More than three years after CMMG’s Mk47 MUTANT took the shooting world by storm, the company continues to update and refine the platform. With the release of the Mk47 AKR and Mk47 AKR2, CMMG has upgraded the MUTANT with an ambidextrous safety selector, its new RML15 M-LOK hand guard and new ambidextrous charging handle.

The MUTANT is a mid-sized platform AR designed to run the 7.62x39mm round using a larger and more durable AR10-sized bolt, while still offering AR15 style ergonomics. It’s built from an AR10-sized platform that has been shortened by ¾ of an inch. A unique lower receiver is capable of accepting AK magazines and drums; the rifle accepts most aftermarket AR rifle parts.

CMMG’s charging handle is ambidextrous and availble on the new Mutant or for previous models.

One of the few aftermarket parts not compatible with the MUTANT are charging handles.  This is due to the rifle being a shortened, mid-size platform AR. By adding the new ambidextrous charging handle to the AKR and AKR2 models, CMMG has made the MUTANT much easier to operate. The new MUTANT rifles are now fully ambidextrous thanks to the combination of the new ambidextrous charging handle with the ambidextrous magazine release and an ambidextrous safety selector.

For those who already own a MUTANT, the ambidextrous charging handles will be available for purchase as a standalone accessory.

Mk47 AKR
 BARREL: 16.1″ 1:10 MEDIUM TAPER 4140 SBN BARREL
MUZZLE: SV MUZZLE BRAKE, THREADED 5/8-24
HAND GUARD: CMMG RML15
FURNITURE: MAGPUL MOE PISTOL GRIP, MAGPUL CTR BUTTSTOCK, AMBIDEXTROUS SAFETY, AMBIDEXTROUS CHARGING HANDLE
RECEIVERS: BILLET 7075-T6 AL
TRIGGER: CMMG MIL-SPEC
WEIGHT: 7.2 LBS (UNLOADED)
LENGTH: 33.5″ (STOCK COLLAPSED)
GAS PORT LOCATION: CARBINE
MSRP: $1,699.95
Mk47 AKR2
 BARREL: 16.1″ 1:10 MEDIUM TAPER 4140 SBN BARREL
MUZZLE: SV MUZZLE BRAKE, THREADED 5/8-24
HAND GUARD: CMMG RML15
FURNITURE: MAGPUL MOE PISTOL GRIP, MAGPUL CTR BUTTSTOCK, AMBIDEXTROUS SAFETY, AMBIDEXTROUS CHARGING HANDLE
RECEIVERS: BILLET 7075-T6 AL
TRIGGER: GEISSELE AUTOMATICS SSA
WEIGHT: 7.2 LBS (UNLOADED)
LENGTH: 33.5″ (STOCK COLLAPSED)
GAS PORT LOCATION: CARBINE
MSRP: $1,899.95
Ambidextrous Charging Handle
FITMENT: MUTANT & ANVIL Platforms
MATERIAL: 7075-T6 AL
MSRP: $99.95