Manufacturer: V Seven Weapon Systems

Item to be Overviewed:
Ultra Light KeyMod Handguard 13.5"

Purpose of Item: CUTTING EDGE LITHIUM ALUMINUM ALLOY 2099 NEARLY TWICE AS STRONG AS 6061 POUND FOR POUND 2099 IS SIGNIFICANTLY TOUGHER, MORE RIGID & CORROSION RESISTANT THAN OTHER ALUMINUM ALLOYS.

Specifications:

FOR AR-15 PLATFORM
TYPE III HARDCOAT ANODIZED
3 INTEGRATED QD SWIVEL MOUNTING POINTS
SLIM DESIGN with an ID of 1.3" OD is 1.5"
15.0" LENGTH: 15.0 IN WIDTH: 1.5 IN HEIGHT: 1.97 IN
WEIGHS APPROX. 7.0 OZ
13.5" LENGTH: 13.5 IN WIDTH: 1.5 IN HEIGHT: 1.97 IN
WEIGHS APPROX. 6.4 OZ
11.1" LENGTH: 11.1 IN WIDTH: 1.5 IN HEIGHT: 1.97 IN
WEIGHS APPROX. 5.3 OZ

BARREL NUT FEATURES:

SUPER ALUMINUM 7068; SIGNIFICANTLY HARDER & STRONGER THAN 7075 ALUMINUM
TYPE III HARDCOAT ANODIZED BLACK
SHIPS WITH WRENCH & MOUNTING SCREWS
WEIGHS APPROX. 1.13 OZ
INCLUDED IN RAIL PURCHASE


I'll be doing an overview of the V Seven Weapon Systems Ultra Light Handguard. The biggest feature with this handguard is the 2099 Lithium Aluminum alloy. It's roughly twice as strong as your standard 6061 Aluminum Handguard. V Seven lists the 13.5" as 6.4oz. By my scale, it's 7.7oz, but that's including the barrel nut. V Seven is very excited about this new alloy, but understands there is going to be some reservation with the higher costs. They tell me they've never had anyone return this handguard once they've used it.

My initial impressions are positive. The anodizing is very dark and a deep black. Reminds me of the high quality anodized parts from Mega Arms. The machining is top notch as you would expect from V Seven. It definitely feels higher end. The only obvious downside I see is the barrel nut design. It's similar to the SMOS/Noveske/EraThr3/Parallax Tactical where you have to time the barrel nut to align the screw holes at the 3,6,9 o'clock.


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My next post will detail the installation of the handguard. Stay tuned.