Lets talk about translation and poor choices for a moment. No, the ASP-AK Stock isn’t a poor choice. Far from it! The stock features an adjustable length of pull, steel and polymer construction, cheek riser, and rotating QD mount. This model (ASPAK 74.010.00) allows for mounting on a standard AK100 series 5.5mm pin rear trunnion.
The poor choice lies in the naming of this product, and the poor translation of american AK enthusiasts who, due to the product designation (ASPAK) have begun to call this stock the “Ass-Pack”. I strongly encourage the company (Weapon Tuning Company of Russia) to reconsider selling this unit with a hyphen between the “ASP” and “AK”…
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….