Tommy Built T36 Upgrade – New Top Rail/Carry Handles And Handguards

Tommy Built is the company responsible for keeping the G36 fandom alive and well stocked with G36 style weapons in the US. For those of you not familiar with Tommy Built and his G36s, he started off converting the HK SL8 into G36s. Last year I posted about Tommy Built’s US-made T36 receivers. Well, Tom has continued by making his own T36 upgrade accessories.

T36 Top Rail And Carry Handle

If you recall, I mounted my H&K G36 dual optic carry handle onto my IWI X95 Tavor. Due to the popularity of the G36, factory carry handles are becoming scarce. The dual optic carry handle can fetch $1,000 or more now. As many have pointed out, the factory optics in the H&K G36 carry handles are not the best option. However G36/T36 owners are ambivalent. They want the iconic G36 look but do not want to compromise performance and functionality. Step in Tommy’s newest optic ready carry handle.

The optic ready carry handle has a lowered Picatinny section that will allow you to use lower 1/3 co-witnessing red dots. The top photo has an EOTech EXPS3 mounted on it. See below, he mounted the Vortex UH1 on the handle.

Steiner’s optic, below, fits as well


If carry handles are not your thing then Tommy Built has a Picatinny rail just for you.

T36 Upgrade Handguards

Tommy Built has two new G36C handguards that they will be making shortly. They are MP7 inspired and are M-LOK compatible. Some feedback has been given to remove the bottom Picatinny rail section and replace it with more M-LOK slots.

For G36 PDW fans, Tommy is working on a version with an MP7 folding vertical grip.

Click here to check out the G36 PDW version.

Click here to check out the MP7 Style Handguard.

Click here to check out the Optic Ready Carry Handle.

Click here to check out the low rise top rail.

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