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Old 02-16-2017, 06:12 AM   #1
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Default VEPR FM-AK47-11 Handguard options

Has anyone else been pressuring companies to produce more handguard options for this model Ak? I've contacted a few companies, and the ones that have gotten back to me say "it's not on the priority list." With the recent popularity of this rifle it would do them good to provide a little more support.
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There's plenty of VEPR options.

You just need to look more, and learn to modify basic stuff.
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There's plenty of VEPR options.

You just need to look more, and learn to modify basic stuff.

Talk out of your ass much? There are only a few options currently. The VEPR has an RPK handguard and, if most handguards are made to fit, they are going to be bubba'd to hell or look like complete shit.

Pez, check out this thread. Very cool option: http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showth...VEPR+furniture

The Magpul handguards can be modified. I would not recommend the Zhukov. The MOE can be made to fit, but they will have a slightly obnoxious slant to them. However, they will be solid as hell if done properly.

Ironwood also makes a set, but they are stupid expensive in my opinion. If I am not mistaken, they are almost $300 and I think they would be even more if you had them do the cleaning kit cutout. That is absurd. If I wanted to go the Ironwood route, I'd just pick up a surplus RPK laminate handguard, upper handguard, and stock and finish them to match. The end result would be something much cheaper and better.
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Here's some options as far as railed handguards

Alfa Arms Efa -> https://www.legionusa.com/vepr-12-ha...alfa-arms.html
Zenit B-20 (they sell out fast) -> https://www.legionusa.com/zenitco-lo...-20u-sand.html
TDI VFR-RPK -> www.themakogroup.com/fab-defense-vfr-rpk.html
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Vepr 12 handguards can be made to fit. There more v12 options out there and any RPK handguards should fit
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Here's some options as far as railed handguards

Alfa Arms Efa -> https://www.legionusa.com/vepr-12-ha...alfa-arms.html
Zenit B-20 (they sell out fast) -> https://www.legionusa.com/zenitco-lo...-20u-sand.html
TDI VFR-RPK -> www.themakogroup.com/fab-defense-vfr-rpk.html
And of course, the Alfa one is now out of stock. WTF FML!!!
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Ironwood also makes a set, but they are stupid expensive in my opinion. If I am not mistaken, they are almost $300
Try $351 for their cheapest VEPR set and $445 for the highest one.
http://ironwooddesigns.com/products/vepr-svd-akm.html

Oof.

Rhineland makes some for a lot less but not a ton of reviews here.
http://www.troupsystems.com/akparts.htm
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Try $351 for their cheapest VEPR set and $445 for the highest one.
http://ironwooddesigns.com/products/vepr-svd-akm.html

Oof.

Rhineland makes some for a lot less but not a ton of reviews here.
http://www.troupsystems.com/akparts.htm
What the hell. That's practically another rifle or a damn good red dot... or 2k of ammo. Unreal.
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Has anybody tried the Black Horse Arsenal lower and upper handguard on their Vepr?
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Has anybody tried the Black Horse Arsenal lower and upper handguard on their Vepr?
Unless they just came out with a new hand guard that won't fit the FM-11 Vepr
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And of course, the Alfa one is now out of stock. WTF FML!!!
If it was me, I'd grab the Zenit one while you can (usually OOS). If you don't like it you won't have a hard time selling it off.
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What does one have to do to the Magpul to make it fit?
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:15 PM   #13
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Besides the wood and polymer offerings, handguards for the Vepr 12 can be drop in or lightly modified to fit the FM Vepr

Pick your Poison

Vepr 12 Handguard "Pantsir"



VEPR-12 Handguard Efa by Alfa Arms



Chaos VEPR 12 QUAD RAIL



Zenitco Lower Handguard B-20



FAB Defense VFR 2-Piece Handguard Quad Rail RPK

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Ironwood should be releasing the FM VEPR set anytime. DevOps260 had a prototype on his rifle a few weeks back. Looks good but I do believe the complete set was to sell for about 360.00. These will be different from the ones posted above. See below:

http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showpo...98&postcount=1

See Matt's (From Ironwood) Comments here:http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showpo...7&postcount=39



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The Ironwood option who looks great and I believe that Chaos might be offering a rpk style front railed handguard option also
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I will also add that Matt in the crew at Ironwood designs make some of the make some of the nicest stock sets , each one is a work of Art.
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Besides the wood and polymer offerings, handguards for the Vepr 12 can be drop in or lightly modified to fit the FM Vepr

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Vepr 12 Handguard "Pantsir"



VEPR-12 Handguard Efa by Alfa Arms



Chaos VEPR 12 QUAD RAIL



Zenitco Lower Handguard B-20



FAB Defense VFR 2-Piece Handguard Quad Rail RPK

Anyone know how the aluminum rails do with heat? I have hand plenty on an AR and they were fine, but my VEPR seams to get a little warmer.
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I put a plum set of rpk handguards on my vepr 12. Looks great
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These slr rifleworks handguards look pretty good


WHat model # is that?
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The handguards, not the Vepr
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10.5 mlok with rail mod4
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These slr rifleworks handguards look pretty good


One of the best I have seen. Looks awesome wabo! I have a 13.7 Helix SLR on one of my ARs and love it.
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One of the best I have seen. Looks awesome wabo! I have a 13.7 Helix SLR on one of my ARs and love it.
Anyway to remove that handguard retainer without having to press off the front sight and gas block? Would dremeling it off work?
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Anyway to remove that handguard retainer without having to press off the front sight and gas block? Would dremeling it off work?
Not sure on that myself. Maybe Wabo can answer that.
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One of the best I have seen. Looks awesome wabo! I have a 13.7 Helix SLR on one of my ARs and love it.
Hell yes! Now that's what I'm talking about. The 10.5" M-lok model with a khybercustom slotted gas tube cover would look amazing I bet.




On the SLR rifleworks website it says it has the sling cutout so I assume it's a direct drop in? MOd 4 is specific for a Vepr it says.
http://slrrifleworks.com/index.php?r...3#!prettyPhoto

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Has anyone else been pressuring companies to produce more handguard options for this model Ak? I've contacted a few companies, and the ones that have gotten back to me say "it's not on the priority list." With the recent popularity of this rifle it would do them good to provide a little more support.

I just custom finished a set of Ironwood Designs FM-AK-47-11 furniture for a customer and I think it's a great option for wood furniture.




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I just custom finished a set of Ironwood Designs FM-AK-47-11 furniture for a customer and I think it's a great option for wood furniture.




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That is about a good as it gets. I love that set. When you get it on the rifle, I'd like to see the finished product.
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I appreciate it. Thanks.
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That is about a good as it gets. I love that set. When you get it on the rifle, I'd like to see the finished product.

Thank you. I will ask my customer to send me pics once he installs it.
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Here's another FM11 thread that showcases a few good options for the hg.

http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=288626
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I went with the Zenitco B20-U. NOT a chance it will drop in





The Alfa Arms Efa wasn't a drop in either. Not surprising since it was meant for the Vepr 12

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