Today’s AK shooters are spoiled. It wasn’t long ago that it was extremely difficult to find and purchase good quality optic mounts for the AK. Now, with companies like RS Products, that is all changing. It is easier than ever to mount quality optics like the Aimpoint Micros to your AK using the new AKML.
The AKML shares all of the same features with the previously mentioned AKM. It is machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum and features a robust, return to zero locking lever which really sets it apart from the flimsy imported mounts. RS Products has also designed a unique adjustment system that allows you to center the optic over the action and then permanently set the position to ensure that the mount won’t leave you hanging at the worst possible time.
Unlike some mounts that require the use of a comb riser, the AKML sits low enough to co-witness with the iron sights. Your AK can still be completely field stripped without uninstalling the mount in spite of how low the AKML sits.
The AKML is designed to be extremely durable but it is also built to keep weight to a minimum. It weighs only 5 ounces which is appropriate since it is designed to work with one of the lightest Aimpoint sights available. It also places this very minimal amount of weight over the center of the rifle so it doesn’t effect the handling characteristics much.
RS Products currently offers the AKML in black, but they will soon offer them in OD Green and Flat Dark Earth. You can check out the RS Products AKML at Brownells.