UPDATE: I finally had a chance to shoot this machine and it is a surprisingly light rifle to wield, with less felt recoil than my 74m-pattern rifles.
I wanted to take a moment to discuss one of the product improvements in the AK12 system. Of particular interest this week, is the new attachment method used by the AK12’s muzzle device pictured above. As you can see, the Kalashnikov Concern moved away from the traditional threading method of attachment to a single wide bracket coupled with a plunger, detent, and spring retention system. This should make assembly and disassembly quicker for the end user.
Step One: Turn your rifle upside down so that you can observe the AK12 buttpad release button and manual user-interface (pictured above).
Step Two: Push the buttpad release button towards the rear trunnion (the direction of the arrow above). Hold the button in this position until you have completed step three.
Step Three: Carefully, yet with great purpose, slide the buttpad down and off the dovetail.
Step Four: Remove the cleaning kit from the buffer tube.
Stay tuned for next week when we walk you through how to boil an egg….