First Look: RISE Armament RA-902 Gen 2 Handguard

posted on May 6, 2019

Keeping your AR-pattern gun lightweight while also keeping it lightweight just got a little easier with the rollout of the new Gen 2 RA-902 Stinger handguard from RISE Armament. Leveraging RISE Armament’s history of manufacturing of AR rifles, triggers, barrels, handguards and compensators for civilian, military and law-enforcement uses, this new handguard incorporates all the build quality you’ve come to expect from the company, but with updated style and function.

The new Gen 2 RA-902 Stinger features updated functional and aesthetic elements and incorporates anti-rotation tabs to ensure proper positioning on the rifle. The handguard’s design was also updated on the muzzle end, including more a modern angle for an even sharper appearance.

The slimline Stinger handguard combines incredible comfort, functionality, and looks. The 15-inch, free-floating M-LOK handguard allows attachments without the bulk, and a short Picatinny rail system enables additional accessories.

RA-902 Key Features:

  • Lightweight
  • Slimline profile with comfortable center grip point
  • Designed for free-floating barrel for improved accuracy
  • Accessory-friendly, allowing numerous customization options
  • M-Lok-compatible with Picatinny upper rail system
  • Anti-rotation and anti-slip technology
  • Precision CNC machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum
  • Includes steel barrel nut and hardware
  • Available in black, FDE or foliage green
  • Black has MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2, hard anodized flat black finish
  • FDE and foliage green has durable Cerakote finish
  • 15 inches in length
  • Inside diameter: 1.35 inches
  • Unit weight: 12 ounces

The Gen 2 RA-902 Stinger handguard is manufactured and designed in the USA according to strict aerospace requirements, which are more stringent than standard gun manufacturing requirements. The handguard is also backed by RISE Armament’s 100-percent product guarantee and lifetime manufacturing warranty. For more information, please visit


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