Daniel Defense recently announced a new rail, the MFR 12.0, that fits with the current trend of slim, slick sided, lightweight tubes. I am all for more options in this style of hand guard.
The MFR 12.0 is designed to cover a mid-length or carbine length gas system with low profile gas block. It can be run slick sided (without the rails) or 3″ rail sections can be attached where necessary via screws. The MFR 12.0 comes with 3 of the 3″ rail sections and they can be attached at the typical 90 degree angles or offset.
This style of rail is very popular right now and for good reason. It offers excellent control due to its smaller outside diameter and lighter weight is always a good thing. I am glad to see Daniel Defense venturing to offer a new option in this style of rail.
This is just business cynicism from me. DD needed to get into the market given the cylindrical/tubular rails taking market mindshare. DD could not afford to get left behind given the new flavor.
DD’s higher priced picatinny quad rails have their place but competitors’ products which combine weight, ease of installation and lower price points are certainy changing the landscape somewhat for now.
Alternatively, JP rails that have been around for a while should show validation in design.
Agreed, this is probably a move that they needed to make. I am just glad that they did. I have really come to like this style of rail.
i’m too glad to see a new option
Just as an FYI, All of the MOUNT-N-SLOT brand Direct Attach Mounts, made by Impact Weapons Components in Colorado, designed to fit the TROY TRX/VTAC Extreme Bttlerails are compatible with Daniel Defense MFR line of fore ends.