Magpul Industries Zhukov Handguard, Fits AK Rifles except Yugo Pattern or RPK style Receivers, Integrated Heat Shield, M-LOK Mounting Capabilities, Black Finish MAG586-BLK
The Magpul Zhukov Hand Guard is a fully-featured AK forearm for the modern AK. The Zhukov Hand Guard casts aside traditional AK forearm shortcomings and offers an extended option for modern shooting techniques, an aluminum chassis for strength and heat dispersion, a comfortable injection molded exterior for superior ergonomics, and M-LOK® slots for optimized accessory attachment.
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.
RUGGED POLYMER WITH M-LOK SLOTS FOR ACCESSORIES
- 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 a large gripping surface for modern shooting techniques as well as additional accessory mounting positions.
NOT COMPATIBLE WITH HAND GUARD RETAINING CAPS
FULL-LENGTH ALUMINUM CHASIS FOR STRENGTH AND RIGIDITY
- Hard anodized aluminum chassis clamps directly to barrel and provides for flex-free mounting as well as excellent heat shielding.
The Magpul Zhukov Hand Guard is an affordable yet an amazing upgrade you can install on to your AK platform which in return, gives you superior ergonomics and a modern look.
Magpul was founded in 1999 with the intent of developing a simple device to aid in the manipulation of rifle magazines under stress. The company name comes from this original product, called the Magpul.
Over the last twenty-plus years, Magpul has continued to grow and develop, following the same mission and processes and focusing on innovation, simplicity, and efficiency.
Unnecessary complexity and expensive construction are the hallmarks of mediocre design. It is almost always easier to design a product that is complicated, confusing, and expensive rather than simple, intuitive, and affordable. Although it is more difficult, Magpul has chosen to take the latter of these two approaches to product development.
From the onset of every project, Magpul uses a list of mission-driven requirements to dictate design, material construction, and manufacturing methods that will be most efficient without sacrificing quality or performance. The goal of the design itself is to be both simple and intuitive. By incorporating ergonomic considerations, a proper user interface, and subtle visual and tactile features, the product itself should actually instruct the user about its operation and function. Although every Magpul product comes with clear, concise installation and usage instructions, our aim is to design products so self-explanatory that instructions become unnecessary.
Material: Aluminum inner layer, reinforced polymer outer layer
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 16.75-18.25mm in diameter under the hand guard and greater than 13” in length*. Compatible with UltiMAK Optics Mount top cover.
*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.