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Midwest Industries AUG Extended Mounting Platform

The new AUG Extended Mountain Platform is now available.

The new Midwest Industries top rail which was designed for the Steyr Arms law enforcement division is now available to everyone. This replacement rail provides forward mounting locations for accessories such as lights or lasers. This rail does not prevent barrel removal for field stripping and does not impede use or folding of the vertical grip.

Features and Specs:


  • New Hardware Included
  • Replaces Factory Top Rail
  • 6061 Aluminum Type 3 Hard Coat Anodized
  • MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny Top Rail
  • Two Integral Anti-Rotation QD Sling Swivel Sockets
  • 4 Sides Of M-Lok Slots
  • 8 Full M-Lok Slots and 4 Half M-Lok Slots
  • 5-Slot Polymer M-Lok Rail Piece Included
  • Fully Dehorned And Deburred
  • 13.5″ OAL
  • 7.7oz Weight
  • 100% Made in U.S.A.
  • Lifetime Warranty



Midwest Industries Ultra Light Weight Handguards (MI-ULW)

Midwest Industries’ (MI) new Ultra Light Weight Handguards are now available. Several of MI’s handguards are already relatively light weight but they have taken additional weight reduction measures with these.

The MI-ULW feature M-LOK compatible slots at the 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock positions. The top rail has short sections of standard picatinny rail at the receiver (3 slot) and muzzle end (5 slot) with M-LOK slots in between to reduce weight. The sides of the top rail has been drilled with a series of small holes along the entire length to further reduce weight.

These handguard have a 1.5″ outside diameter and 1.3″ inside diameter. They are machined from 6061 aluminum, deburred and dehorned, and finished with hard anodizing. The MI-ULW is available in several lengths, all of which come with everything necessary to mount the handguards including tools.

Available lengths and weights:

  • 10.5” – 6.8 oz
  • 12.625” – 7.9 oz
  • 14” – 8.4 oz
  • 15” – 8.9 oz

Midwest Industries Ultra Light Weight Handguards (MI-ULW)

Midwest Industries Combat T-Series Handguards

Midwest Industries just rolled out their latest in their Combat Rails series of handguards for the AR-15.

Introducing Midwest Industries Combat T-Series Handguards.

These new handguards use our patented 4140 heat treated torque plate and barrel nut and are made of 6061 aluminum with a type 3 hard coat anodized finish.

These handguard have four sides of MIL-Standard 1913 Picatinny rail with two anti-rotation QD sling sockets built in.

With the new installation hardware these handguards are one of the easiest to install and will not pull off or rotate even under extreme conditions.

These handguards install without requiring the heating of any parts, timing of the barrel nut, shims or special fasteners, and without the use of any Loctite or other adhesives.

These handguards are 100% made in the USA and are backed by our lifetime warranty.

Available in seven lengths so there is sure to be a size that works for you.

Lengths, weights and pricing available here:


Midwest Industries Henry 45-70 M-LOK Hand Guards

Midwest Industries’ new line of M-LOK Hand Guards for popular Marlin 336 lever action rifle have been a hit. Now they are developing hand guards for other common lever action rifles like those from Henry.

The new Henry 45-70 M-LOK Hand Guards are MI’s first release for Henry rifles. These hand guards are machined from 6061 aluminum and hard coat anodized. The rail is 11″ long and weighs in at just 5.5 ounces. It features both a fixed sling stud and QD sling swivel sockets on both sides.

MI plans to introduce M-LOK Hand Guards for other Henry rifles in the future.

Midwest Industries Henry M-LOK Hand Guards

Midwest Industries Marlin Lever Action Rail

Midwest Industries just took the “Cowboy Assault Rifle” concept to a whole new level. Their upcoming M-LOK rails for Marlin lever action rifles come with plenty of mounting real estate for optics, slings, and lights. These rails were designed with hog and dangerous game hunting in mind but I suspect they will see broader use than that.

Stay tuned for pricing and availability information.

Sneak Peek: Galil ACE Extended M-LOK Handguards from MI

Midwest Industries will release their Galil ACE Extended M-LOK Handguards soon. The handguards extend past the front sight tower and provide acres of M-LOK compatible real estate to attach your slings, lights, and similar items. The handguards will be available for .556, .308, and 7.62×39 variants and the Galil ACE pistols. Stay tuned for release date and pricing.

Galil ACE Handguards at Midwest Industries

Midwest Industries Blast Can Muzzle Device

Midwest Industries (MI) has introduced a new Blast Can muzzle device that they will have available for purchase soon. The Blast Can, like other similar devices, is designed to direct gas, flash, and concussion forward and away from the shooter. MI designed the muzzle device with a relatively slim 1.2″ outer diameter which will allow it to fit under a number rails.

Midwest Industries Gen 2 AK Extended Handguard

Midwest Industries (MI) recently teased the release of a new extended AK handguard design and it generated some significant interest on this site. The wait is now over for at least some of the models of the new MI Gen 2 AK Extended Handguards.

MI has released the M-LOK version with a railed top cover and the M-LOK version with an Aimpoint Micro specific top cover. The M-LOK/Trijicon MRO version and all KeyMod versions are not available for purchase yet.

As expected, the installation looks to be very easy on these 11.5″ long handguards with no permanent modifications necessary to the host gun (something that can’t be said for most extended AK handguards). The hard coat anodized, 6061 T6 aluminum construction and MI’s patented clamping system should make these more than durable enough for hard use. The weight of just 16 ounces is perhaps most impressive.


Tease: New AK Hand Guards from Midwest Industries

Midwest Industries is about to drop a selection of extended AK hand guards onto the market. Extended hand guards can make a lot of sense on AKs since the standard hand guard length may leave little room for mounting items like lights and slings. The extended hand guard may also allow items like vertical grips to be mounted further forward where they will have less impact on the ability to rock a magazine into the magazine well.

midwest industries extended AK hand guard tease 2

The hand guards will be available with either KeyMod or M-LOK compatible attachment slots. They also appear to mount without having to remove the standard hand guard retainer. In keeping with previous AK hand guards, these also seem to have optic specific upper hand guard mount options.

Stay tuned for additional details.
midwest industries extended AK hand guard tease 1

New Intel: MI AK Railed Gas Tube

Yesterday’s news about Midwest Industries’ new AK Railed Gas Tube has been generating quite a bit discussion and several emails. Midwest Industries published a series of images today that shows the gas tube installed and they should go a long way toward clearing up some of your questions about how it actually attaches to the host rifle.

midwest industries railed gas tube installed

The images show how the steel nut on the muzzle end of the gas tube adjusts to mate with the gas block while tension screws at the rear of the gas tube push against the barrel to fix the entire gas tube in place. This set up should be lighter in weight than railed gas tubes that make use of barrel bands but only time and testing will tell the whole story.

The AK Railed Gas Tube is available for standard AK/AKMs with models for the Yugo M70, M85 PAP, and M92 PAP coming soon. Check it out at Midwest Industries.

It should also be noted that there is no shortage of AK mags at MI HQ! I bet they swim through them like Scrooge McDuck.

midwest industries railed gas tube installed 2

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