The AKARS Is Here. A Full Rail System For AK Owners
For a lot of reasons, there’s a huge following of the AK based platform here in The States. Inexpensive, torture tested, and simple to operate. Because of this, the AK followers generally follow into two cults: KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid), and Ninjas (trying to put everything humanly possible onto the firearm). Not that there’s anything wrong with either sect of the AK shooters, but now you can strike a balance with Parabellum Armament’s AKARS. The AK Adaptive Rail System is a simple two piece rail fitted with a rear site that replaces the dust cover on your rifle. No machining on your part or having to take your long gun to the gunsmith for some work. Just pop off your existing dust cover and slide this baby in and you’re ready to go!
The finished product is definitely a seamless product that adds very little to the existing silhouette of the AK rifle, but adds modularity. Prior to the AKARS, there weren’t a whole lot of options out there to mount optics to the rear of the gun without inhibiting use of the rear aperture sight so even if your optic goes down you can still utilize the iron sights. Parabellum states that the rail will still hold zero after a tumble so no worries about accuracy there.
The AK-47/74 Adaptive Rail System—AKARS™—is a weapon upgrade that replaces the rear sight leaf and the receiver’s bolt cover on the Kalashnikov assault rifle, 1947 model (AK-47) and its variants. While retaining the durability and ruggedness of the AK models, the AKARS upgrade allows effective neutralization for many of the AK weapon system’s traditional limitations and brings it in direct competition with long recognized weapon systems known for better accuracy—such as the original AR- 10/15 design and its variants, the M16 and M4 models.
Once installed, the AKARS™ allows the user to:
1. Mount weapon optics utilizing the 1913 Picatinny Rail design (MIL-STD-1913 rail or STANAG 2324 rail, NATO) as a primary targeting solution
2. Retain the mounted optic’s targeting zero after extensive firing and field stripping of the weapon
3. Maintain the ability to use iron sights as a secondary targeting solution by way of the built-in rear sight aperture on the AKARS
If mounting optics in between the rear and front sights of your AK felt uncomfortable and unbalanced to you, now you can invest in the AKARS. And for $130, this thing is priced just right for those who bought their AKs due to being short on cash.
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