All hand guards are not created equal. Featuring a slim, ergonomic profile, our new 9", 11", and 15" hand guards are machined from 7075-T6 aluminum and hard anodized for added durability. 7075 is more expensive, but it’s worth it having double the tensile strength and 1.5 times the shear strength over the more common 6061 used in other hand guards. We also feature usable Mlok on all surfaces minus the top m1913 rail surface. With all the gear that gets hung off the front of rifles these days, the extra mounting real estate is quite useful, making the material choice even more important to maintain accuracy as weight on the hand guard increases.