If you recall, I modified my CMR-30 over three years ago. I got a spare extrusion and rails from Kel-Tec to extend the CMR-30 handguard. A similar handguard popped up at the Kel-Tec booth during SHOT Show 2017. Well, now someone has finally taken it upon themselves to make a proper handguard for the Kel-Tec CMR-30.
Dan Haga designed this MLOK handguard for the CMR-30. If you look at the parts above, you can see the extension has an integrated QD sling points and three M-LOK slots along the sides and bottom. One issue with my DIY handguard extension was how narrow the extrusions were. There was no room to attach a rail or make M-LOK slots. But Dan’s design solves this problem.
Not only do you get an extended handguard but a replacement bottom rail so instead of a bottom Picatinny rail, you get an M-LOK replacement rail.
If you look at the photos above, the CMR-30 M-LOK Handguard has a different finish than the rest of the gun. That is because Dan’s handguard is 3D printed. Now the printing technology he is using is not your standard desktop style FDM (fused deposition modeling). Instead, he is using SLS (selective laser sintering) which are a much stronger method of printing.
The QD sling mounts are a steel insert and Dan cautions users to only be careful when installing the M-LOK T-nuts as they can chew up the material a bit. It won’t compromise the rail but it could cause some minor cosmetic damage.
Handguard replaces 6″ of dead space on your Kel-Tec CMR-30 with added length of picatinny rail, M-LOK® slots on the sides and bottom, QD sling mounting points and most importantly a much improved foreword grip position. This kit also replaces the factory bottom picatinny rail with M-LOK® slots.
This part is made from 3d printed (SLS) nylon that has been media tumbled, dyed and painted black. The finish isn’t an exact match to the anodized aluminum as you can see in the photos.
You could consider Dan’s MLOK handguard to be a polymer handguard. Installation looks rather straight forward.
To install remove the lower picatinny rail and the factory barrel block. This handguard mounts by replacing the factory barrel block which provides a very solid mount. The handguard slides over the barrel using high temp o-rings just like the factory barrel block.
I just ordered one and will be reviewing it when it comes in. You can order them, when they are in stock, on Dan Haga’s website.