our Installation Video for info on installing the HOPLITE Handguard.