What happens when a brilliant mind, a mechanical master and a pipe-hitter decide to build an AK? Stay tuned to find out where AXTS will take the classic AK platform in 2016. COO Eric Andersen and President Josh Underwood welcome the incredibly skilled Billy Cho (formerly of Rifle Dynamics) to bring the AK platform to new heights. Stay with us, and we will follow this developing story and product as it moves from concept to execution!
The Mag NOW! Pouch from Blue Force Gear is an improved version of the classic bungee pouch. This pouch is an immediate-access, open-top magazine pouch that uses molded rubber “pull tabs” instead of sewn webbing. The molded tabs sit on the magazine in a consistent location every time, keeping your draw consistent. It comes in two sizes: The “Single” holds one magazine, and the “Triple” holds three. Designed for M4 magazines, this pouch can be adjusted to fit both AK-47 and AK-74 mags as well.
The Classic Stock for the Mosin-Nagant from Boyds Gunstocks is a great accessory for this classic 7.62x54R rifle. It is designed to fit better with a slender, somewhat open grip. Depending upon model and action, the Mosin-Nagant in the Classic stock shape shown here is available in nutmeg laminate, pepper laminate and forest camo laminate. As Boyds Gunstocks is continually adding colors and shapes, keep an eye out on the website for updates and additions.
New to the company’s growing line of AK-pattern rifles, the East German MPi-KM from James River Armory is a faithful recreation of a classic Cold War-era AKM. Hand-assembled from excellent condition parts on a new receiver and featuring a new chrome-lined barrel, the MPi-KM sports an attractive hot-salt-blued finish and the classic East German-pattern stock. Sights are set by laser bore-sighting and the rifles are test-fired at the factory to ensure accuracy.
The Stark Vertical Forward Grip has been designed to enhance weapon control, reinforce accurate shooting form and support multiple hand positions. The grip attaches easily and securely to Picatinny rail systems, is fully ambidextrous with a flared base and provides a secure grip that accommodates all hand sizes. It is available with a switch pocket for weapon-mounted accessories and includes a grip plug for storage inside the grip. Colors offered include black, earth, green and a Multi-Cam camouflage pattern.
As an annual publication, AK-47 & SOVIET WEAPONS strives to give today’s shooters everything they need to know about the AK platform — the most populous rifle in the world, with production in dozens of countries since its inception in the 1940s — as well as lesser-known Eastern Bloc firearms reaching our shores.
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To this end, every issue of AK-47 & SOVIET WEAPONS features a “New Products” page to round up some of the latest and greatest gear and guns for our readers, and the 2016 issue is no exception.
This year’s New Products roundup includes some hits from Boyds’ Gunstocks, AXTS Weapons Systems, Stark Industries and more.
Boyds’ is now offering a Classic Stock for the venerable Mosin-Nagant in rifle in 7.62x54R. This stock is available in nutmeg, pepper and forest camo laminate, and Boyds’ is always updating its stock finish options.
Another new product is from James River Armory. The MPi-KM is a faithful recreation of a classic Cold War-era AKM that is hand-assembled from excellent-condition parts on a new receiver. If you’re looking for East German firepower, look no further.
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But that’s not all. Scroll through the gallery above to see what other new products made the cut for the 2016 issue of AK-47 & SOVIET WEAPONS.
For more information on the products listed above, please visit the following websites:
- AXTS AK: axtsweapons.com; 503-893-2987
- Boyds Mosin-Nagant Classic Stock: boydsgunstocks.com; 605-996-5011
- Blue Force Gear Mag NOW!: blueforcegear.com; 877-430-2583
- James River Armory MPi-KM: jamesriverarmory.com; 910-300-6462
- Stark Vertical Forward Grip: starkequipment.com; 603-556-7772
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