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US Palm AK Attack Rack (AKAR) – A New AK-47 Chest Rig

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Chest rig choices have been somewhat limited for AK-47 users. Eagle Industries has a couple of dedicated AK rigs and several manufacturers make chest rigs that are somewhat universal. Often these universal rigs don’t work well with the curved shape of the AK mags or hang up on the locking tab located on the back of the mag. US Palm has a new rig that will, at the very least, give AK users another choice.

This chest rig is somewhat spartan (as any good chest rig should be). It is basically just a means to carry 4 primary mags and 4 items like pistol mags, flashlights, or multi-tools. Each of the primary magazine pouches is lined with a high wear material to protect the pouch from the locking tab on the backs of the magazines. They also have a unique shape that is tailor-made for AK mags. The materials used in the construction are all top-notch (500D Cordura, ITW hardware). The shoulder straps look broad and somewhat flat (as they should be). Primary mags are retained via “bungee” loops that offer great retention and speedier access than flaps. It will be available in all the colors that you have come to expect including Multicam.

I only have two potential misgivings. First, I have always preferred AK chest rigs with a 3 mag set up since the size and shape of AK mags make them more difficult to manipulate when you have to reach across your body to the weapon side pouch or to the pouch nearest your support side. With the 4 mag set ups, the middle two pouches always seem to be more usable than the outer two. Second, the rig it appears to favor right handed shooters due to the shape of the pouches. I guess the AK47 isn’t particularly lefty friendly either.

You can find more info here:

US Palm (once their website is updated)

Scottsdale Gun Club

One Source Tactical

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One Response to US Palm AK Attack Rack (AKAR) – A New AK-47 Chest Rig

  1. Jim March 9, 2011 at 13:26 #

    US Palms only knows how to make high quality equipment. I love how you go to their site and they only make 30 products, but they are all perfectly engineered and made from high quality materials. I hope they continue to develop and stay on top of the AK Operator Game. I did a review on my site of the AK Fore-End that they developed along with Midwest Industries. It’s a super high quality piece. Go check it out when you get a chance. http://www.gunmodreview.com My Blog is very new, so give it time. I can only “hobby horse” it in my spare time.

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