Words are cheap. Action defines character. When Magpul put their money where their mouth was, pulled up shop and moved to Texas, they showed their character. Likewise, when they developed the M-LOK mounting system and offered it as a free licensed platform for all manufacturers to use, they demonstrated a genuine interest in fostering compatibility across the entire industry.
Thanks to the open licensing, Black Rain Ordnance is able to provide slick rail systems like their new BRO-MLOK-10. This 10 inch rail system is 100% compatible with accessories utilizing the M-LOK attachment system. Recessed for optics, the rail provides 6 quick disconnect points and weighs in at just 12 ounces.
The company is also offering a 15″ version of this hand guard that weighs 16 ounces. Called the BRO-MLOK-15, it also has 6 QD points. The 10″ model carries a suggested retail price of $279 while the 15″ version is set at $289.
Not to wax nostalgic, but imagine a world where the big players did the right things just because they were the right things to do. Sure, Magpul is profit motivated, but many times doing the right thing for the customer is better for the bottom line anyway.
These rails were introduced at the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers expo at the same time as the company’s new CQB stock.
Of course, Black Rain Ordnance is not the only one supporting the M-LOK standard. Troy jumped in with both feet, offering rails and accessories for both the AR and AK platforms.