DDI is cooking up all kinds of interesting things ahead of this year’s SHOT Show. They will be set up in the NEXT area in booth N406. If you checkout their booth, you may be able to put eyes on the new AK105 style gas block that they are producing.
The AK105 style gas blocks incorporate the front sight into the gas block. Moving the front sight back to the gas block reduces weight and opens up interesting opportunities for the front end of the AK. That includes different muzzle devices and easier barrel shortening for both SBRs or permanently attached muzzle devices.
DDI is already showing off (pics below) an AK that makes the potential for such a modification apparent. Hopefully, they work the AK105 style gas blocks into their current production AKs. Better yet, it would be great to see a production AK with a 14.5″ barrel and permanently attached muzzle device on dealer shelves.
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