The AK is gaining popularity and I’m getting more messages via email and facebook about the AK all the time.
What can an AK owner do to make the AK a better platform? First thing I’d suggest is to do something that makes it more reliable. This is a multi-part step that requires a bit of work. You have to obtain a number of magazines and go through all of them and find the ones that are the least reliable. Mark those as such, destroy or discard them. I find that faulty mags can help when you are training for stoppage clearing. But that’s just me. Next, the gun needs to be Lubricated Well. All Machines run better when they are properly lubricated. An ST-2 treatment of Slipstream from Crusader Weaponry would be ideal, barring that, the generous application of Slipstream to the inner workings of your AK will be a blessing.
Next, something that can help your AK be more controllable. We at Crusader Weaponry have become hugely impressed with the products from BattleComp, and we use them on our Rifle Builds. Here is Why:
One of the reasons we like BattleComp and this video doesn’t show – is that the blast from the brake is better dissipated than the other brakes. That means less blast to disturb dust, and less blast into the faces of your fellow shooters and team mates.
Now that you have an AK that Runs, Stays Fed, and Stays in Control – you are well ahead of the game. Regardless of what you do with the sights or optics – these things are in my mind the top priorities for running an AK.
The best way to get this, is to send your AK to Crusader Weaponry and ask for the ST-2 Treatment and an AK BattleComp. While it’s there, ask for a Finish Upgrade and make your old War Horse look as good as it’s going to shoot.