Will fit all AK’s with their rearsight in the traditional position
Incorporates a back-up rear sight
Attaching optics to an AK can be problematic. One way forward is to use a mount that replaces the rearsight. One such mount is the Samson AK-RSR1 Rearsight Rail. Precision machined from steel, the AK-RSR1 is finished in a hard wearing matte black coating to protect it from scuffs and scratches. It is easy to install, requiring no gunsmithing or permanent modifications – just be sure to put your rearsight (and particularly its spring) somewhere where they will be safe.
As you would expect, the rail is a standard MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny type that can also take attachments intended for Weaver rails. It incorporates a V-notch back up rearsight, but this is non-adjustable and not very practical. You also need to be aware that this mount puts your sight high up which can be a problem, particularly on early pattern AKs that have their comb set very low. The good news is this mount is very strong and fits as solid as a rock. Your sight should hold zero in contrast to top-cover rails.
Samson AK Rearsight Rail
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The Troy Industries Alpha Rail is essentially a version of the Troy TRX Extreme that uses a new and easier installation process. Their new locking system does not require the removal of the AR’s barrel nut and replacement with one of proprietary try design. Instead you remove the weapon’s delta ring and spring and the unit clamps on to the USGI barrel nut using three blocks tensioned by Allen headed screws. You tension these screws to correctly align the Alpha Rail. The Alpha Rail also has its longitudinal grooves extend around the entire diameter of the rail, whereas the TRX Extreme is smooth at 5 O’clock. Both rails take the Troy Industries Squid Grip that enables you to grip the rail without blocking off the ventilation holes as do most other grip designs. They also result in a much narrower, less chunky grip than a quad rail fitted with rail cover grips.
Troy Industries Alpha Rails
Both the Alpha Rail and TRX Extreme are very rigid and lightweight and cool exceptionally well. They come with an integral top rail and detachable side rails to avoid unnecessary weight. Troy make a special sling swivel attachment that fits directly into one of the ventilation holes, doing away with a heavy attachment that uses up rail space. Machined from 6061 T-6 aluminum with a matte black milspec Type III coating, the rails come in 7.2″, 11″, 13″ and 15″. You can purchase them with or without an integral flip up front sight.
Troy Industries Alpha Rails
Important! 13″ Alpha Rails with built-in sights (100-010-602) are not compatible with rifle or intermediate length gas systems. 11” Alpha Rails with built-in flip up front sights (100-010-601) are not compatible with mid or intermediate length gas systems. Alpha rails do not use the TRX barrel nut or wrench.
The Magpul STR buttstock, introduced in 2012 is a storage adapted version of their CTR (Compact/Type Restricted) stock. STR stands for Storage/Type Restricted. The ‘Restricted’ in the designation means this stock was designed for customers restricted from taking their buffer tubes off for installation as required for installation of Magpul’s UBR stock, i.e. some law enforcement and most military users.
The STR is longer extended than the MOE and, with its optional buttpads, gives a longer length of pull. However, if used with the VLTOR A5 recoil system which uses a buffer tuber 0.75″ longer than mil-spec, it gets you almost 1″ closer to the weapon with the stock all the way closed than with the VLTOR stock which has an airspace. This can make a big difference, for example with body armor. There is a lip or shelf under the bottom/rear of the stock’s A-frame that provides a better support than the straight edge on the CTR. The STR adds two waterproof battery storage tubes which also give the benefit of improved cheek weld. Each of these can hold two AA or CR123 batteries. These are accessible from the rear with the stock in any position.
The Magpul STR retains the CTR’s tried and tested locking mechanism with a release lever shielded from accidental impact inside the stock. This stock, like the CTR, is very rigid when deployed utilizing Magpul’s friction locking system to prevent wobble. A premium chrome-silicon lock spring is used to maximize the stock’s working life.
Magpul always pay a lot of attention to sling mounting with their stocks. Compatible with the ASAP Ambidextrous Sling Attachment Point, the STR stock incorporates two sling loops on its left and right side and a single, reversible Type 1 quick-detach sling attachment point for which you will need to purchase the QD sling loop separately. A Type 2 ambidextrous version is available as an optional extra.
The 0.30″ non-slip butt pad is replaceable and 0.55″ and 0.70″ versions are available.
The Magpul STR is available in models to suit either Mil-spec or commercial diameter carbine buffer tubes. Both are available in black, flat dark earth or OD green and foliage green.
The revolutionary Battlecomp Enterprises Battlecomp is a compact compensator that reduces muzzle climb, dust signature and muzzle flash without making life highly unpleasant for you and adjacent shooters at the range. The muzzle climb reduction greatly facilitates rapid aimed fire. It does so without putting a large ugly piece of metal on your rifle’s muzzle.
Battlecomp 1.0/1.5/2.0 all fit .223/5.56 rifles with ½”-28 tpi muzzle threads. Version BA is intended for calibers up to 7.62X51 NATO/.308 Winchester including the 6.5mm Grendel, 6.8mm SPC and .300 AAC Blackout.
Battlecomp 1.5 is pre-drilled for to be permanently pinned to a 14.5″ barrel to extend it to 16.1″ avoiding the necessity for BATF registration and fee.
Battlecomp 2.0 accepts devices intended to go over the A2 ‘birdcage’ flash suppressor, with the exception of the Blank Firing Adapter or (BFA). It can, for example be used with the AAC OMNI and Gemtech Halo suppressors.
Battlecomp Enterprises Battlecomp 2.0
Precision machined from 17-4 PH stainless steel and given MIL-DTL 13924D Class IV black oxide finish. Supplied with crush washer and/or shims.
1.0/1.5/2.0 fit .223/5.56 barrels with ½”-28 tpi muzzle threads.
1.0/2.0 – 1¾” (4.5cm) OAL.
1.5 – 21⁄8″ (5.4cm) OAL.
BA – 25⁄8″ (6.7cm) OAL. Fits barrels with 5⁄8″-24 tpi muzzle threads, chambered in calibers up to .308/7.62mm.
The SHREWD Muzzle Brake is designed to reduce recoil and muzzle climb in rifles, leading to increased accuracy. The staggered gas vents are angled at seven degrees to push gas and noise forwards – however your rifle will sound substantially noisier, particularly to those to either side of you. These units come with a 0.220 exit hole that must be opened up to 0.020″ over the actual diameter of the bullets your rifle fires as calibers are often nominal and differ from the actual bullet diameter. Three different diameters are available and can be turned down at the rear to blend with your barrel contour. The .865″ is the correct outside diameter to fit Lone Eagle pistols. The units come in 4140 chrome moly steel in the white for finishing or in 416 stainless. A special varmint model, the SHREWD Varmint Brake is available without ports at the top of bottom to minimize dust signature.
SHREWD Muzzle Brake
SPECS: 4140 steel, chrome moly (CM), in the white for subsequent finishing or 416 stainless steel (SS), satin finish. 2-5⁄8″ (6.6cm) long. Outside diameter; #01 – .560″ (14.2mm), #1 – .625″ (15.8mm), #2 – .700″ (17.7mm), #3 – .850″ (21.6mm), #4 – 1″ (2.5cm), .865″ (22mm).