Main thing about an AK , is getting a good barrel , after that maybe a strobe and a red dot , then stop there . UTC makes a good rail mount for AKs . Its the overhead style , that clamps onto the side of the receiver , which is good because it allows you to still use the iron sights if you needed , and the lower rail makes operating the flashlight/strobe with your thumb , easy . The AK is a very good battle rifle , but just understand what it was designed for . It was designed for house to house , close to medium range fighting . Dont try to make it something its not , play to the AKs strengths when equipping it . They can be very accurate if given a good barrel , that everything to it . For a SHTF gun , the AK is a good all around choice . Just understand what it is , and you will be pleased with it .