MERC Freefloat Handguard

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The MERC is a revolutionary patented improvement to handguards for the AK platform. 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 for rifle length: 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.

Specifications for pistol length: 6061 Aluminum Black Mil-Spec Anodized Length: 8" from front of receiver Overhang over dust cover: 2.5" Height: 2-5/8" Width: 1-9/16" 

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. 


  • 5

    Posted by TheHutDweller on Jul 13th 2020

    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 ;-)

  • 5
    Very nice

    Posted by Melvin Nay on May 10th 2020

    In my opinion this is the best AK upgrade for the money on the market.Rock solid .

  • 5
    best way to modernize AK

    Posted by Bryan on Apr 8th 2020

    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.