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  • n. A guard you put in the front of your weapon to improve hand and finger protection. It also gives room for more attachments to the weapon itself.


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  • The second complaint is about the forward handguard, which is made of sheet metal.

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  • The DDXV is the standard handguard model and the midlength handguard model is coming but doesn't have a title yet.

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  • This they explained away with laconic bemusement, observing that the break occurred while moving a stubborn prisoner, and “the soldier concerned had placed the handguard against a VC head with considerable force.”

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  • I don't see anything wrong with a handguard or any other safety feature on a knife sharpener.

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  • The handguard—tsuba—was a heavy circle of iron, like an ornate coaster almost.

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  • It was a storage mechanism, not a fighting or a ceremonial one and it meant no tsuba had been affixed, for the tsuba, the handguard that kept the fingers off the sharpness of the blade and caught opposing blades as they slid down toward the hands, was a fighting accouterment or—many were extraordinary works of art in their own right—an esthetic device.

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  • Would-be chefs can also take advantage of the safety handguard, which can be used with large ingredients and reduce the need for pre-prep.

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  • One such program: the Advanced Combat Man System, has produced a lightweight handguard that controls an integrated laser range finder, digital compass and a targeting camera.


  • As he pried the left hand from the front handguard of the M-16, he noticed the little finger was missing, it looked like it had been shot away.

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  • Replace the front handguard by sliding it over the muzzle and insure that it is seated in the front band.

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