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New Handguard Systems from Mega Arms

Mega Arms has added two new variants to their upper receiver/handguard lineup, the “MKM MATEN KeyMod” and the “Wedge Lock AR-15 Handguard KeyMod”.  With the quality that Mega Arms has produced in the past, I am positive that customers will not be disappointed in any aspect of these pieces.  Key features that have been updated on these pieces is the addition of a short section of KeyMod slots at the 45 degrees at the front of the rail on the Wedge Lock.  The MKM MATEN has removed almost the entire length of KeyMod slots at the 45 degrees, with the exception of the front of the rail and have replaced the commonly unused slots with an appealing angular and beveled design.


 

MKM MATEN KeyMod

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Mega Arms MATEN MKM Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

The new Mega Arms KeyMod .308 (MKM-MATEN) is built as a two piece precision-fit unit consisting of an upper receiver and a handguard.  The MKM MATEN comes with an installed dust cover and includes the necessary assembly screws, a 9-Slot KeyMod rail section, barrel nut and wrench.

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Mega Arms MATEN MKM Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

The MKM MATEN is only going to be compatible with a Mega Arms MATEN Billet Lower Receiver, though it will work with all standard KeyMod accessories.

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Mega Arms MATEN MKM Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

The MKM MATEN has the strength and durability of a billet upper receiver coupled with the sturdy and lightweight extruded handguard.  The installation of the MKM line is just about as easy as you can get with the rail only needing to be attached with the assembly screws.

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Mega Arms MATEN MKM Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

The specs of the MKM MATEN include a black hard anodized finish with a surface hardness of “60 Rockwell”, an Inside Diameter (Handguard) of approximately 1.75 inches and the weight varies depending on the length.  A 12” Rifle Length system weighs in at 28.4 oz and the cost is $552.  A 14” Extended Rifle Length system weighs in at 29.8 oz and the cost is $583.  The cost includes both the upper receiver as well as the rail and previously mentioned included items.

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Mega Arms MATEN MKM Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

For more information, please visit;

http://www.megaarms.com/maten/upper-receivers/mkm-maten-keymod/


 

Wedge Lock AR-15 Handguard KeyMod

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Mega Arms AR-15 Wedge Lock Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

The new Mega Arms Wedge Lock AR-15 Handguard KeyMod features a new “cutting edge” ultra-strong and lightweight design that is simply attached with a one screw fastening system.  I have not yet had the pleasure of testing this system out for myself, so this may end up being even an easier install than the MKM systems.

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Mega Arms AR-15 Wedge Lock Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

The Wedge Lock AR-15 Handguard is created from 7075-T6 extruded aluminum that features a Titanium barrel nut and a black Nitrided wedge system and also includes assembly tools.  Compatible with any MIL-SPEC upper receiver, the Wedge Lock also features a handguard anti-rotation pin.

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Mega Arms AR-15 Wedge Lock Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

 

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Mega Arms AR-15 Wedge Lock Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

The specs of the Wedge Lock include an Interior Dimension of 1.225 inches, which will not allow a suppressor to be mounted under the rail.  The Wedge Lock comes in five varying lengths and weights.  The Carbine Length is 7” and has a weight yet to be determined.  The cost of the Carbine Length is $249.  The Mid Length is 9” and weighs in at 11.12 oz with a cost of $272.  The Rifle Length is 12” and weighs in at 13.05 oz with a cost of $295.  The Extended Rifle Length is 14” and weighs in at 14.33 oz with a cost of $326.  Lastly, the Mega Extended Length is a whopping 16” long and weighs in at 15.58 oz with a cost of $357.

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Mega Arms AR-15 Wedge Lock Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

For more information, please visit;

http://www.megaarms.com/ar-15/ar-15-hand-guards/wedge-lock-ar-15-hand-guard-keymod/

Mega Arms Announces New Wedge Lock Hand Guards

Mega Arms just announced their new Wedge Lock Hand Guards have started to ship.  Read below for more info from Mega.

All photos and video are courtesy of Mega Arms.


“Its finally time to tell you all the good news, Mega Arms Wedge Lock 7075 hand guards, compatible with any Mil Spec upper, have started shipping!

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A collaboration with Hodge Defense Systems​, the mind set from the start was to create the finest combative modular system that was strong, lightweight, and with a positive tactile feel. We spared no expense in our material selection understanding the rigors this hand guard would potentially be faced with. For example, most manufacturers exploit the use of 6061 aluminum for ease and cost of manufacturing, though 7075 has strength properties that exceed 6000 series aluminums at or near 40%. Our barrel nut is made from Titanium to help with strength/weight, and the thermal properties one would normally see with steel or aluminum during high volume of fire. We chose a little thicker wall thickness for a solid tactile feel, more surface area, added rigidity, as well as a more positive lock-up for modular accessories.

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The Wedge Lock / Hodge Defense Hand guard slip fit attachment system utilizes a simple, yet robust method via a unique patented wedge lock system. We designed the front of this hand guard to allow a gloved shooter to access their suppressor attachment point via a small angle, so not to fight for space while gloved. A steel anti rotation pin is incorporated in the 12 o’clock upper section which mates with a predrilled hole as found on Mega Arms billet and forged uppers, as well in many of our competitors uppers. The hand guard can be mounted without the anti rotation pin if your upper does not have this feature.

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Please note, that due to the slim design of the The Wedge Lock, sound suppressors will not fit under the hand guard like they do with our MKM and MML uppers.

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First to be shipped are the 16″ Mega Extended length version, designed for use with an 18′ or longer barrel. 14″, 12″, 9″ and 7″ version will ship in descending order, so the carbine length will ship last. M-LOK variants are shipping first, Key Mod will follow shortly.

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 Specs:
WLH-250 – CARBINE LENGTH HANDGUARD, 7 Inches, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT TBA) MSRP $249


WLH-350 – MID LENGTH, HANDGUARD, 9 Inches, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT 11.12 oz) MSRP $272

WLH-450 – RIFLE LENGTH, HANDGUARD, 12 Inchs, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT 13.05 oz) MSRP $295

WLH-550 – EXTENDED RIFLE LENGTH HANDGUARD, 14 Inches, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT 14.33 oz) MSRP $326

WLH-650 – MEGA EXTENDED LENGTH HANDGUARD, 16 Inches, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT 15.58 oz) MSRP $357

 

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