Product looks great and well made. In following the directions it states that after you slide the AK side mount on you are to tighten the unit by hand. There is no way that the one I received could be hand tightened. I simulated hand tightening with a screw driver but the side mount was lose. So I tried to tighten it down with the screw driver and was only able to turn the screw a fraction of an inch. It seemed to be tight but I was leery of the mount being able to hold the optics on without flying off when I shot my SAR-1. I called Opticsplanet and they gave me the number to the manufacturer to talk to them directly about the problem. I talked to one of their engineers and he asked me to send the product to them to inspect it. He stated that if there was a problem they need to fix it. I sent it in two weeks ago and I am still waiting to hear from them. I am hoping that they are able to determine what the problem is because I really want to add this on to my AK. I think it will be a big asset to my being able to shoot much better with an added optics because my eyes are so bad that the iron sights are blurry to me. I will add to this post once I get the side mount back.
Pros: First rate machining
Cons: Hard to tighten
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.