More than three years after CMMG’s Mk47 MUTANT took the shooting world by storm, the company continues to update and refine the platform. With the release of the Mk47 AKR and Mk47 AKR2, CMMG has upgraded the MUTANT with an ambidextrous safety selector, its new RML15 M-LOK hand guard and new ambidextrous charging handle.
The MUTANT is a mid-sized platform AR designed to run the 7.62x39mm round using a larger and more durable AR10-sized bolt, while still offering AR15 style ergonomics. It’s built from an AR10-sized platform that has been shortened by ¾ of an inch. A unique lower receiver is capable of accepting AK magazines and drums; the rifle accepts most aftermarket AR rifle parts.
One of the few aftermarket parts not compatible with the MUTANT are charging handles. This is due to the rifle being a shortened, mid-size platform AR. By adding the new ambidextrous charging handle to the AKR and AKR2 models, CMMG has made the MUTANT much easier to operate. The new MUTANT rifles are now fully ambidextrous thanks to the combination of the new ambidextrous charging handle with the ambidextrous magazine release and an ambidextrous safety selector.
For those who already own a MUTANT, the ambidextrous charging handles will be available for purchase as a standalone accessory.