The RD NATO AK starts life as an Arsenal SLR106F but morphs quickly from there (Photos: Rifle Dynamics)
Las Vegas-based Rifle Dynamics is now making a rifle for those who want both a Kalash platform and 5.56mm chambering in the same relationship.
The new RD NATO AK is built on an Arsenal SLR106F rifle, given a tuned action, G2 trigger group, and custom front-end work. The 14.5-inch barrel has one of RD’s FDC muzzle devices permanently attached to bring it up to 16.25-inches which keeps the tax stamps away. Other muzzle devices are optional. Overall length is 34.25-inches with the AK100 side-folding stock extended, 25.5 when it isn’t.
Other features include an UltiMAK scope rail (which can be swapped out with an optional SLR Rifleworks 10.5-inch M-Lok or Keymod rail set), a Tango Down AK Battle Grip, Fuller rear sight, and 20-round Circle 10 magazines. Additional options available include an ALG AKT-EL trigger while an AK side rail can also be fitted.
The guns ship with an RD-branded rifle case and a single mag.
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