I hope AK shooters are taking note of what is going on around there. There have been so many interesting developments for the old war horse in recent years that it is pretty easy to say that there has never been a better time to be an AK shooter. No where is the arms race to modernize the AK more apparent than in the area of optic mounts and Parabellum Armament Co. has just fired their latest shot across the bow with the introduction of the AKARS-Gen3.
The AKARS-Gen3 is a dust cover based optic mount. It replaces the stock dust cover and provides a 1913 rail interface for mounting optics. Like the earlier versions of the AKARS, the Gen3 is attached at the rear sight which must be removed to accommodate installation. The rail hinges at the front where it mounts to the rear sight interface to allow field stripping without loss of zero.
The most interesting addition to this version of the AKARS is the Glock rear sight dovetail that is located at the back of the rail. This gives the user the option of installing the Glock rear sight of their choice including ghost ring style sights (which don’t make much sense on a Glock but should work well here).
There will be a number of options available including a package with an Ameriglo ghost ring rear sight. There will be a version available for Yugo AKs and the Gen2 AKARS will still be available. The AKARS-Gen3 should be available in the next 3-4 weeks. Check out Parabellum Armament Co.