TWS Dog Leg Gen2 is popular option on US market to mount optics on AK rifles. However, after our tests, we can’t recommend Texas Weapons System Dog Leg Gen 2 to you guys. TWS railed dust cover suffered catastrophic malfunction during our test. Because of this, weapon became unusable. When AK rifle can operate without dust cover, part of the requirement to install Dog Leg, is removal of original rear sight. In our situation, when the TWS system could be removed to continue to shoot, we would have no iron sights to rely on…hence our rifle became unserviceable at this point. In my opinion, all AK accessories, should easily survive drop from at least 6 feet on soft ground without taking any damage…It is my recommendation that all future generations of Dog Leg should have totally different / reinforced hinge system. It is beyond me, why some of the Alfa team members could be seen using this product…However, I do think that Dog Leg has a place to be used as range accessory, when you don’t need that much durability and environmental conditions are not a factor.
Please note that this is only my personal opinion. I also want to point out, that originally, Dima was clearly against using Dog Leg, because of his own experiences with it. However, I wanted to give it an honest and unbiased chance. I also want to give kudos to TWS for cooperating with us and accepting our challenge. I honestly hope to see and test Gen 3 at some point.
TWS Dog Leg Gen2 Video Review
Detailed pictures of damage
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