Hogue applied their OverMolded technology to AR-15, M-16 style rifles producing the ultimate free float forend. The forend is a unique two-piece, free-floating rubber OverMolded™ Aluminum forend tube. Free-floating your AR barrel gives maximum accuracy by eliminating all hand guard forces on the barrel. The rubber OverMolding gives a super comfortable, non-slip grasping area that insulates your hand from the heat produced during rapid fire, or the cold of extreme climates. The two-piece design installs easily on any AR/M-16 style rifle.