RS Regulate VZ-58 Zhokov Stock Adapter Coming Soon

Many American shooters are not familiar with the VZ-58 platform, a striker-fired Czech service rifle that has only been recently replaced by the Bren. It is often confused with the AK based on its exterior looks, but its a much different weapon, being strike-fired, short-stroke piston operated, and with last-round bolt open among other changes and improvements.

However, our friends to the North are intimately familiar with that platform. In Canada, where Kalashnikov weapons and variants are banned outright, the VZ-58 is a close second. With its popularity (and recent un-banning after an administrative decision went awnry), the aftermarket for the platform continues to step up.


The latest is RS Regulate, who currently offers a quick-detach optics mount. Noting the mount’s popularity and increasing demand from expanding VZ ownership, they have been working on a direct mount for the MagPul Zhukov folding stock. The adapter is still in prototype form, but has been displayed at a few events including the recent Big 3 and now popping up on social media.

The new adapter installs without modification to the factory rifle. It is set up to allow full operation while folded and does not interfere with the charging handle, safety, and trigger.

Pricing and availability are not yet announced, but its an exciting development for the platform.

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.

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


  • iksnilol

    Does anybody make a front sight/gas block combo for these? Could really smoothen the lines a bit.

    • randomswede

      A quick google for “front sight gas block vz-58” and it seems there’s a short rifle builder/gunsmith in the Czech Republic that makes one by cutting a frontsight down and welding it to the gas block, looks like impressive work.

      If it’s not a combat rifle one could just erase the front sight and replace the rear sight with a red dot. If the battery runs out you grab a new one from the range bag and if you break the optic you proceed same as you would have if you had backup sights; go home and cry. If you don’t have replacement batteries in your range bag maybe this gun owning thing isn’t the kind of responsibility you should be taking on.

    • Giolli Joker

      Considering the position of the rear sight, the current placement of the front sight is much better than on the gas block… usually you don’t want the sight radius of a compact pistol on a rifle.

      • iksnilol

        Maybe I want a shorter barrel?


    • BrandonAKsALot

      There was a short barrel version made by the Czechs that had one. I’d probably have to break out the grim reaper to get the exact info on it.

  • Lance

    Only Czech Rep replaced them still in use in Slovakia. Don’t ruin a awesome classic gun by tacticooling it!!!!!!!

    • notalima

      Lol. I won’t inflict my de-wooded Veprs on you then 😉

    • DW

      And don’t ruin an awesome website by posting crap on it !!!!!!!!

    • randomswede

      If a rifle is used as a tool it should suit the shooter and the tasks beset, not altering a rifle for sentimental or aesthetic reasons is irresponsible to my reasoning.

      If the rifle is a safe queen or a wall hanger, any such consideration is irrelevant.
      Tacticool shaming has a time and a place, this ain’t it.

      • jcitizen

        IDK – I stand in both camps – I remember thinking it was cool to sporterize WW2 vintage rifles when I was a kid – now it makes me want to throw up. I guess I can see both sides of the issue.

        • randomswede

          Most WW2 rifles I’d consider wall hangers, not a goto combat rifle.

          • jcitizen

            Once upon a time when the ammo was cheap, they were fun to have around – I honestly don’t own even one. I do have my
            Dad’s AAF issued 1911, but that one is going to stay in the vault if I can help it – it has been on enough missions already. Amazingly the blue is beautiful for being carried so much then. He was German, and feared being executed by the Nazis, upon capture, so he brought it with him, no exceptions. I have modern 45s I can enjoy, no need to wear it out. My brother loves his WW2 British Enfield, and we used to shoot a lot of cheap but good Indian surplus through it. Them days are over.

  • Rousso

    I am surprised there is no Stalin handguard with Gulag quadrail to go along with it.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    This makes me wish StikeBack would come back! So many cool VZ58s!

  • Chelovek RuBear

    Did you mean Zhukov instead of Zhokov?

  • MrEllis

    I wish I was more familiar… a lot more familiar. Alas, it’s not in my cards to find one in decent condition for less than a grand.

  • Pete – TFB Writer

    Now I want a VZ-58 SBR. Source please!

  • Texas-Roll-Over

    I just got done running an ace stock on mine with no angle, and went back to the wire folding stock with an angle.

    Some food for though, Using the iron sights is awfully painful with a straight stock and no optics.

    If you are going to dedicate optics to it then you shouldn’t have any problems.

    I would love to see an angled adapter.

  • HammaHamma

    based RS regulate, always thinking up cool and useful stuff

  • therealgreenplease

    Wow that’s a good looking rifle. The Zhokov complements the natural lines of the VZ-58 surprisingly well.

  • therealgreenplease

    One more thing: could we get a TFBTV run’n’gun episode with a VZ-58 please? Thank you 🙂