This AK handguard replaces original stamped receiver AK-47/AK-74 wooden or plastic handguards. Utilizes the existing front handguard retaining cap WITHOUT sling loop. M-LOK accessories and M-LOK 1913 Picatinny rail sections can be mounted at the three, six, and nine o'clock positions. Includes an integral, black oxide coated stainless steel heat shield. The front lip and long side extensions shield the hand from a hot barrel while providing increased gripping surface. Compatible with UltiMAK optic mounts and accepts the factory cleaning rod. Weighs 7.8 ounces with the top cover (7.8" length). Reinforced, heat-resistant polymer construction. MADE IN THE U.S.A.