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The AK was designed at a time when it was common practice to employ blued steel and wood furniture. Today’s operators demand more options for their weapons. Aluminum rails and handguards enable an operator to “kit up” the AK and mount accessories that help control fire and stay on target.

Optic mounts mean better target acquisition and long-range accuracy. Here’s a list of mounts, rails and handguards to kit up your AK for the 21st century.

 

Arsenal PR-01 Handguard

14 Rails Mounts Handguards AK platform Arsenal PR-01 Handguard
Arsenal PR-01 Handguard

The PR-01 minimizes weight while providing maximum strength by using a triangular support design and utilizing aircraft-grade aluminum construction. The Picatinny-style quad rails on the bottom and sides have 14 slots, with nine slots on the top, all with identification marks for quick repeat attachment of accessories. The PR-01 will fit both milled and stamped receivers, and it is designed to accept a cleaning rod with the handguard installed. (arsenalinc.com; 702-643-2220)

 

Arsenal SM-13 Scope Mount 

14 Rails Mounts Handguards AK platform Arsenal SM-13 Scope Mount
Arsenal SM-13 Scope Mount

Arsenal’s SM-13 side-attaching scope mount for AK variants is used by foreign militaries. The one-piece, CNC-machined mount is constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum, so it is strong yet lightweight—only 5.7 ounces. The Picatinny rails give users more than 7.5 inches of rail space to mount a variety of optics. The locking mechanism offers quick and easy installation and removal with no loss of zero. (arsenalinc.com; 702-643-2220)

 

Krebs Custom Rear Sight Rail System

14 Rails Mounts Handguards AK platform Krebs Custom Rear Sight Rail System
Krebs Custom Rear Sight Rail System

The Krebs Custom Kalashnikov Rear Sight Rail (KRSR) System mounts securely to an AK’s rear sight base and rear trunnion. The matte black KRSR features a 7.5-inch Picatinny rail and a windage-adjustable M16-A2 aperture rear sight. The rail section is machined from 7075 aluminum and the rear locking mechanism is made from carbon steel. (krebscustom.com; 847-487-7776)

 

Midwest Industries AK Mini Dot Mount

14 Rails Mounts Handguards AK platform Midwest Industries AK Mini Dot Mount
Midwest Industries AK Mini Dot Mount

The AK Mini Dot Mount from Midwest Industries mounts to the rear sight of standard AK-47 and AK-74 rifles with no complicated gunsmithing required. The mount allows a user to install a small red-dot sight while still being able to use the iron sights. The mount has a rear sight built in. The top cover can be removed with the mount in place. (midwestindustriesinc.com; 262-896-6780)

Midwest Industries AK-SSK KeyMod Handguard

14 Rails Mounts Handguards AK platform Midwest Industries AK-SSK KeyMod Handguard
Midwest Industries AK-SSK KeyMod Handguard

The Midwest Industries Extended AK-SSK KeyMod Handguard fits most AK-47s, AK-74s and other variants as well as stamped or machined receivers. The lower rail extends 9.5 inches for an additional mounting surface and features five anti-rotational, quick-detach sockets for push-button swivels. One 2.1-inch KeyMod rail is included. The 11.4-ounce handguard is made from 6061 aluminum and is hardcoat anodized. (midwestindustriesinc.com; 262-896-6780)

 

Midwest Industries AK 30mm Scope Side Mount

14 Rails Mounts Handguards AK platform Midwest Industries AK 30mm Scope Side Mount
Midwest Industries AK 30mm Scope Side Mount

Midwest Industries’ AK 30mm Scope Side Mount attaches to AK rifles with built-in receiver mounts by using its ADM Auto Lock System, which uses a lever to clamp on the mount/scope. The unit accepts scopes with 30mm tubes, and reduction rings for one-piece tubes are available. (midwestindustriesinc.com; 262-896-6780)

 

Parabellum AK Adaptive Rail System

14 Rails Mounts Handguards AK platform Parabellum AK Adaptive Rail System
Parabellum AK Adaptive Rail System

Parabellum Armament’s AKARS (AK Advantage Rail System) unit replaces the rear sight leaf and the receiver’s top cover on most AK-47 and AK-74 rifles,
allowing users to easily mount optics including scopes, red dots, infrared sights and others. The cover integrates a Picatinny-style rail, and even when the cover is removed for maintenance the optic will retain its zero. The cover also allows for the use of iron sights since the AKARS has a built-in rear sight aperture. (parabellumarmament.com; 844-927-4327)

