The MERC is a revolutionary improvement to handguards for the AK platform (PATENT PENDING). The MERC offers rock solid optics mounting and hand protection. Gloves are usually not required when deploying the MERC. The MERC is easily installed in less than 30 minutes with commonly available tools. Maximum Effectiveness - Reduced Complexity: The MERC is the New Standard for AK Handguards. This system works on stamped receiver AK-47/74s from Russia, Poland, East Germany, Hungary, Romania, Egypt, and China. It DOES NOT work on Yugos, milled receivers, and US made Century rifles. See this YouTube video to see if your rifle is a good candidate!
Specifications: 16 oz 6061 Aluminum Black Mil-Spec Anodized Length: 11.75" from front of receiver Overhang over dust cover: 2.5" Height: 2-5/8" Width: 1-9/16" Weight: 16 oz. (effectively much lighter through removal of steel RSB and FST) Weight of demo gun: 7 lbs, 2 oz.
Installation: Installation is simple on most rifles, but we can also refer you to skilled installers who can perform the job quickly and inexpensively. Please see the videos HERE for more information.