Midwest Industries manufactures top of the line handguards with many firearm manufacturers integrating MI products in their builds. The second generation of the SS-Series for AR15 Rifle platforms offers tactical free float handguards with a much lighter weight at 10.9 ounces that is over five and a half ounces less than the first generation SS 15" Rail and has a super slim 1.5 inch diameter.
The Gen 2 SS Series Handguard is manufactured with 6061 aluminum with an anodized hard coat. The top rail is a Milspec 1913 Picatinny rail. The modular design allows for 360" mounting and comes with three 2.5 inch rail sections with one including a QD Socket.
Weight: 10.9 OUnces
Includes Barrel Nut Wrench
Includes Bipod Stud
Minor Gunsmithing required
Made in the USA!
Posted by Pridanc on 26th Feb 2013
I really appreciate how well this is built. Install was simple and I love how easy it is to remove the hand gaurd if needed. My single concern which may well be unfounded is that the mounting system may be too little when a sling is attached towards the barrel end of the guard. I do feel that some added strength can be had by mounting something on the rail joining the AR upper and the hand guard. Security. Again, I don't know this will be an issue and it seems very robust so far. Regardless, I love the overall diameter, installation ease and quality.