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Upgrading the M&P15 Handguard with UAG Rails

I finally started the upgrades on my Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport rifle.  I’ve been wanting to do it for a while, but kept pushing it off so I wanted to get it done so I can move on to other projects.  This is an awesome AR in both performance and price, but it was time to put some accessories on it and I started off with replacing the plastic handguard with a picatinny aluminum rail from UAG.  I went with the UAG because pretty much all the reviews were positive and for just $40 they were a great deal.

Installing them took about 15 minutes or so, and I didn’t need a special tool to get the handguards off.  It takes a bit of effort and a couple of tries, but once you get the delta ring pushed down you just pry the handguards apart with a screwdriver and they are off.  The new ones go on and are secured with a few screws.

I haven’t decided yet on what accessories such as lights, grips, lasers, etc. I’m going to add.  I’m just going to add one or two and see what works and what doesn’t.

M&P15 handguard rail

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