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.