AC-Unity, a firearms and accessories manufacturer from Bosnia and Herzegovina, in collaboration with a Turkish company has developed an AK-12 magazine clone. Like the original Russian AK-12 magazine, the AC-Unity clone is also a 5.45x39mm magazine, has a 30-round capacity and is compatible with all AK rifles that take AK-74 magazines. The AC-Unity AK-12 magazine is already available in the USA through the RTG Parts (US importer of AC-Unity products) website.
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AC-Unity originally developed this AK12 magazine with North Weapon of Turkey. North Weapon had set out after many military contracts and AC-Unity was to build an affordable, high quality AK12 style magazine that met or exceeded all military requirements.
AC-Unity AK-12 magazine clone is made of the company’s proprietary UV-resistant polymer that is advertised to be lightweight and impact-resistant through a wide range of temperatures. This magazine has all the signature features of the AK-12 magazine such as the round counting windows and the angled baseplate. The front and rear locking lugs are made of GD ZN 410 metal alloy which according to RTG Parts, is a specific marine grade metal alloy that is hardened, anti-magnetic, highly anti-corrosive with great wear properties. The overall weight of the AC-Unity AK-12 magazine is 6.4 ounces.
Reportedly, these magazines are not exact replicas of Russian AK-12 magazines. The differences are in the external dimensions of some areas and in the lack of steel reinforcement of the feed lips. Nevertheless, these mags look really similar to the originals and unlike the Russian AK-12 magazines, they are readily available. I think since the 7.62x39mm cartridge is far more popular and available in the US than the 5.45x39mm, an AK-15 mag clone would probably have a higher demand. Let us know what you think in the comments section.
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