New 5.5″ Hand Guard from Angstadt Arms

Angstadt Arms

Angstadt Arms announced the company is now selling a 5.5″ hand guard for the AR pattern rifle and pistol. While the hand guard is obviously compatible with the company’s own 9mm firearms, the new part is compatible with other 9mm and 5.56 NATO AR firearms.

The hand guard is a seven sided design that uses M-LOK attachment points on six of these sides. The top position (12 o’clock) has a Picatinny rail. By having the attachment points at more points around the hand guard, you have more flexibility with how and where you mount gear like a white light.

Angstadt Arms

Angstadt Arms built the hand guard with two QD style sockets – one on each side of the piece. It is a free float design that does not require timing or proprietary tools for installation. According to the company, a suppressor of 1.4″ in diameter (or smaller) will tuck inside the hand guard when used with a 6″ barrel.

These weigh 5.4 ounces. Angstadt Arms set the suggested retail price at $185.

If you are not already familiar with the company, Angstadt Arms builds the UDP-9. This is a 9mm AR-15 style firearm that feeds from Glock magazines. It is offered in a variety of configurations including as a pistol, carbine and SBR. The company also sells receiver sets for those that like to roll their own.

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  • Eli C

    Your inability to count to eight is worrying.

    • Independent George

      Why not just have seven sides, and make them louder more tactical?

  • SGT Fish

    angstadt was one of the first companies to put out a complete glock mag AR-9. QC-10 put out lowers around the same time. I think QC-10 was first with the lowers

    • Eh, Angstadt and QC-10 are pretty new. JP has been doing Glock magged ARs for years. Since at least 2012. And before that was the DDLES (who I think were the first one to do lowers).

      • SGT Fish

        DDLES is/was basically QC-10. started out the same anyway. But you are right, I forgot about JP. Im still using colt SMG mags for my builds, easier to load

      • Cymond

        QC10 rose from the ashes of DDLES. Investors seized assets from DDLES after the guy running the company did a bunch of fraudulent stuff.

  • USMC03Vet

    That face when the 5 inch hand guard costs more than the 16 inch barrel.

  • Hoplopfheil

    That is hawt. Too expensive for a joke gun though.

    I actually put a UTG Pro quad rail on my AR pistol. (Sue me, UTG’s handguards are really good)