Kit sent us photos of his customized  Century Arms Mini Draco ….

This gun started out as a Mini Draco pistol. I added a Midwest Industries quad rail and a Texas Weapons Systems top cover and stuck a Bushnell TRS-25 red dot on the TWS rail for lower third co-witness. After I got my ATF permission slip, I drilled and tapped the back of the receiver M12x1.0 for a Czech Vz. 58 folding stock and put a BCM shorty angled foregrip on, angled forward so it doesn’t interfere with the magazine. The sling is also from a Vz. 58, as a standard AK sling is wider than the slot on the Czech stock. That’s a Griffin taper mount flash hider on there, and it does a pretty good job of reducing muzzle flash (from massive to just huge). I call this my “suchka,” which is not a very nice word in Russian. You don’t want to be next to it at the range, but actually shooting it is not bad at all. Next step is to figure out how to reduce the gas pressure so it runs reliably with the can on.



Very nice! Thanks Kit.


  • Sam

    Thinking about getting into the Draco SBR game. Think I’ll go for the regular Draco vs the Mini.

    • iksnilol

      I’d recommend the 10 inch barrel instead of the 7-8 ones.

      Less flash and wear.

      • Cymond

        The Zastava M92 and M85 have approximately 10″ barrels, the original Draco had a 12″ barrel.
        Fwiw, the original Dracos have become a bit more difficult to find, but they are still out there on the US market.

        • Sam

          You have a recommendation one way or the other? Zastava vs Draco?

          • Cymond

            Sadly, I’ve never shot either, just researched them a bit. The M92/85 has a hinged dust cover. A few companies sell a short rail that attaches to the dust cover to mount a dot sight.
            However, the M92/85 has an odd muzzle thread. The barrel is not threaded, but rather the gas block is threaded. A thread protector is tack-welded on to the threads but is readily removed with a Dremel or other grinding/cutting tool. It works fine for mounting a flash hider or such, and quite a few companies make muzzle devices. However, it’s even more risky to mount a suppressor because you can’t be sure that the threads align with the barrel at all. On the other hand, AKs don’t have a reputation for suppressing well, anyway.

            The M85 in 223 is available with an adapter that lets it run AR-15 magazines.

            The Short Barrel Shepherd has a write up on his M92 SBR that’s worth checking out.

  • USMC03Vet

    10/10 would awkwardly ask to shoot with if I saw on the range.

  • Bob

    Is the forward grip for use as a grip or to keep one’s fingers away from the business end I wonder?

    • undeRGRound

      In your case, I’d say it’s a finger saver 😉 (JK)
      That style is illegal unless the weapon is registered as an SBR, actually.
      Now an AFG is called a “pointing device” in a pistol application.
      Here is my small but growing AK/Draco collection, both are 10.5″ barrels.

  • Squirreltakular

    Oh man, that is pretty much my perfect idea of a trunk gun. Love it.

    That stock is the only part of the Vz. 58 that I don’t like, but damn if it doesn’t look nice.

    • mosinman

      yeah that’s my one complaint about my VZ

  • Cal S.

    I think I’ve said this before, on this very forum. But man, I really hate the NFA…

  • Tritro29

    Worst. Stock. Ever. Albeit having an AMD stock would be even worse. Mhhh…

  • janklow

    adorable, but alas, probably not kosher around these parts…