Sunday, August 6, 2017

US Palm closing up shop

Sad to say my favorite AK grips, chest rig, and second favorite magazine company is closing up shop according to their Facebook:

They had suspended operations in April with hope to restart but it is now officially over.

Thanks for everything guys!

Monday, December 12, 2016

8M3 available at SGammo, what I've been up to

Just want to post this up since my ammo guide is one of my most popular posts, 8M3 7.62x39 is available:

They claim it is a special deal with Tula to bring back this "retro" load. My understanding of the rumors is that 8M3 has never stopped being produced in Russia but import of it has been questionable since Wolf ended their relationship with Ulyanovsk.  No matter if it is really "retro" or not SGammo can definitely be thanked for bringing it back in!  They claim to have an exclusive deal with Tula/Uly through 2017.

As for me, I'm coming back to the AK as my primary platform after 3 years of learning the AR.  I do believe if you are an American you should be able to to run an AR and happy for the experience and to have a few of them in the safe, but l am also happy to be back to the AK as my primary.   I have added another child, a son, since my last post, plus have worked a second jobs selling guns and other things so I have been busy. We'll see what the future brings for me and this blog but hopefully some more intermittent posting.  I'm happy to see where the AK community is at these days with all the options out there and guys like Tim at MAC and Robski at AKOU.  But it also seems like the quality of rifles has gone down as US production has became more of the market, which honestly doesn't surprise much.  Since I'm currently looking at the options for a plain Jane beater AK, and that part market seems dicer than ever.  We could complain about the details for the WASR-10 and others, but at least they would run.  Hopefully Cugir will start back up their US production line.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

AK PMags

Good item to come back on!  Magpul has announced their AK PMAGs.  Their Facebook page has a little more info explaining that they will first have an AK MOE level all plastic magazine to go along with their previously announced AK MOE grip .  However, they are also working on a steel reinforced version for a later release.  Very interesting!  Good to finally see them embracing the AK market, lets hope the AG doesn't get to crazy with the Executive Order powers just given to him to control firearms imports as he sees fit and Magpul's move from Colorado goes smoothly.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

RS Regulate BM-1 Light mount out now

Now at Aim Surplus, should be available at Brownells any day now too!  I got to play with this some in the beta phase and must say it rocks and is just what RS Regulate does, a solid, simple upgrade that works.  Just like the AK platform!  I'll be getting one for review and if as good as the beta version, I already anticipated it being a permanent part of my gear on standard barrel diameter AKs.  My busy part of the year is kind of winding down and I will have more time to post reviews, like on it and some other products I have waiting to be given some range attention. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Damage Industries' V2 AK Handguard

You may remember they did a first generation of this railed handguard that was mostly available at Tactical Response.   I really liked the side rails up on the gas tube along with the pretty smooth and slim lower handguard.  This one will be even better since it has the movable side rails and should be lighter.  In general, Damage Industries doing some amazing stuff for other platforms, and already have some neat AK stuff like high quality US made springs and a flash hider I hope to review when I finally get a chance to do some night shooting with a collection of AK muzzle devices. 

Release from Damage Industries:
"Here's a sneak peek at the Damage Industries modular forearm rail assembly for the AK-47 platform.

Retail $159.95

Add-ons (not pictured) will include 7-slot accessory rail, 7-slot accessory rail with Quick-Detach socket, and cantilever optic rail that will not block use of standard fixed sights.

Variations will be available for RPK's, Yugoslavian AK-47's, and short-barreled Draco's and Krink's

Available hardcoat annodized in black, FDE, OD green and hard brown.

Shipping soon, so follow us for more details!"

They also have some more pictures up on their Facebook page.  Shows the rails down on the lower handguard as well.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

RS Regulate begining production on their barrel mount

Over at their Facebook page, RS Regulate has announced that they are starting the first production run of the BM-1 barrel mount.  Right now it will be for standard AK barrel diameters (.590"), but I believe there will be follow on mounts for other barrel diameters (like RPKs and MAK90s).  I had a chance to check one out in the beta testing, and like the rest of RS Regulate's products, it is simple, rugged, and effective.  Just like the AK itself!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Yugo PAP M92PV 7.62x39 Pistol starting to trickle in

So far I've only seen this in an email announcement at one retailer that already sold out, but it could be a very interesting Draco competitor/replacement if it makes it into the country in bigger numbers. Also it would make a very nice M92 conversion project for an SBR. Has the hinged upper dust cover like a Krinkov/Suchka/M92. I don't know if it has an underfolder trunnion like a Draco-C and if the muzzle has a shroud over the threads which could be 26mm if it is true to the M92, but if it does it would be a easy project.