• Narrow design replaces bulky M4 Carbine-type plastic hand guards
  • Easy to install utilizing existing delta ring and round front hand guard retaining cap
  • Slots at the 2, 6, and 10 o'clock positions for mounting direct-attach M-LOK accessories or Picatinny rail sections
  • Reinforced, heat-resistant polymer construction
  • Integral riveted aluminum heat shield
  • Front lip and long side extensions shields hand from hot gas block
  • Made in U.S.A.

Magpul SL Handguard



  • Material: Polymer
  • Finish: Black, Flat Dark Earth, and OD Green
  • Weight: 6.7 oz.
  • Length: 8.9"
  • Width: 1.8"
  • Height: 2.4"


  • Carbine gas length AR-15 and AR-10 with round front hand guard retaining cap and delta ring


They're all types of shooters out there and honestly, every one of them has a place. When it comes to customizing your guns that fact quickly becomes obvious. Everything from handguards to match-grade barrels, it all comes under scrutiny. If you happen to have an AR with one of the original round handguards that's a great place to start.

Magpul Carbine Handguard Vs. Quad-Rail Vs. Free-Float Handguard

Magpul's MOE SL Carbine Length Handguard is the perfect way to upgrade your AR-15 while adding incredible versatility. A Magpul MOE SL Handguard is a world better than the original. Maybe a Magpul SL Handguard would fit your needs and maybe it won't. Depending upon just what you have in mind perhaps you could better use a quad-rail but man aren't they bulky? A Magpul carbine handguard is much slimmer and streamlined than a big old quad-rail.

Then you could go full, free-floating okay if that's what you want, but you're going to start spending some money. A Magpul MOE SL Handguard comes in for a whole lot less cost than either of the other choices. If you have an older rifle and just want to freshen it up a little, then a Magpul SL Handguard is just the ticket. A Magpul carbine handguard looks good, feels great and is very effective in use.

What Makes The Magpul MOE SL Handguard So Good?

As usual, Magpul's polymer is tough enough for the job. The reinforced structure keeps the polymer from chipping or cracking even under the most turbulent handling. The heat-resistant properties prevent the hot barrel from softening or melting. An aluminum heat shield is riveted to the interior of the handguard to promote quick heat dissipation.

The Magpul SL Handguard features extended front lip on the sides and bottom. This will give you more grip space, and protect your gripping hand from hot gas block and barrel. But this accessory provides much more than just a place to grip the weapon. It features M-LOK slots at the two, six, and ten o'clock positions so that you have plenty of space to mount Picatinny rails. You can also mount rail sections at the M-LOK slots for your flash light, laser, and foregrip. The streamlined design eliminates excess width, making the front end of your AR-15 more compact and reducing the weight.

A Magpul carbine handguard fits on your AR with a carbine-length gas system and a standard A2 front sight post. You get the speed and versatility of the M-LOK rail without the expense of a full rail. It's lightweight and Magpul tough and lets you mount just what you need.

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