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Posted: 3/29/2012 4:27:48 AM EDT
I have a friend that just got one, he told me he wants to change the hand guards but they are a solid piece (not upper and lower half like regular hand guards ).

Anyone have any ideas how to changed them out.

Thank you.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 5:36:12 AM EDT
[#1]
That's odd, my California Compliant M&P15 came with a 2 pieced handguard.
Is the one on yours a standard looking M16 style guard with no rails or one with
a rail on all 4 sides?
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:03:18 AM EDT
[#2]
Quoted:
That's odd, my California Compliant M&P15 came with a 2 pieced handguard.
Is the one on yours a standard looking M16 style guard with no rails or one with
a rail on all 4 sides?


It is a standard looking one.

Click me
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:19:19 AM EDT
[#3]
Tell your friend to look closer. It's going to be a 2 piece hand guard.

There's no reason for S&W to develop and make a more complicated hand guard for CA guns when they're not affected by the ban at all. It would require installing the hand guard before the front sight block.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:36:41 AM EDT
[#4]
I agree...It has to be a 2 piece guard. Mind did fit
really tight when I removed it so that may be why
it appears to be 1 piece. Once you get that delta ring
compressed, try finding the seam where the two halves
should meet and use a knife edge to break the 2 sides
loose just enough so you can then pull them apart. You
will have to pull the bottom half out first then slide the
halves downward and out to get them out from under
the top lip where they are secured behind the gas
block/sight post. Good Luck!
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:38:56 AM EDT
[#5]
Thanks guys, that what i was thinking. I figure and come ask here before i tell him to take a knife to his rifle to pry them open.
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