MagPul Goes East for their Latest Accessories – AK Handguards, Magazines, & Stocks


Good grief. The new MagPul products just keep coming! Uncle Sam meets Mother Russia with the announcement of steel-reinforced AK magazines, M-LOK handguard for AKs, stocks for AKs and more.

Full Press Release and tongue-in-cheek video below:

 

New For 2015 in the Magpul AK lineup:
PMAG30 AK/AKM GEN M3 -7.62×39 Steel Reinforced AK Magazine, MSRP $26.95

Zhukov-S Folding AK stock- Right side folder for stamped rifles, adjustable LOP, optional cheek risers, integrated QD socket on hinge. Allows use of side mounted optics, allows firing from folded position (without cheek risers). Wedge block interface allows easy fitment and requires no adapters. MSRP $99.95

Zhukov Hand Guard-Extruded and Machined anodized aluminum chassis with Polymer hand guard. M-LOK slots-side slots attach through to aluminum chassis. Ultimak compatible. Requires removal of Hand Guard retainer. Includes upper hand guard/gas tube cover. Fits stamped and milled rifles with 16.75-18.25mm barrels (Measured behind HG retainer) MSRP $99.95

MOE Stock-Fixed triangle stock for stamped rifles. Compatible with Magpul AK cheek risers. Includes storage compartment. Wedge block interface allows easy fitment and requires no adapters. MSRP $59.95

MOE AK Hand Guards- Both MOE Hand Guards install with stock hand guard retainer, extend further forward than stock hand guard, and include a blackened stainless steel heat shield. M-LOK slots. Ultimak compatible. Include upper hand guard/gas tube cover.

MOE AK- Fits AK-pattern rifles with no sling loop on hand guard retainer or rifles with loop removed. Symmetrical design extends forward of retainer on both sides. MSRP $36.95

MOE AKM- Fits AKM, AK-74, and AK 100 pattern rifles with sling loop on hand guard retainer. Allows use of sling loop or can be bridged with any M-LOK cantilever rail product. Asymmetric design requires no modification to rifle. MSRP $36.95

All AK furniture products will also be available in our new color-Plum.

All products shipping Spring 2015. More information and photos coming soon. These products will be at ATAC range day on Monday prior to SHOT show.



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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  • Plum color?? NEWS OF 2015 RIGHT HERE.

    • Menger40

      Game changer

    • Thanks for pointing that out! I missed it the first time!

    • floppyscience

      Oh man I missed that. Made my year.

  • SpazC

    UGH! STILL no domestically made, steel reinforced AK74 mags.

    • As a fellow -74 owner, I am sympathetic… but that platform is basically dead here in the US due to the 7N6 ban. Given the ACE 3X, PTR-32 GenII, CMMG MK-47, etc., AK-47 mags are a much safer bet.

      I just sucked it up, bought six Bakes, and called it a day. Looking forward to putting the Magpul furniture on my -74, though.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        Pretty much. Without cheap ammo, you might as well be shooting 556, which surprise, people are.

      • Cedar_92

        74 platform is not dead. I just bought 1000 rounds of wolf 5.45( which I think is Barnaul) for 199.00 shipped. And it’s not corrosive. If anything though the kalashnikov concern ban hurt us more than the ammo ban.

        • Look, man, be real: IWI canceled the Tavor conversion, and 5.45×39 AK imports have basically stopped. 5.45×39 made sense when I was saving 25%-50% over 5.56×45, but 10% savings isn’t enough to jump into a caliber that has no industry support left. No one’s gonna make mags for AK-74s when no one’s selling them anymore.

          I’m not happy about it either, but it is what it is. I’m glad we can still buy ammo for our existing -74s, and I’d be the first in line if Sig released a Sig545xi that took -74 mags. But it’s not coming, and I think we both know why.

      • AIM Surplus just had Wolf 5.45mm on sale for about $200 shipped. Better than steel-case .223Rem, in my experience, and still cheaper.

    • I would love some affordable AK74 PMags

  • KestrelBike

    Nice!

  • DoctorTran37

    Gimme a mag for my G22 and I’ll be happier than a pig doing something that makes it happy.

    • Hanzo

      Makin’ bacon?

  • iksnilol

    Can’t somebody just make handguards for the AK that don’t touch the barrel? Bonus points if there is a VEPR (308 and the like) version. Seriously, it isn’t *that* hard.

    • There is a lot of other stuff banging around in an AK when it fires, that can effect the barrel harmonics.

      • iksnilol

        Like what? The gas tube/block? That one isn’t much of a problem since it can be easily solved by making sure the gas tube isn’t touching/pushing the gas block. The main problem is the handguard clamping onto the barrel and then the retainer also clamping onto the barrel. Maybe the handguard could be attached to the gas tube?

        All in all, it would be a decent start and don’t you dare say: “It’s an AK, it isn’t meant for accuracy *whine*”.

        • The piston runs all the way into the gas block.

          • iksnilol

            I know, but the piston is way more consistent than the pressure on the handguards. I mean, the M14 also has a piston and whatnot going into the gas block (or whatever that part is called, this is like my third language).

  • Esh325

    The AK-12 and the Galil ACE will make things like this obsolete.

    • Green Hell

      Or maybe things like this already made AK-12 and Galil ACE obsolete? Spending some ducking millions to create and adopt a new rifles just to have damn an ambi safety and a bolt catch (which doesn’t work with any normal AK mags anyway)? Gimme a break.

