Although I love my AK, I cannot stand the iron sights of the AK design. With its short length, and tool adjustment for the front sight, I always wished for a better optics platform. With Ultimaks forward optic rail and a Aimpoint mini red dot, i now have a faster and better optic combo for my AK. It also allows a lower 1/3 co-witness with the iron sights. Ultimak also offers the pictured lower handguard to give you the same benefits the AR15 platform has for vertical grips and lights!
UltiMAK Forward Optic Mount for AK type Rifles. This high quality Weaver/Picatinny based mount replaces your standard AK gas tube and allows the use of optics or other accessories. It clamps directly to the barrel for maximum stability, accuracy, and optimum bore alignment. Solid, one-piece 6061-T6 hard anodized aluminum body. Comes with 4140 steel clamps, screws, allen wrench, and instructions. Proudly manufactured in the USA. See model XUMM9 to fit Yugoslavian Style AKs
UltiMAK M1-B– A rock-solid platform for your premium optics. With the increasing popularity of the AK based rifles in three gun competitions, the need for a handy, light, completely reliable high speed sighting system has resulted in the UltiMAK M1-B optic mount. Its Picatinny style rail is positioned well below the iron sight axis, making this the lowest optic mount available for the AK. With a tubular sight mounted low, you will be able to use your optic without a comb riser and still use your regular hold. The system allows for co witnessing (the ability to use your iron sights right through a 1x sight as a back-up sighting system) when used with a tubular reflex sight. This heavy duty mount replaces the original steel gas tube and upper handguard, so it adds less than one ounce to the weight of the rifle, making it by far the lightest optic mount installation in the world. The forward positioning of the optic gives you faster, easier and more natural targeting while maintaining your full field of view. Multiple target or moving target engagements, with both eyes open, become second nature.
Romanian Small Bore AKs Only: Romanian 5.45 and 5.56 mm caliber AKs require our shim set XUMSHIM to match the M1-B to the smaller barrel. Other European and Chinese smallbores will NOT need the shims.
The UltiMAK AK optic mount rarely if ever needs to be removed to clean the rifle, so you need not worry about loss of zero. Since the mount is clamped to the barrel and not jammed in between the gas block and the sight block like the original gas tube, several UltiMAK users have reported an improvement in their AKs’ inherent accuracy.