UTG Pro Release New Slim M-LOK Handguards in 13″, 15″, and 17″

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UTG continues to press hard with new product releases, this time offering a new series of extended M-LOK Handguards. The new “Super Slim” series features 7 tracks of M-LOK at the 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6, 7:30, 9, & 10:30 positions and an uninterrupted picatinny rail across the top.  All UTG PRO items are manufactured in the United States and are 922r compliant. 

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A fun value-added feature include extra vent holes cut under the rail for heat dissipation and weight reduction (and an increase in bad-arseness). This is on top of added grippiness with shallow cuts in the rail between M-LOK’s at the creases. Mounting of the handguard is via allen-head screws to the barrel nut, which is easily indexed via novel grooves in the barrel nut itself.

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The new series of handguards are designed to work with low-profile gas blocks only. Per UTG, there may be some compatibility issues with “re-designed or over-sized upper receivers” meaning some billet options. This is due to the anti-rotational tabs at the back of the handguard (which is something sorely missing form the JL Billet handguard we reviewed).

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MSRP for the handguards is set at $154.97,  $169.97, $179.97 for the 13″, 15″, and 17″ handguards, respectively. Price includes the barrel nut, all mounting accessories, and the barrel nut wrench. The handguards are finished via standard hard-coat anodizing.

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As a bonus, the handguards come with two M-LOK rails for easy accessory mounting.



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • iksnilol

    UTG getting in the rifle mounted Ikea shelf game.

  • Kris

    I met the president of UTG at the 2014 NRA Show. The guy is impressive. Taiwanese engineer, emigrated to US, set up shop in Detroit area and has a real passion for 1) firearms, 2) improving his quality, 3) creating US jobs, especially picking up on skill levels from the declining automotive industry. A good story and I think and improving company. I was quite impressed.

  • TheSmellofNapalm

    Really dig the finger grooves, nice to see some innovation albeit small.

  • There are so many rails on Aliexpress and such sites that it is damned difficult to wanna buy something like this, despite the brand and benefits.

    • Twilight sparkle

      Utg pro is as low as I’m willing to go on something like this, aliexpress just has junk that I won’t rely on.

      • I’m trying out a $45 and $70 one on my ARs. Someone’s gotta try ’em!

  • Brian Fulmer

    The UTG Pro line is solid, I put their old slimline on an 18″ stainless Wylde chambered upper (rifle length). My youngest boy declared “this is the easiest to shoot AR I’ve ever used.” Liked it so much I bought a carbine length for my 300 BLK upper. Very impressed, there is a lot of crap in the AR market, this isn’t.

  • RICH

    Sweeeet ! This sounds like the longer handgaurd I might be looking for for the 20″ match .308 I am currently putting together ! !

  • I shoot USPSA locally with some of the UTG guys, they are good people and really want to change the perception of their company.

  • Cymond

    Interesting, the comments her have a very different time from another recent UTG post. http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/11/19/utg-announces-new-made-in-america-pro-pic-rails/
    Personally, I’m still nervous about the UTG brand, as well as UAG. I might consider buying cheap gear to test a concept (like offset iron sights). But UTG is pricing themselves into a class with much bigger, more respected names.

    • I really like my UTG Pro Keymod handguard. It’s not as light as the Bravo Company KMR, but very few are, and it is otherwise comparable, except for price. I would buy the UTG again over the KMR-Alpha, and almost everything else except for the KMR magnesium handguards.