Dimensions, Lengths & Weights

Our handguards come in three different models, each with four different lengths.


ID = 1.75″      OD = 2.00″

Lengths: Measured from tip of end cap to end of jam nut (i.e. fully installed length).

Barrel Nuts: Both the .223 and .308 barrel nuts use the standard Yankee Hill thread count.

Weights (Including Barrel Nut):


The Brigand handguard concept is built on a platform of materials proven through aerospace applications and innovative mechanical design. A large component of this is the braided carbon tube. The braid is composed of several composite yarns in a lattice that minimizes weight and maximizes stiffness and strength. Every yarn within the tube is formed from T700 carbon for strength and stiffness and shrouded within a protective jacket for all-weather durability and abrasion resistance. This jacket prevents cracking (common in filament wound handguards) and splinters (common in roll-wrapped handguards).


Under controlled laboratory tests the handguards can support a force of 90 pounds in any direction, and 600 pounds along their length – more than even extreme users require. We field test every handguard configuration, firing thousands of rounds in tortuous conditions.Once finished, we bring them back to the lab and inspect the handguards for flaws or cracks. The resulting high-strength design is unique enough that it’s covered by a US patent! We can even hang 40 pound dumbbells from the end of all handguard models with no signs of bending.

Heat Rejection

Not only does the Brigand handguard withstand the heat of sustained firing, it also rejects barrel heat faster than most handguards. Heat leaves a rifle barrel through convection (air-flow past the barrel) and radiation (infrared ‘glow’). Does this exposure mean your hand will get hot? While the open-architecture guard does warm to operating temperature faster, under sustained fire, the barrel and handguard cool faster after firing than with any enclosed guard. This improves barrel life and decreases heat signature duration.