View Full Version : SL8 question: Did your SL8 come with a heat-shield in the hand guard?

02-24-2011, 9:09 PM
Mine does not have a heat-shield. Anyone ever have comfort issues with a non-shielded hand guard.

02-24-2011, 9:14 PM
No. They don't come with heatshields. and chances are you won't need it since it's not designed to rapidfire.

02-24-2011, 9:16 PM
I don't own one, but I'm pretty sure none of the SL8s have the heat shield. The G36 does of course; but the gas block on the SL8 is larger and a standard G36 handguard will not fit on an SL8 without removing the heat shield. I think between the larger gas block and the Germans being self-righteous and assuming civilians don't shoot quickly, they just left it out. :confused:

02-25-2011, 7:04 PM
HK hates you & they want you to burn your hand.

My SL8 didn't cone with a heat nor did the G36 handguard I picked up.