For more information about the AK accessories featured in the gallery above, please visit the following sites.
ALG Defense AK Trigger
AK triggers are straightforward, single-stage designs. A poor AK trigger can have “slap,” where the trigger bounces forward suddenly after firing because of the hammer’s interaction with the disconnector. This slap does not affect the rifle, but it can be uncomfortable for your trigger finger. ALG Defense already makes some great accessories for ARs and AKs, and now it offers a custom single-stage trigger for the AK. The AK Trigger (AKT) has a shorter, smoother pull with a better trigger face. It is made from triple alloy steel and has a manganese-phosphate finish for corrosion resistance. It also counts as three U.S.-made parts for 922r compliance.
American Gunsmithing Institute’s Disassembly/Reassembly of AK Type Semi-Auto Rifles
The American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) produces very thorough DVDs for all manner of firearms. For the AK, AGI offers two new DVDs describing the correct takedown process for this rifle. Disassembly/Reassembly of the AK Type Semi-Auto Rifles provides more than an hour of detailed instructions on how to completely disassemble the AK and its many variants. Building the AKS Rifle from a Parts Kit is three hours of solid knowledge delivered by master armorer John Bush. He starts off with receiver selection and the differences between them and walks the viewer through drilling the proper receiver holes. He also discusses bending the receiver to the correct shape, fitting the front and rear trunnions, installing the interior rails, and drilling the fire control and safety lever holes. He concludes with installing the barrel.
Century Arms Red Army Standard Spring Kit
As part of its expanding line of Red Army Standard ammunition and accessories, Century Arms offers the Armorer’s Red Army Standard Spring Kit. AKs are known for being durable, but everything breaks down sooner or later, and you will be glad to have spare parts around for when the big one hits. This kit includes all the small but essential parts that are most likely to need replacing at some point, including a recoil spring, an extractor spring, a disconnector spring, a comp detent spring, a magazine catch spring, a rear sight slide catch spring, and a retaining spring/wire.
Command Arms AKMR
Command Arms Accessories (CAA) makes many products for the AK, but one small and simple item, the AKMR extended magazine release, adds to the rifle’s ergonomics and ease of use. The standard magazine release is utilitarian and effective, but this small polymer release allows the user to drop the magazine with the trigger finger of either hand. It is lightweight and attaches very easily to your existing magazine release, so no permanent modifications are necessary. Of course, faster magazine releases mean faster reloads.
Midwest Industries AK Flash Hider/Impact Device
Midwest Industries’ compact AK Flash Hider/Impact Device is made in the U.S. from 4140 steel with a black phosphate finish. Since it is an American-made part, it also counts towards 922r compliance. It has horizontal slots along the side and angles at the front and rear to help reduce perceived recoil and muzzle flash. The front has subtle strike points useful for a standoff device or impact weapon.
Mounting Solutions Plus Muzzle Device Adapter for AK-47
Mounting Solutions Plus MDA: The threading on AK barrels is typically different than those found on the AR or other U.S.-made rifles. If you have a muzzle device that you prefer on your AR, such as the one that accepts a sound suppressor, you can’t use it on your AK—until now. Mounting Solutions Plus’ Muzzle Device Adapter (MDA) for the AK accepts any standard U.S.-made muzzle device. For safety, the adapter has caliber-specific threads so that users cannot unintentionally install smaller-caliber devices on their AKs.
Real Avid Gun Boss AK-47 Cleaning Kit
The design of the AK makes for easy disassembly and maintenance, but the long-stroke gas piston design also produces heavy carbon fouling on the pistol rod and gas block. Thankfully, Real Avid has a comprehensive four-part AK cleaning system that works very well. The Gun Boss AK-47 Cleaning Kit is a complete system that comes in a compact carry case. This kit is made exclusively for 7.62x39mm AK variants and includes a six-piece, threaded steel bore rod with a T-handle, a bore brush, and a combination chamber/gas tube brush. Also included is an invaluable multi-function tool that is a good carbon scraper for every part of the gas piston as well as a disassembly tool for the gas tube.
TAPCO AK-74-Style Flash Suppressor
At some point, the Soviets recognized that the old AKM was in desperate need of an upgrade, and thus the AK-74 was developed with some significant differences. One of these was a much improved and more useful muzzle device. Thanks to TAPCO, you can now install that style of muzzle device on your standard AK-47/AKM. This flash suppressor is designed to redirect escaping gases to reduce recoil and muzzle signature.
Troy AK-47 Claymore
Most AKs conveniently have threaded barrels for muzzle attachments. The classic AK slant muzzle brake is designed to direct gases up and left during full-auto fire to counter the tendency of the rifle to travel during this type of shooting. Troy, however, has developed a much more effective muzzle brake for semi-auto fire: the Claymore. This brake has a solid ridged design and forward-facing ports that direct the muzzle blast forward, reducing perceived recoil and muzzle rise. The design almost eliminates any dust signatures from shooting prone. Made from heat-treated, ordnance-grade steel and finished in black, the front of the Claymore features an aggressive jagged edge that functions as a standoff device.
Viridian X5L-RS Gen 3
Weapon-mounted lights and lasers can help you identify threats and improve your accuracy. As for lasers, green ones are far more powerful and visible than red beams, especially in daylight conditions. The human eye is simply more attuned to green. The Viridian X5L Gen 3 emits a 5mw green laser for optimal visibility in both day and night settings along with an ultrabright 500-lumen CREE LED tactical light. With secure universal mounting and INSTANT-ON activation, shooters can quickly and efficiently get on target. Another feature worth noting is the heavy-duty, waterproof remote pressure switch that stands up to adverse weather conditions. The Viridian X5L Gen 3 boasts 6 operating modes including solid laser, solid laser/solid light, solid laser/strobe light, pulsing laser, pulsing laser/solid light, and solid light.
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