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Midwest Industries
13 June 2012, 08:08
MI is proud to release the newest handguard to the market. Lighter than GI plastic, with the most modularity of any handguard available the MI-17SS is packed full of features leaving excess weight behind.
This drop in handguard allows the user to put polymer rails where they need them, and leaves a very sturdy yet comfortable handguard where they do not. No need for rail covers to protect your hand from rail space you are not using, the MI-17SS does it all. With five anti rotation QD sockets, two on either side and one in the forward position on the bottom giving you the ability to put your sling where you need it when you need it.

The modular rail sections which come in polymer colors of Black, Flat Dark Earth, and Foliage Green match the BCM Mod 0 and Mod 1 GunFighter grips and can be placed where needed on the handguard. Aluminum rail sections will be available for sale as well.

Carbine length handguards weigh in at an incredible 5.7 oz with no rails and 6.6 oz with all three rails this handguard adds virtually no weight to a standard carbine. Compare weights below.

Not only is this handguard light but is it comfortably slim as well. The MI-17SS has a continues monolithic type top rail T- marked for accessories locations and which gives it a height of 2.25" and a width of 1.825" (without added rails)

Constructed of 6061 aluminum and treated with a type III hardcoat anodizing this handguard has been built to provide a lifetime of service to its user.

Like everything MI this handguard is 100% made in the U.S.A. and is backed by our Lifetime Warranty.

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Weight Comparison:

Standard plastic handguards weigh in at 6.1 oz
GI double heat shield handguards weigh in at 6.8 oz
MI-17SS without rail sections 5.7 oz and with all three rail sections 6.6 oz.

Retail Price:
Carbine $144.95
Midlength coming soon
Rifle coming soon

We will begin shipping Monday June 18th
Please call the shop to order.




Thanks,
PETE / TROY
MI

nub
13 June 2012, 09:22
How sturdy is the small rail section with the one screw in it? Would it spin or tilt if the rifle was banged around a bit?

Midwest Industries
13 June 2012, 15:51
How sturdy is the small rail section with the one screw in it? Would it spin or tilt if the rifle was banged around a bit?

Because there are two tabs on the back side that interface into the handguard it has no play and is very secure.

Thanks,
PETE
MI

CCK
13 June 2012, 19:33
This requires the front handguard cap correct?

Midwest Industries
14 June 2012, 08:09
This requires the front handguard cap correct?

correct, they install just like a plastic handguard.

Thanks,
PETE
MI

Stickman
14 June 2012, 13:48
Looks good Troy, it should do very well.

Midwest Industries
20 June 2012, 10:53
Following Stick and posting pics taken on my phone might be a sin, but I got a few sneak shots on my phone of the Midlength MCTAR-18SS.
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Enjoy,
PETE
MI

WarriorArms
9 July 2012, 23:12
Will these work with piston equipped guns....specifically, will it work with the system from Osprey Defense?? Thanks for the info! Nice looking rails btw!!

Midwest Industries
10 July 2012, 07:52
Will these work with piston equipped guns....specifically, will it work with the system from Osprey Defense?? Thanks for the info! Nice looking rails btw!!

This handguard will fit with some piston systems, but it will not fit with the Osprey Defense.

Thanks,
PETE
MI

Stickman
11 July 2012, 11:57
Handguard seems to work quite nicely, and is crazy light weight.


http://stickman.rainierarms.com/galleries/Magpul%207/868W9843-1000-MT.jpg

MoxyDave
12 July 2012, 08:33
Very nice. I plan to try one of these handguards on a simple M4gery.

How do you like that Browe optic Stick?