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TTAG gun guru Nick Leghorn predicted that the rifles at the 2012 SHOT show would have a Golbergian feel to them (variations on a theme). Less charitably, manufacturers would offer consumers options packages under a new model name. Enter the ATI AK-47 Strikeforce Elite Ultimate Professional Stock Package with Scorpion Recoil System. [Press release after the jump.] No doubt ATI’s bits and pieces help create a wonderful gun, addressing some of the “modern” AK’s inherent flaws. Wait, are they flaws? I consider the AK’s simple not to say simplistic unburstability the gun’s biggest selling point. This looks a bit . . . delicate. OK, ugly. Does that matter? For those who eschew tacticool tchotchkes, yes. For [unofficial] members of ATI’s elite ultra-mega-professional strike force, well, the free market has spoken.

Advanced Technology International (ATI), the leading manufacturer in gun stocks and firearm accessories announces the AK-47 Strikeforce Elite Package with Scorpion Recoil System.

The AK-47 Strikeforce Elite Package is a six position collapsible stock with aluminum upgraded, ventilated handguards and adjustable cheekrest.

The AK-47 Strikeforce Elite Package has a redesigned slim line rear aluminum receiver mount and a six position collapsible stock. With the Scorpion Recoil System, users can shoot any load without pain being transferred to the shooter from the firearm.

The Scorpion Recoil System features a Scorpion Razorback buttpad that is non-slip and removable with an ergonomic Sure-Grip texture Scorpion Recoil Pistol Grip. The Scorpion Recoil System reduces the challenge of reacquiring the target by minimizing the muzzle lift. The AK-47 Strikeforce Elite Package is not affected by chemicals and remains flexible in extreme temperatures. It also removes limitations from spring and piston type recoil suppression systems.

The AK-47 Strikeforce Elite Package is constructed with Military Type III Anodized, 6061 T6 aluminum and has one-four inch Picatinny rail, two-two inch Picatinny rails, one-two inch Picatinny rail with swivel stud, a six position commercial buffer tube and an aluminum receiver mount. Each AK-47 Strikeforce Elite Ultimate Professional Stock Package features an ergonomic texture with ventilated upper and lower handguards, blank inserts for when rails are not in use, a 3M industrial grade self-adhesive soft touch cheekrest pad, removable/adjustable cheekrest (3/8”), slot for tactical sling attachment, three sling swivel studs and DuPont extreme temperature glass reinforced polymer.

This Strikeforce Package includes a steel castle nut, steel locking ring, steel T-Nut and steel pistol grip bolts. Each AK-47 Strikeforce Elite Ultimate Professional Stock Package is manufactured in the USA and fits most stamped AK receivers. Please note this stock will not fit milled receivers. The stock, handguards and pistol grip count towards compliance parts. Contact your local gun shops or shooting ranges for this and other compliance issues.

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    • That may be true, but it’s been a long time since I went “whaling”. I prefer Mrs. Moonshine’s svelt, athletic form.

      • +1, Moonshine. I like a guy that likes his wife.

        Regarding that poor Mossberg Tactical 464 lookalike up there, AR bits look as wrong on an AK as a banana mag would look sticking out the bottom of an M4. The draw of the AK is in its ascetic, functional design and its primitive, brutish aesthetics. It didn’t become the right arm of the race war/zombie apocalypse because it one day might sport FDE tactical bits.

        If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

  1. Whats the big deal?

    Its an AK with tan accents? Isn’t that like every other AR-15?

    Looks pretty ‘normal’ to me in comparison to the overall market…

  2. Dude, this isn’t any uglier than the stock tactical Mini-14. I’d even go so far as to say it was an inspiration (the back half basically looks like straight-up plagiarism).

      • Yup, and its kinda junky. I have the Strikeforce for my Mini and once you get the stock wobble sorted you realize that the folder-knuckle wobbles too…and there is no ready solution.

        If they binned the folder mechanism and made the grip compatible with AR-15 or even Ak47 grips that would go a long way towards making the strikeforce more useful.

        As it is, mine is sitting in the basement and my Mini wears a Hogue.

  3. So tired of the “slap a carbine stock on it” design mentality in the firearms industry. They’ve done it to every gun from a Glock to a lever action 30-30.

