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M-LOK Hand Stop

M-LOK Hand Stops

When it comes to foregrips, you have several options to choose from. You can opt for a vertical grip, angles grip, or a handstop. These foregrips can be mounted on the front handguard of your AR-15 and offer a more comfortable and ergonomic way to hold your rifle.

What is M-LOK?

The M-LOK system was developed as a more streamlined accessory mounting platform to standard Picatinny rails. It is an attachment system that allows you to add an accessory to a rifle or other firearm. It keeps the handguard profile slimmer and more minimalistic than the quad Pic rail, which is standard on most Mil-Spec M4 rifles. These days, most modern AR-15s use M-LOK-compatible front handguards.

What Is a Handstop?

Hand stops are a minimal alternative to other foregrips, giving your support hand a consistent point of reference on the front of the rifle. Moreover, handstops are very popular for rifles with short barrels. They stop your hand from slipping in front of the muzzle under the effect of the recoil. A hand stop also allows you to maintain a solid grip on your rifle and make it more maneuverable.

Why Are Handstops Good for M-LOK Handguards?

Most M-LOK handguards have slim profiles. They are less grippy than a quad rail, which has the round texture of the Picatinny rail that stops your hands from slipping on the handguard. Therefore adding a handstop on the handguard can help you maintain a more secure grip on an M-Lok handguard.

Are Handstops Ideal For AR-15 Pistols?

If you have an AR-15 pistol, you can’t legally put a vertical foregrip on it. However, handstops are ideal for such firearms. They offer a better grip and prevent your support hand from slipping in front of the barrel, especially when you have a very short barrel.

Can You Use a Handstop As a Barricade Stop?

Yes, most handstops can also be used as a barricade stop, which allows you to get a stable firing position when shooting from a stationary position. You can use the front of the handguard to rest the rifle against a barricade and get more accurate and stable shots down range.