      • Esh325

        Well you can see in the video they admit they are trying to place modern accessories on a rifle that wasn’t designed to take them in the first place, where the AK-12 and Galil ACE are designed to accept modern accessories. The Russians already tested a AK-74M with modern accessories and they have appeared to have passed over it in favor of the AK-12 and the A545.

        • Green Hell

          No one is forcing you to to use a side mount, it is like bashing an early AR-15’s for having an unremovable carry handle on top of the receiver. Today there are lots of beautiful and effective ways to mount optics on top of an AK receiver without hawing to pay 1,5-2k bucks for it. Oh, a don’t get me started about Russian military, you actually made me smile a bit, since I live in Russia myself.) Everyone here still remember the stuff like when in 2013 they tried to buy 400 Glock-17’s for 4900 $ each. Every adoption competition is like a gold mine to them, it is newer about what is better for soldiers since about 90’s. I do agree that adopting a new AEK would be a good start, but I doubt it will happen, we’ll probably end up having unnecessary AK-12 instead.

          • Esh325

            I’ve actually used that very same Parabellum dust cover rail and it didn’t hold zero very well. The side mount is a much more stable option. What is unnecessary about the AK-12? It is much more than just an AK-74 with rails I believe. The internals have been modified. The bolt group is said to have been improved to have a softer impact to have better accuracy and lower recoil in full auto and burst.

      • Tim U

        Got to agree with you. I was eyeing the Ace but at the price point it commands I can get an AK, side mount optic, and a Zhukov folding stock and have almost the same thing just lacking the coolness of IWI. Which is cool, but not 1800-2k cool when magpul just gave a 500 buck AK the same feel for a couple hundred more. 2k in a Ace, or 7-800 into an AK?

        This stuff was a Galil killer to all but the most ardent IWI fans.

        • Esh325

          A side mount mail isn’t nearly as useful as the solid dust cover rail the Ace and AK-12 have.

          • Tim U

            Perhaps, but is the cost to get that solid rail worth the extra 1200? I don’t care which side of the gun has the charging handle, and I’ll just use the AK style safety anyway.

            Love IWI and the Ace, but it’s hard for me to justify objectively.

          • Max Glazer

            Please explain how is side-mount “dove-tail” rail inferior to Picattini?

            Says whom the AK-12 and Galil ACE dust covers won’t go loose over time? With a side rail the optic that is designed to go onto that rail ALWAYS ends up in a same spot. No need to re-zero. My military instructors in ADF however DID say that removal of optic from the rail on my AuSteyr WILL require re-zero as the sight will never sit quite the same. Also it is faster to fit optic onto side rail.

            Unless the rail is ALWAYS a part of the receiver that is mounted solidly to the barrel, like on the AR or that new model where they gave the AK a whole new receiver, which opens same way as AR but with a button, while keeping the same internals, there will always be a misalignment of the sight. Hence for AK the side-rail was made. And that rail exists since AKMN was introduced. The ONLY reason why Picattini rail is more popular is that the standard is common in the west. Doesn’t mean it is superior in technical terms.

          • Esh325

            I’m sure they took that into account when designing the ak12 and the ace so it would hold zero. There is a reason why the ak12 and a545 don’t have side mount rails. . Even the Russians have made top cover mounts for the ak74. The Polish replaced the side mount rail with dust cover rail. The serbians developed aks with dust cover rails. I would say the problems with the side mounts is that they are rather bulky and add weight and make the profile of the rifle intrusive. Plus it can some times inhibit folding stocks. It’s just not the best way to mount optics anymore. The Russians even know that.

          • Max Glazer

            The use of picattini rails on everything has more to do with the popularity of the western method as accessories are more available. Well-made Russian sight designed to sit on the side rail is just as good and will sit in the same spot too. As I stated before: It is more a question of what is available rather then what is better. Both do the job just fine.

        • I think you are underestimating how much the Zhukov stock is going to cost. Look at the price of the UBR stocks. It might even be more than that.

          • Tim U

            MSRP of $100. Said so on magpul’s facebook page.

  • Steve Truffer

    mmm. I like it. I like it a lot.

  • Rich Guy

    We need stock for Yugo AK’s…

    They are rapidly taking a larger and larger share of the US AK market.

    • J.T.

      Magpul replied to a comment on facebook saying that they are working on furniture for the Yugos as well.

  • Hopefully they’re working on making a large selection of pistol mags!

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Extremely doubt it. Magpul are experts at injection molding. Almost no other serious pistol mags are polymer.

      What you’re looking at here is a unique combination, Glock mags are polymer, Magpul has found a way to do them in a very inexpensive way. At first I didn’t understand why they would make Glock mags, but that price and USA bit made it clear.

      • Bummer. But good point.

        • JumpIf NotZero

          Now…. Given the mag price… I want to see lowers for the SIG MPX, the CZ Evo3, and (this is hopefully just a matter of WHEN) the SIG P320.

          Between Glock mags and AICS mags, Magpul has gotten their hands in markets there has been basically monopolies. AI and Glock with be fine of course, and really this mostly helps them. But companies like Alpha who was making AI pattern mags, not welcome news to them.

          Excellent news for me however!

  • Zugunder

    Lol’d at Putin on a bear.

  • Esh325

    There is the Galil ACE that is coming soon at least.

  • Andrew

    I wonder if they will fit in my Lone Wolf AR15?

  • andrey kireev

    I like the Folding stock quite a bit… the handguards are meh. I do hope street price for the Mags will be around $20… otherwise I will just have to stick to Surplus steel mags, or pay little more and get Bakelite mags (which are sexy).