First Look: Rise Armament RA-905 AR-15 Handguard

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posted on January 19, 2018
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AR-15 accessory manufacturers are targeting owners of America's most popular rifle with an endless array of high-performance add-ons, designed to take their guns to the next level. One of the new stand-out products for 2018 is the Rise Armament RA-905 AR-15 Handguard, giving AR aficionados a durable, flexible and lightweight upgrade for their gun.

“We’re excited to add the RA-905 Handguard to our product lineup,” said Matt Torres, president of Rise Armament. “It offers more mounting points and customization options than most handguards. Plus, it feels and looks great, too.”

Machined from lightweight aluminum, the new handguard reduces added weight by eliminating unnecessary material while ensuring the strength and rigidity of the overall design. The product is available in 13.5- and 15-inch lengths, weighing only 9 and 10 ounces, respectively. Durability is also enhanced through the addition of a hard-anodized finish available in flat black, foliage green or flat dark earth.

The Rise Armament RA-905 AR-15 Handguard is a free-float, slip-on design, allowing for fast, easy installation that also enhances accuracy. Anti-rotation and anti-slip components are built into the attachment system on the RA-905, ensuring precision alignment and secure mounting. Versatility is also a priority in the new fore-end, thanks to its compatibility with all M-Lok accessory attachments on the market. Seven M-Lok attachment rows encompass the circumference of the handguard, giving users an unprecedented level of flexibility in choosing custom mounting points for lights, lasers, optics, grips and other accessories.

In addition, customization options are also offered through the company's inclusion of six separate quick-detach mounting points at the front and rear of the handguard, providing owners with added flexibility in sling-mount points. Other features on the handguard include a top-mounted section of Picatinny rail at the forward edge of the fore-end, providing a solid mounting point for iron sights.

The suggested retail price on the 13.5-inch handguard is $209.99, while the 15-inch option retails for $219.99. Each handguard ships with one 4-inch section of Picatinny rail.

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