View Full Version : AR-15 Handguard lenght ?

12-12-2011, 7:21 PM
What is the difference between a rifle and a full length handguard? I have a Stag 4. I want to replace the plastic handguard with a quad rail, but most of the quad rails are only 12" long. I have a 20" barrel, 8"gap to end of the barrel will not look right, or am I making this a bigger issue than it really is? Any advice would be helpful.

12-12-2011, 7:30 PM
Full lenght and rifle are the same. It will look fine. Keep in mind you dont see all 20in of the barrel.

12-12-2011, 7:31 PM
"Rifle length" and "full length" are both the same, there is prety much only 3 standard sizes of handguards,
Carbine length (small)
Mid length (medium)
Full rifle length (large)

12-12-2011, 7:33 PM
this is a 12in hand guard, M16 style. You dont think this looks odd do you?

12-12-2011, 7:49 PM
It does not look odd. So as long I get a full lenght rail I should by ok. right?

12-12-2011, 8:27 PM
Damn, that ain't odd, it's sexay!

12-12-2011, 8:49 PM
I have a rifle length (12") on my mid and it looks awesome!

12-13-2011, 12:49 AM
My hanguards off of this would be good on a 16"?


Where's the rfle measured from? Think mines 18" with comp.