Fortis Switch Mod 2 Free Float AR-15 Handguard - M-LOK - 13.8"

Manufactured by Fortis Manufacturing
Manufactured by Fortis Manufacturing
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The Fortis Manufacturing Switch Mod 2 handguard retains all the popular features from the original Switch series of handguards but is changed in all the right places to reduce weight without affecting strength or functionality. Unlike most handguards, the Switch Mod 2 got rid of the top picatinny rail for most of the length of the handguard. This helps to decrease weight as well as give you a slimmer profile that is more comfortable and ergonomic to use. However, the muzzle end still has an integrated picatinny rail, so that you have a solid locking point for iron sights that won’t lose zero. For your other accessories like lights, fore grips, or bipods, the Switch Mod 2 utilizes M-LOK attachment slots, so you can fully customize how you want your rifle set up. It even has diagonal M-LOK slots for attaching lights in the offset position without the need of a special mount. This M-LOK handguard also provides plenty of cooling with vent cuts that allow better airflow to the barrel as well as help to keep the handguard cooler for long shooting sessions. Whether you are upgrading your current AR or building a new one from scratch, the Switch Mod 2 combines function with a cool aesthetic that will improve any AR-15.

  • Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Lever machined from 7075-T6 aluminum
  • Plenty of vent holes for optimal cooling
  • M-LOK attachment slots at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock as well as offset positions
  • Hardcoat anodized
  • Includes 4140 heat treated barrel nut
  • Does not include spanner wrench
  • Light weight and low profile
  • Compatible with most suppressors on 14.5” barrel
  • Quickly switch rails between rifles
  • Made in the U.S.A.

The Switch Mod 2 also utilizes a new proprietary locking mechanism that makes installation as easy as flipping a lever. Now you can easily swap rails between your rifles depending on what you are using it for. This clamping mechanism provides a tight lockup to the barrel nut without fear of it coming loose over time. Another well thought out feature of this handguard is the length. At 13.8”, it extends almost to the end of a 14.5” barrel but leaves just enough room for a direct thread or even QD suppressor. The minimal gap between suppressor and handguard offers a low profile and streamlined look. If you want a functional rail that you can easily swap between rifles, then the Fortis Switch Mod 2 is the rail for you.

Fortis Manufacturing, Inc. is passionate about creating the best AR-15/M16 parts and accessories, using only the highest quality materials available and unrivalled machining. This ensures that every Fortis product meets or exceeds your demands.
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Accessory AttachmentM-LOK
BrandFortis Manufacturing
FinishHardcoat Anodized
Gas System LengthRifle
Handguard Length13.8
Inner Diameter1.34 in.
MaterialAluminum - 6061-T6
Weight8 oz.
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Made with a 14.5" build in mind

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There are not too many manufactures out there which consider the intent behind a purchase but Fortis has had the consumer in mind with this handguard. This is one of the few (3 at most) handguards on the market which I have seen which have in mind the use with a 14.5" barrel, I bought this to achieve a specific look, and it was achieved. The handguard is sturdy while maintaining its lightweight stature, there is no play when the bottom latch if full closed and its is neither too stiff or in danger of coming loose. I am using this is conjunction with a SI Oppressor which fit snug up at the end of the handguard with centimeters to spare. Ease of installation and overall thoughtful consideration to a 14.5" barrel have this handguard in my future build priority list.