Brigand Arms makes the lightest AR handguards on the market by weaving braided carbon fiber strands into a lattice shape. Sure they’re tested to have about 630 lbs of tensile strength, but they still look fragile, right? In an attempt to further prove the durability of their product, Brigand Arms placed a handguard on top of a container of Tannerite and blew it up. Video below:
A full TTAG review on the 15″ Brigand EDGE handguard — 4.7 ounces including the nut — is coming soon. My .223 target/varmint upper seen above was built around a Lilja barrel blank turned and chambered by my gunsmith (HCTC Firearms), an X Products SCU (side charging upper), Linkin Armory BCG, ODIN Works adjustable gas block, Precision Firearms muzzle brake, and the aforementioned Brigand Arms EDGE. Now that it’s broken in, there’s a mess of match-grade .223 with this upper’s name all over it. . .