Armtac – Noveske NSR Rail
Armtac is now taking pre orders for the Noveske NSR Rail expected to arrive sometime in June. Noveske has been known for building some of the best AR-15 barrels out there and offering a variety of different AR platform options with custom gas blocks and monolithic receivers, this new barebones lightweight rail will surely be of interest for AR users looking to cut weight and free float a barrel on their next build.
Here is the info from the Armtac website:
*** This rail will be offered as an option with the custom built vltor upper***
The NSR handguard was designed with the goal of being the lightest and smallest free floating forend option to the M16 family of weapons. The width of the NSR handguard before accessories have been installed is only 1.48″ . The rail will be offered in 7″, 9″, 11″, 13″, and 16″ lengths.
The KeyMod inter-locking rail system is a collaboration between Vltor Weapon Systems and Noveske Rifleworks. Separately, both companies were in development of their own systems, but later realizing that both systems were similar, a standardization of the KeyMod system came to be.
The KeyMod system offers a mounting platform for a variety of (future) accessories and components. The days of the Picatinny Rail (MIL-STD-1913) are numbered. The future of the direct mountable accessory is here and now. The KeyMod self-contained components/mounting hardware index and V-block onto the platform, achieving a secured and accurate hold to the system, while separate lugs take the recoil force off the fasteners. The pass through attachment method eliminates the need for loose screws and backing plates that can easily be lost, or difficult to install. Another advantage of the KeyMod system over the 1913 system is the direct attach eliminates the need for the 1913 system as a “middle Man” thereby reducing weight and accessory off-set from the center of the handguard.
Accessories for the rail will be available at a later time.