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Super simple installation. You can replace your existing handguard to a new CODA Lightning in
under an hour. No special tools required, and you don’t need to time the barrel nut.


Remove your old heavy, wobbly handguard. Throw in trash.


Follow our easy-install video and included instructions and install your new CODA carbon fiber handguard.


Feel the exhilaration of owning the
best damned AR rifle on the planet!

Customer Reviews

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I got this for my PCC build to have off some weight. Wow what a difference. Totally changed the feel and handling of the gun. Rock solid feel too. It’s one of those parts where you can just feel the quality of it. Just got it out to the range yesterday and it even maintained zero after swapping out the old barrel nut. I highly recommend this.



The Lightning handguard is a massive leap forward in handguard design. Stronger – Thinner – Lighter. The one-piece carbon fiber handguard and rock-solid mounting system improves accuracy and consistency in any style of shooting. Your firearm will thank you!

Free Floating Barrel

Our advanced proprietary barrel nut and trunnion means your handguard will never interfere with your shot again. True floating design for maximum accuracy

10x Stronger Design

A CODA Evolution handguard is almost 10 times as strong as your existing aluminum handguard yet is able to come in at 50% of the weight.

Superior Heat Dissipation

3K Carbon Fiber absorbs very little heat so you won’t burn your fingers off when the need arises for that full mag dump (Anyone else see that zombie horde?). It also stays warmer in cold weather for year-round shooting comfort.


Shoot it. Love it. Keep it.
We destroy the industry standard with a full 60 day no-hassle return policy. If you aren’t completely satisfied, return it within 60 days for a full refund.


Total Comfort and Usability

You always have your hands on your rifle. Get a better grip on your weapon with one of the slimmest gas handguards in existence. A CODA Evolution handguard feels great in your hands and provides TOTAL control of your weapon. The octagonal shape sits solid on barricades and platforms to give you a distinct advantage when your shots count the most. With the added advantage of M-LOK on all 8 sides you will never be without the right location for anything you want to attach.


Cut out the Dead Weight!

If there is one reason why countless top competition shooters are flocking to CODA Evolution handguards, it’s the weight advantage. Our handguards are 40% lighter than most of the competition coming in at only 7.8 ounces for a 15” (including barrel nut and trunnion). Experience faster target to target transitions and gain control without sacrificing strength or rigidity.

Proprietary Barrel Nut & Trunnion

Easy Install – No Gunsmith Required

Change your handguard in the comfort of your own home. Our included barrel nut and trunnion form the backbone of our ridged locked in system. Just standard tools are required, and you don’t need to time the barrel nut.

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Items are shipped out within 1 business day. Standard shipping will take 3-5 business days. You can choose faster shipping options at checkout. Tracking will be provided.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, for any reason, within the first 60 days, we will offer an exchange, or refund (your choice).

We accept most major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. You can also pay with Paypal or choose Splitit and extend your payments out into 3 equal payments over time.

We do NOT ship outside of the USA due to current restrictions.. We ship to all US addresses within the lower 48 states plus Alaska and Hawaii (including PO Boxes and APO/FPO).