Midwest Industries SSM Gen 1 M-LOK Free Float Handguard
Midwest Industries SSM Gen 1 M-LOK Free Float Handguard

Midwest Industries SSM Gen 1 M-LOK Free Float Handguard

Part Number:MI-SSM
Your Price: $159.95
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Add 1.25" QD Sling Swivel [+$8.95]
Add 1 5 Slot Picatinny Rail [+$9.95]
Add 2 5 Slot Picatinny Rails [+$19.95]
Add 3 5 Slot Picatinny Rails [+$29.95]

MI Midwest Industries SSM M-LOK Free Float Handguard AR15 AR-15 One Piece Forearm Gen 1

Adams piston compatible with slight modification (see pic). AVAILABLE IN 10.5" MI-SSM10, 12" MI-SSM12, AND 15" MI-SSM15 (SELECT SIZE)

  • Super Lightweight the 12" Rifle Length Model weighs in at only 8.5 oz with barrel nut!
  • Slim 1.5" Outside Diameter
  • One Five Slot Magpul MLok Polymer Rail Section INCLUDED
  • Features FIVE anti-rotation QD Sling Swivel Sockets for Optional QD Swivel
  • High Quality MIL-STD 1913 top rail, T-marked for accessory location
  • Rugged construction from 6061 aluminum, hard coat annodized for lifetime of service
  • Fully dehorned for a non-abrasive, comfortable feel
  • Proprietary barrel nut and nut wrench INCLUDED
  • Some minor gunsmithing required
  • 100% USA Made with Lifetime Warranty
Keymod vs M-Lok: Which Will Set the Standard?

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:

  1. Cheaper/easier to manufacture M-Lok rectangular cut-outs vs Keymod keyholes.
  2. M-Lok is capable of being built into plastic hand-guards.
  3. More adjustability options exist along the slot vs a fixed keyhole.
  4. Aesthetically better looking (opinions vary). 
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