When the AK was first developed, the earliest synthetic materials started appearing in firearms designs. These early examples were too weak to be used for something that required a lot of durability, like a stock. So, the AK began with a wooden stock, either solid wood or, for more strength and greater durability in the elements, laminated wood. American manufacturers make new and very attractive AK stocks in these original materials. But Kalashnikov fans can also opt to modernize their AKs with the latest and most ergonomic polymer stocks—fixed, folding or collapsible—as well as new grips and handguards for completely personalized rifles.

For more information about the AK  stocks and grips featured in the gallery above, please visit the following sites.

Archangel AA47 OPFOR Series

ATI AK-47 Elite Package

BCM Gunfighter KAG

Boyds Gunstocks

Century Arms SB47

Command Arms AK47SFSP

Ergo AK Classic Grip

Ergo AK Rigid Grip

FAB Defense Tactical Folding Buttstock

FAB Defense AGR-47 Grip

Hogue AK Stock Sets

Magpul Zhukov-S

Magpul MOE AK Grip

Magpul MOE SL AK Grip

Magpul MOE-K2 AK Grip

Stark AK-47 Rifle Grip

TAPCO AK SAW-Style Pistol Grip


This article was originally published in ‘AK47 & Soviet Weapons’ 2017. To order a copy, please visit

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