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                                                                  AK HAND GUARD GUIDE

    Solo and Ion or the two types of AK hand guards. The are the same ID/OD just a different shape.

    EXT Type ( Extended Handuards ) are only in the ION Type and are in the EXT drop down in the AK Handguards section of the website.

    EXT Handguards MUST use SLR Rifleworks Linear Comps. 

    EXT Handguards are made for very specific types of AKs.  The EXT  section will list what AK type it is compatible with.

    EXT Handguards are not yet available for 16" AK Rifles ( Mid Summer 2019 tentatively )


    Generally on AK rifles the 13.5" handguards will end at front of front sight (16" barrel)

    Generally on AK rifles the 11.5" hand guards will end up between gas block and front sight

    (14.5" AK's will use 11.5" hand guards (hand guard will end a front of front sight)

    Generally on AK rifles the 10.5" hand guards will end at front of gas block (standard length gas system)

    Lite hand guards have no picatinny rails, just MLOK or Keymod full length sides and bottom

    Mid hand guards have built in picatinny up front left and right with MLOK or Keymod behind rails and full MLOK or Keymod on bottom

    "A"version hand guards have cut out for sling loop at hg retainer . "A" Version hg's are available in Solo and Ion type.

    "B" version hand guards have cut out for sling loop at gas block (Chinese,C39 rifle, RAS 47 rifle) B Version Hg's are only available in the Solo type.

    "S" version hand guards have no cut out for sling loops but still have relief for retainer in standard location. 'S" Version HG's are available in Solo and Ion type

    "M70" version hand guards are only for M70 and M70 variants

    REMOVING the sling loop off your AK's stock hand guard retainer will allow the use of "S" version hg's   (M70 types will need to remove the entire retainer)

    SLR AK HG's under 9" generally don't use the A, B or S designations 


    The AK hg's  require a mount to be selected during checkout (except Yugo/ Zastava are default included)

    Mount types for each AK variation are listed in each hand guard listing

    Sharps AK receivers use Mod 3 mounts on the Solo hand guards and the Sharps mount on Ion AK hand guards


    All SLR AK hg's can be used with stock gas tube. 

    SLR Railed gas tubes are an option at check out, they must be used with SLR hand guards (not a stand alone part)

    Most 16" Ak's use our Full Length railed gas tube (Full Length = Standard AK gas system)

    (Vepr Ak's and M70 AK's use their own type and we have options for those)



    Sometimes there are odd combos of mounts and gas tubes that are not listed together with certain hand guard lengths.  These combinations can be ordered by phone.

    The list below is updated regularly so if your specific AK is not listed please email us at Sales@slrrifleworks and we can help you determine what combination of HG, Mount and gas tube can be used.


    Micro Draco pistols and Century C39 Micro pistols use the AK 3.7" Handguards (pick the proper mount in the hg listing)

    Micro AK's do not have a gas tube so there is no gas tube option


    Mini Draco pistols can use either the AK 5" or 5.4" Handguards . The 5.4" HG will cover about 1/2 of the muzzle threads. 

    Mini Draco will use the SLR Mini Draco gas tube and Mod 1 mount


    Draco Full size pistols use the AK 9" "A" version HG's , Mod 1 mount and SLR Draco gas tube


    NAK 9 Pistol

    NAK9 uses the AK ION 7.5" Lite MLOK HG.

    The 7.5" HG ends about even with the front of the FSB.

    The sling loop will need to be removed to use Handguard because its so close to the front end of the Handguard.  If we kept the loop it protrudes right where your hand will rest and also eliminates the use of rail panels on one side .

    The entire retainer can be removed but its only necessary to remove the loop portion.

    Choose Mod 1 mount for NAK9

    Choose NAK9 Railed gas tube option for the NAK9 (not required)


    M92 / M85 pistols use three hg lengths. 

    AK 5.4" hand guards are direct drop in no mod required 

    AK 6.7" hand guards will require hand guard retainer removal (retainer on these are larger than AKM types and are actually larger OD than our hg's) . AK 6.7' hg's stop just short of sling loop on M92

    AK 7.1' hand guards require RETAINER removal.

    7.1 HG's go all the way to the front of the FSB.

    AK 7.1" hand guards are the preferred choice for M85 pistols

    Choose the SLR M92 gas tube option if you want the railed gas tube.

