While visiting the booth at Kel-Tec to check out the new Survival RDB and KSG-25, something caught my eye along the display wall of guns. It was a CMR-30 with a long handguard.
I was surprised because I had made something very similar back in December 2015 and posted it just prior to Shot Show 2016. Click here to check out my DIY CMR-30 Handguard Extension.
Below are two pictures from that article of my CMR-30 handguard extension.
Upon closer inspection it looks almost identical. Chad, of Kel-Tec said they had this short rail section from an early prototype CMR-30 when it was a modified PMR-30. If you notice, the handguard extension does not have the slots for the charging handle. I made mine out of a spare CMR-30 upper receiver extrusion and chopped it to the correct length.
Another subtle detail is the checkering on the front of the barrel block. I will have to check with Toby, the guy behind the CMR-30, to see if this was a one off like mine or if they intend on mass producing these handguards as kits.
So who do I talk to about my royalties check? haha