This is the long-awaited 2nd version of the 6061-T6 aluminum handguard for the Kel-Tec RDB in cerakote OD Green.
After many requests, we have created a 2nd version we call the “Rhino Rail”. Squared off at the front instead of angled, this is the same overall length as the original Raptor rail, but due to being squared off at the front adds one M-Lok section on the left, right, and top sides for accessory mounting or better hand gripping.
Cerakote OD Green, this is also be offered in tan and black.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have a Survival -S or -C California / Canada / Hunter model that does NOT have a pistol grip, this is NOT your item. Those are for sale in the main RDB area, please find them by name.
Installation instructions will NOT be in the box. We pre-assemble these with the exception of ONE pin that has to be assembled.
Step 1: CHECK YOUR PACKAGING. There is a small baggie with your front stay, internally-threaded standoff, and screws for the front mount. It’ll be in the plastic of the rail but might fall into packaging material. DO NOT THROW THIS AWAY!
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. Do NOT attempt to slide your handguard over the front stay until you have tightened the small bottom center counter-sunk allen head screw. You’ll damage your rail.
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!
Bill N. (verified owner) –
Excellent fit and finish. Super easy to install and color matches the factory OD Green perfectly!
Much slimmer profile compared to factory handguard and provides a more natural grip to the forend of the rifle. Lighter too than the big chunk of plastic. 10/10 rating.