    Choose the SLR M85 gas tube if using a M85

    M92/M85 hg's mounts are default included so if using a M92/M85 no mount option is reqiured


    M70 Rifles and M70 variants

    M70 rifles use the default Yugo mount so no mount selection is required 

    M70 rifles use specific hand guards that end in "M70"

    M70 rifles use the SLR M70 railed gas tube


    Century C39/RAS47 pistols use the AK 7.75" hand guard. Choose the Mod 2 mount and SLR C39 10.6 railed gas tube options

    Century C39 Rifles and RAS 47 rifles use "B" version 10.5" to 13.5" hand guards , Mod 2 mounts and SLR Full length railed gas tubes


    Polish AK rifles use "A" version hg's in AK 10.5", 11.5" , 13.5'  lengths , Mod 1 mount and Full Length railed gas tubes

    Polish Lynx Pistols use AK 7.75" hand guards, Mod 1 mounts and SLR Lynx railed gas tubes


    Arsenal / KVAR AK's

    Arsenal / KVAR Stamped receivers use the Mod 1 mount

    Arsenal Milled Receivers use the Mod 3 mount

    Arsenal / KVAR rifles use "A" version 10.5" , 11.5" , 13.5' hand guards and SLR Full Length railed gas tubes


    Arsenal SLR 106/7 CR types

    We have 2 specific Handguards for the CR types

    The CR's use Full Length Railed gas tubes if you want to run our gas tube

    The CR's use MOD 2 Mounts 


    Arsenal /KVAR Krink Type  such as SLR 107 Krink types, Sam 7K -01,04,44,UR, SFK, 104UR, 106UR use 3 lengths of AK hand guards 

    AK 4.12" hand guards are a direct drop in no mods required 

    AK 5.0" hand guards  require hand guard retainer to be removed as its larger than AKM type retainers and larger than the OD of our hand guards.

    AK 5.4" Hand guards require retainer removal and slight trimming of sling loop

    Krink Type AK's use Mod 1 Mount for Stamped Receivers

    Krink Type AK's use Mod 3 Mount for Milled Receivers

    Krink Type AK's use our SLR SAM7K railed gas tube


    AMD65 Rifles/ Pistols

    Use Mod 1 mounts and SLR AMD65 railed gas tube

    Hand guards lengths can vary

    Please call or email and we can help select hg for your application


    DD/IO AK rifles

    Mod 1 mounts and SLR Full length railed gas tubes

    AK 10.5", 11.5", 13.5" "A" version hand guards


    Rifle Dynamics Rifles and Pistols

    Mod 1 mounts on stamped receivers

    Mod 3 mounts on RD Sharps receiver with AK Solo hand guards

    Sharps Mount on RD Sharps receiver with AK Ion hand guards

    Generally SLR Full Length railed gas tubes on RD rifles

    10.5", 11.5", 13.5""A" version hand guards if hand guard retainer sling loop is used

    10.5", 11.5" , 13.5" "S" version hand guards if no retainer or sling loop removed 

    Some RD AK pistols use AMD65 length gas systems (shorter than standard AKM pistons)


    Palmetto State Armory  AK rifles (all Gens)

    MOD 1 mount

    SLR Full Length railed gas tube

    10.5", 11.5", 13.5" "A" version hand guards


    Palmetto State Armory  AK-P and AK-V ( AK Ion 7.5 LML-A)

    Both the AK-P and AK-V use the same handguards, mounts and railed gas tubes

    Mod 1 mount

    Choose AK-P/V railed gas tube (not required)


    VEPR Rifles 

    10.5" , 11.5", 13.5" "S" version hand guards 

    Newer FM MOLOT Vepr's require removal of hand guard retainer as its larger OD than our hand guard

    Choose Mod 4 mount for Vepr

    Choose SLR Vepr railed gas tubes for Vepr

    Choose SLR Vepr 2M railed gas tube for FM Molot Vepr


    SAIGA rifles

    10.5" ,11.5", 13.5" "S" version handguards

    Mod 1 mount

    SLR Full Length railed gas tube


    WASR RIfles

    10.5" , 11.5", 13.5" "A" version hand guards

    Mod 1 mount

    SLR Full Length railed gas tube

    Very rare instances there will be a WASR AK with a gas system that is 1/8'' shorter than the standard gas system 

    We have WASR railed gas tubes available if the full length tube is too long. It is very rare and we do not recommend the WASR tube option unless a Full Length  tube has been tried first.


    ATLANTIC / Sharps MB47 Builder Kit

    Solo HG’s use Mod 3 Mount 

    Ion HG’s use Sharps Mount

    ”A” version HG’s 10.5-13.5”

     SLR Full Length Railed Gas Tube


    Kalashnikov KR-9 and KP-9

    We have a Specific Handguard for the 9mm KP and KR 9  (ION 7.1 LML-A)

    Choose K9 Mount

    Choose K( Rialed Gas tube (not required)


    Chinese AK's (MAK90's , Norinco)

    Chinese AK's use "B" Version Handguards cut out in the handguard for gas block sling loop.

    You can also use "S" Version Hg's with no sling loop cut out if you remove or have removed sling loop on gas block

    Chinese AK's use Mod 2 Mount

    Chinese AK's use SLR Full Length Railed gas Tube



    ION /HELIX AR15 use the same raw extrusion

    ION / Helix 308(AR10) use the same raw extrusion