Missouri-based CMMG has updated its Mk47 Mutant platform with its new Mk47 AKR and Mk47 AKR2 rifles. These models feature an ambidextrous safety selector; new RML15 M-LOK handguard; and a new ambidextrous charging handle.

As the CMMG presser notes, the Mutant is a mid-sized AR that runs the 7.62x39mm round using a bigger and more durable AR10-sized bolt. It does this while offering AR-15-style ergonomics. In addition, it’s constructed from an AR10-style platform which is shortened by ¾ of an inch. Meanwhile, the lower receiver accepts AK magazines and drums.

The Mutant works with most aftermarket AR parts, except charging handles. That’s because the Mutant is a shortened, mid-size platform AR. Slapping on the new ambi charging handle makes the Mk47 AKR and Mk47 AKR2 easier to run, CMMG says. Furthermore, you get a fully ambidextrous rifle thanks to the mag release and safety selector. CMMG is also selling the ambi charging handle as a standalone accessory.


The CMMG Mk47 Mutant AKR is available for $1,699.95. MSRP on the Mk47 AKR2 is $1,899.95. CMMG is also selling the ambi charging handle as a standalone accessory for $99.95. For more, visit

Mk47 Mutant AKR & AKR2

  • Barrel: 16.1″ 1:10 Medium Taper 4140 SBN Barrel
  • Muzzle: SV Muzzle Brake, Threaded 5/8-24
  • Handguard: CMMG RML15
  • Furniture: Magul MOE Pistol Grip, Magpul CTR Buttstock, Ambidextorus Safety, Ambidextrous Charging Handle
  • Receivers: Billet 7075-T6 AL
  • Trigger: CMMG MIL-Spec (AKR), Geissele Automatics SSA (AKR2)
  • Weight: 7.2 LBS (Unloaded)
  • Length: 33.5″ (Stock Collapsed)
  • Gas Port Location: Carbine
  • MSRP: $1,699.95 (AKR), $1,899.95 (AKR2)

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