MPN: APRA308226A / APRA308226C / APRA308246A / APRA308246C


  • Gen 2 version
  • One-piece free float design
  • Built in anti-rotation tabs
  • 1.72" inside diameter (from barrel nut cut to forward end) fits most muzzle devices and 1.5" suppressors
  • Continuous top scalloped rails
  • M-LOK slots at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions
  • Quick disconnect sling socket at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions
  • Additional milling along flats to aid with gripping and add visual appeal
  • DPMS High Profile (.210) Tang
  • Available in Black and Flat Dark Earth

*Handguard Screw Torque: 25 in-lbs.


  • Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Finish: Black Hard Anodize or Cerakote Flat Dark Earth
  • Weight:
    • With Barrel Nut: 12.50 oz.
    • Without Barrel Nut: 9.35 oz.
  • Actual Length: 12.63"
  • Inside Diameter: 1.72"
  • Outside Diameter: Width - 1.92", Height - 2.28"


  • With Barrel Nut: Standard DPMS/Aero or Armalite interface .308 AR Upper - DPMS High Profile (.210) Tang
  • Without Barrel Nut: Aero Precision M5E1 Enhanced Upper

*Make sure to select "With Barrel Nut" in the option (shims included) if you have a standard DPMS/Aero or Armalite interface .308 AR upper. The "Without Barrel Nut" option is for the Aero Precision M5E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver only.


  • 1x Aero Precision 12-Inch M5 Enhanced M-LOK Handguard
  • 8x Mounting Set Screws
  • 1x Barrel Nut (With Barrel Nut version)
  • 1x Barrel Nut Shim Kit (With Barrel Nut version)


Aero Precision offers the small arms community some of the most innovative products available. Their handguards are no exception. When you choose an Aero Precision Gen 2 M5 Enhanced M-LOK Handguard you get the best possible blend of form and function that Aero’s designers could come up with. They’ve packed their Gen 2 handguards with more quality features than any other forend you’re likely to find.

Field Operator or Gadget Guy, You’ll Love This Aero Precision M-LOK Rail

Whether you’re an active tactical operator or a weekend shooter who has all the latest toys, you’re going to love the mounting options that Aero put in this Enhanced M5 Handguard. Full-length Picatinny top rail allows for a variety of sight and optics options, allowing plenty of room for iron sights and optics mounts without hassling over position or eye relief. M-LOK side slots accept all the latest greatest tech and accessories with compatible M-LOK mounting systems. Simple adapters are available to allow backward compatibility with Picatinny based accessories. With M-LOK rail you can quickly and easily change your tactics in the field without having to tear apart your rifle.

Aero Brings More To The Table

Be happy they’re on your side. Aero Precision brings more to the table with their Gen 2 M5 Enhanced M-LOK Handguard than just mounting rails. Rail systems are important, but they’re not all there is. Aero Gen 2 M5 M-LOK Handguards offer great clearance with their single unit free floated design. The inside diameter is a generous 1.72 inches so it easily allows for the use of many muzzle devices as well as quality low profile gas blocks. You can manage recoil and take advantage of the light weight of this scalloped handguard and you still get great purchase with the surface milled design of the gripping facets.

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