 

Parabellum AK-BAR

14 Rails Mounts Handguards AK platform Parabellum AK-BAR
Parabellum AK-BAR

The AK-BAR (AK Battle Action Rail) interfaces directly with Parabellum Armament’s RCS, giving it a secure mounting point to free-float the barrel. The AK-BAR features a Picatinny rail along the top and multiple KeyMod slots. The handguard has a width of 1.5 inches, giving it a thin, sleek feel. The magazine guide ramp assists users with reloads. Easy to install, the AK-BAR is made from hardcoat anodized 6061-T6 aluminum. (parabellumarmament.com; 844-927-4327)

 

RS Regulate AK-300

14 Rails Mounts Handguards AK platform RS Regulate AK-300
RS Regulate AK-300

The rugged AK-300 Modular Side Mount will work on all side-rail-equipped AK rifles.  Similar to the Russian design, the patented AK-300 mount uses a throw lever that clamps onto the side rail of the receiver. As a result, the system allows users to mount optics centered over the bore and be mounted low enough that iron sights can be co-witnessed through a red-dot. The top cover can still be removed to disassemble the rifle without removing the mount. Made from Type 3 hardcoat anodized 6061-T6 aluminum, it features a titanium-based locking system. (rsregulate.com)

Scout Scope AK Mount Kit

14 Rails Mounts Handguards AK platform Scout Scope AK Mount Kit
Scout Scope AK Mount Kit

The Scout Scope Mount Kit requires no drilling or tapping. The universal base attaches to the AK’s rear sight mount with no permanent alterations required. When installed, the mount provides the optimum eye relief for a red-dot sight or a forward-mounted scout scope. There’s also no need to remove the mount to perform routine maintenance and field-stripping. (scoutscopes.com; 512-658-6930)

 

Strike Industries AK Rear Sight Red Dot Rail

14 Rails Mounts Handguards AK platform Strike Industries AK Rear Sight Red Dot Rail
Strike Industries AK Rear Sight Red Dot Rail

The AK Rear Sight Rail for Low Profile Red Dot Optics from Strike Industries easily converts the rear sight of most AKs into a Picatinny rail that is designed specifically forlow profile red dot optics from Burris, Trijicon, Aimpoint and others. No gunsmithing required. The rail is constructed of aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum with a hardcoat anodized finish. (strikeindustries.com)

 

TAPCO Galil Style Handguard

14 Rails Mounts Handguards AK platform TAPCO Galil Style Handguard
TAPCO Galil Style Handguard

The TAPCO Galil Style Handguard offers horizontal grooves for a better grip than standard military-style handguards. The handguard is manufactured from high-strength, reinforced composite and is compatible with most AK-style rifles. It also offers better ventilation to reduce barrel heat during sustained fire. Color choices include dark earth and black. (tapco.com; 800-554-1445)

 

Texas Weapon Systems AK Dog Leg Rail Gen II

14 Rails Mounts Handguards AK platform Texas Weapon Systems AK Dog Leg Rail Gen II
Texas Weapon Systems AK Dog Leg Rail Gen II

Texas Weapon Systems’ Dog Leg Rail Gen II allows for very low mounted optics by combining the receiver cover with a Picatinny-style rail with 17 slots; the PSL model has 19 slots. The cam lock’s release mechanism keeps the cover and optic secure for a constant zero. The cover also has a hinged front tab for easy field stripping. Specific models are available for AK-47/AK-74, Yugo AK-47 and Romanian PSL rifle platforms. (texasweaponsystems.com; 512-554-1136)

 

UTG PRO QD AK Side Mount

14 Rails Mounts Handguards AK platform UTG PRO QD AK Side Mount
UTG PRO QD AK Side Mount

The UTG Pro Quick-detachable AK Side Mount is made in the U.S. out of high-quality, aircraft-grade aluminum. The side mount is compatible with most AK-type rifles with side rail mounts. Slide the mount onto the dovetail and use the ergonomic quick lock/release lever with adjustable tension to tighten in place. The top rail has 16 Picatinny slots, plus it has a deep U-shaped cut in the top rails, allowing an operator to use iron sights and optics. (leapers.com; 734-542-1500)

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