Tech-Sight AK Aperture sight system

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

As many of my regular readers will know, I love aperture sights. I have never been able to understand why they did not catch on in the East. Tech-Sights have just started selling their new AK Aperture sight system.

The system requires no permanent modifications (a scope cover is included) and returns to zero after being removed for cleaning. The consistent recoil spring pressure and the rear trunion keep it in place.

Depending on your particular AK a couple of extra parts may need to be ordered for the sight to fit your rifle. There is a chance that your particular AK may be incompatible with the sight. If that is the case Tech Sights will allow you to return the sight to them.

All sights are windage adjustable. The cost is $110 for a duel aperture version and $125 for the elevation adjustable version. Compared to their other sights (SKS, 10/22, Marlin), the AK sight is about double the price.

I am a HUGE fan of Tech-Sights. They make great products and their service is excellent.

[ I have never received money or free stuff from them, I just love their products ].

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Dan Dan on Nov 21, 2009

    Aperture sights have been used on every US MBR for over a century and while it is possible to clog them with mud it is more than made up in accuracy. However the US rifles had much higher accuracy standards than Russian by far so it makes more sense on a Garand than a AK to have good aperture sights.

    The AKs problem more than anything else is that short sight radius. Moving the sight to the rear of the receiver is going to increase accuracy. The blade can work well if you spend a little time widening the notch just a bit and taking those sharp corners off with a jewelers file set. Cost $0, results easier and faster target acquisition.

    110.00 is pretty much the cost of a decent POSP that will make much more difference than an aperture sight. Leave the Tech-Sights on the 22 rifles where they really shine.

  • Cmblake6 Cmblake6 on Sep 16, 2011

    I put a Chinese "Hunter" cover on my STG2000C, and it works a treat! Mind you, it cost a lot. I should have just gone with this Tech-Sight. I forget exactly which sight I had put on my SKS cover, Williams I think, and IT works a treat. I just wanted my gunsmith friend to do it rather than buy a T-S. For my Saiga 308 I went to Blackthorne and got an HK style sight cover with rail and diopter sight. Tight and solid. Probably could have just gotten the T-S, but WTF. Getting the T-S would have been less expensive in each case, and would have probably worked as well or better. Live and learn.