Yeah, I am waiting for the full line of mounts that use key mod. I don't want pads because this hand guard is very comfortable. If I did want to cover part of this hand guard, it would be the rails, not the key mod areas. I really like this rifle "bare bones" and don't want to weigh it down with too many accessories. I hate to even mount a light on it but I think it is needed. I bought it before filing my taxes. Turns out I owe the Feds another chunk of my salary so I have to wait a while to buy accessories.