Templar Custom FastRail: Initial thoughts
Short version: It’s a nice handguard that allows you to change the barrel with minimal loss of zero. A few notes:
This is one durable handguard. Solid as a rock and a lot of rail space. Being solid, it’s not something you want to put on your lightweight rifle build. But for standard AR or bench gun, it’s a good fit.
Make sure you have the instructions handy. I had a local smith install mine and the first time, he got it wrong and it wasn’t securely installed. No worries as I took it back to him and he figured out where he erred.
It’s a free float system, which will enhance accuracy.
You can break the system down and change in two minutes, so it’s good for a multi-caliber platform.
The positioning of the sling swivel stud isn’t conducive to any sort of forward grip. Not a big deal, since it can be removed and I tend to use single point slings anyway.
The finish is very nice and, frankly, looks a little too nice for my beat to Hell AR.
I’ll get it out to the range this weekend for some shooting and see how it does.
You can get one here.