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It was an aftermarket piece that was made quite some time ago. I had a couple of them a while back that came in a parts lot. They were still new in the bags and I remember them not being a factory HK piece. Probably still some around if you look hard enough. The stop just slides over the factory handguard and uses a longer pin to mount both of them together.
 

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Hmm. Interesting. Kinda ugly. But interesting nonetheless.
 

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Yep, after market... not exactly a stunning success, either. Kind of a solution looking for a problem.
 

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Those stops were made around 1988, in the US for HK Chantilly. They were made in response to a NJSP trooper blowing most of the skin off of his left index finger. He was on the range, qualifying with his issue HK 53, when he laid the flash hider on his extended finger and fired a burst. He eventually recovered, but the heat was on HK to solve the "problem" hence the cheesy hand stop. The stop also required the use of an extended front push pin, which was also molded, and came with it. We tried to recoup our investment in the molds, and sell them through Federal Ops and Commercial Sales, but they werent a succesful item.
 

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Thanks for the info guys. I saw it offered in a hk catalog so I figured it was hk made...
Bluetwister is dead on (again).
They were/are still mandatory for long guns at the FLETC to try and prevent students there from shortening their weak hand fingers via 115 grain projectiles. They actually do help especially when one is firing supported over the roof of a car for example. To get low you slide your elbows wider and you weak hand up the forearm and on a short gun it often finds its way to the muzzle. FLTEC used these on short barreled shotguns also. You could not deliver a new MP5 there w/o a Tac-Guard fitted to it and they even preferred these on the guns when you demoed there.
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Interesting. I was just looking for the part - saw the thing on a GunBroker Auction.
 

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