A few weeks ago Howard posted an informational article on the Knights Armament RIS and RAS.
In it he offered up the opinion that while newer and better options exist at the RAS’s $300 price point, it was still a viable choice for a handguard if purchased at a discount on the used market or as a blemished model from Knights itself.
I agree with his thoughts on the RAS, and recently purchased one of the blemished models from Knights for a planned M4 build. I was quite pleased with what I found when I opened the box from Knights.
The only blemish I could find, if you’d even really call it that.
Mounted up. While the included rail panels are nice touch, I went with the ladder panels as I prefer their slimmer profile.