At SHOT, we got to see some of the beautiful custom handguards from the family owned manufacturer, Unique-ARs up close. We got them to share some photos with us.
All of Unique-ARs’ handguards are made using 6061 aluminum, so they are strong and lightweight. Their distinctive patterns are the result of CNC machining, and the colorful coatings they use are a durable Cerakote.
The pricing varies depending on whether you opt for a stock handguard or custom work. From there, the prices scale up in accordance with the handguard length. Unique-ARs sells handguards at lengths of 7in, 9in, 12in, and 15 inches (ordering rails is an option as well, for those interested in accessory mounting options). Each handguard also comes with its two part barrel nut mounting system.
Despite the delicate appearance of some of the more intricate-looking handguards, one of the owners from Unique-ARs assured me they’re quite strong. Apparently, they’re durable enough that parking a truck on top of one (not that you’d want to) isn’t enough to deform them.
To build your very own UniqueAR, check out their web site,
Photos courtesy of Unique AR