MI Midwest Industries G3 SSM M-LOK Free Float Handguard AR15 AR-15 One Piece Forearm MI-SSM12G3-BLK Gen 3
Keymod vs M-Lok: Which Will Set the Standard?
- Professional grade, one piece free float design and construction
- Simple installation
- Super lightweight
- 12.625" model weighs only 9.1 oz with barrel nut
- Super slim 1.5 inch outside diameter, 1.3 inch inside diameter
- Three sides of Magpu® M-LOK™ slots
- One five slot Magpul® M-LOK™ polymer rail section included
- Proprietary barrel nut and barrel nut wrench included
- Patented Torque Plate System US Patent Number 9,453,694
- Five anti-rotation QD sling swivel sockets
- High quality MIL-STD 1913 top rail
- Rugged construction from 6061 aluminum, hard coat anodized for a lifetime of service
- Fully dehorned for a non-abrasive, comfortable feel
- MI Lifetime Warranty
- 100% Made in America - Keeps America Working
- Magpul® and M-LOK™ are trademarks of Magpul Industries Corp
- COLOR: BLACK
In 2012 Vltor introduced an “open source” universal attachment system for accessories called Keymod. The desire was brilliant to create an industry standard for directly mounting handguard accessories in a well engineered system with specifications available free for any manufacturer to use. Similar to a classic Beta vs VHS video tape battle, at the 2014 NRA annual meeting, Magpul introduced a new “open source” accessory attachment system known as M-Lok. While both systems are well designed and have the same goal, they have different solutions to the modular rail. I believe both will be around for quite some time since Keymod struck first and has quickly established a well accepted place industry wide. In addition to the powerful Magpul name though, M-Lok does offer several advantages that I feel will push it to the top:
- Cheaper/easier to manufacture M-Lok rectangular cut-outs vs Keymod keyholes.
- M-Lok is capable of being built into plastic hand-guards.
- More adjustability options exist along the slot vs a fixed keyhole.
- Aesthetically better looking (opinions vary).