Chaos AK Pistol with a “Magazine Brace”

A company called Chaos makes custom Micro Draco AK pistols. The most unusual feature of these AKs which immediately jumps out is the brace that houses an AK magazine!

The Chaos magazine brace is also folding and removable. Probably it features some sort of a quick detach mechanism to remove and use the magazine. Just imagine how tacticool that kind of magazine change procedure would look.

Among other features of these AK pistols are the top Picatinny rail and a forearm with KeyMod slots. It also comes with HK-style iron sights. The MSRP on the Chaos’s website is $1,495.99. Right now they are out of stock but can be custom made upon order. The brace is not available separately.

This magazine brace is one of those accessories that is somewhat intriguing, but at the same time, it is hard to imagine a situation that it can really be useful in. I understand that it allows you to always have a magazine attached to the gun and in a case of emergency (say you don’t have time to access your chest rig or whatnot), it will give you an additional magazine. But it just seems awkward to me. Also, imagine the weight of a loaded 7.62×39 magazine (roughly 1.5 lbs for the 30 rounder) added to the stock area of a firearm that is supposed to be light and handy – not too convenient to say the least.

What do you think about this magazine brace? Do you think it is actually something useful? Let us know in the comments section.





Hrachya H

Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying design, technology and history of guns and ammunition. His knowledge of Russian allows him to translate and make Russian/Soviet/Combloc small arms related information available for the English speaking audience.
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  • Tyler McCommon

    An unnecessary feature to a gun that’s barely useful as it is. Draco’s are great for making noise and fireballs.

    • ozzallos .

      It doesn’t take much imagination to throw it in the trunk equipped with a red dot and a couple of mags as a gtfo or get home gun. Don’t buy into the interweb range toy meme nonsense– it’s accurate within any self defense ranges you care to define and is fairly barrier blind.

      • Nicks87

        “it’s accurate within any self defense ranges” What is a “self defense range”? Is that like sawed off shotgun accurate or .338 Lapua accurate?

        • Joby

          It’s “hit the guy center mass at 200 yards, maybe 300 if you are really good” accurate. Which is really good for the size and weight.

          • Ragged Hole

            Offhand unsupported? Bull****. With a stock or off bags for corse it is possible.

          • iksnilol

            200-300 meters if you use a red dot is totally realistic without the stock.

          • Ragged Hole

            Realistic as in well witching the real LM of possibilities but the problem is that people think just because the caliber or rifle is capable, that they are as well. Half of all shooters will never get out past 100yds…

            The key to accuracy is reliability and just holding the 5.5lb Draco as a two handed pistol it is hard to maintain that. Add a brace or stock and it becomes a lot easier but over a long period of time it becomes very unwieldy.

            It is a perfect SBR pistol.

          • iksnilol

            Oh don’t get me wrong, it’s perfect for an SBR.

            But holding it with both hands (one on pistol grip, other on handguard) with a decent stance you shouldn’t have issues. In combat? Sure, that range might get shortened (but that happens with proper rifles too) but shouldn’t be an issue for self defense ranges.

          • gabriel brack

            I can hit fairly center with my 7.5″ ar at 300. But x39 is a different story.

    • PK

      They make a great base for an SBR, or a brace, are incredibly hard-hitting for the size, and 7.62x39mm is fantastic out of an 8″ barrel. What’s not to love?

      • I’m pretty sure it already IS (legally) an SBR. That would explain why the manufacturer says it requires a tax stamp.

  • Joe

    I’m having trouble seeing the difference between this product and a buttstock, and I’m a huge arm brace fan.
    But if it passes the ATF sniff test, by all means, slap an EMPTY (weight issue resolved) magazine in there and rock on.

    • I’m guessing it’s an SBR, since the manufacturer points out on the product page it needs a tax stamp…

      • jcitizen

        Shoot, you might as well go with a folding stock then!

    • Wow!

      A loaded mag is actually a good idea. It serves as a counter balance which actually makes the weapon feel lighter.

  • Bigbigpoopi
  • I think this is pretty awesome, especially for a minimalist grab n gat setup.

    Certainly the first Draco I’ve wanted.

    • AD

      Agreed.

  • Nicks87

    $1,495.99 is a lot to pay for a draco and a gimmick.

  • iksnilol

    It helps the balance (I always find it easier to shoot rifles one handed if they’ve got a stock extended to balance the weight back) and gives an additional magazine… what’s not to love?

    Reminds me a bit of the CZ75 full auto version.

  • Arie Heath

    I just threw up in my mouth a little there…

  • Bradley

    I’m not saying it’s practical, but I think I might get the idea. the extra weight of a loaded magazine would help balance it if you actually were shooting it one handed. Using a magazine does this without an expensive metal weight.

    • Wow!

      Exactly what I was thinking. Ugly, but potentially useful in a very niche situation.

  • Sunshine_Shooter

    Weight isn’t this design’s biggest downfall. Yes, a 30-rounder of x39 weighs more than a standard folding stock, but it weighs the exact same as a stock that it would in a chest rig or coupled to the one in the gun. That’s a wash, weight-wise. No, the real problem here is that if you need that second mag, your gun is now an un-shoulderable, fire-blowing mess. Yes, you have a spare mag, but the gun becomes so much less useful that even keeping it around (once the brace is in the magwell) is questionable.

    • AD

      Swap the empty mag in for the loaded one. Yes, it’s slow, but if you’re in such a hurry that you don’t have time, then you’re probably still better off with an unstocked but loaded weapon than an empty one with a stock.

  • Vhyrus

    I hate to burst everyone’s chubbie in here but it says right on the page that this gun requires a tax stamp.

  • TangledThorns

    Neat concept.

  • wetcorps
  • Andrew

    Its usefulness depends on whether the ATF considers it a brace or a stock

    • Considering the manufacturer points out it requires a tax stamp, I’m guessing it is – as it plainly appears – to be an SBR.