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What is the Difference Between a Drop-In Handguard and a Free Float Handguard?

Posted by Stag Arms on Thu, Apr 10, 2014

When it comes to firearms, not much is quite as important as ensuring that your gun is a safe, comfortable fit. Due to their design, drop-in handguards are only held in place by pressure from the delta ring assembly and the handguard cap, so they tend to move a bit when installed.

In contrast, free-floating handguards won’t move at all when installed securely to the barrel nut and don’t touch the barrel at all. We will compare the benefits of each style of handguard below.
 

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Topics: AR-15 Accessories, AR-15, AR-15 Handguards

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