Midwest Industries (MI) recently teased the release of a new extended AK handguard design and it generated some significant interest on this site. The wait is now over for at least some of the models of the new MI Gen 2 AK Extended Handguards.
MI has released the M-LOK version with a railed top cover and the M-LOK version with an Aimpoint Micro specific top cover. The M-LOK/Trijicon MRO version and all KeyMod versions are not available for purchase yet.
As expected, the installation looks to be very easy on these 11.5″ long handguards with no permanent modifications necessary to the host gun (something that can’t be said for most extended AK handguards). The hard coat anodized, 6061 T6 aluminum construction and MI’s patented clamping system should make these more than durable enough for hard use. The weight of just 16 ounces is perhaps most impressive.