So i'm looking for something a little different for my VEPR ak
she is BTW.
As you can see I'm using the SGM rail. Its plastic and okay I quess. It screws in at the tang so if I need to strip the AK, I need a screw driver to lift it. I know that now there are a bunch of similar rails that are metal and that use quick release mechanisms are the rear. Thats all well and good but here are my problems with them:
1) the last thing I need to do is add weight to my already 10lb VEPR
2) I don't need all that rail space. I'm not going to use 3x multipliers or night vision. I already have miles of useless rails on the tri-rail. But it is lighter than the OEM hand guard.
Now, I actually have the ultimak gas tube rail and used to like it. The eotech work decently on it until the heat caused condensation inside the eotech. thats was caused by the defective optic and eotech fixed it. but I never went back. It just doesn't make sense to turn a several-hundred-dollar optic into a heat sink IMO.
so I found THIS
: This is very close to what I am looking for. I would prefer an option that didn't sit so high - especially since the eotech is already crazy tall. I would prefer to have is sit slighty farther back and over the receiver. That most likely means I'll need to move to a smaller red dot. one of those super small red dots (burris fast fire, Doctor, or trijicon RMR etc.)
The overall goal is something like those "dog leg" rails, but with only a couple inches of rail space behind the rear sight base - just enough to mount an optic. Am I'm living a pipe dream or does such a beast exist?