I put a walnut handguard on mine to match the beautiful stock I had. It cracked from heat the first time out. Fultons is selling some handguards made from some thermoplastic. I'm using the vented one too now. The are flimsey , break easily , and give heat distortion waves in your sight picture , but look so cool! I might make a milling fixture so I can slot the later , thicker fibreglass guards.