Thanks to S&J Hardware for sending me Mossberg 590 Picatinny Rail for tests. It was installed on my friend’s Mossberg 590.

My friend was using rail which was installed using trigger pins. But S&J Hardware rail has lots of benefits compared to those rail.

Installation with four screws is rock solid, there is no movement between receiver and rail. It is low profile, it is lightweight. Highly recommended product.

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Thanks to S&J Hardware for sending me Remington 700 Picatinny Rail for tests. My friend has Remington 700, so we have installed picatinny rail on his rifle.

Installation went fast and smoothly. There were no problems with supplied screws and rail:

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Mesa Tactical Receiver Mount Shotshell Holder with Rail

BigHog has posted photos of his Remington 870 with Mesa Tactical sidesaddle with rail on Remington 870 Forum:

Mesa Tactical Receiver Mount Shotshell Holder with Rail
Mesa Tactical Receiver Mount Shotshell Holder with Rail
Mesa Tactical Receiver Mount Shotshell Holder with Rail
Mesa Tactical Receiver Mount Shotshell Holder with Rail

As you can see, Mesa Tactical Receiver Mount Shotshell Holder with Rail is very good solution for mounting optics, red dot or holographic sights.

Mesa Tactical Side Saddle with Picatinny Rail

BigHog has posted nice pics of his Mesa Tactical Side Saddle with Picatinny Rail on Remington 870 Forum:

Mesa Tactical Side Saddle with Picatinny Rail
Mesa Tactical Side Saddle with Picatinny Rail
Mesa Tactical Side Saddle with Picatinny Rail
Mesa Tactical Side Saddle with Picatinny Rail
Mesa Tactical Side Saddle with Picatinny Rail
Mesa Tactical Side Saddle with Picatinny Rail

Starting tests of new products by S&J Hardware – scope rails. There are many rails available, I am testing scope rails for Remington 870, Mossberg 590 and Remington 700. I have already found several persons for tests and will post reviews soon. Stay tuned!

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One more good photo from the Remington 870 Photo Contest. Photo by Rod Hoffmann.

“Here’s my 870, dubbed “The Cheese Grater”. Weapon has been used on countless bounty hunts as a bondsman.”

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Mesa Tactical Sureshell Shell Carrier and 20” Rail for the Remington 870

Mesa Tactical Sureshell Shell Carrier and 20” Rail for the Remington 870
Mesa Tactical Sureshell Shell Carrier and 20” Rail for the Remington 870

There are very cool upgrades that you really want to get but their price is too high. One of such upgrades is Mesa Tactical Sureshell Shell Carrier and 20” Rail for the Remington 870. It looks cool, it has very good features but also it is extremely high priced.

I really like and the only disadvantage I see is additional weight. Also, it will not work with barrels with rifle sights. It will hold 6 shells, it will protect your hands from heat, it enables you to install holographic sight and backup sights, it is great but expensive.

But if you can afford it – I’m jealous! :)

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Mesa Tactical Sureshell Shell Carrier and 20” Rail for the Remington 870
Mesa Tactical Sureshell Shell Carrier and 20” Rail for the Remington 870
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AKM (AK-47 Modification) Upgrades and Accessories

A lot of readers asked me to continue posting information about my AKM (AK-47 Modification).

Today, I want to tell you about several new upgrades of my AK.

UTG Deluxe Tri-Rail Barrel Mount

First upgrade is required to install all other accessories on you AK-47, it is UTG Deluxe Tri-Rail Barrel Mount.

UTG Deluxe Tri-Rail Barrel Mount
UTG Deluxe Tri-Rail Barrel Mount

I have rails on my TAPCO Handguard, but they are too close and don’t allow me to stretch my hand for modern style grip. I decided to install additional rails after several competitions when disadvantages of close location of rails and forward grip became obvious.

This barrel mount is made of aluminum with black finish. It is quality product which stays in place reliably.

You have three rails which you can use to attach different accessories, I have flashlight and Magpul AFG2 forward grip.

This AK-47 accessory is simple but very useful.

Magpul Angled Forward Grip 2 (AFG2)

The Magpul AFG2 is a smaller version of the Magpul AFG, it is very comfortable and well made AK-47 upgrade.

I have small hands, that is why I have chosen smaller forward grip, you need to choose the one that fits you.

Magpul Angled Forward Grip 2 AFG2
Magpul Angled Forward Grip 2 AFG2

Magpul Angled Forward Grip is very controversial tactical accessory. You either love it or hate it. I love it and think that it is very interesting upgrade but I know some shooters that simly hate it and think that it is waste of money.

It is difficult to recommend Magpul AFG because you need to test it yourself.

FAB Flashlight Picatiny Rail Adaptor

FAB Flashlight Picatiny Rail Adaptor attaches to any rail (UTG Deluxe Tri-Rail Barrel Mount im my case) and holds flashlight. There are several variants of this adaptor available: 3/4″, 1″, and 1.125″ diameter sizes.

FAB Flashlight Picatiny Rail Adaptor has quick release mechanism which is actually not very quick. Sometimes it works after several tries, not sure if this is problem of this particular adaptor or the general issue.

FAB Flashlight Picatiny Rail Adaptor
FAB Flashlight Picatiny Rail Adaptor

Picatiny Rail Adaptor holds flashlight reliably and I really like its shape and design.

FAB Flashlight Picatiny Rail Adaptor with Streamlight Polytac flashlight:

FAB Flashlight Picatiny Rail Adaptor with Streamlight Polytac on AK-47
FAB Flashlight Picatiny Rail Adaptor with Streamlight Polytac on AK-47

And now all three AK-47 upgrades together:

FAB Flashlight Picatiny Rail Adaptor with Streamlight Polytac on AK-47
FAB Flashlight Picatiny Rail Adaptor with Streamlight Polytac on AK-47

I think that’s all upgrades I have on my AK. Do you have an AK-47? What upgrades do you have on it?

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