Searched before posting, but didn't find this topic. Anyone trimmed off the front portion of the handguard just before the handstop to expose the barrel? Would this be a legal modification?
Anyone trimmed off the front portion of the handguard just before the handstop to expose the barrel?
well it does have that thumb rest, not that i'd even think about putting my thumb that close to the barrel.... Are the only standard ones US made? I guess HK wouldn't bother with producing those. I was gonna pick one up too. Shroud looks like ****Not that I doubt that statement, but what real purpose does the design serve in that regard? Just generally making it look less scary?
I ordered and installed this US hand guard on my SP5K until the Form 1 comes back and then it's German MP5K front hand guard time. It's cheap, don't go hacking on a the factory hand guard of a $2500 firearm just to save $30.Perfectly legal. It's a plastic accessory and not part of the gun. You might want to purchase one from HPKarts, though.
Well - the design is kinda self-evident - keeping the user's fingers from possibly creeping out over the end of the barrel and having a messy mishap. That's why I said - half jokingly - that it was designed by lawyers.Not that I doubt that statement, but what real purpose does the design serve in that regard? Just generally making it look less scary?
.....and liability. I can imagine some attorney for H&K going "Nein!! Some dummkopf American will shoot their hand off and then blame us - you will change that!" - and the SP89 handguard was born. Now, if you change theirs off for something else, it could safely be said that you're on your own.I misunderstood, I thought you were talking about keeping away from bans and whatnot, not actual safety