Bubba’d Simonov Rifle

There are ergonomic limits to the humble Simonov pattern rifle. The Tapco chassis and ACE folding mechanism/ stock addition are stop gap measures to modernize the original Monte Carlo style set up. It may not win any beauty contests, but this is what peak performance looks like from the platform. (Chinese Norinco paratropper model-M pictured, the bell of my collection)…

Vepr 12 and a Lynx 12

Despite the rain, I intend to shoot my shotguns this weekend. Above you will find the Russian made Vepr 12 and Chinese made Lynx 12. The Lynx 12 is somewhat similar to the Saiga 12 platform, with many of the parts (including the magazines) interchangeable between the two.

AK12 Muzzle Device

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.

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