Target acquisition is made easier with optics, and the AK design in recent years has become much more adaptable to mounting them and other aiming devices.

Though the AK design debuted in 1947, it has gone through numerous design revisions and had a myriad of aftermarket adapters designed for it that have made it more suitable to mounting these products. These include side-mounted optic rails to top-mounted rails to forend-mounted systems, to name just a few.

Consumers have many options these days when it comes to aiming devices for their AK, from surplus optics to high-tech lasers. Here’s a look at some top optic AK upgrades for enthusiasts.

For more information on the AK upgrades listed above, please visit the following websites:

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