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recshooter
03-08-2009, 5:24 PM
Does anyone know if anyone who sells aftermarket-type M1A handguards.

I was thinking of something like a metal handguard w/ holes in it, sort of like a heat shield on shotgun.

Does anything like this exist?

chuck762
03-08-2009, 5:28 PM
I have never seen a vented metal handguard. The only thing I have seen for the M1A other than the fiberglass one is the railed optic mount versions.

RugerNo1
03-08-2009, 8:11 PM
you may want to check out fulton armory. they have alot of m1a parts

pMcW
03-08-2009, 9:28 PM
I've never seen any sort of metal ventilated handguard for an M1A. I've got an Ultimak M8 (http://www.ultimak.com/M8.htm) mount that I really like. Now, I just need to get an optic for it. :o

old-trapper
03-08-2009, 9:42 PM
M14 started out with a vented handguard ..but it was a bit fragile....very cool looking though. then there are black fiberglass m14 us issue and also 2 grades of brown fiberglass. call freds stocks or ill sell you one when i get my next shipment..

old-trapper
03-08-2009, 9:46 PM
here is a link..if it was me i would get a low grade one of these ( under 15.00)and spray it black......http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/PatMcD1/DSC01706.jpg

NRAhighpowershooter
03-09-2009, 12:56 PM
I have the Fulton Armory synthetic hanguard and I love it!

Black Majik
03-09-2009, 12:58 PM
+1 to the Fulton handguard. It's feels much more durable than the plastic GI handguards.

chsk9
03-09-2009, 1:27 PM
Try freds. When it comes to M14 (M1A) GI furniture he's the man.
http://www.fredsm14stocks.com/

30Cal
03-09-2009, 2:53 PM
Even though I hate Fulton, I have their plastic handguard and it's OK. The GI ones crack really easily at the clip.

Sicarius
03-09-2009, 3:03 PM
ebay had one earlier today. Vented fiberglass.
Kevin

EOD Guy
03-10-2009, 7:21 AM
M14 started out with a vented handguard ..but it was a bit fragile....very cool looking though. then there are black fiberglass m14 us issue and also 2 grades of brown fiberglass. call freds stocks or ill sell you one when i get my next shipment..


The M14 actually was first issued with a wood handguard. The problem was that heat buildup, especially in automatic fire, quickly charred the wood and the handguards became unserviceable.