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

Nathan S
by Nathan S

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.

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.

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).

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.

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

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

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  • Rumblestrip Rumblestrip on Nov 25, 2015

    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 Cymond on Nov 26, 2015

    Interesting, the comments her have a very different time from another recent UTG post. http://www.thefirearmblog.c...
    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.

    • Suburban Suburban on Nov 29, 2015

      @Cymond 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.