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Posted: 10/1/2011 7:11:04 PM EST
I would like a set of furniture that:

1. Actually guards the hand from the inferno caused by 3 mags worth of fired ammo

2. Is not some funky whiz-bang AR-style quad rail



Is there some plastic/synthetic set that offers more than a marginal improvement without going free-float, quad-rail, spork 'n remote $200+ aluminum?

Link Posted: 10/1/2011 7:42:15 PM EST
Gloves. Use them.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 7:44:55 PM EST
I've thought about lining the lower handguard with heat insulation like used on automotive headers and such. Haven't done it, not sure holding heat in is a
good idea. Is a thought though.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 7:50:18 PM EST
Not much you can do about it, as AK handguards just get plain hot after about 60 rounds of continued fire. I can tell you that bakelite handguards are supposed to be better for heat management. The only one's I'm aware of are the Bulgarian bakelite one's that are actually for milled receivers. The only other thing I can think of is handguards made of Delrin, as its supposed to be the most heat resistant resin polymer available. I know that Auto Burst made/makes them for the Krinkov, but I'm not sure if the offer them for standard AKM rifles. Good luck.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 8:16:51 PM EST


Your'e pretty much stuck with the heat issue .... most prefer holding on to the mag while shooting
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 8:40:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By CopM4:


Your'e pretty much stuck with the heat issue .... most prefer holding on to the mag while shooting


Exactly what I do when the sucker gets hot.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 9:12:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2011 9:13:35 PM EST by Schroedum]
What are you using now?

I like the Arsenal synthetic hand guards because they do have a legit heat shield inside them, and they don't have that "Tac-Rail" look. I have a set on my Draco and had a factory set on my SLR-95. And that SLR-95 was my first bumpfire gun and I never felt it unreasonable to hold on to the weapon.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=686494

Link Posted: 10/2/2011 4:37:58 AM EST
My Bulgarian polymer handguards have a metal heatshield and work quite well at insulating my support hand. On my other AKs, I just hold the mag.
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 5:45:21 AM EST
Arsenal/K-Var handguards are the absolute best. Get them, they're worth it, your hands will stay cool.
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 5:48:40 AM EST
I'm of the consensus to use the newer poly...

Also try a mag hold:





Link Posted: 10/2/2011 6:07:13 AM EST
The Romanians and the Hungarians both solved this problem decades ago.
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 6:38:46 AM EST
East German AKM bakelite lower if you want bakelite for stamped rec.
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 7:23:10 AM EST
I saw a rifle go boom and blow the mag out once, cured me of holding the mag on anything.
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 9:05:03 AM EST
romy g dong. lower hand gaurd no heat issue for hand
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 9:18:05 AM EST
Kyron4 beat me to it ... so +1 what he says about East German furniture which I assume is made up with bakelite.

When compariing price points too the East German comes out on top. Yet there are detractors so some will poo poo this ComBloc solution. Me? I'm perfectly happy with East German gear yet do admit I purchased several furniture sets way back-in-the-day when it was very inexpensive.
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 12:10:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2011 12:11:17 PM EST by MOS11C]
Originally Posted By DRich:
My Bulgarian polymer handguards have a metal heatshield and work quite well at insulating my support hand. On my other AKs, I just hold the mag.


Originally Posted By kyron4:
East German AKM bakelite lower if you want bakelite for stamped rec.


I installed DRichs metal shield to kyron4 lower and we shoot this all
day long without burning our hands:

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