Law Tactical AKuracy Adjustable Rear Sight

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I stumbled across the Law Tactical AKuracy sight when browsing their webpage for the write-up on their upcoming Gen-3 folding stock adapter. In short, the sight is a drop-in replacement for stock AK-47 sights that provides a dovetail to use Glock pistol sights. Its so simple and brilliant, I love it.

 

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The AK-uracy sight is CNC machined from steel and coated to match common AK platforms. The sight uses the stock range detent and is fully adjustable for the said ranges. The sight installs quickly via a flathead screw driver and the Glock sight is locked into place with set screws.

The impetus of the design courtesy of Law Tactical:

The AK-47 is the most widely produced rifle, renowned for its reliability. One common complaint is accuracy. Many reference the short sight radius as a reason for poor accuracy when in reality, the sight radius is almost identical to that of the M4 carbine (the standard carbine of the US army) a weapon renowned for its accuracy.

The problem with the standard AK sight is the distance of the sights from the eye of the shooter (eye relief). Most modern rifles have the rear sight towards the rear of the receiver, while the AK rear sight is positioned at the front of the receiver. The increased distance of the AK rear sight makes target acquisition similar to a pistol held at arms length.

Sights compared from Breach Bang Clear's review. Click the picture to be taken to the review.

Sights compared from Breach Bang Clear’s review. Click the picture to be taken to the review.

Breach-Bang-Clear has a short review up on the sight and they were impressed. They found that the sight actually increased accuracy, despite having a wider rear notch from the Glock sights. Also, B-B-C noted that the sight worked on a AK-74, though no word on if the range notches were accurate.

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Showing the set screw adjustment. Click the picture to be taken to B-B-C’s review.

The AKuracy sight is available from Law Tactical direct for $49.99. Note, the website still lists a pre-order and shipping date of February.



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • echelon

    Or you could just open up the notch on the rear sight and have the same effect. And for $50 you could buy a few surplus rear sight leafs for an AK just in case you mess up…just sayin…

    • DiverEngrSL17K

      Very good point, Echelon. Still, LAW Tactical does deserve kudos for creativity and manufacturing a solid, practical device for those who don’t want to alter the OEM rear sight ramp. The modularity that allows installation of a variety of sights is also interesting and will probably prove quite useful for many users since it offers multiple options, although I personally do perfectly well with the OEM sights as well as dedicated AK tritium night sight set-ups, and have no need for any of the other configurations.

      • echelon

        I’m all about innovation and everyone thinking with their dipstick Jimmy, but my problem is cost. Is this thing really worth $50? That seems to be the problem with so many made in the US products…they’re way overpriced. Plus you gotta buy the Glock sight on top of that.

        Options are good. Cheap options are better. Especially when they work just as well or better than more expensive solutions.

        • DiverEngrSL17K

          As I have already said, you do have a very good point. The problem with high pricing usually stems from the fact that the economies of scale don’t apply here. Only fairly limited numbers of an item like this will be made since the manufacturers probably anticipate that only a certain segment of the market will end up purchasing said item, and — let’s face it — they have to try and make a living too.

          Having said that, once in a while a certain product will gain widespread acceptance and take off like gangbusters, becoming hugely successful and immensely profitable ; but the majority of products will meet moderate success, being only marginally profitable or simply breaking even, while many others will fail to gain market share for a variety of reasons and fall by the wayside regardless of their technical merits.

          • echelon

            Yes that is a good point. Perhaps – and I know this is also not always feasible – the manufacturer could get this product put on a production gun, say like on I.O. Inc AKs or something where this would be standard equipment and it’s wrapped up in the price of the gun and then you will also see more acceptance and use of the device.

            Kind of like how every AR manufacturer has a Magpul model…

          • DiverEngrSL17K

            That’s an excellent and creative idea — thank you for sharing it!. Actual incorporation of the sight on an existing AK offering will, of course, depend on how the parties involved perceive the potential benefit business-wise, but it would still be a big step in the right direction.

    • John

      Yeah, I followed this guy’s lead [pic below] and used a dremel with a 1/8″ drill bit, walked down the notch and it made a really nice U notch that fits so naturally with the AK’s front sight base. It is a 5 min fix I would recommend doing before buying any upgrades.

      http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y238/tboneguy915/428170_3020354225675_882674983_n.jpg

      • DiverEngrSL17K

        Appears to be well done too — very symmetrical and nicely put together. Do you have any other information on how precisely it was cut so as not to affect accurate aiming at longer ranges? Thanks in advance.

  • Risky

    I think these things are great. One of those things that makes me wonder why someone didn’t come up with it sooner. $50 is a little steep, though.

    On a side note I’m pretty sure range notches aren’t any different between AK rifles chambered in 7.62 versus 5.45 or any other caliber. The sight base ramp is what changes between the calibers.

  • patrickiv

    Doesn’t this make the rifle less accurate? With a larger notch, it would be harder to center the front sight post.

    • DiverEngrSL17K

      An excellent comment. There comes a point where the larger notch becomes just a little too large for maintaining accuracy, versus where it is too small for a practical, user-friendly FOV and quick yet precise acquisition of the target. Somewhere between the two is an optimum balance, and manufacturers like this are trying to find a better way to achieve that balance AND make it work for the majority of users. Personally, I prefer the sight picture of the OEM AK set-up as this is what works best for me.

  • SD3

    Should these also be compatible for SKS?

    • DiverEngrSL17K

      Interesting question. The SKS has slightly different ballistic parameters compared to the AK ( assuming use of the same exact cartridge loading in 7.62mm x 39 for an apples-to-apples comparison ), courtesy of it’s longer barrel. Having said that, the difference is not a large one, and I’m guessing the same basic rear sight leaf or a slightly modified one would probably work well.

  • juver