Lyman Products Announces New Tacstar Carbon Fiber AR-15 Handguards

Rachel Y
by Rachel Y

Yes, another handguard. And yes, another carbon fiber handguard. Faxon had one for SHOT 2017. Brigand Arms had one in 2016. Many companies have produced one, and a few also have integrated Picatinny rails like the one in the below press release. A difference is that this handguard from Tacstar looks to come in at a lower price point than many others with the same features.

Tacstar®, a leader in tactical accessories, and a Lyman brand, is proud to introduce new, highly functional carbon fiber AR-15 handguards with an integrated Picatinny rail. Extremely rugged, carbon fiber offers an unbeatable strength to weight ratio, offering durability and toughness to go along with their light weight and good looks. Unlike handguards made from aluminum or other materials, Tacstar’s carbon fiber handguards stay cool to the touch, even with extensive firing.

Whether you are a competitor, professional or just enjoy a day at the range, this Tacstar carbon fiber handguard will make a difference in your shooting experience. First, you’ll notice how lightweight it is at just four ounces.” Trevor Mullen, VP of Global Marketing and Business Development for Lyman Products said. “Second, after repeated shooting, the handguard stays cool to the touch. And, the integrated Picatinny rail is one less accessory you have to fool with when accessorizing your rifle. The Tacstar carbon fiber handguard is easy to attach and you’ll appreciate its sleek appearance as much as all the other benefits.

About the Carbon Fiber ar-15 Handguard

The fully free-floating octagon handguards are equipped with multiple cooling slots and accessory mounting points. The mounting points will accept any M-LOK® style mounting hardware used with accessories, such as slings, bipods, lights or vertical grips. Additionally, the handguards are equipped with a forward mounted Picatinny rail to attach sights.
The Tacstar handguard attaches to the rifle using an innovative aluminum mounting sleeve. The sleeve simply clamps over the existing barrel nut. No special tools are required for installation.
Handguards are available in three lengths to cover any standard gas port location.
Handguards are available in three lengths to cover any standard gas port location:
  • 10″ Carbine length – MSRP $174.98
  • 12″ Mid Rifle length – MSRP $199.98
  • 15″ Full Rifle length – MSRP $224.98
For more information on the Tacstar carbon fiber AR-15 handguards or any of the other fine Lyman accessories or reloading equipment, visit Lyman at
Press release content provided by Lyman Products.
Rachel Y
Rachel Y

Rachel Young is a 4x Best Selling Author. She and her husband John co-own an FFL/SOT showroom and machine shop in Tennessee, specializing in ARs, AR parts, and AR accessories.

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  • Jonp Jonp on Apr 12, 2018

    Not sure why I want this as it's several times the cost of a standard one without a full length picatinny for scopes.

  • Andrew D - AllOutdoor Andrew D - AllOutdoor on Apr 12, 2018

    Significantly interested, bot not at this price. Can get similar from China for $100, easily.