ARCTURUS AK-12 AEG Rifle w/AK-19 Stock; MOSFET Enhanced Version

ARCTURUS
Code:
491.49
  • Full metal construction - Mostly steel
  • 6.01mm Tightbore inner barrel
  • MOSFET Pre-installed - Improved trigger response & RoF

If you have been eyeing up an ARCTURUS AK-12 but haven't yet taken the plunge, the AK-12 with AK-19 stock will make you glad you waited! This updated version of the AK-12 is styled after the latest AK-12 variants offered to civilian shooters, with improved ergonomics thanks to the new AK-19 stock and enhanced pistol grip. As with the previous ARCTURUS AK-12, this AEG is made almost entirely from steel, with a gorgeous stamped steel receiver and top cover and only the muzzle brake being alloy. On the outside, the AK-12 is slicker than ever before!

When it comes to internals, this variant of the AK-12 is equipped with an in-line MOSFET to improve trigger response and rate of fire and extend the life of the microswitch trigger by improving electrical efficiency. The gearbox is pre-upgraded with components focused on reducing friction, including a ball bearing quick change spring guide, ball bearing piston head, steel gears mounted on 8mm bushings and a ball bearing pinion gear to allow the high torque motor to spin more freely at high speeds. The inner barrel is a 6.01mm tightbore constructed from steel for maximum rigidity, and the ARCTURUS AK rotary HOP-up unit is also present, giving you the most modern innovation in AK HOP-ups with easier-to-apply adjustments and superb air seal.

Whether you are fixed on an AK-12 or you are checking out the AK platform options, the ARCTURUS AK-12 with AK-19 stock would make a fantastic, up-to-date primary for any modern Russian military or PMC loadout!

Full description

Description

ARCTURUS is known for its fantastic range of modernised Airsoft AK AEG rifles, offering the latest variants of the venerable platform in full steel form, packed with realistic features and with a bombproof internal feature set.

This time, ARCTURUS brings us the latest version of the AK-12, featuring the cutting-edge AK-19 side folding adjustable stock and the latest AK-12 pistol grip. All of the best aspects of the original ARCTURUS AK-12 remain; including its authentic and hefty steel construction, low friction gearbox with in-line MOSFET to enhance performance and 6.01mm steel tightbore inner barrel coupled with a new rotary HOP-up design, promising superb accuracy and constancy at long range.

Starting at the tip of the 16.3-inch steel outer barrel we have an AK-12 muzzle brake, which looks mean AF with its aggressive spiked front end, designed to help stabilise the rifle when it is pressed against a hinge or lock in a breaching scenario. You will want to keep this muzzle device on for a real world accurate AK-12, but if you prefer to go rogue and dress the latest AK up, you can thanks to the 14mm CCW male threading concealed beneath the muzzle device and its mounting apparatus.

Removing the muzzle brake is a two-part affair, owing to its QD functionality. The muzzle device itself can be removed from its mount by holding the small detent pin found on the top down, and turning the muzzle device in either direction. With the muzzle device removed you will see a thread protector with a flat cut on either side. Unscrewing this gives us access to the 14mm CCW male threads so you can get sneaky with a suppressor or streaky with a tracer unit, should the mission require it.

The muzzle device is followed by its mounting apparatus which also includes a dummy bayonet lug at the bottom. Travelling a short distance rearwards along the steel outer barrel brings us to the front sight/gas block of the AK-12, which is constructed from steel with a dummy gas adjuster at the front, and the front sight post at the top, protected on either side with protective wings. This means if you drop this hefty beast it may get scratched up, but the front sight should remain usable and intact in all but the worst case scenario.

The gas block connects to the gas tube, which is authentically stamped from sheet steel just like the real thing. It is lovely to see this kind of authenticity, as most manufacturers settle for cast alloy gas tubes on their AK replicas, and realism nuts like us will notice this instantly! Below the gas tube we have a single sling point which is mounted around the barrel, and can swivel to either side to reduce the chances of the sling getting tangled and allow both left and right-handed shooters to sling this AK easily.

Following the gas tube back leads us to the high density polymer handguards of the AK-12, which have integral 20mm Picatinny rails at the 6 and 12 o'clock positions and removable aluminium side rails at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions. Though this rifle may be Russian in origin, it can be kitted out like a MK18, with plenty of room for tactical flashlights, PEQ lasers and anything else you can think of mounting. Unlike previous AK rifles, the handguards of the AK-12 are free floated which prevents force applied to the handguard from being transferred to the barrel which would negatively affect accuracy.

