Apex Gun Parts Polish AK Grip: Apex’s Polish AK grip is military surplus and is new old stock, never before installed on a rifle. It is the correct grip for Polish AKM-pattern rifles and comes in a dark red color. The sides are checkered for a good grip and the bottom is flared so an operator’s hand stays in place during sustained fire. (apexgunparts.com; 719-481-2050)
Archangel AA123 Four-Position Stock: This adjustable stock from Archangel Manufacturing offers four length of pull adjustments and a seven-position cheek riser, providing the user with a custom fit when using iron sight or optics. The AA123 stock is designed to fit most stamped receiver AK variants. A ventilated recoil pad offers added shooter comfort. (archangelmanufacturing.com; 800-438-2547)
ATI AK-47 Strikeforce Package: The ATI AK-47 Strikeforce Package features the company’s Scorpion Recoil System that helps to absorb felt recoil. The package includes the stock, pistol grip, handguard and forend grip. The six-position stock folds to make your AK more bug-out bag friendly and features an adjustable cheekrest. The Scorpion pistol grip is textured for a sure grip, while the handguards are equipped with Picatinny rails and the forend grip is adjustable. The package fits most stamped receivers. (atigunstocks.com; 800-925-2522)
Boyds Laminate Wood Stock : The Boyds laminate AK-47 stock features a 12.75-inch length of pull and Boyd’s 0.5-inch-thick recoil pad. The two-piece handguard and the pistol grip match the multi-layer wood in the buttstock, offering a unique look with toughness and warp resistance. The stock, furniture and grip are designed for stamped receivers. Minor fitting may be required. Available in forest camo, nutmeg or pepper. Custom options available. (boydsgunstocks.com; 605-996-5011)
CAA Flashlight Grip Adaptor: The Flashlight Grip Adaptor (FGA) accommodates any 1-inch-diameter, push-button end cap tactical light and attaches to any Picatinny or Weaver-style rail. The grip provides user control of the weapon while the light helps in identifying a target in the darkness. The FGA’s switch is thumb activated to eliminate the possibility of a sympathetic response by trigger finger activation. The unit weighs 8.8 ounces. (commandarms.com; 215-949-9944)
Ergo AK Classic Grip: The Ergo AK Classic Grip is made of rigid polymer and uses an ambidextrous design with smooth finger grooves, making the grip more ergonomic for better weapon control. A textured surface covers all sides. Included in the kit are 6mm bolts that allow it to be easily installed on most AK rifles. The AK Classic Grip will also fit PAP AK weapons. (ergogrips.net; 877-281-3783)
Fab Defense UAS-AKMSP Folder: The UAS-AKMSP Folder from Fab Defense provides a side-folding stock system upgrade for underfolder-pattern AKMS rifles. It features an adjustable cheekpiece for height, making it useful for using optics or iron sights. The folding stock is a super-strong, slim-line design and features a ventilated recoil pad and built-in sling swivel. It’s available in black, olive-drab green or desert tan. (themakogroup.com)
Magpul MOE AK+ Grip: Delivering AK shooters an enhanced grip option for their rifle is Magpul’s MOE AK+ Grip. It features drop-in installation for most milled and stamped AK-47 and AK-74 rifles. The grip combines a reinforced polymer body with a wrap-around rubber overmolding for enhanced grip and comfort. The unit also accepts Magpul’s Grip Core for customized gear storage inside. (magpul.com; 303-828-3460)
Mission First Tactical Engage EPGI47: The Engage EPGI47 from Mission First Tactical has the same grip angle as the AR-15/M4 rifle’s grip. Three front straps—two with finger swells—and three backstraps allow users to customize the grip to fit most hand sizes. A secure, watertight storage compartment with a foam block stifles any rattle. Replaces most AK mil-spec grips. (missionfirsttactical.com; 267-704-0001)
Stark Equipment AK Grip: The AK-47 grip from Stark Equipment offers patented ergonomic features that include the hand-stop, unique grip angle and internal storage compartment. The design can help an operator with weapon control and reduce shooter fatigue. The grip is made of a durable, textured material that resists chemicals and extreme weather. Available colors are black, earth, green and multi-cam. (starkequipment.com; 603-556-7772)
TAPCO AK T6 Stock: TAPCO’s Intrafuse AK T6 stock looks similar to the M4 mil-spec stock and features an adjustable length of pull with six locking positions, from 10.5 inches (fully collapsed) to 14.5 inches (fully extended). The T6 is made of heavy-duty polymer and comes in a matte black finish. The stock is compatible with most AK variants. (tapco.com; 800-554-1445)
US Palm AK Battle Grip: US PALM Westernized the AK grip by engineering its AK Battle Grip, which provides the user with a comfortable grip that drive’s the users hand up to ensure a positive hold on the weapon. The grip is compatible with AK-47, AK-74, AKM, RPK and other AK variants. Made from a proprietary polymer, the Battle Grip is ambidextrous and textured for better retention. Finish choices include black and Flat Dark Earth. (uspalm.com; 602-281-2940)
The latest polymer stocks and stock systems can up the 67-year-old AK-47’s game. Polymer stocks are impact resistant, durable and impervious to weather and chemicals. Modernized stock systems mean an AK’s stock can be configured to fit a wide variety of shooters’ statures.
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Need something more traditional? Aftermarket wood stocks offer a high level of quality while remaining old-school in appearance. Choices in grips range from Eastern European military surplus to high-tech modern options.
AK upgrades like these means the AK does not have to be a one-size-fits-all gun, but rather one ready for charging into the 21st century.
For more information on the AK upgrades mentioned above, please visit the following websites:
- Apex Gun Parts Polish AK Grip: (apexgunparts.com; 719-481-2050)
- Archangel AA123 Four-Position Stock:(archangelmanufacturing.com; 800-438-2547)
- ATI AK-47 Strikeforce Package: (atigunstocks.com; 800-925-2522)
- Boyds Laminate Wood Stock: (boydsgunstocks.com; 605-996-5011)
- CAA Flashlight Grip Adaptor: (commandarms.com; 215-949-9944)
- Ergo AK Classic Grip: (ergogrips.net; 877-281-3783)
- Fab Defense UAS-AKMSP Folder: (themakogroup.com)
- Magpul MOE AK+ Grip: (magpul.com; 303-828-3460)
- Mission First Tactical Engage EPGI47: (missionfirsttactical.com; 267-704-0001)
- Stark Equipment AK Grip: (starkequipment.com; 603-556-7772)
- TAPCO AK T6 Stock: (tapco.com; 800-554-1445)
- US Palm AK Battle Grip: (uspalm.com; 602-281-2940)
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