BLEM eXcise Optimized 10.5" M-LOK® AR-15 Handguard

Bexar Arms

MSRP: $179.99
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Now: $149.99
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BLEMISHED: These handguards have some form of cosmetic defect but are otherwise 100% functional. Defects may be in the form of dents, dings, scratches, inconsistent finish, etc. While cosmetically imperfect, these handguards will still give you the same features and functionality as out standard handguards but at a discounted price.

eXcise  (verb)

To remove by cutting.

The eXcise Optimized handguard series is designed to give the end user the perfect blend of modularity and weight reduction, while maintaining excellent strength and rigidity. By removing material in strategic areas, we were able to retain all of the most frequently used MLOK mounting locations while eliminating mass wherever possible. Nitrided steel QD inserts are included towards the rear for a bombproof connection between the handguard and your sling. Vented ports between the picatinny rails promote air flow, and the triangulated eXcise pattern directs stress around the strongest parts of the handguard. The eXcise Optimized handguards have everything you need, right where you need it, and absolutely nothing else.

Our clamping system is another feature that sets our handguards apart from the competition. The Retention Plate is made from the same nitrided and heat treated 4140 steel as the Barrel Nut, and the two key together to prevent the handguard from slipping forward under extreme use or recoil. The 18-8 black oxide clamping screws thread into the Retention Plate for a solid steel on steel connection. There's no aluminum threads to strip or helicoils to pull out, and the Retention Plate design helps to minimize the potential of over tightening the clamping screws.

A note from Phillip: Due to the slim nature of our handguard, it is not compatible with any aftermarket piston kit or with any piston operated AR variant, and may not be compatible with some clamp on gas blocks. A low profile set screw gas block is highly recommended. Use of the integral QD sockets are not compatible with bull barrels or barrels that are full thickness directly behind the QD socket.

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  • 10.5" eXcise Optimized AR-15 Handguard
  • MIL-A-8625 Type III Class II Black Hard Coat Anodized
  • Slim Profile with 1.3" ID and 1.5" OD
  • Heat Treated and Nitrided 4140 Barrel Nut and Retention Plate
  • Proprietary Barrel Nut accepts 30mm or 1-3/16" Crowsfoot Wrenches
    • Custom Barrel Nut Wrench Optional
  • 6061-T6 Aluminum Body
  • 10.3oz Weight Including Barrel Nut and Mounting Hardware
  • 100% Made in the USA!

Enhanced by Design:

  • Nitrided Steel QD Sling Mount Inserts (2x)
  • Steel Clamp Screws thread into Steel Retention Plate
    • No Helicoils or Aluminum Threads
  • Anti-Slip Retention Plate keys into Barrel Nut
  • Anti-Rotation Tabs
  • No Barrel Nut Timing Required
  • Does Not Contact the Gas Tube
  • Fully Chamfered and Dehorned
Here at Bexar Arms, we are very proud of our handguards. As such, they carry an unconditional lifetime guarantee against failure due to workmanship or failure under normal use conditions. We won't bullshit you about not honoring our warranty if you spray paint your handguard or get it cerakoted. If our handguard fails for whatever reason, and it's not due to it being misused or abused, we will repair or replace your handguard.

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  • 5
    Hands down best handguard in the market

    Posted by David Guzman III on Jun 13th 2022

    I am so glad I went with this handguard. I it was love at first sight. The quality and looks of the handguard are just 100 out of 10. I can't recommend these handguards enough. Needless to say, I will be returning for more. Keep up the great work kimchi cowboy! :)

  • 5
    Awesome Handguard!

    Posted by Cameron Morgan on Jul 31st 2021

    This is such a nice handguard, great installation method, secure, very nice finish without any sharp edges. It's a slim handguard so make sure your M-lok attachment screws are not close or making contact with anything such as your gas block.

  • 5

    Posted by Levin Smith on Apr 11th 2021

    Bexar Arms handguards are amazing. Well thought out, plenty of mlok and rail space, super light, and durable. I’ve already put mine through hell and had zero issues. Highly recommended, plus Phillip is a super great dude.

  • 5

    Posted by Chuck on Feb 22nd 2021

    Excellent quality handguard. I'm very happy with it. Very intuitive design and rock solid. I'm impressed.

  • 5
    Top shelf

    Posted by Jordan F on Feb 21st 2021

    Hard pressed to find better value. Very well made. Would buy again.

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