New UTG Pro Drop in Handguard: Slim with M-LOK


Leapers, Inc. is now offering a new hand guard under the UTG Pro brand for the AR style rifle. The new “Super Slim” rail has the no nonsense name of MTU015SSM.

This new rail is marketed as a drop in product that works with a delta ring, circular front hand guard cap and a typical front sight tower. The unit is 15″ in length, so it extends past the front sight by several inches. The basic unit is machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and has a black anodized finish. I hope to see other versions in other colors. For example, you can get some of their other products with a blue and black finish.

For this hand guard, Leapers chose to add M-LOK compatible attachment points. In fact, there are no fewer than 45 separate M-LOK slots on 7 different track angles to offer a great deal of versatility when mounting gear. Also, since the hand guard extends beyond the front sight base, the hand guard gives the shooter M-LOK attachment points farther out than other systems typically allow.


Leapers includes a Picatinny rail accessory with the unit to allow for the quick addition of an older light or other piece of Picatinny compatible gear. Also, the company includes a QD socket for the M-LOK slots. This will allow you to add a forward attachment point for a sling.

The company states this is a drop in piece that does not require the services of a gunsmith. Like other UTG Pro gear, this item is made in the United States of America. The hand guard has a suggested retail price of $129.97.

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  • Edeco

    I’d call it “the Prarie Dog” due to how the sight block sticks up thru.


    For the dude who bought a $150 PSA blemish upper, and doesn’t wanna replace the gas block/front sight/barrel nut, ‘cuz that’s beyond his lego building skill level.

    • AK™

      You don’t have to spend $300 on a DD rail if you’re just going to be using it as a range toy..

      While the DD rails are a nice piece of gear,not everyone who owns a AR wants to spend $$$ on gucci gear so they can look oper8or..

      I assembled my sisters AR. She isn’t using it for anything other than plinking and home defense. If she wanted a rail type system,I would suggest UTG Pro before other brands like ODIN Works or DD or MI.

      My local FFL did a bunch of UTG Pro rail installs for customers. He says its fine for the consumer looking for the basics.

      • Bradley

        That has nothing to do with what he said. He’s talking about using this instead of removing the fsb and using a free float hand guard. Nothing to do with price or brand.

      • LGonDISQUS

        My $79 freefloat from china is great, and I had no fear removing pins and gas block/sight which I sold on ebay for $15.

        I’m making jokes about everyone who takes their guns to a gunsmith for everything but fieldstripping their Glock.

    • Leroy Jenkins

      Why replace? Just shave it off, blue it, and now you have a pinned low profile gas block.

    • lowell houser

      Or maybe because a $150 PSA blemish doesn’t warrant spending a penny more than you need to(speaking as someone that literally has his PSA blemish upper apart to lap the receiver face and apply Alumahyde). Or maybe because you LIKE the standard front sight block because I know I prefer it to flip ups which can lose zero when their free float rail takes a good-enough whack. And it works so well with the FDE Firestream two piece drop-in I got from Cheaper than Dirt for a whopping $35 shipped that does the job, even though kinda wishing I had seen this first a few months ago.

      I should point out that all of this is because I developed a deep hatred of the M16A2 during my time the grunts, and only this year have come around to actually paying real money for one. So paying as little as possible. Baby steps.

      • LGonDISQUS

        There are a lot of people fingerbanging their keyboards over this post.

        Do people feel I was hating on PSA?

        Do people catch humor? 😓🤕🤕🤕

  • Rick O’Shay

    The UTG Pro handguards are surprisingly decent but this looks like a$$.

  • Joe Schmo

    I heard UTG is crap. Can anyone validate? I would buy one of these if not for the questionable quality reports I’ve seen online.

    • Klaus Von Schmitto

      I would vehemently disagree. I’ve built a bunch of rifles with UTG Pro hand guards and I don’t think you can beat them for value. They come with a really good barrel nut, the wrench and good screws.
      I laughed at myself in a previous post about not considering the additional torque when using an extension so I have put several together with way more ft/lb of torque than spec. Those showed no sign of stripping or any other issue. The screws lock the hand guard down tighter than dick’s hat band and I’ve not had one that wasn’t perfectly straight and true down the barrel.

      This particular one wouldn’t be my cup of tea but regular Super Slim UTG pro I’d recommend without question.

      • Hoplopfheil

        Can confirm. The free float rails are really solid and easy to install.

        Not sure what the point of this drop-in mega-rail is… unless you’re addicted to dumb accessories or you’re Chris Costa.

  • OldWolf

    How can they call this new? I looked at these more than a year ago.

  • c4v3man

    UTG may be cheap, but their warranty is legit. I had a 25″ double gun case that I had used for hauling a CZ Scorpion Pistol and AR pistol at the same time, along with 360 rounds of ammo (6 mags each) and the thing was a bit overloaded. The seam at the zipper finally gave out after 11 months, and they shipped out another one within a week. I just use the case for a single rifle now that they both have been SBR’d to have stocks, but I have no hesitation buying UTG if you’re looking for something cheap.

  • Jan

    DD will sue them.

  • Brett baker

    I am definitely interested.

  • Mikele Deziell

    I just bought the carbine size. Well made and super slim. The included QD MLOK accessory fit perfectly and securely next to the Delta ring for my 2 point sling. The top picatinny rail lined up perfectly with my upper. I’ve done a few mag dumps and the handguard design dissipates the heat well. I paid $79.97 and Free Shipping from Cheaper than Dirt. I give this 9-10, very good but wish it had color choices.