Daniel Defense MK18 RIS II Free Float Tube Handguard AR-15 Mid Length Aluminum Flat Dark Earth

Product #: 117985 Daniel Defense #: DD-8020 UPC #: 852548002813
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Designed at the request of USSOCOM to provide M203 compatibility while still providing a free float rail system, the Daniel Defense RIS II AR-15 Quad Rail Handguard met this requirement without the need for special tools. The Rail Interface System II (RIS II) provides a rock-solid mounting surface via the patented "Bolt-Up System" and offers an uninterrupted top rail surface that runs from the rear of an A3 Flat-Top receiver to the end of the handguard. The "Bolt-Up System" is an extremely strong and proven design, tested thoroughly by USSOCOM, who ultimately selected it and the RIS II for the SOPMOD II Program.

Installation requires the removal of the factory barrel nut and replacing it with Daniel Defense's proprietary hardened steel barrel nut. This requires the use of the included Daniel Defense Barrel Nut Wrench. Six Grade-8 Mil-Spec Fasteners are then used to secure the handguard tube to the upper receiver via a pair of matching aluminum Bolt-Up Plates.

Technical Information:
  • Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Length: 9.55"
  • Width: 2.23"
  • Weight: 14.1 oz
  • Inside Diameter: 1.15"
  • Gas System Compatibility: Carbine w/Low Pro Gas Block, Mid Length
  • Free Float: Yes
  • Attachment Method: Bolt Up System
  • NOTE: The MK18 RIS II is NOT Compatible with the M203

Installation Instructions:

Ensure the firearm is unloaded and pointed in a safe direction. Remove the upper receiver from the lower. If there is a flash suppressor and/or front sight base, these need to be removed next. Remove the old handguard. Using a standard barrel nut wrench, remove the existing barrel nut. Place the RIS II barrel nut collar plate over the threaded receiver portion from which the factory barrel nut was removed. Thread on the new Daniel Defense RIS II barrel nut. Tighten the barrel nut down securely, making sure that the gas tube is aligned and inserted into the upper receiver. Next slide on and properly align the handguard with the upper receiver rail, and then bolt it to the barrel nut collar plate with the six included Allen head fastener screws.

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