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

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…