For the first time ever, the Corvus Defensio Keymod handguard offers the possibility for AUG A3 owners that the weapon – like AR15 models – can be held around the barrel. This way of grabbing the rifle and holding it with the support hand almost completely extended is currently very popular. As this grip is said to be particularly suitable for quick target changes. The special feature of the Corvus Defensio hand guard is that it allows the barrel to swing completely free and that it retains its fast removal and installation characteristics. This has a positive effect on the precision, because the barrel is subject neither to pressure nor to tension applied via any handle.