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Posted: 8/30/2015 11:52:11 AM EDT
How is it with heat? Does it dissipate heat well or is it worse than standard hand guards? I need to ditch the crappy metal rail on my AKM since it transfers heat right to my hand even with Knight's rail panels installed.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 3:03:56 PM EDT
It doesn't dissipate heat the best, but it doesn't get hot. Just a little warm. It will stay a little warm for longer than a basic polymer handguard does since the insert is steel and relatively thick.

Unless you have soft girlish hands it shouldn't bother you.

Link Posted: 8/30/2015 6:35:07 PM EDT
The insert is aluminum.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 7:19:02 PM EDT
Yes it is. My bad.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 1:45:48 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By EB_311:
It doesn't dissipate heat the best, but it doesn't get hot. Just a little warm. It will stay a little warm for longer than a basic polymer handguard does since the insert is steel and relatively thick.

Unless you have soft girlish hands it shouldn't bother you.

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No girl hands here, lol.

Thanks. I just ordered a Zhukov. As I see it, anything will be better than the crappy unknown maker quad rail I had.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 5:53:46 PM EDT
I recently did a video review of this and the heat mitigation was mentioned or should I say the lack thereof.

VIDEO


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by 556 Channel (HD), on Flickr
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 9:12:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By wayne1one:
I recently did a video review of this and the heat mitigation was mentioned or should I say the lack thereof.

VIDEO

<a href="https://flic.kr/p/xJZx4v" target="_blank">https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5802/20833578511_bf56a65094_b.jpg</a>
IMG_7007
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Its a big hunk of thick aluminum, so it makes sense it would absorb heat. There is not a lot of surface area the help heat dissipate.

I'm going to try to drill a whole bunch of 1/4 holes in some areas to increase the surface area.

This kind of thing is not cost-effective for a manufacturer though. The extrusion is pretty thick.


Nice Gray K!
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 10:21:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2015 10:28:30 PM EDT by RABIDFOX50]
Great info, thanks for sharing. I got to get that stock as well.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:40:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ZedsDeadBaby:

Its a big hunk of thick aluminum, so it makes sense it would absorb heat. There is not a lot of surface area the help heat dissipate.

I'm going to try to drill a whole bunch of 1/4 holes in some areas to increase the surface area.

This kind of thing is not cost-effective for a manufacturer though. The extrusion is pretty thick.


Nice Gray K!
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Thanks!
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