Magpul AKM Handguard

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posted on June 10, 2015
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Magpul's AKM Handguard replaces the wooden handguard and gas tube cover on most stamped AK-47-style rifles in the same manner as the AK MOE handguard we've covered previously. It has molded M-LOK components for rails, grips or light mounts at the three-, six- and 12-o'clock positions in a manner similar to the AR-15 handguards. Adding accessories to your AK-47-pattern rifle has never been easier.

The Zhukov-S stock we reviewed a while back was easy to install on my home-built Romanian AK-clone. The hardest part was getting the original Romy buttstock off; getting the new stock on was a breeze. It's a safe bet installing the handguard will be equally simple, and the AKM handguard is specifically relieved to allow for the sling loop on the original hardware to be retained.

Look to ShootingIllustrated.com for a future web article tying all these items together.

MSRP: $36.95. Available in black, Flat Dark Earth, Stealth Gray, OD Green and plum.

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