About the different types of Rail Systems and Handguards
This category features replacement handguards for some of our AEG’s, as well as individual rail sections compatible with MLOK and Keymod rail systems. Most M4’s have some sort of modular handguard that can be swapped out. A couple reasons for doing this could be:
- The original handguard did not have any sort of rail section, and you need rails to mount your accessories
- You would like a different type of rail system mounted on your airsoft rifle.
The individual rail sections can serve a couple different purposes. Many airsoft rifle accessories are designed to interface with picatinny, but not MLOK or Keymod. There are accessories that mount directly to these rail types, but picatinny is by far the most common. Some examples of accessories you could mount include a flashlight, a laser sight, a peq box, and a foregrip. The rail sections come in small, medium, and large sizes. This refers to the length of the rail section. A simple vertical grip will most likely only need a small section, but a longer angled grip may need a medium section. The large section is ideal if you are looking to mount more than one accessory on the rail. If you need mounting solutions for your airsoft accessories, you’re in the right spot!
Q & A:
Q: How do I swap out my rail system on my M4?
A: First of all, make sure the rail system you want to install is the same length as your current handguard. Remove any screws holding the two halves of the handguard together. Next, pull down on the delta ring (The spring loaded ring on the front of the receiver) to remove your current handguard. Insert the new rail system into the front catch that holds the two sections in place, then slide them into the delta ring. If there are screws holding the rail together, install these. Your new handguard is ready for use! You can now install your rifle accessories such as a flashlight or laser sight.
Q: How do I install a rail section?
A: Make sure you have the correct type of rail section for your rail system. Some rail sections are able to mount to MLOK and Keymod, however some can only do one. Install the rail section the way you would install any Keymod or MLOK accessory by loosening the screws, then sliding the rail section into place on the rail. Tighten down the screws to create pressure that will hold your rail section in place.
Q: How do I install a new handguard on an ASG scorpion EVO?
A: First loosen the barrel nut near the front of the gun. This should only be hand tightened, and is also how you access the battery compartment. Slide the original handguard off the front of the rifle. Be careful when doing this, as the charging handle will come free once the handguard is removed. Install the new handguard, and you’re ready to mount new accessories on your scorpion!