Moving rearwards once more we come to the receiver, which follows the AK design format in a round about way but has some notable improvements. The fire selector is located on the right side, but unlike a normal AK, can be used without removing your hand from the pistol grip. This is achieved by adding a folded steel extension to the selector in classic Russian utilitarian style. This allows you to select your fire mode with a simple sweep downward of the trigger finger, a massive improvement over legacy AK rifles!

The fire selector provides 4 positions, sneaking an extra one in between full auto and semi-auto. The top position is the safe mode, which disables the trigger and seals the gap between the receiver itself and the top cover, functioning as a dust cover. The next position is full auto, followed by a second full auto position, with semi-auto being the lowermost position. Each fire mode is indicated with authentic Cyrillic markings which are stamped into the receiver, matching the real AK-12 perfectly. The two-round burst mode is not functional on this version of the AK-12 and if this is a dealbreaker for you, we suggest checking out the Perun MOSFET enhanced AK-12.

The receiver top cover design is another area the AK-12 improves upon the original AK. The top cover is constructed from steel, and has a 20mm Picatinny rail riveted to the upper surface to allow for optical sights to be mounted using far more user-friendly western mounting solutions. Unlike other AKs with railed top covers this top cover is designed specifically for retaining zero effectively, and as such is mounted differently to other AKs. The battery compartment of the AK-12 is beneath the top cover and is ideally sized to fit AK long stick batteries, but can also house slimmer 7.4V 1300 mAh stick batteries designed for M4/AR-15 buffer tubes.

To access the battery compartment you will need to turn the top cover retention latch by 90 degrees to the vertical position, which is located on the right side of the trunnion block (between the handguards and receiver). With the latch positioned vertically, you can pull it outwards where it will be retained in the trunnion block. With the latch held clear of the pin hole, the receiver top cover can be pulled back and lifted away to reveal the Deans battery connector within.

When reinstalling the top cover it is important that you ensure no wires get trapped, and that you align the pin hole in the front of the top cover with the holes in the trunnion block before pushing the retention latch back through. The top cover needs to be slid onto the receiver from the rear to mate with the two hooks at the rear of the lower receiver to hold it securely in place.

The AK-12 pistol grip is a significant ergonomic improvement over the legacy AK grip, and has comfortable finger grooves with bevelled relief cuts for added comfort. The grip is set at a more vertical angle than the older AK grip to provide a more comfortable wrist position when shooting with the stock collapsed fully. AKs are not known for their comfort or ergonomics, so it is nice to see the AK-12 give us a little more home comfort to suit our pampered western hands!

Installed on this version of the AK-12, we are treated to the AK-19 pattern of stock, a modern Russian design which follows the format of SCAR, ACR and other modern stocks. Like the AK-74M stock, the AK-19 stock offers side folding functionality, allowing the AK-12 to fit into smaller gun bags and be transported with ease. At the base of the stock on each side, we are treated to a QD sling socket insert constructed from steel, allowing for a slick modern QD sling setup to be mounted using QD sling swivels if you so choose.

The stock also offers length of pull adjustment via the lever at the toe of the stock, giving you 7 positions to choose from to compensate for bulky body armour vests or different body types. The butt plate is constructed from grippy rubber with an aggressively serrated surface, guaranteeing the stock won't slip off your shoulder during wet weather operations.

The stock folds similarly to a legacy AK-74 platform, making use of a button on the left side of the receiver, just above the pistol grip. Pressing this button will defeat the locking mechanism and allow the stock to be folded to the side. To deploy the stock again, simply pull downwards on the steel tab protruding from the folding mech at the rear and the stock can be folded back into position. This stock is a lot easier to handle than an AK-74 stock, requiring only the folding mechanism to keep things in place instead of the protruding hook used on the AK-74.

On the inside, this AK-12 is equipped with a high torque motor to deliver the power needed for a swift trigger response and allow for stronger springs to be installed, keeping within the design parameters of the AEG. Like other ARCTURUS AEGs, the gearbox is filled with low-friction parts to increase the lifespan and efficiency of the system. The AK-12 also uses ARCTURUS's rotary AK HOP-up unit which shows incredible potential as the newest HOP-up unit design for the AK platform, coupled with a 6.01mm tightbore inner barrel constructed from hardened steel for enhanced accuracy through its high quality internal finish and extra rigidity.

