RS Regulate will release their newest AK optic mounting option later this week. The AKOT is a compact ACOG (TA50 and similar) upper optic mount for the RS Regulate AK-300 series mounts.
The image below (courtesy of Instagram AK guru hizzie_biscuits) shows the new AKOT in comparison with the AKOG upper mount which is intended for use with full size ACOGs. The AKOT is considerably more compact and weighs in at just 1 ounce.
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.
US PALM has released details of their newest AK magazine. The AK30R (the “R” is for Range) is designed to be an affordable alternative to the AK30, specifically for range use. It lacks the metal reinforcements of the regular AK30 which has allowed US PALM to offer the US made AK30R at a lower price point than the AK30.
The AK30R is not a replacement for the AK30. The AK30 will still be offered as US PALM’s hard use option.
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.
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.