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Old 10-21-2019, 8:27 PM
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Default KUSA KR-9/KP-9 LOOSE DUST COVER AND HANDGUARD RETAINER

Have any KUSA KP-9/KR-9 owners experienced loose dust cover and handguard retainers? I was curious to find out since my current KR-9 dust cover has about 1-2mm worth of up/down movement in the rear. I was told by a KUSA rep that this is normal. My handguard retainer also has a lot of movement when locked. Without a handguard installed it has a bit of movement forward/rearward as well as slight left right rotation. I was also told by a KUSA rep that this is also normal. Just curious to hear if any other KR-9/KP-9 owners have the same loose tolerances.

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Old 10-22-2019, 3:46 PM
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Not sure about the dust cover, but I've read the handguards are loose on them. As long as the dust cover doesn't fly of you should be gtg

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Old 10-22-2019, 4:01 PM
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Uh but aren't those dust covers railed and intended to mount optics or it's just a puny 9mm and a stable optic mount is not necessary?
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Old 10-22-2019, 8:13 PM
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Mine is not loose at all. The design is meant to keep it steady on the receiver, like a TWS top cover. K-USA has been very good with customer service. I'd send it back for them to check it out.

Be nice to them. Hope you'd get some extra swag when they send it back.




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Old 10-22-2019, 9:25 PM
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Be nice to them. Hope you'd get some extra swag when they send it back.
LOL! KUSA Customer service has been great to deal with. I was just curious about other user experiences. My main concern has been the dust cover having a little movement. I sent in a video about each issue and was told that these tolerances are to be expected. KUSA gave me the option to send in the KR-9 for inspection, but I figured if this is normal for the KR-9/KP-9 just deal with it. I haven't heard of any loose dust covers on any forums so I wanted to get some other user experiences. I also haven't taken it to the range since I've received it so I haven't been able to verify how much, if any, impact this would have on zeroing in my dot sight. Apart from the few things mentioned above, the overall quality of the KR-9 seems great though.
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Old 10-23-2019, 7:59 AM
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My KR9 dust cover locks up tight, no wobble or movement. Handguard fits well too, but I picked up an Izzy AK9 set and fitted it snugly. Loose HG retainer isnít abnormal for any AK type gun. Iím sure if I went and checked, most of mine would have a bit of play in them even when locked down with furniture installed.

One issue on some of the early production guns was cracking around where the recoil spring guide inserts into the rear of the cover. Keep an eye on it, there are several instances in a thread on AKFiles of it happening.
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Hubba hubba...

Looks so much better as an SBR, like the Vityaz was intended. If I ever escape the PRK, a Form 1 is in order followed by a barrel chop.
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Old 10-23-2019, 9:00 PM
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I own one can't be happier, no issues at all. I am very impressed by the build quality.
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