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LDFA and Mega Slide Lock Combo from Forward Controls Design

Forward Controls Design’s LDFA, or Low Drag Forward Assist, is purposely designed to work well with ambi charging handles. It has no lip unlike a standard forward assist and this prevents the user’s finger tips from catching when operating the charging handle on that side. It makes sense that Forward Controls would offer the LDFA as a package with a ambi charging handle so they are now offering it bundled with the Mega Slide Lock.


Mega Arms News

Mega Arms just rolled out a new product and updated an existing product.

Their excellent Wedge Lock AR-15 Hand Guard is now available with KeyMod attachment slots. The rail has everything you expect from the Wedge Lock Hand Guard series like a titanium barrel nut, 7075-T6 extruded aluminum construction, the exclusive black nitrided wedge locking system, and more. The new KeyMod version is offered along side the current version with MLOK attachment slots.


Mega Arms has updated their MKM MATEN KeyMod Upper. The updated upper’s hand guard features weight reducing cutouts located at the 45 degree positions on the rail with a short section of KeyMod slots toward the muzzle end of the rail at the 10 and 2 o’clock positions where they make sense for attaching weapon lights.


Mega Arms/Hodge Defense Wedge Lock Hand Guards

Mega Arms first announced their upcoming Wedge Lock Hand Guards in January of this year. They are finally ready and we have even more details including the involvement of a collaboration partner, Hodge Defense Systems. Both Mega and Hodge can be considered heavy hitters when it comes to manufacturing, materials, and innovation. This is one of the more interesting rails to come along in a while.

hodge mega wedge lock

From Mega Arms:

Its finally time to tell you all the good news, Wedge Lock 7075 hand guards, compatible with any Mil Spec upper, have started shipping!

A collaboration with Hodge Defense Systems, the mind set from the start was to create the finest combative modular system that was strong, lightweight, and with a positive tactile feel. We spared no expense in our material selection understanding the rigors this hand guard would potentially be faced with. For example, most manufacturers exploit the use of 6061 aluminum for ease and cost of manufacturing, though 7075 has strength properties that exceed 6000 series aluminums at or near 40%. Our barrel nut is made from Titanium to help with strength/weight, and the thermal properties one would normally see with steel or aluminum during high volume of fire. We chose a little thicker wall thickness for a solid tactile feel, more surface area, added rigidity, as well as a more positive lock-up for modular accessories.

The Wedge Lock / Hodge Defense Hand guard slip fit attachment system utilizes a simple, yet robust method via a unique patented wedge lock system. We designed the front of this hand guard to allow a gloved shooter to access their suppressor attachment point via a small angle, so not to fight for space while gloved. A steel anti rotation pin is incorporated in the 12 o’clock upper section which mates with a predrilled hole as found on Mega Arms billet and forged uppers, as well in many of our competitors uppers. The hand guard can be mounted without the anti rotation pin if your upper does not have this feature.

Please note, that due to the slim design of the The Wedge Lock, sound suppressors will not fit under the hand guard like they do with our MKM and MML uppers.

First to be shipped are the 16″ Mega Extended length version, designed for use with an 18′ or longer barrel. 14″, 12″, 9″ and 7″ version will ship in descending order, so the carbine length will ship last. M-LOK variants are shipping first, Key Mod will follow shortly.

The hand guards will be available in 5 lengths.

  • Carbine = 7 inches, weight: TBA, $249 (all prices are MSRP)
  • Mid length = 9 inches, 11.12 oz, $272
  • Rifle length = 12 inches, 13.05 oz, $295
  • Extended Rifle lenght = 14 inches, 14.33 oz, $326
  • Mega Extended = 16 inches, 15.58 oz, $357

hodge mega wedge lock installed

Mega Arms Wedge Lock Hand Guard

Mega Arms has released details of their first stand alone free-float hand guard, the Wedge Lock Hand Guard. The hand guard will feature a titanium barrel nut to keep the weight down and reduce heat transfer to the hand guard. It will also be M-LOK compatible.

Mega Arms machines the Wedge Lock hand guards from 7075 aluminum extrusions. They are designed to be thin, light, and strong. Eventually, this hand guard will be released for the AR-10 but initially, 5 lengths are planned for AR-15 pattern rifles:

  • Carbine = 7 inches, $249 (all prices are MSRP)
  • Mid length = 9 inches, $272
  • Rifle length = 12 inches, $295
  • Extended Rifle lenght = 14 inches, $326
  • Mega Extended = 16 inches, $357

mega wedge lock 1 mega wedge lock nut


MEGA Arms will be releasing the 5.56 version of their MKM (MATEN KeyMod) upper receivers in the next few weeks. The MATEN system is very, very slick. It is basically an upper receiver with a built in interface to accept a proprietary free float rail. The design creates a very rigid rail system that rivals truly monolithic upper receivers.


The rails feature the KeyMod attachment system and come in four lengths:

  • 14″ extended rifle length – $485 MSRP
  • 12″ rifle length – $462 MSRP
  • 9″ mid-length – $431 MSRP
  • 7″ carbine length – $400 MSRP

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