Influenced by the rugged Israeli rifle, this handguard improves your AK with added ventilation for reduced barrel heat. Having a wider grip area offers the shooter increased control for consistent shot placement. There is no need to replace or modify any parts on your rifle as this item simply replaces the original handguard. Installs easily and comes complete with removable top ventilation cover. This item is marked as “TAPCO USA” and counts as 1 U.S. Sec 922r compliant part.