When Mesa Tactical decided to produce a floating handguard for the AR-15, we wanted to design something that was slim and comfortable and easy for agencies to adopt and install. These were the considerations behind our new line of Mesatac Pyramid aluminum handguards. It doesn’t hurt that they look great, too.
The Pyramid handguards stay slim and smooth by eschewing quad rails and instead employing M-LOK® slots on sides and bottom. M-LOK slots don’t have sharp edges or burrs, and accept Picatinny rail sections where you need them, or specialized light mounts or vertical grips. The barrel nut can be installed without shimming, indexing or timing, so one Pyramid handguard is easy to install while installing multiple handguards in an armory environment is considerably simplified. The longer Pyramid handguards are designed to stop just sort of the muzzle device, so muzzle brakes and flash and sound suppressors can be removed and installed without taking off the handguard.