The only difference is the larger M-Lok Slots, which is a good thing. (All photos: Magpul)
On the eve of the largest arms industry expo in the world, Magpul Industries is dropping a second wave of new product announcements before the big week, including rifle accessories, iPhone cases and new Magpul gear for 2015.
All of these parts and accessories are currently shipping and should be on shelves soon if not today. This is a hard launch of new and previously-announced products.
The main announcement is the most anticipated: new MOE handguards with M-Lok slots. M-Lok is Magpul’s universal mounting system. Like KeyMod it is a negative space system that’s lightweight and comfortable in the hand.
When Magpul launched M-Lok they offered one in-house M-Lok handguard, the MOE-SL, a carbine-length handguard that extends around the front sight block on AR-15s. The new MOE M-Lok series includes three forends, in carbine, mid and rifle lengths.
The MOE M-Lok handguards maintain the original look and feel of the MOE series parts, replacing the MOE slots with M-Lok slots. These new handguards don’t wrap around the front sight block to accommodate standard sling loops.
The new mid- and rifle-length handguards are priced the same as their MOE predecessors at $34 and $39, respectively. The carbine-length MOE M-Lok runs $5 more than the old MOE handguard at $29 versus $24, but that’s because Magpul recently dropped the prices on their basic MOE kit to make way for the new M-Lok parts.
Along with the handguards Magpul is delivering on some long-awaited products that they’ve already revealed including the 25-round windowed LR/SR magazine for AR-style .308 rifles and a lube bottle grip core for MOE and MIAD pistol grips.
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