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For years, Rifle Dynamics has built custom “featureless” AK rifles for people living in California. Now the Nevada-based company has decided to make those same rifles part of its main production line. The series has been dubbed the “California Airlift” lineup.

The first two rifles in the Rifle Dynamics California Airlift lineup are the RD702-CA in 7.62×39 and the RD502-CA in 5.45×39. Both models feature the Generation 3 Venom Tactical front sight block/gas block combo; UltiMAK scope rail; and a permanently attached Surefire PROCOMP muzzle brake. In addition, the rifles have a 14.5-inch barrel; Aim Sports featureless AK grip; and a Fuller rear sight. These rifles are priced at $2,200, but they can also be customized at an additional charge with a ALG AKT-EL trigger; SLR Rifleworks 10.5″ rail set (M-Lok or Keymod); Krebs Custom enhanced safety (with bolt hold open); Evolution Defense Group handguard; and AK side rail installation.

The third Rifle Dynamics California Airlift rifle is the AKM-CA. Offering a more traditional setup, the AKM-CA is available in 7.62×39 with a 16-inch barrel and features black polymer furniture; tuned action and trigger;, standard muzzle device; Fuller rear sight mod; Aim Sports featureless AK grip; premium finish and a side rail mount for optics. Various customizing options are available for $50. MSRP: $1,450.

“We know that these guns are quite controversial to those of us on the free side of the blockade, but there are still Americans living behind enemy lines that need access to quality weapons, so Operation California Airlift is on!” Rifle Dynamics states.

See the breakdown of features for each model below, along with a video from Rifle Dynamics founder Jim Fuller discussing the new line.

For more on Rifle Dynamics, go to rifledynamics.com.

Rifle Dynamics California Airlift RD702-CA & RD502-CA

  • Available in 7.62×39 (RD702-CA) or 5.45×39 (RD502-CA)
  • Overall Length 35 in
  • Approximate weight without magazine 6 pounds, 15 ounces
  • RD Custom Front End
  • 14.5 in barrel with 1/2x 28 tpi.
  • Permanently attached Surefire PROCOMP Muzzle Brake device. 16.25in barrel oal.
  • Tuned Action – Rails, Bolt, Carrier & Trigger Group
  • RD AK to M4 stock adapter with Magpul fixed MOE stock
  • UltiMAK Scope rail
  • Polymer Lower Handguard with heat shield
  • Aim Sports Featureless AK Grip
  • Custom Tuned G2 Trigger Group to gunsmith’s preference
  • Fuller Rear Sight mod
  • One 10rd magazine included
  • Rifles come shipped in their own Rifle Case w/RD Logo

California Airlift AKM-CA

  • Available in 7.62×39
  • Overall Length 35in
  • Approximate weight without magazine 6 pounds, 10 ounces
  • 16 in barrel with 14x1LH(AKM)
  • Tuned Action – Rails, Bolt, Carrier & Trigger Group
  • US. Polymer stock
  • Aim Sports Featureless AK Grip
  • Polymer Lower Handguard with heat shield
  • Custom Tuned G2 Trigger Group to gunsmith’s preference
  • Fuller Rear Sight mod
  • Side Optics Rail
  • Flat Black Molyresin over parkerization
  • One 10rd magazine included
  • Rifles come shipped in their own Rifle Case w/RD Logo

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