Firearms|Rifles About a year or so ago Garand Thumb published a video on YouTube of a custom built AK by Rifle Dynamics. An AK which Garand Thumb called, “the best […]
About a year or so ago Garand Thumb published a video on YouTube of a custom built AK by Rifle Dynamics. An AK which Garand Thumb called, “the best AK ever built.” That video garnered enough attention to make Rifle Dynamics offer it as a custom build of their RD 704, known as the Garand Thumb Edition. Let’s see what “the best AK ever built has to offer.”
Rifle Dynamics Garand Thumb Edition RD 704 is an AK pistol with a stamped receiver chambered in 7.62x39mm. It’s rocking an 11.5 inch barrel with a 1/2×28 thread pitch with a Dead Air Keymount Muzzle Break. That allows for QD attachment of an Dead Air Silencer, if your so inclined. The pistol also features a combined front sight and gas block combo. The gas block was designed in house by Rifle Dynamics, known as the Tunable Gas System. This is done with a set screw being integrated into the gas block. Allowing for users to tune the gas for suppressed and unsuppressed shooting. The GT Edition RD 704 also features a SLR Rifleworks 9” M-Lok Handguard. The rear sight of this AK pistol features rounded edges with a open notch design for quicker target acquisition. At, the rear the GT Edition features an AR-15 buffer tube with SB Tactical SBA3 brace. The GT Edition RD 704 weighs in at 6lbs and 10oz and comes with one 30-round magazine. To make sure this weapon sings in perfect harmony Rifle Dynamics gunsmiths have tuned the the bolt, bolt carrier, trigger mechanisms, and rail to ensure smooth operation.
The Rifle Dynamics Garand Thumb Edition RD 704 retails for $2,670 for the base model. The base AK pistol comes with a standard AK selector, Tango Down BG-AK Grip, and without a side scope rail. For additional cost you can add a Krebs Custom Safety Selector, stippled grip, and a side scope rail. Those upgrades will cost between $50-$150 bucks. Standard color options are Manganese, Flat Black, Satin Black, Grey, Olive Drab, Foliage, Burnt Bronze, and FDE. For an extra $125 you can choose the color options of Ammo Can Green, Aircraft Carrier Grey, Graphite Grey, Black Forest, Metallic Olive, and Black Grape. Currently lead time for a tricked out Garand Thumb Edition RD 704 is about 6 months.
What do you think of Rifle Dyanmics Garand Thumb Edition RD 704? Are you looking to purchase one? Let us know in the comments below.
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