Talk about wearing your brand loyalty on your sleeve. This Stag Arms 7L rifle was recently featured as an NRA Gun of the Week, but this very same rifle, owned by American Rifleman’s Kelly Young, has since taken on a whole new look. As great as this AR is to shoot—which means left-handed for our resident southpaw—the real star of the show here is the custom handguard by Unique-ARs, who created this artistic masterpiece commissioned by Young.
The process is actually pretty simple and straightforward. Young, working with a Unique-ARs designer, hashed out a concept, which resulted in a 19” handguard with the company’s “Double Jagged” front end. A Magpul Dark Earth Cerakote finish complement’s the AR’s other earth-tone components. More than 100 color choices and handguard lengths from 7” to 22” are available, with plenty of other no-cost options, even for customer-created designs. Fabrication typically takes between four and six weeks (although the company website currently says Christmas orders will be taken until Dec. 16, 2015), with pricing starting at $225.