Occam Defense Solutions
I do believe this is the best hanguard money can buy for the AK platform. I have used, hanguards from 3 other of the biggest names in modern AKs and none of them do everything this does. Takes weight OFF the front of your AK, 100% freefloat, allows for massive sight radius with Irons, great heat mitigation through several different avenues, Etc. No other handguard does everything this one does. On top of all that, ODS has some of the greatest CS I have ever ran into. After getting my MERC Of course I wanted to use it on something it was not intended for and after contacting ODS they agreed to machine a custom part (gas tube) just for me. Amazing product and amazing CS from an all American Company. Thanks Brian and Crew!!!!
OCCAM Defense is going to revolutionize the way Americans view the AK starting with the MERC. First, you will not believe the quality of the machining when you hold it, and when you hold it you can barely tell you have something in your hand because it’s so light. The design is so simple but extremely versatile. The MERC eliminates the old school bulk of the AK. It’s welcoming to people used to the AR platform. The price might seem high- but remember you are getting a beautifully designed gas system as well. After receiving my MERC, I changed my parts list and I’m doing a 100% OCCAM build. Where Jim Fuller brought the AK to Americans, Brian Keeney brings the AK to the future. Okay OCCAM - that’s my 2 cents! Now send me one of those sweet posters ;-)
In my opinion this is the best AK upgrade for the money on the market.Rock solid .
Installation isn't plug and play but if you're building from a kit, are able to depopulate a barrel yourself, or don't mind sending out to one of ODS's suggested 'smiths this handguard is a fantastic way to lighten up the front end and and add a ton of modern features as well as keep the handling surfaces cool. I love mine and would buy it again in a heartbeat.