Dark Hour Defense expands its series of AR-15 components with the introduction of the new Darklite Magnesium M-LOK handguards.
Available in 15-inch, 13.5-inch, 11.1-inch and 9.2-inch lengths, the Darklite series is constructed of blended aluminum and magnesium alloy. This blend offers a 30-percent reduction in weight compared to 6061 aluminum, according to Dark Hour Defense.
“To simply say these are “light weight” handguards is an understatement. The 15 inch model (without mounting hardware) weighs just 6.7 ounces,” the company said in a press release on Soldier Systems.
The M-LOK style handguards ship with a super aluminum 7068 barrel nut, made to be harder and stronger than 7075 aluminum. The 7068 barrel nut tips scales at 1.13-ounces and ships with a barrel nut wrench as well as installation screws.
The AR compatible Darklite series is available from Dark Hour Defense with a price tag starting at $175 and topping out at $220.