One of the first things AR owners do is install a rail system to their new rifle. Without that how would you mount all of those cool accessories that you plan on buying? Well, unless you are independently wealthy, after buying your rifle there isn’t an additional $200-500 left in the old AR-15 Piggy Bank.
Thankfully, TAPCO has come out with a line of inexpensive, lightweight, high-strength composite accessories called the INTRAFUSE AR Stock System. The INTRAFUSE AR product line includes the Gen II 30 Rd AR Magazines (which are awesome, see my review here), AR Handguard, AR SAW Style Pistol Grip, Vertical Grip, Vertical Grip – Short, Rubber Buttpad for T6 Stock and Rail Covers. They even offer a Pink INTRAFUSE AR Stock System for you ladies.
Today I want to focus on their AR Hanguard / Rail System. This will be my second review for TAPCO products and I have been very impressed so far. When I picked up the Handguard I couldn’t believe how light it was. I am used to a heavier Metal Rail System and there is definitely a big difference in weight.
However, you really can’t tell how nice a product is though until it is finally installed. So that was my next step. Installation wasn’t too dificult. The forward end of the handguard fits into the Handguard End Cap instead of around it like some other rail systems do so you will definitely want to either have someone help you pull down on the Delta Ring while you install them or purchase a Handguard Removal Tool. This may make installation a bit more difficult but I think it really is a smarter design feature that makes the TAPCO AR Handguard fit tighter without any wobble at all.
Once you have it installed, you can remove or install the included rail covers to fit your needs. You can see in the pictures below the different configurations.
I definitely would recommend it to anyone looking to purchase a new AR Handguard / Rail System without breaking the bank. Overall I was very impressed with this system especially when you take into consideration that it only costs $44.99. You can get more information and purchase it at TAPCO.com.