The Leapers UTG model MNT-HGRM87A forend is a bit different than the others you see on the market today. Whereas many are moving towards lighter synthetic materials and rubber coating, they sided with aircraft aluminum, which is both heavier and slicker than materials used in conventional forends. After owning this particular piece of gear for over a year now it’s safe to say the pros and cons have been found.

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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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Tactical Remington 870 Shotgun Photo

I have received photos of a tactical Remington 870 shotgun from one of the readers of Remington 870 blog. J.R., thank you very much for the very interesting photos.

Tactical Remington 870 Shotgun
Tactical Remington 870 Shotgun

Here are some pics of my budget tactical 870 build. It has a Streamlight TLR-1 modified so the mount does not sit under the forend, a Remington sling, a Mesa Tactical barrel/mag clamp with quick release swivels, a leapers saddle scope mount and a Barska 1×42 red dot sight (cheap and effective). A Tanks Rifle Supply oversize safety arrived today and a Mesa Tactical low tube telescoping stock kit is on the way. I will be adding a King Armory muzzle brake and a Sage International +3 mag extension asap.

Barska Red Dot Sight on UTG Scope Mount
Barska Red Dot Sight on UTG Scope Mount

Streamlight TLR-1 and Mesa Tactical Clamp
Streamlight TLR-1 and Mesa Tactical Clamp

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