Four Reasons To Upgrade Your Lever Action Rifle to an M-LOK® Handguard

Four Reasons To Upgrade Your Lever Action Rifle to an M-LOK® Handguard

Posted by Ranger Point Team on Dec 27th 2021

M-LOK is a mounting system created by Magpul Industries. M-LOK (short for Modular Lock) is a mounting system that allows you to attach accessories- like an optic, laser, flashlight, cartridge quiver, or bipod - to a negative space mounting point. Companies in the firearms industry design these MLOK handguards and accessories using this standardized M LOK slot system so that there are tons of interchangeable parts to choose from. What this means for you is that you can attach pretty much anything you can think of onto your lever action rifle forearm for added functionality.. For example, if you wanted to attach a forward grip or six round cartridge quiver, you can do that very easily.

There are many reasons to upgrade a lever action rifle forearm, but in this article, we will focus on the five reasons to upgrade your rifle with an M-LOK handguard :

What is an M-LOK system?

An M-LOK is a free-floating, forearm system for your lever action rifle that increases accuracy since the forearm is no longer rubbing against the barrel and magazine tube affecting the harmonics. Additionally, they’re designed to be as lightweight as possible without sacrificing strength and durability. What this provides for you is not only better accuracy but also the ability to further optimize your rifle - eg. add a flashlight for pig hunting at night, or a cartridge quiver or quick access to additional ammunition.

Ultimately, shooters wish to upgrade their lever action rifle forearms because they want to improve the function or performance of their rifles.

Reasons To Upgrade Your Lever Action Rifle With an M-LOK Handguard:

Better Accuracy, Easy Installation:

In most instances, swapping out your wooden forearm with  an M-LOK handguard should take no more than 8 - 15 minutes. Once installed, adding the MLOK accessories usually takes less than a minute to screw them onto the MLOK forearm using the included T-NUT hardware - same goes for removing them. What this means is that if you want to switch between nighttime/daytime shooting setups - it won't be difficult at all. Similar to an AR-15 MLOK rail, lever action rifle M-LOK forearms don't damage your barrel like other types do due to the free floating design which will ultimately increase your accuracy further.

Lightweight MLOK Rail Systems :

When swapping out your wooden forearm for an aluminum MLOK forearm, they're designed to be extremely lightweight and don't add unnecessary weight to your rifle. This means that they won't add unwanted weight and it won’t be a hindrance in any way when you're out shooting. What this also means, however, is that you won't be sacrificing strength either as they’re more impervious to damage than their wooden counterparts.

Versatility with M-LOK Handguards :

M-LOK handguard systems are very versatile and can be used for a variety of different applications. These systems provide more versatility than traditional wooden stocks and give you the ability to mount where and how you want. Additionally, as most lever action rifles use the same 1-2 receivers across all models based on centerfire or rimfire variants, you’ll have the flexibility to swap out the MLOK handguard between rifles if that’s your preference to purchasing multiple forearms. Finally, the MLOK forearm allows foroptimal customization and convenience depending on your shooting style, which in turn will allow your shooting experience to be more enjoyable and accurate.

The M-LOK Rail System is the Industry Standard :

What this means for you is that if you ever want to sell your rifle or upgrade it,, your M-LOK accessories will be compatible with whatever new lever action rifle that you decide to go with. This way, there is no need to purchase new accessories if you decide to upgrade or swap out your lever action rifle in the future.

What this kind of adaptability provides for you is that whether you're a casual shooter or a veteran marksman - your M-LOK forearm will meet all of your needs and allow you to "future proof" your rifle. Ultimately, this gives you the ability to use the same MLOK rail system for years without needing to upgrade - and with no loss in in money or accuracy!

Wrapping Up

Conclusively, an M-LOK handguard is a great way to upgrade your lever action rifle and will ultimately lead to greater accuracy and modularity. Not only that, but they're also very easy to install and remove and future-proof - so if you ever decide that you don't want them anymore or need to switch them out for a different accessory - it's no problem at all.

Moreover, upgrading your lever action rifle with an M-LOK Handguard is definitely something that you should consider if you want to improve your overall shooting experience. The above-mentioned reasons are certain to prove that M-LOK Handguards aren’t just easy to install, but they also provide greater versatility when it comes to mounting accessories.

So, if you're looking for a way to upgrade your rifle and add an M-LOK rail system - trust Ranger Point Precision to help you make a great choice that will benefit you in the long run!

Happy Shooting!



How to Choose an M-LOK® Handguard Rail For Your Lever Gun

Frequently Asked Questions

Is M-LOK better than Picatinny?

When it comes to how they’re used on lever guns, mil-spec picatinny and M-LOK,designed by Magpul Industries, are used for different things. Picatinny is generally used as scope mount base while M-LOK is starting to be found on aftermarket tactical forearms and butt stocks for accessories.

What does M-LOK stand for?

M-LOK stands for Modular Lock. Designed by Magpul Industries, it’s a type of locking system for attaching accessories to a rifle that is a very popular standard specification in the firearms industry.

How do M-LOK attachments work?

M-LOK is a mounting system for firearm parts and accessories that uses attachment slots in a handguard or butt stock rather than KeyMod or drilled holes. A standard system most manufacturers use when designing parts, M-LOK makes it more versatile than proprietary systems that rely on drilling holes, and also makes it easier to attach and remove accessories.