  4. If you need help mitigating an AK’s recoil, you need to find a different hobby or grow a set of kahones.

  5. If you want a folding stock for an AK-pattern rifle, you’ve got two legitimate choices and *none* of them come from ATI. You can go old-school PLO and get an underfolder that lets you practice the ineffective ‘Palestinian Offhand’ firing stance, or you can go modern Spetznaz with a solid or skeleton left-side folder from Arsenal/K-Var.

    CAR-15 and M4 collapsing stocks don’t really belong anywhere except on CAR-15s and M4s. They only exist in the first place because the AR’s buffer tube doesn’t permit the attachment of a folding stock. An adjustable pull length is nice, but there are plenty of adjustable *and* folding stocks out there which are so much better. (Cough SCAR cough ACR cough…)

    • I’m 6’5″, and need a longer LOP on my AK, as the standard stock is completely unusable due to it’s lack of size. But, what you’re saying is even though I need an adjustable LOP so my wife AND myself may use the same weapon, that I shouldn’t because, “It just doesn’t belong”? Or, I should sell my rifle, and spend thousands of dollars on a SCAR or ACR just because of their adjustable stock?


      I don’t mean to demean, but you have got to think outside that bubble once in a while.

  6. And this is why we are going to be making completely unique parts and designs. We never claimed they WORK any better – but they will sure as hell be visually different then the typical cookie cutter options on todays market.

  7. Pretty guns get turn in ugleys guns when used in field. I real do not care if gun pretty long goes bang when want to where I want to. I know these days look cool hang any thing ever thing can on front rifle but just clutter get in way have use your rifle. I think useing M4 collapsing stock on Ak 47 plain stupid when bettter side folding stocks for Ak 47. If buying Ak 47 not buy for how looks buying becuase goes bang when want to worst type thing can do it cheaply. You want some thing looks good cost alot work right after clean alot buy Ar 15.

  8. Where can a fashion-conscious gun owner purchase matching ammunition? I know that Brown Bear might go well with this rifle’s lovely tan accoutrements, but I’m just soooooo tired of matching solid colors with solid colors. Is there a model available with a classic stripe? Perhaps in chiffon?

  9. 1. Thats 1 single review that talks about functionality. The rest of the reviews attack the color coordination. Fellas, if you’re worried about either side of the aesthetics, you’re part of the fashion show.

    Now, other than the fold mechanism being wobbly -I assume thats in the straight position- is there anything else functional wrong with this release?

  10. Looks like an ancient article, but I recently tried this out on a GP-WASR-10, and here’s my experience.

    1. Stock: assembly required lining up the stock mount (by the way, getting the wooden stock off of a WASR is a chore, ended up using a rubber mallet technique and fortunately did not damage my wooden stock, as I ended up putting it back on). I like the adjustable aspect of the ATI stock, but thought the tube release mechanism was flimsy. The stock mounted okay on the WASR after a lot of effort (mostly removing the old stock, but also getting the ATI kit’s hex screw to fit into the 5/32 drill bit sized hole the instructions recommend drilling into the kit’s plastic stock mount). To its credit, the stock mount didn’t wobble, but I also never fired the weapon with this stock on it (see conclusion).
    2. Pistol grip — had no problems installing on the WASR. The pistol grip was the only really quality piece I found in the kit.
    2. Gas tube cover — I was able to attach this piece to the gas tube, but it seemed flimsy to me and warped slightly around the tube.
    3. Lower handguard did not fit the WASR. Original wood furniture has a thick wooden tab that inserts into a well in the front receiver base that the ATI handguard in my kit lacked. Apparently, the ATI kit concept involves ribs that slide over the rear sight mount base instead. The semi-circular wells to house the sliding catch with the sling mount (part name eludes me) would require serious dremel work to fit. The lower handguard inspired zero confidence, which is when I abandoned this project and replaced the all of the original wooden furniture.

    First, I’m not a wood furniture purist it’s not like I’m a reenactor or that much of a history nerd to insist the weapon look like its from the 1970’s Warsaw Pact era. I bought the kit because wanted the picatinny rails, lighter materials, extendable stock, etc. That said, compared to this kit, the original, ugly WASR furniture is as solid as an I-beam compared to what looks the plastic used to make GI Joe’s in the 80’s.

    I’m not too upset, as the kit was less than $100 where I bought it (no refunds, of course), but I’d love to find sturdier polymer furniture that has the features this kit has but actually fits a Romanian WASR.

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