I avoided that particular vented guard for just that reason. There are at least two other brands which attach alternatively. Eagle brand via pressure clips on the barrel and the old Ramline by a very thin band which wraps around the barrel under the guard which isn't visible.quote:Originally posted by USNCHIEF
The hand guard(heat shield) is stainless but I don't know if I would recommend it. Looks great but it uses tiny screws into your stock beside the barrel. So each time that ou break her down for cleaning your are removing these screws.