Comfortable, useful, and sleek upgrade from the standard wood or plastic hand guards for the AK-type rifles. The hand guard extends by 7 inches past the standard AK hand guards allowing for more shooting stance options.The 3.25 inches of Picatinny rail provides space to put optics and accessories. The low profile of the rail will allow co-witness with various optics.The cooling holes allow the rail to run cool, even after extended firing and will not be effected by heat the way wood or plastic hand guards are. The cooling holes also allow the use of Troy Modular Rail or Sling Sections for additional versatility.Machined from hardened aircraft aluminum with stainless steel components and finished in MIL-SPEC hardcoat anodizing. The hand guard is designed to be used with both stamped and milled receiver AKs which use a standard length hand guard and the sling mount on the hand guard retaining band. The Bottom Rail will work with factory gas tube/top hand guard, independent of the Troy Railed Gas Tube. Replaces factory hand guards easily; no gunsmithing required.Dress up your AK47 rail with some Squid Grips®.