This AKM handguard replaces original stamped receiver AK-47/AK-74 wooden or plastic handguards. Utilizes the existing front handguard retaining cap WITH 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 side extension shields the hand from a hot barrel while still allowing the use of a factory sling loop. Compatible with UltiMAK optic mounts and accepts the factory cleaning rod. Weighs 7.4 ounces with the top cover (7.3" length). Reinforced, heat-resistant polymer construction. MADE IN THE U.S.A.