Out of all the optics that work and look good on an AK, here are the 3 best KP9 optic upgrades

We picked them based on durability, dot sizes and price.

Let's check them out:

Best KP9 Optic Upgrades

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Trijicon SRO - Lightweight Setup

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Why use this optic - The Trijicon SRO is a large field of view red dot sight for PCC and handgun use. Even though its not duty grade quality, but it's a slick and lightweight setup for the KP9.


Great Aesthetics - This low profile micro red dot looks slick on the KP9

Top Loading Battery - No sight removal or re-zeroing  required when swapping out the battery 

3 Dot Sizes - Pick 5 MOA for the best dot clarity if you have astigmatism or for CQB applications

Large FOV Than RMR  – Bigger window than Trijicon RMR or Holosun 507C that pistol caliber carbine users love

Works With Multiple Mounts – Mount it on any aftermarket mounts using the same RMR footprint

Features:

  • Magnification: 1X
  • Eye Relief: Unlimited
  • Reticle Type: 1, 2.5 or 5 MOA Red Dot
  • Turret : 1 MOA / Click
  • Length: 2.2 inches
  • Weight: 1.6 oz

See Trijicon SRO Red Dot Review

Sig Sauer ROMEO 7 - Best Aimpoint COMP4 Alternative

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If you're looking for an Aimpoint COMP4 alternative to give your KP9 a more beefy aesthetics, the Sig Sauer ROMEO 7 will be your best bet for the best price.

Very Long Battery Life - The MOTAC system helps save battery power even more on top of 62K hr battery (AA) life, which means you don't really have to worry about the battery running out for almost 5 - 6 years.

Low Dispersion Glass - No color tint, No lens distortion

Multiple Brightness Adjustments - Dial the brightness to use under any lighting conditions 

Included Lens Cap - It comes with the optic to help protect the lens when you throw it in your gun bag or truck after a range session

Very Durable - Adjustable QD mount fits on out of spec rails, and it holds zero under normal use

Features:

  • Magnification: 1X30mm
  • Eye Relief: Unlimited
  • Reticle Type: 2 MOA Red Dot
  • Turret : 0.5 MOA / Click
  • Length: 4.7 inches
  • Weight: 12.5 oz

Aimpoint Micro T2 - Best Durability

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Why Aimpoint is the best - The Aimpoint Micro is the best red dot choice for real world warfighters. It's tough, lasts long, unbreakable and works great on the KR9 as well as other subguns, shotguns and rifles


Built like a tank - Throw it, kick it, drop it... nothing will break this. Pick it up and zero is protected

Accepts various mounts - Use any Aimpoint Micro footprint mounts to suit your need. Low mount is recommended for AK style subguns while it sits low.

CQB & Mid Range -  Add a red dot magnifier behind it for more magnification for the positive identification capability

Features:

  • Magnification: 1X
  • Eye Relief: Unlimited
  • Reticle Type: 2 MOA Red Dot
  • Turret : 0.5 MOA / Click
  • Length: 3.1 inches
  • Weight: 4.7 oz

See Detailed Aimpoint Micro Red Dot Review

EOTECH EXPS3 - Best Operator's Pick

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Why Use The EOTech? The Kalash KR9 goes perfectly well with the EOTECH EXPS3 for its performance and aesthetics.  This is for the serious 9mm CQB shooters with the most top notch set up.

Fast Target Acqusition - Use 68 MOA ring for fast target acquisition compared to to other 2 MOA dots. Large reticle coverage area for CQB applications.

Shoot With Both Eyes Open - Widen your situational awareness and not miss anything in the corner of your eye

Night Vision Capable - Use with night vision goggles on the NV mode. NV reticle not visible to the naked eyes or emit glare to keep you low profile

Raised Height - If using adjustable stock on the KR9, The EXPS3 already sits at 1/3rd co-witness height for shooters who need adjustment. 

Features:

  • Magnification: 1X
  • Eye Relief: Unlimited
  • Reticle Type: 2 MOA Red Dot
  • Turret : 0.5 MOA / Click
  • Length: 3.1 inches
  • Weight: 4.7 oz

See EXPS3 Holographic Sight Review