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1 Shot AK Magazines/Bottle Openers from Bad Element Co.

Bad Element Co. is like the AK Magazine Whisperer. He can massage a roughly machined piece of ComBloc steel into a work of art but sometimes the mags are a little too rough to coax anything out of them… Anything except maybe the worlds coolest bottle opener.

Every once in a while, Bad Element Co. turns tired old magazines that would otherwise be relegated to the trash bin into bottle openers. They are basically cut down to a size that you could almost consider carrying as a key chain and modified so that the spring, follower, and baseplate can be re-installed. Then a split ring is added so you can attach some keys. You use the feed lips to pry off the bottle caps with ease (it works, you can test it with your regular AK mags right now… go ahead).

The best part is that these bottle openers still work as a magazines! They will hold 1 round, lock into your AK, feed, and fire.

You can check out Bad Element Co. at their website. If you want one of these very limited bottle openers, your best bet is to watch their Instagram page for when they are available or get in touch directly.

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CDM Gear BC47 AK Light Mounts – Now Available

The CDM Gear BC47 AK Light Mounts, that we recently gave you a sneak peek about, are now available.

These light mounts clamp to the barrel and provide a flashlight ring for for use with a 1″ diameter light. Their anti-rotation design ensures that they can not spin on the barrel and they have a hole to accommodate the cleaning rod.

There are two models available. The BC47-1 positions the light below the bore axis which may be more comfortable for those using a vertical grip. The BC47-2 places the light above the bore axis which may be more comfortable for those without a vertical grip.

Check out the BC47 Light Mounts at CDM Gear.

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AK Master Mount – No Mod, No Gunsmith AK Side Rail

If you have an AK that does not have a factory installed side rail for optics mounting, you may think you are limited to rear sight or gas tube based optics mounts. Maybe not…

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The AK Master Mount touts itself as, “The “no mod” solution for those that want classic side mount optics on their AK styled rifles without a factory side rail.  This proprietary side rail can be attached in minutes, without permanent modifications, or the need for a gunsmith.”

It mounts via supplied pins that pass through the AK’s trigger and hammer holes in the receiver. AK Master Mount states that installation is easy, that the rail is solid and parallel to the bore, and that the shepherds crook is no longer required which is a nice bonus. The AK Master Mount accommodates a wide selection of receiver types including several milled and stamped varieties.

Check out the AK Master Mount.

ALG Defense AKT-E Now Shipping

That ripping sound that you hear is the sound of AK shooters across the country pulling out their wallets fast enough to tear their back pocket. There is finally some news on the much anticipated ALG Defense AKT-E, an enhanced version of their AK Trigger (AKT). ALG Defense is in the process of shipping pre-ordered AKT-E units and it is already showing up at some retailers though is not available on ALGDefense.com as of the time of this writing.

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On This Day in USA Made AK History – DDI Hammer Forged AK Parts

DDI (Destructive Devices Industries) has been testing USA-made, hammer forged AK parts including bolts, bolts carriers, and trunnions for a few months now. Apparently they have reached the point that they are satisfied with the results because they are moving forward with production as of today. The below images, posted this morning with the caption “It’s starting! Hammer Forged in the USA!”, show bolt carriers and trunnions in production.

It’s an interesting time to be an AK shooter in the USA.

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CMC AK Trigger News

CMC hasn’t forgotten about the AK trigger that they teased last year. In fact, the good news is that they will be building, testing, and shipping to distributors as early as next week. They recently posted the following image that gives us the best look yet at a near production ready trigger. Keep your eye on CMC Triggers for more details.

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MI AK Railed Gas Tube

Midwest Industries is now producing a railed gas tube for AK pattern rifles. The first question anyone should have when shopping for something like this is does it place the RDS low enough to co-witness with the AK’s iron sights. According to MI, it does allow a lower 1/3rd co-witness with micro red dot sights. That instantly makes this a serious competitor in this space.

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The new AK Railed Gas Tube is constructed from 6061 aluminum with a hard anodized finish. It mounts via a patent pending method and has a steel nut that can be used to adjust the length of the gas tube, closing the gap left by some competing railed gas tubes. Installation requires no permanent modification to the host AK.

The AK Railed Gas Tube is available for standard AK/AKMs with models for the Yugo M70, M85 PAP, and M92 PAP coming soon. Check it out at Midwest Industries.

Krebs AC-15

You know that guy in the internet AK meme that is saying “Nyet, rifle is fine”? Well, even he wants one of the new Krebs Custom AC-15s.

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The AC-15 is a thoroughly modern AK with features that shooters will love but collectors and AK purists will hate (but secretly love). This Saiga based, 7.62x39mm chambered AK features a 14.25″ cold hammer forged barrel with a permanently attached Krebs 4 Prong Flash Suppressor. The extended Krebs UFM rail provides plenty of real estate for gripping the carbine and KeyMod for mounting lights, slings, etc.

Krebs Custom has worked out a way to reinforce the receiver cover so that there is no movement during recoil and the receiver covered mounted rear sight returns to zero after the cover is removed and reinstalled. There is a short scope rail where the rear sight would typically be, allowing the user to mount a micro red dot sight so it will co-witness with the iron sights.

The AC-15 comes with Magpul furniture. Like every Krebs gun I have ever handled, care has been taken to remove sharp edges. It is finished with black KrebsCoat.

This first run of AC-15s will be the only one to sport a folding stock mechanism. If you want a folder direct from Krebs, act fast. Check out the new AC-15 at Krebs Custom.

Crowdfund This: Visual AK Identification Playing Cards – First Look

There are just 3 days left to push GunWebsite’s Visual Kalashnikov Identification Playing Cards to their $10K stretch goal. The extra funding will ensure that these cards can be produced in the USA. To help make the final push, a video giving the most in-depth look yet at the cards has been released. Feast your eyes on all the Kalashnikov goodness in the video below…

Get in on the crowd funding campaign at Kickstarter.

DDI AK with Magpul MOE Hand Guard and Khukov Stock

DDI has begun shipping another AKM complete with Magpul furniture. This time the AK comes equipped with the MOE AK Hand Guard and Zhukov stock. This combination of parts provides broader compatibility with other hand guards should you ever want to replace the MOE Hand Guard since, unlike the Zhukov Hand Guard, this requires no modification to the hand guard retainer. The Zhukov stock provides a folding stock for transport.

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Like DDI’s other AKM offerings, these feature a KG Gun Coat finish. The bolt, bolt carrier, axis pins, rear sight assembly, spring guide, and barrel are Fenocite treated for corrosion resistance and increased surface hardness. Speaking of the barrel, it is made to DDI’s specs by Green Mountain and plays a large part in the surprising accuracy that has been reported by DDI shooters. I have not shot mine for groups yet but it has exhibited good practical accuracy out of the box. Each rifle ships with a Magpul AK MOE magazine.

So, if you have wanted to pick up a DDI AK with Magpul furniture but were turned off by the Zhukov Hand Guard, this could be the one. You can find them at several online dealers or your local dealer can order one for you.

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