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What's the verdict on Surefire's railed forearm for the MP5K? It's about $200 or so and looks well made, but is it stable? Does it scratch up the paint when installed?

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not really sure about the k version, but I know I really like the fullsize version on my 9mm mp5 clone, .40 mp5 clone, and my vector 51 SBR.

solid lockup, no marks on either of my hosts. after its adjusted, it can be installed just like the factory forend, or you can really crank it down for zero movement.
 

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not really sure about the k version, but I know I really like the fullsize version on my 9mm mp5 clone, .40 mp5 clone, and my vector 51 SBR.

solid lockup, no marks on either of my hosts. after its adjusted, it can be installed just like the factory forend, or you can really crank it down for zero movement.
+1... Same for the K. I use the SF K on my K and RS guns whenever I can. They are excellent.
 

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What's the verdict on Surefire's railed forearm for the MP5K? It's about $200 or so and looks well made, but is it stable? Does it scratch up the paint when installed?

TIA,
Joe
The SureFire railed hand guard is a high quality unit for sure. There aren't a lot of options out there for the SP89/MP5k like there are for the full size MP5. My experience is there's several inexpensive serviceable railed hand guards for the MP5, but for the SP89/MP5k there's either the SureFire unit or a couple others that are complete junk.

The SureFire has a very nice fit along with a take-up screw to ensure it's rock solid once mounted on the gun......and it doesn't scratch up the gun once mounted in my experience.

One issue with a railed hand guard on an MP5k in general is the position of the vertical grip and how it can interfere with magazine insertion/removal. I've found a full size vertical grip is not so good because of this magazine / vertical grip closeness, but a "stubby" vertical grip like the one offered by Tango Down is perfect.

Hope that helps.
 

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Thanks a ton for the feedback. Sounds like it's something to add, along with a stubby vertical grip.

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The one issue I have with mine is that I find it hard to manipulate the cocking handle. The rails seem to take up room on the left side of the gun and are fairly sharp. Someday I'm going to mill down the left side rail. I can't think of a reason why I'd put something on that rail anyway since it would then be really difficult to access the cocking handle.
 
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