Possibly one of the most innovative and relevant firearms manufacturer in the country is Daniel Defense, located in Black Creek, GA. The company has a slew of “first in kind” achievements under its belt; a tradition that it continues with the latest introduction of the Lite Rail II.
The company describes its Lite Rail II as the next generation of Lite Rail systems. The improved design enhances the rail’s structural integrity, improves functionality, aesthetics and ease of installation without compromising its best-known attributes, one of which being the lightest rail system on the market. Enhanced features include machining from one piece aluminum rail which replaces their previous two piece welded design, the company’s patented Bolt-Up System™, requiring only 4 bolts instead of 6, with tabs that aid in alignment to the upper receiver during installation. Front and Rear Sling Swivel Attachment Points are integrated into both the left and right side rails and are designed to limit the swivel’s rotation.
Marty Daniel, President and CEO puts it this way: “Once we develop and deploy a new product, we begin discussing how we can make an already superior product even better, the AR15 Lite Rail II is the product of innovative thought and a very talented team of engineers. In the end, we made it even Lighter, Stronger, Better…”
The AR15 Lite Rail II is available in multiple lengths and variations, including: AR15 Lite Rail II 7.0, 9.0, 9.5 FSP, 10.0, 12.0, 12.0 FSP, 12.0 FSPM and 14.0. While most options are available now, the AR15 Lite Rail II 12.0 FSPM and 14.0 will be available in Q1, 2014.