Earlier this year Rifle Dynamics did a limited run of AK-pattern rifles chambered for 5.56 NATO. Due to overwhelming positive feedback, Rifle Dynamics is making it a standard offering.
Called the NATO AK, this rifle comes with the full suite of Rifle Dynamics upgrades. In a partnership with K-Var, they start with some of the best AKs in the world, Arsenal SLR106Fs. Together they plan to offer semi-custom upgraded packages as well as completely custom AKs in 5.56.
The base model NATO AK comes with a Rifle Dynamics front sight block. The gas block is adjustable for use with a range of ammo and suppressors. They have an AK-100-series solid folding stock and an enhanced Tango Down pistol grip. The rear sight is modded using the Fuller system.
It also has a regular forend but rigid Ultimak railed gas tube. The barrel is cut down to 14.5 inches and threaded for 1/2-28 muzzle devices and comes with one pinned and welded. The standard muzzle device is a Primary Weapons System RD-FSC flash suppressing compensator but other options are available for custom orders.
These rifles get a Manganese Grey Molyresin finish for a two-tone look with the black furniture. As with just about everything else, Rifle Dynamics will do other colors for custom jobs.
Optional upgrades include an installed SLR Rifleworks KeyMod or M-Lok forend, Krebs Custom Enhanced Safety with bolt-hold-open, Evolution Defense stippling, a side rail for optics and an ALG AKT-EL Trigger.
The standard trigger is a G2 fire control group. The trigger group and action are tuned including the rails, the bolt and the bolt carrier.
The final product weighs a hair less than 7 pounds dry. It comes with one 20-round smoke polymer Circle 10 magazine where available. Each rifle ships with a custom Rifle Dynamics carrying case.
“We have a handful right now test-fired and ready for your custom additions and finish color, so please call or email [to] get yours setup today,” said Rifle Dynamics founder Jim Fuller. “And big thanks to our friends at K-VAR to help us bring this product to the AK market.”
Pricing starts at $2,450 which is in-line with other overhauled guns from Rifle Dynamics. These are without a doubt some of the best AKs, just now available in 5.56. For more information visit RifleDynamics.com.