**UPDATE: 6/4/2014 – The new 9.5″ and 11″ CMR Rails are now in-stock and shipping at RainierArms.com at Introductory Pricing.**
A few days ago Centurion Arms released information on their new 9.5″ and 11″ CMR rails. The CMR is an extremely popular modular round handguard that is built to take a beating and come back for more. Initially the CMR, in both AR-15 and .308, was only available in 12″ and 14″ lengths. With enough people requesting shorter lengths of the CMR it was time to make it happen. Some times I get to pretend I’m a cool kid and get my hands on some of the new stuff before its out and this was one of those times. I received a 9.5″ CMR rail a few weeks ago which I immediately put on a 300BLK upper I was building. Then just last week I was pleasantly surprised when a 11″ version showed up as well. As expected, these little shorty CMR rails are pretty awesome. I’ve included a picture of my two rails immediately below and the Centurion Arms Press Release below that. I do know that RainierArms.com will have these new rails first before anyone else. If you are wanting to get your hands on a set, be prepared to buy very soon as they could be up on the website literally any day.
Centurion Arms CMR Now Available In New Lengths !
***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
Centurion Arms, LLC announces that the widely popular Centurion Modular Rail (CMR) is now available in two new lengths: 9.5” and 11”.
Their patent-pending CMR rail system is a lightweight, rugged, one piece, free float hand guard that when installed, gives the upper a continuous 12 o’clock rail. The CMR system clamps to a proprietary barrel nut that can be installed on all AR15, M4, and M16 type weapons systems. It was designed with the top 1913 rail for mounting the most common accessories, yet does away with the need for 1913 rail at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions. This allows for accessories to be directly mounted to it with a dedicated, simple, light-weight, mount. However, it does allow for 1913 rail to be added, if needed, for some less common accessories.
Additionally, Centurion Arms built in anti-rotation QD sling swivels in 4 positions. The main objective is to have a smaller, lighter weight, more ergonomic, hand guard that maintains or enhances functionality for the end user.
“As professionals ourselves, we know the importance of keeping things simple and that was our design intent here…a K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, stupid) system.” -Monty Leclair, Owner Centurion Arms, LLC.
• Material: 6061 T6
• Finish: type 3 hard coat anodized
• Weight: 9.5-9.4oz 11in-10.4oz with barrel nut and hardware ! • Length: 9.418(9.5in) 10.994(11in)
• Width: 1.56(body of tube) 1.75 (at QD sling swivels)
• Height: 1.995
• Inside diameter: 1.12
• Rails: 1913 spec rail on top
• Fasteners: grade 8 bolts, Oxide Finish
• MADE IN USA