4 Best AK Flashlight Mounts [Modular & Old School Handguards]

Here are the 4 best AK flashlight mounts for the best light placement, user control ergonomics, and are rock-solid for hard use.

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For Traditional Handguard (Wood / Polymer)

Magpul MOE Rail Piece

Ak wood handguard mount

Referenced RECOIL

For this, no aftermarket AK railed handguard is required. However, slight modification may be required).

Once the M1913 rail is installed, any M1913 light mount will work

Buy the following:

Magpul MOE Rail Section L2 MAG406BLK
  • 4 large washers for retention
  • 2 longer machine screws (Measure the thickness of your wood or polymer handguard)
  • Magpul MOE M1913 Rail
  1. Remove the top handguard, place a washer on either side of the lower handguard
  2. Ensure rail is as straight as possible along the bore (Precision is not required
  3. Reinstall the top rail.
  4. Tighten everything down
ultimak m2b rail

Railed gas tube cover is the easiest solution for mounting a light on an AK rifle with a traditional wood/polymer handguard.

The UltiMAK top cover is durable and heat resistant for mounting high-end Scout lights like the Surefire M600 and Streamlight ProTac HL X.

Use any M1913 light mount on top of the gas tube. Most of them place the light right near the shooter's grip to activate the light via a thumb press.

For Modular Handguard

AK modular handguard makes mounting a weapon light so much easier and better instead of looking like the whole thing is duct-taped together

IWC SMC XL Light Scout Mount

IWC scout light mount

It works for any Scout footprint weapon lights (M300, M600, Streamlight HLX, Cloud Defensive REIN, Olight ODIN)

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This CNC machined 6061 T6 aluminum light mount offsets up and extends forward to put the light as forward as possible to minimize barrel shadow for optimized low light target ID

The light tail cap can go on either the 1:00 or 11:00 position. Add a vertical grip to the AK for better grip/light activation ergonomics.

  • Weighs only 1.27 Ounces.
  • Includes all mounting hardware, tools and instructions for an easy install.
  • Made in USA
IWC thorntail 2 mlok light mount

It's built for the AR15, but it can be used on AKs with railed or modular handguards.

Mount the light on 12, 3, 9, and 6 O'clock positions.

This simple light bar works for all scout lights just like the one above.

  • Weighs only 1.35 Ounces
  • Includes all mounting hardware
  • Made in USA

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Common FAQ

Where To Buy Modular AK Handguard

There are plenty of AK handguards available, the best ones are:

  • SLR Rifleworks
  • Manticore
  • Midwest Industry
  • Magpul AKM
  • Texas Weapon Systems
  • KPYK CRC 1U004

Slight fitting modification may be required based on your particular AK. AKs are made differently across the board, please check compatibility before buying.