Tapco Magazine Blocks

Tapco SKS mag block

Tapco is now making magazine blocks for the AK, AR and SKS platforms.  The magazine blocks allow a gun owner to work on their rifle, using the block, instead of the rifle, to interface with the vice.  The helps prevent unwanted damage.

Tapco SKS mag block

The blocks are made of polymer and carry a retail price of $12.99.  Each block has a hole for hanging on a peg board if you have an organized work bench.  If you are like me, it would just go into a box on the floor next to the bench.

Tapco AK mag block


TAPCO AR Mag Block

Richard Johnson

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  • Nat

    Seems like a really bad idea to lock the entire weight of an AK in by that little mag retention clip and it’s rivet axis. a $13 ar block seems ok though.

  • gunslinger

    i’ll bite at a 13 AR block. if it can help install the lower parts kit.

    but as nat said, if the AK is held by the mag retention, how does this compare to the AR?