Whether you are a fan of Russian rifles and need this one to complete the collection or you are simply looking for a change of pace and a new experience, the ARCTURUS AK-12 with AK-19 stock will make a fine skirmish primary and is a flawless replica of the real deal. It isn't often you get a full steel AK build with this level of realism and loads of pre-upgraded parts practically thrown in!

Features

  • Full metal construction
  • 6.01mm Steel tightbore inner barrel
  • Rotary HOP-up unit - Great design, super easy to adjust
  • Version 3 gearbox - Compatible with Gate TITAN/ASTER ETU
  • Almost entirely steel construction - Hefty and very realistic
  • MOSFET pre-installed - Improves rate of fire and trigger response
  • 20mm Picatinny railed handguard - Two removable side rails, full-length top and bottom rail
  • 20mm Picatinny railed receiver top cover - Ready for red dot sights and scopes!
  • 14mm CCW Male threaded outer barrel - Tracer/suppressor ready
  • Ambidextrous magazine release - Easy mag changes for left and right-handed users
  • Extended fire selector lever - Change fire modes with the trigger finger!
  • Mean looking AK-12 QD muzzle brake - Push the detent pin in, turn slightly and off it comes!
  • Refined pistol grip design - More comfortable than the earlier AK-12 grip, built-in enlarged trigger guard
  • Side folding retractable stock - Known as the "AK-19" stock, rubber butt plate, QD sling socket and sling loop
  • Side folding stock hinge - Fold the stock to the side for easier transportation and clearing corners
  • 4 Position selector switch - Lowermost position is semi-auto, both middle positions are full-auto
  • High torque neodymium magnet motor - Super fast trigger response and ROF
  • Detailed mock rivets and realistic stamped receiver markings - Flawlessly realistic
  • Compatible with AK AEG magazines - 5.45 style mags ideal, but 7.62/5.56 should also work
  • Supplied with 2 magazines - 500rnd High-cap and 30/130 Adjustable mid-cap
  • Compatible with standard AK-47/74 AEG magazines
  • Ideal AK-12 style spare magazines are available here

Package Includes

  • ARCTURUS AK-12 AEG Rifle w/AK-19 Stock; MOSFET Enhanced Version
  • 30/130rnd Adjustable capacity magazine
  • 500rnd High capacity magazine
  • Deans to mini-Tamiya adapter
  • User manual
  • Cleaning/unjamming rod
  • ARCTURUS Stickers

Specification

General

Weapon Construction External
Weapon Type
Assault Rifle
Over 18 Only Icon
Over 18
Yes
Icon UKARA - United Kingdom Airsoft Retailer Association
Defence / UKARA Required
Yes, No,
FPS Icon
FPS (Feet Per Second), using 0.20g BB
Approx. 330fps ± 10%, using 0.20g BB
Site Legal Icon
Site Legal, using 0.20g BB
Yes
Screwdriver Icon
Pre-Built
Yes
Package
Included Items
  • Magazine x 2
  • Stickers
  • Deans to Mini-Tamiya Connector
  • PVC Patch
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Regular Player

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 3.3kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
70cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
95cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Black
Construction Icon
Construction
Steel receiver, top cover, outer barrel, front sight/gas block, gas tube, trunnion block, stock folding mech, trigger guard/mag release, mock bolt carrier, trim parts. Alu flash hider.
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Stamped Steel
Aluminium
Steel
Gearbox Icon
Internal Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
Electric
Blowback Icon
Blowback
None
Weapon Platform
AK, AK Variant , Assault Rifle, AK-12,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
AK Platform, Long Gun Magazine, Assault Rifle,
Fire Select Icon
Fire Selector
PatrolBase | Fire Select Safe
Safe
Patrol Base | Fire Select - Semi Automatic
Semi Automatic
Patrol Base | Full Automatic
Full Automatic
Weapon Safety Features Icon
Safety Features
Trigger Lock
Shooter Configuration Icon
Shooter Configuration
Right Handed
Weapon Configuration Icon
Weapon Configuration
Standard
Weapon Scale Icon
Weapon Scale
1:1
Suggested BB Weight
0.25g

Hop-Up

Hop-Up Unit Icon
Hop-Up Unit
Yes
Hop-Up Unit Adjuster Icon
Hop-Up Adjuster
Rotary
Hop-Up Unit Location Icon
Hop-Up Location
Behind mock bolt carrier, accessible when the charging handle is pulled and held to the rear.

