Zhukov: Magpul’s folding AK stock

Zhukov Stock | AK furniture from Magpul

Magpul Zhukov AK Stock

Some Americafied Commie goodness at the 2015 SHOT Show.*

*This article originally ran in January 2015. We’ve updated it with some pertinent information and images of the Zhukov stock and other Magpul AK furniture in the wild, just for those of you with a vodka blaster fetish. 

While many people view Magpul as an AR-15centric company, this year’s SHOT Show is starting to show just how wrong that perception is. The company has released a lot of new designs to start off 2015 and we were excited to see the new AK-47 lineup. This includes a new handguard and folding buttstock, as well as MOE AK-47 furniture.

Magpul Zhukov AK Stock

There are already plenty of options for AK buttstocks, most of which we are not impressed with. Most modern stocks for the platform are less than ideal, being heavy, complex, expensive or a combination of all. Many of our minions are fans of the AK family of firearms, but we all have different views of what is considered ideal. Reeder’s AK remains “classic”, with wood furniture, Merrill likes his AKs enhanced with exacting parts, and Murr prefers a mix of both (but he still considers the AK a bad-guy gun best left to third world peasants).

Regardless of your preferred setup, it looks like Magpul is going to have something to appeal to all AK owners.

Unless they’re more interested in custom AK furniture, of course, but that’s an article for a different time.

Magpul AK Furniture: first look

 

Magpul Zhukov AK Stock

Magpul Zhukov AK Stock

Zhukov-S Magpul AK upgrade

Of all the new AK products we’ve seen this year, the Zhukov-S stock is arguably the most badass. We wanted to check out this new folder in person, so we went to Magpul’s booth to handle it ourselves.

The Zhukov-S is a very streamlined, visually appealing stock. The hinge style locking mechanism locks up tight and feels like a fixed stock when open. The large, easy to depress release button is immediately behind a QD sling swivel socket and is recessed to protect from accidental release. The inside crook of the stock holds the adjustment button for changing the length of pull, with each position locking securely and with little perceived play.

The right-side folding design allows shooters to use COMBLOC style optics mounts, which mount to the left side receiver rail, and (most importantly!) the folded stock will not interfere with shooting the rifle when closed.

This could come in very handy should you find yourself in a 1980s action film.

Magpul Zhukov AK Stock

 

The S-Stock also features a nice rubber butt pad and recessed grooves for adding different hight cheek risers. The stock balances well on the rifle when paired with the new Zhukov hand guard and overall it looks and feels…fitting. The stock will be offered in Black, FDE, OD, Gray, and a new Soviet shout-out color: Plum. With an MSRP of $100 as of this writing, this is a lot of stock for the money. They will hopefully be out for sale by late spring, and we look forward to doing a field test.

We’ll no doubt be seeing this on everything from Khyber Pass looking beaters to Russki blasters to Chinese AKs, and that’s a Good Thing.

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The next AK product Magpul has released is their family of AK forearms. As mentioned, the new Zhukov hand guard pairs well with its sister stock and is the longest setup currently being offered in the lineup. It features an extended length of pull, M-LOK slots, and QD sling socket. It will be offered at the same price as the Zhukov stock, and in the same colors. We’ll write more about those later if we can slip Canipe or Hickman a roofie and get some in hand.

It’s pretty exciting to see all the new Vodka Blaster related Magpul products being released, it looks like they are going to have a pretty busy year.

How do you install the Magpul Zhukov stock?

 

Magpul AK furniture in the wild:

Magpul AK 47 furniture: Ken Hackathorn with the Plum Zhukov Stock
Magpul AK 47 furniture: Ken Hackathorn with the Plum Zhukov Stock

 

AK Stock - Zhukov Stock - Magpul AK 47 furniture - @graf_nemec Bashkortostan-Russia
As it turns out, Magpul AK accessories have been popular everywhere – including Russia! PC @graf_nemec

 

AK Stock - Zhukov Stock - Magpul AK 47 furniture @9bladesphoto at 2016 SHOT Show
The Magpul Zhukov at the Magpul booth, 2016 SHOT Show. PC: @9bladesphoto.

 

AK Stock - Zhukov Stock - Magpul AK 47 furniture @gregfifi Poland
Magpul AK furniture in use in Poland. PC: @gregfifi.

 

Magpul AK MOE/Zhukov Handguard and Folding Stock overview

 


Where to buy Magpul products online.

Where to buy Magpul products

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Magpul at Optics Planet

Magpul at Midway USA

Magpul at Rainier Arms

Magpul at US Elite Gear

Magpul on Amazon

Magpul at Weapon Outfitters

Magpul at Sportsmans Guide

Magpul at Big Daddy Unlimited

Magpul at Cabelas

Magpul at Tactical Distributors Inc.

Magpul on eBay

 

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9 thoughts on “Zhukov: Magpul’s folding AK stock

  • April 19, 2015 at 9:42 am
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    I’ve got an old Norinco that needs the old thumbhole stock burnt as an offering. It’s a straight-cut receiver, do you know if it should fit? If so, I’m all over this.

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  • April 9, 2015 at 6:52 pm
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    Yes, both stocks have room for a cleaning kit. As you lift the stock well on the upper portion of the stock, there is a recessed area for a cleaning kit or batteries near the “tang”.

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  • March 19, 2015 at 12:45 am
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    Does this folding stock have a compartment for the OEM buttstock cleaning kit? If not, will the buttstock cleaning kit fit into the new Magpul Ak pistol grips?

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  • February 12, 2015 at 12:21 am
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    Has anyone heard of the new furniture being compatible with the YUGO style AK?

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  • January 28, 2015 at 2:09 pm
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    How about my M70 PAP?

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  • January 23, 2015 at 4:59 pm
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    Nice! Will it fit my VZ-58?

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