M-LOK Rail for VEPR Coming from AKOU and TDI Arms

I love me some Rob Ski. Outside personifying the spirit of Americanism by immigrating and serving in the military, he’s a stand-up no-BS kind of content creator. I mean, just for the fun of it (and on his own dime) he has been putting 5,000 rounds through guns just to see their long-term usage.

So, it makes me happy to see Rob Ski teaming up with TDI Arms on their upcoming M-LOK rail for VEPR AKs. Knowing Rob has more rounds through an AK that most special forces soldiers or even weapons testers, the likelihood for a great production at launch is high.

The new rail is manufactured out of aluminum (only 5.9 ounces) and hard-coat anodized. It features two M-LOK cuts on the sides and bottom with venting and lightening cuts to round out the exterior features. Further, but the looks and clearances in the part, it will be compatible with the various gas tube picatinny rail adapters such as Midwest Industries and the Optimak.

Sadly, the part will not count for domestic 922r content. The rail will be made in Israel. Retail pricing is set at $99.99. Rob Ski and AKOU reports that they are about three weeks out as of May 27th. That puts the formal release in mid June.


TFB’s FNG. Completely irreverent of all things marketing but a passionate lover of new ideas and old ones well executed. Enjoys musing on all things firearms, shooting 3-gun, and attempting to be both tacticool AND tactical.


  • Alexandru Ianu

    “Optimak” – you meant Ultimak, didn’t you?

  • nova3930

    If the quality is good, and I suspect it will be, coming in at <$100 price point it will be a winner….

  • mechamaster

    It’s very rare to see lightweight, toolless full metal “drop-in” AK handguard rail.
    neat !

    • Foma Klimov

      Zenit made them in Russia for a while. Manticore Arms made very similar ones in the US. They both weigh less than the standard polymer hand guard with a heat shield. This product is met to fit Vepr FM RPK-based rifles. They are the best quality AKs (close enough) sold in the US right now, but there are very few hand guard options for them, so this is great.

  • Vhyrus

    If these fit the VEPR 12 then you officially have yourself a customer.

  • Andrew Dubya


  • USMC03Vet

    Heatsyncs not handguards!

  • Sermon 7.62
    • andrey kireev

      why would you want to have this circa 2010 tri rail, when you can attach rails to it if you need to ?….

      • Sermon 7.62

        You need to
        To use rail covers

        • andrey kireev

          lets make your rifle even heavier, instead of only using those rails where and when you need them 😉

          • Sermon 7.62

            You don’t need them
            It’s just gun fashion

          • andrey kireev

            Gun fashion to have lighter gun ? I can get behind that.

          • Sermon 7.62

            To get a lighter (and more comfortable) gun get a regular handguard.

          • andrey kireev

            but you could have more functionality at practically same weight …