$49 Matrix Arms Keymod Handguards

Ray I.
by Ray I.

Checkout this super budget friendly 15″ Keymod handguard I stumbled upon online. They’re made by Matrix Aerospace and they claim they’re 100% made in the USA out of 6061 Aluminum with a steel barrel nut. Anyone heard of Matrix Aerospace (Matrix Arms)? They retail for $149.99 at the Matrix Arms website and are selling for just $49 plus shipping from a site called Chandler Hardwoods, Inc that used to sell hardwoods but now sells gun parts. Pretty odd I know, their GunBroker reviews seem pretty good however. For $49 plus shipping I may try them out for a future build, they’re also available in 13″ as well. Check them out at chandlerhardwoods.com.

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This is a Matrix Aerospace 100% USA manufactured keymod free float hand guard with one Steel Barrel Nut and three screw side clamp shrouds included. This is NOT the crappy Chicom stuff out there for about the same price with Aluminium barrel nuts and screw on shroud. Hand guard will fit all standard mil spec (1 1/4 x 18 tpi) upper receivers. With Delta rings, plastic hand guards and front caps upwards of $32, just the savings in busted knuckles and damaged parts is worth the additional $17. And I guarantee you, that you will love the feel of quality machine work when it all goes together “just right”.

15″ length makes this expensive to ship so maybe it is best to ship with other parts?

Barrel Nut is 1.25 inch x 18 TPI heat treated steel with four 1 3/16 flats to torque.
Torque to spec and gas tube clears low profile nut. No “extra” for alignment.
13″ 6061 Aluminum
1913 Mil spec rail with 35 slots
12 Key mod openings on the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions.
Relief cuts for weight reduction and heat dissipation.
Total weight of 12.9 oz including BBL nut and three hex head screws.
Mil Spec type 3 flat black finish.

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Ray I.
Ray I.

Long time gun enthusiast, Sci-Fi nerd, Whiskey drinker, online marketer and blogger. My daily firearms musings can be found over at my gun blog ArmoryBlog.com and Instagram.Shoot me an email at ray.i@staff.thefirearmblog.com

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  • Beranimus Beranimus on Jul 20, 2015

    Anyone know inner deminsion of the handguard?

  • Rachel Katherine Rachel Katherine on Jul 22, 2015

    Hello, my name is Rachel and I work at Chandler Hardwoods as an admin. I handle these products and more every day. AMA!

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    • Rachel Katherine Rachel Katherine on Jul 22, 2015

      @MBM We ran out of the Victor (V-cut) hand guards before the Charlies, but we have more on order. We do not plan on stocking Delta-cut hand guards. However, we will have both Victor and Charlie cut, 13" and 15" hand guards in stock again soon, probably within two weeks.