In building a new range/competitive AR15 from extra parts I was ready to upgrade to an extended length forend, to give the 18" platform an SPR type look. The Parallax Tactical FFSSR rail caught my eye for its slim profile and rails only where they are needed. I was lucky enough to catch the 15" handguards as soon as they were instock again (they sold out within 48 hrs) Shipping was quick from Parallax in San Diego and their customer service is pretty decent.
Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points
Claim to Fame: Single-piece aluminum foregrip delivers one of the slimmest profiles in the industry.
Target Market: AR-15 owners / builders with any barrel length.
FNBs: (Features and Benefits of this product)
- 6061-T6 Aluminum Extrusion
- Four limited rotation QD Mounts front and rear.
- (2) Rear single picatinny rail mounts for sling hook type mounts (MagPul RSA)
- Sleeve-style barrel nut with 1-1/8" flats
- Mounts using 4 standard, 2 low-head hex screws Mounting holes every 22.5°
- Includes shims for proper alignment
- Cutout sections compatible with all MagPul accessories, including rail sections
What other aesthetic options or finishes are available? Anodized black, Cerakoted options available from Parallax when inventory is high enough.
What others are saying? "Unlike many of the slick sided tubular hand guards on the market, the Parallax Tactical Rail is very overbuilt. It is still slim and fairly lightweight (varies by length) but it is built to be more durable than most of the slim tubular hand guards on the market. " - jerkingthetrigger.com review
I need it now! Availability: Good luck. Check with PT on facebook or sales to follow when back instock.
+ Robust and well constructed for a slim handguard. Definately durable + Sling swivel points built into front and rear on both sides + Install was pretty easy, fit and finish is very good (black anodized version) - Top 1913 rail is not T-marked. - Barrel Nut is proprietary and version I received had odd flats, had to bribe smith to modify a wrench to index it correctly. - Demand is extremely high, need to increase production size.
Score: 7.5 Good
Looks pretty darn tactical even with less rails; will help me keep it simple and light.