External upgrades to an ak74u?

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  1. cdaryl

    cdaryl New Member

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    Hi guys! I searched around the Internet and couldnt find any external upgrades done to an ak74u except a suppressor. My gun looks really plain without any external upgrades. Any ideas?
     
  2. TYSONtheSNIPER

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    Do you mean AKs-74u?

    Here's mine if you wanna see what it could look like with some externals.



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  3. Username94

    Username94 New Member

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    The ak74u only exists in COD. But definitely take some ideas from Tyson's gun.
     
  4. cdaryl

    cdaryl New Member

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    I thought aks74u exist in real life... I would also want a tactical handguard. But couldnt find any online.., will ak47 tactical handguard fit?
     
  5. TYSONtheSNIPER

    TYSONtheSNIPER New Member

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    Maybe with some modifications. You'll have to cut down the lower portion for sure.
     
  6. Shiftyshooter

    Shiftyshooter Learn from your mistakes. Lifetime Supporter

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    Yes, the AKS-74u does exist. The AK74u does not.
     
  7. cdaryl

    cdaryl New Member

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    Oh! I've mistaken that for a long time!
     
  8. richman992

    richman992 New Member

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    I'd get yourself a side rail mount for optics, and a GP-25 'nade launcher. And definitely a mock suppressor.
     
  9. cdaryl

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    That's a great idea actually, by the way, I have a rail, but what kind of scopes work nice on it? What do you guys reckon? Is gp-25 grenade launcher made for aks74u? I have a suppressor for my m4, 14mm, and doesn't fit my ak... What size of suppressor would fit? Thanks!
     
  10. Shiftyshooter

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    no, the grenade launcher will not fit your gun.
     
  11. TYSONtheSNIPER

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    When you get a new sight it depends what exactly your going for. Do you want a true AKs-74u? Or a mash up one similar to what I did with mine.

    If you want to stay true to it all do something like this,

    -buy a Kobra sight
    http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/ea-kobra-military-ak-red-dot-sight-ekp-1s-03.html

    -and buy a PBS-4 suppressor
    http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/aabb-pbs-4-airsoft-aluminum-silencer-14mm-ccw.html

    You should have something like this.



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    Or the mash up design like something similar that I did.

    -you need to modify on a railed handguard
    http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?cPath=25_84&products_id=28943
    NOTE: you'll have to do some precise cutting to get it to fit onto an AKs-74u (if it even works, although with the right tools I'm sure it can) and from my experience that pistol grip doesn't fit onto a AKs-74u. Its to short to cover the motor.

    -once you get that handguard on you can add a ton of stuff, vertical grips, flashlights/lasers, whatever really.
    http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_188&products_id=25244

    http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_140&products_id=29438

    http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?cPath=25_115&products_id=34423

    -silencer? What about a tracer unit. LIVE BIG OR GO HOME.
    http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?cPath=28_592&products_id=29190

    -red dot sights? Need this first.
    http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?products_id=35282
    Now some red dot ideas.
    http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?cPath=32_182&products_id=36294

    http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?cPath=32_182&products_id=33055

    http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?cPath=32_182&products_id=40004


    Once its all done, you might have something like this.



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    Or this,


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    Or this,



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    (personal favorite :D)


    Anyway hope you can use this information to help you come up with some ideas and create an awesome AK.
     
  12. cdaryl

    cdaryl New Member

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    Thats a really good post! Thanks Tyson! I would take in your recommendation for sure! But i already have a 14mm silencer that doesnt fit, so ak47 railed hand guard fits ak74u handguards? And i already have the scope mount...
     
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  13. TYSONtheSNIPER

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  14. Shiftyshooter

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    You need a specific railed hand guard for the AKS-74u. It is exactly the one Tyson linked you to.
     
  15. cdaryl

    cdaryl New Member

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    Thanks a lot Tyson and shifty! I'll get everything I need and will try and post a finished product of it! Thanks for the help and work for me! Although it would take 1-2 months for the end product, and I want to get everything locally, since I live in hong kong, quite a lot of shops here, and shipping all the way from us should cost pretty much...
     
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  16. TYSONtheSNIPER

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    Awesome man, glad I could be of some help. If you ever decide to dive into the internals message me up or check out my CYMA build thread, feel free to post whatever questions you have, lots of good information in that thread. Can't wait to see the finished product.
     
  17. cdaryl

    cdaryl New Member

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    Just wondering, is ak47 more customizable than aks74u
     
  18. Shiftyshooter

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    Sky is the limit for either.