Magpul ZHUKOV Hand Guard – AK47/AK74

Item Code: MAG586
  • AK / AKM Platform
  • Max Length 11.7 in.
  • Width 1.8 in.
  • Weight 15.1 oz.
  • Height 2.1 in.
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    The Magpul Zhukov Hand Guard casts aside traditional AK forearm shortcomings and offers an extended option for modern shooting techniques. Featuring an aluminum chassis for strength and heat dispersion, a comfortable injection molded exterior for superior ergonomics, and M-LOK slots for optimized accessory attachment. The Zhukov Hand Guard is a fully-featured AK forearm for the modern AK.

    Compatible with the Ultimak gas tube rail for optics mounting, the Zhukov Hand Guard redefines functionality for the modern AK platform. Installation requires permanent removal of the hand guard retainer.

    Hand Guard counts as one US compliance part for 922(r).

    Made in USA.

    Slots at the three, six, and nine o\clock positions for mounting direct-attach M-LOK accessories or M-LOK 1913 Picatinny rail sections. Durable polymer outer cover. Includes replacement polymer Top Cover.

    EXTENDED LENGTH FOR MODERN SHOOTING TECHNIQUES Extended length provides large gripping surface for modern shooting techniques as well as additional accessory mounting positions.


    FULL-LENGTH ALUMINUM CHASSIS FOR STRENGTH AND RIGIDITY Hard anodized aluminum chassis clamps directly to barrel and provides for flex-free mounting as well as excellent heat shielding.

    Technical Specifications

    Platform: AK / AKM

    Length, max: 11.7 in.

    Width: 1.8 in.

    Weight, w/ Top Cover: 15.1 oz.

    Height, w/o Top Cover: 2.1 in.

    Compatibility: Most AK-47 / AKM / AK-74 rifles with barrels between 16.75-18.25 mm in diameter under the hand guard and greater than 13" in length*. Compatible with UltiMAK Optics Mount top cover.

    Other Specs:

    *NOTE: The Zhukov Hand Guard requires the permanent removal of the factory hand guard retaining cap and forward sling mount if so equipped. Please ensure your barrel diameter under the hand guard falls between 16.75-18.25 millimeters before cutting your retaining cap!

    Due to the wide range of tolerances of your typical AK, minor additional fitting may be required. Not compatible with Yugo pattern rifles or RPK style receivers.

    **Specifications based on factory configuration. Weight of Top Cover 1.1 oz.

    WARNING: Due to extended Hand Guard length, barrels less than 13” long are not recommended.

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