Many AK-47 owners would deny it, but the fact is that your AK needs to be cleaned and maintained (even if less often than other rifles. Our soft, vulcanized rubber mats are oil- and solvent-resistant, so even if you're not worried about the gun itself, you can keep your cleaning area safe and protected. Our gun cleaning mats offer a non-slip surface that prevents accidents, too.
Most AK owners are proud of their incredible durable AK, so protecting the finish may not be highest on their priority list. Nonetheless, our AK gun cleaning mats provide a soft, non-slip surface that protects the finish of your AK while also protecting whatever's beneath it. A schematic gun cleaning mat also makes a great way to keep track of small parts.
Our AK cleaning mats protect the work area from solvents, oils, and other chemicals. Clean with confidence on a table, countertop, or workbench, knowing that the image deeply ingrained in your cleaning mat will not fade with time or bleach out from exposure to oil or solvent.
Designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov (who would later be designated a hero of the Soviet Union for doing so), the AK 47 was introduced in 1947 to serve the Soviet Military. The weapon is a master class in simplification, as Kalashnikov set out to reduce the number of moving parts. Generous tolerances combined with this design make the weapon a favorite of even third-world forces, as it can take immense abuse and neglect and continue to function. Often said to be the most copied "assault rifle" in the world, the AK platform is second only to the AR-15 in popularity in the United States.