Expanding from their well-known AR accessories, Midwest Industries has released their latest product, this time for the AK platform. The new Midwest Industries AK Railed Gas Tube is exactly what the name implies. It replaces the standard gas tube on an AK rifle adding the option for the user to use a picatinny rail for lower 1/3 co-witness using micro-type red-dot sights.
The Railed Gas Tube competes squarely with the UltiMAK, which clamped directly to the barrel. The MI AKRGT looks to space itself directly off the barrel using set screws, which will make it much easier to don and doff for cleaning and maintenance.
Of principal interest to those asking about compatibility, the AKRGT comes with an adjustable steel nut that one can twist to change the length of the tube for use across a variety of makes and models. Specific options are also being manufactured for Yugo M70, Yugo M92 PAP, and M85 PAP rifles.
Construction is of the usual ordnance-grade materials including 6061 aluminum and 4140 steel where its needed. The aluminum is anodized and steel likewise coated. Installation requires no permanent modification and the internal dimensions are identical to as General Kalashnikov intended.
Introductory pricing it set at $99.95. The standard AK tube is available now with the Yugo specific models coming soon.