Introducing the “Long” handguard for the Kel-tec RDB in original Black. Designed specifically for the 20″ models that DO have a pistol grip, this is 3″ longer than the original RDB handguard and will extend out to the full length of those two weapons.
ORDER THIS IF YOU HAVE A 20” BARREL WITH PISTOL GRIP in BLACK.
The Cali / Canada / Hunter model is a different item as I have to modify the rear mounting area to fit the California featureless shell.
These 6061-T6 Handguards will NOT fit your Survival 16” – for that you want the -S Survival rail in our sale section. They will not currently fit over a suppressor – we will start working on a suppressor-friendly long handguard soon.
Installation is simple. We re-designed the front stay to allow the silver standoff to tap in as easily as the original Kel-Tec push pin. We then added a tensioning set-screw on the bottom of the front stay to lock the standoff in position against the stay for a rock-solid lock-up.
To install, simply removing your original plastic rail. Place the U-shaped stay PERFECTLY aligned around the gas block where the single push-pin holes are lined up. Getting this off-center and forcing the standoff will damage these parts. Using a brass or plastic or rubber mallet (NO hammers), tap the silver standoff through the u-shaped stay and the rifle’s push pin hole in the gas block until perfectly centered.
Tighten the bottom tensioning set screw – this already has yellow loctite on it. It’s a 6-32 allen head screw. When this is tight (8-12 inch pounds), remove the four 6-32 screws out of the front stay corners then slide the handguard on from front to rear, then re-insert all four screws. Tighten all of these plus the rear 4 screws on the rear posts and you’re done.
If it takes more than 5 minutes or you don’t understand it or you feel like you are forcing it STOP and email me for assistance or take it to a local gunsmith.
Thanks for your business!
Sean Kelly (verified owner) –
This fore -end is AWESOME.
It’s extremely comfortable to hold, it balances the gun pretty nicely. And it looks really cool, to boot.
I found I did have to sand the stand-off a little to get it to fit, but it was minimal and didn’t take that long at all. Do yourself a favour and get a non-marring hammer to tap it home.
Dane Loewen –
Fit this to my Canadian rdb. Fitment is perfect with no wobble, installation couldn’t be easier. Rifle looks far better with the longer barrel covered up, and I love all the space for attachments. Can’t recommend this upgrade enough.
Brad (verified owner) –
Very satisfied with the rail. Looks and feels way better.
One thing to know is that this kit replaces the front take down pin with screws. There’s also a small set screw on the bottom. I only mention this because this makes it so that you need tools to take the rail off where before it was a tool less removal. The fit of the stay and the pin is very snug, which is a good thing. But it’s not going to be the sort of thing you swap back to the old one to try out real quick and then swap back while at the range. None of that matters to me because I see no need to ever go back and I’m not taking this thing to war where needing tools could be a problem.
Well made and great customer service. Would highly recommend Lucky Irishman products to anyone looking for some great customized options.
Chris Haines (verified owner) –
Perfect fit! Looks great! Feels soooooo much better than the plastic did. Affords me a ton more room for accessories and stiffened up the whole platform. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. Thanks Lucky Irishman knocked it out of the park with this design.
Dan Crue –
I have been using the Lucky Irishman extended length handguard for about a year now and am completely impressed with it.
I had no problems installing it on my 20″ barrel RDB and it greatly improved the useability and feel of the rifle right away.
I liked my RDB before but with this handguard now I love it!