CANIS Design Group is working to bring the Magpul MOE Hand Guards to the VEPR. They will be offering kits that will allow VEPR owners to mount the MOE hand guards in place of the original front handguard and gas tube cover. Perhaps more importantly, this will bring an entirely new set of sling mount, vertical grip, hand stop, and light mount options to the VEPR.
The handguards will mount without modification to the host rifle though the handguards themselves are modified. They mount via the factory screw and 2 provided retainer plates.
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