M5 (.308) Enhanced M-LOK Handguards, Gen 2

Aero Precision M5 (.308) Enhanced M-LOK Handguard, Gen 2

M5 (.308) Enhanced M-LOK Handguards, Gen 2 Product Sku: APPG308226

Our Enhanced M-LOK (EM) Handguards provide a lightweight free float design for your custom M5 .308 build. The M-LOK system allows advanced modularity past the current 1913 picatinny rail system. Machined to mil-spec dimensions and engineered to perfection, this handguard eliminates bulk while retaining strength and stability.


  • 1pc free float design
  • Built in anti-rotation tabs
  • Scalloped rails
  • 1.72" inside diameter (from barrel nut cut to forward end) fits most muzzle devices and 1.5" suppressors
  • 1.78" inside barrel nut cut area diameter
  • Compatible with low profile gas blocks
  • DPMS High Profile (.210) Tang
  • Gen 2 Feature - Quick disconnect sling socket at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions
  • Gen 2 Feature - Additional milling along flats to aid with gripping and add visual appeal
  • Gen 2 Feature - New profile for the continuous picatinny top rail

Are you attaching this handguard to a standard threaded upper receiver?
Make sure to select "Yes" under the Handguard Barrel Nut option above (shims included). Our handguards use either the DPMS/Aero or Armalite interface and do not work with a standard barrel nut. If you are using our M5E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver, no additional pieces are needed. Purchased with a handguard, the M5 Barrel Nut is $20 ($40 when sold separately).

*Please note - This handguard is specific to the M5 .308/M5E1 platform. It is not compatible with the AR15/M4E1 platform.

Made In America? Yes
Platform M5
Series M5E1
Attachment Type M-LOK
Material Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum
Actual Handguard Lengths 9" - 9.19", 12" - 12.63", 15" - 14.94"

Aero Precision rail lengths measure from end to end. This is the point of contact at the receiver to the end of the last picatinny slot at the muzzle.
Weight(s) 9" - 7.2 oz / 12" - 9.9 oz / 15" - 11.3 oz
Other Handguard Screw Torque - 25 in-lbs

Customer Reviews

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Solid rail if it fits Review by Neil
Bought this from a big retailer, loved the looks and weight and fit my budget. However the rail didn’t fit from the factory on my spikes tactical livewire reciever set. The tails on the sides of the handgaurd hang back to far and prevent it from mating with the upper. I ended up cutting the tails off with a hack saw and then decked it to smooth the cuts and coated it in a magpul fde colored paint. All in all I love the size, weight and finish of this product and would do it all over again if I had to. (Posted on 9/28/2017)
Great Rail but a few minor things Review by ultragunner
Got this rail for my DPMS Sportical in .308. The quality is great but if its your first time putting a new barrel nut on it can be a little challenging with the shims and lining the gas tube up. I was somewhat under the impression that the rail would mate up with my rail on my receiver, which might of been my own fault, so now I will have to get risers to have anything on the same plane (iron sights etc.). One more tiny gripe is i got mine in FDE which doesn't quite match my magpul stock and pistol grip. Other than that this rail is fantastic and looks great. (Posted on 2/27/2017)
Doe NOT fit all Magpul M-Lok Accessories Review by Edward
I bought this with the intention of adding the Magpul M-Lok Type 2 rail covers to it. They do not fit dur the design of the handguard. I have the M5 and the M4 handguards and the rail covers do not fit either of them. I love the quality of the handguards, but I would expect Aero to make sure that if they plan on adhering to the Magpul standard, that the products are actually compatible with Magpuls products. (Posted on 2/25/2017)
Great product! Review by Preston
I have one for both my M4 and M5 builds and love them. (Posted on 2/16/2017)

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