Furniture

Weapon Furniture Icon
Furniture
  • Railed Handguard
  • Railed Receiver
  • Ambidextrous Magazine Release
  • Ergonomic Pistol Grip
  • QD Sling Point
  • Muzzle Brake
  • Adjustable Stock
  • sling points front and rear
  • Extended fire selector lever
  • Side folding stock
  • Aperture iron sights
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm RIS / RAS , 20mm Railed Receiver,
Icon Stock Positions
Stock Setting
Sliding , Multi-Position , Folding ,
Weapon Length Extended
Stock Positions
7 Position
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Aperture Iron Sight,
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
Stock , QD , Loop , Barrel,

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
16.3''
Icon Thread Type
Outer Barrel Thread Type
Male
Icon Thread Direction
Outer Barrel Thread Direction
CCW (Counter Clockwise)
Outer Barrel Thread Size
14mm
Inner Barrel Diameter
6.01mm
Inner Barrel Length
425mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
High Capacity, Wheel Wound, AEG,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 500 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Fill Window
Magazine BB Fill Location
Top

Electric Gun Specific Information

Gearbox
Gearbox Icon
Gearbox Version
V3 Gearbox
Wiring Icon
Gearbox Wiring
Top Wired
Spring Change Icon
Gearbox Quick Change Spring
Yes
Digital Trigger Icon
Gearbox Electronic Trigger
Yes
Split Gearbox Icon
Split Gearbox Design
No
Motor
Airsoft Motor Icon
Motor Type
High Torque
Battery Specific
Battery Connector
Patrol Base | Icon | Deans
Deans
,
Deans To Mini Tamiya
Deans To Mini Tamiya Adaptor
,
Compatible Battery
Compatible Battery Type
Li-Po
Compatible Battery Configuration
Stick
Compatible Battery Voltage
7.4v

Product Testing Data

Notepad Icon
Test Description
330 FPS +/- 10%
Notepad Icon
Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER
Notepad Icon
Test Date
05/10/2023

Size guide

Joule Charts

Special Instructions

These table can be used as a reference to see if the BB weight you are using will be over acceptable Joulage limits at some Airsoft Sites in the UK. To check if the weight can be used chrono your weapon using the BB you intend to use, and then compare it to the chart.

FPS, Power and Joule Limits can vary from site to site, so please get in touch with where you're going to play with in advance to avoid disappointment.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, with a 350fps limit for Automatic Replicas, 400fps for Semi-Automatic Replicas, and 500fps for Bolt Action Replicas.

Tap the tabs below to open the relevant chart for your replica.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 350fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.14j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
325 0.98 1.23 1.37 1.47 1.57 1.77 1.96 2.11 2.21 2.45
328 1.00 1.25 1.40 1.50 1.60 1.80 2.00 2.15 2.25 2.50
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
335 1.04 1.30 1.46 1.56 1.67 1.88 2.09 2.24 2.35 2.61
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
345 1.11 1.38 1.55 1.66 1.77 1.99 2.21 2.38 2.49 2.76
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
355 1.17 1.46 1.64 1.76 1.87 2.11 2.34 2.52 2.63 2.93
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 400fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.49j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 500fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 2.32j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90
420 1.64 2.05 2.29 2.46 2.62 2.95 3.28 3.52 3.69 4.10
430 1.72 2.15 2.40 2.58 2.75 3.09 3.44 3.69 3.86 4.29
440 1.80 2.25 2.52 2.70 2.88 3.24 3.60 3.87 4.05 4.50
450 1.88 2.35 2.63 2.82 3.01 3.39 3.76 4.04 4.23 4.70
460 1.97 2.46 2.75 2.95 3.15 3.54 3.93 4.23 4.42 4.91
470 2.05 2.57 2.87 3.08 3.28 3.69 4.10 4.41 4.62 5.13
480 2.14 2.68 3.00 3.21 3.42 3.85 4.28 4.60 4.82 5.35
490 2.23 2.79 3.12 3.35 3.57 4.02 4.46 4.80 5.02 5.58
500 2.32 2.90 3.25 3.48 3.72 4.18 4.65 4.99 5.23 5.81
510 2.42 3.02 3.38 3.62 3.87 4.35 4.83 5.20 5.44 6.04