LiNQ your AK Platform Rifles Now from Crimson Trace


The one-of-a-kind LiNQ flashlight/laser system from Crimson Trace is now available for your AK-47 or similar firearms. This new offering will fit any stamped receiver AK-47, but no milled receivers. It also will interestingly enough fit the Springfield Armory M1A Socom 16 CQB. You will also need a section of Picatinny rail (at least 2 3/4″ in length) to accommodate the flashlight/laser unit near the front of the rifle.

The flashlight is a 300 lumen LED that can be run either as a strobe or constant light. The laser is a crisp green beam. There are four different modes of operation for this setup:

  • Laser Only
  • Light Only
  • Laser + Light (Constant)
  • Laser + Light (Strobe)

For those who are unfamiliar with how the Crimson Trace LiNQ system works, Crimson Trace explains it best in their own words below.

Utilizing a secure, individual wireless connection, LiNQ offers complete wireless control of the laser and light module. The replacement grip is ergonomically designed for quick activation and mode changes, eliminating the need to reach for the rifle’s forend to operate. The green laser sight, coupled with a powerful tactical light, offers high visibility in all lighting conditions, making LiNQ the ultimate illumination and targeting solution.


So all of you AK owners, if you felt left out before, no need to worry. Crimson Trace did not forget about you, they just needed some more time.

The LiNQ system for AK rifles retails at $649 which is the same price that is charged for AR-15 owners.

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  • RSG

    At $300 I’m a buyer for my AR.

  • Phillip Cooper

    One of the stupidest products ever. The light is at the end of your weapon, not across the room. There’s no damn good reason to overcomplicate a switch like this,..

  • The Dude (Noveske Fan)

    Oh good, strobe, totally useful if I’m going to a rave.

  • 22winmag

    Look… a Streamlight TLR-2 with a remote for more than double the price!

    Seriously folks, I’ve used Crimson Trace CMR201 and CMR206 lasers on AR bayonet lug rails for years and never felt the need for a remote control or flashlight.

    Flashlight combo units only serve to position the laser farther from the bore axis.

  • Auslander Raus

    Nyet, rifle not need.

  • Vitsaus

    The only guy who would actually want this, probably can’t afford it.

    • mig1nc


  • USMC03Vet

    Or you could just get a corded pressure switch attachment for like 1/10th the price.

  • edicius4

    Whenever the device is turned on its going to start draining the battery. The handle receiver will always have to monitor for a signal when in use, and that will drain the battery. I’d rather have a skinny little cable running from the laser to the grip that doesn’t force the battery to be drained whenever the rifle is in use. It be nice if their was a way to monitor for a signal from the laser component without having to use battery to do so, but that’s impossible. So even when not using the laser, the handle receiver battery is being drained (assuming you don;t have it turned off, which kind of defeats the purpose of having a laser-sight at the ready).

    Everyone understands this I assume. You can;t have a wireless device active without the receiver being turned on and training the battery even when not using the laser. This such a horrible concept.

  • mig1nc

    I’ll never understand why companies put the laser as far away from the bore as possible on these kinds of things.