Zenitco DTK-2 Style Brakes

I wanted to compare the various DTK-2 Style brakes available for the AK platform at the moment. The original design is credited to Zenitco of the Russian Federation. Several U.S. Vendors have copied the design.

From left to right in photo one: Copy made by Dnepr0mike on theAKforum w/ 24m threads, Original Zenitco w/ 24m threads, Copy made by Palmeto State Armory w/ 24m threads, and Original Zenitco w/ 14m threads. The Palmetto copy is featured in photo two on an AK104-type firearm. Original pictured below the firearm for reference. We will take each of these for a whirl, and report back at some point in the future.

7,62×39 Magazines of the United States

US Standard QD vs Kalashnikov Standard QD Sling Mounts

IMI Galil SAR Kit

I was fortunate enough to pick up an Israeli Military Industries (IMI) Galil SAR parts kit this week. I am hopeful that this will build-up nicely into a fantastic shooter someday. Next step: securing a barrel and semi-auto (US legal) receiver!

AK-12 Pistol Grip Assembly

ASP-AK Telescopic Buttstock (ASPAK 74.010.00)

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”…

The Tapco G2 Trigger: Good?

A long while ago, I quietly admitted to myself that Tapco, the brand everyone loves to hate, makes a pretty decent trigger. A huge percentage of my semi-auto AK’s wear a G2. But what happened to the company? Why are these things in short supply? I won’t bore you with the details, but the current owners seem to be sitting on their hands with this brand. What will the future hold? Probably nothing good…

AK 103 Build Parts

A few days back, I decided that I would build a Kalashnikov Concern AK 103 clone. I’ve quietly been procuring parts for the build, including some difficult to find AK 103 “channel” magazines. I will likely use a Saiga or KR103 as the base for the rifle, depending on what is available.