Keep an eye out for an alternate version on my facebook page [link] coming soon. This gun will be found in the second book in the series called Residue. I am hoping to publish it in 2012, but it looks like early 2013 is more realistic.
My mode of thought goes something like this: AK side rail = traditional optic. Red dot = modern optic. Modern optic = modern AK. Modern AK = side mount obsolete. Modern fighting guns allow for modern fighting techniques like grip, weapon light, modern optics. I would much rather have a modular rail system over a quad rail, but this is what is available today.
Awesome. Very well thought-out "tactical" AK configuration. I'll echo the comments about the US Palm mags though, but they are a mag that looks good in a drawing at least. Regarding something worth considering as an addition to the drawing, personally I'm also a fan of the modified selector levers with tabs that allow you to use your trigger finger to operate the lever. Most of those levers also come with bolt-hold open notches too, which admittedly is a feature I personally don't care for, but the usefulness of the finger tabs are enough for me to overlook that.
haha, yeah I agree really. But in these situations when virtually everyone hates on a product the company will probably step it up with the next generation. Some companies suck and are perfectly content selling crap because that's what they do, but as the AK grows in popularity it seems to me that a company who cares about surviving will make improvements. Apparently their magazines aren't any cheaper than anything else which makes me think they'll have to do something since there is no good reason to buy their product.
So what you are seeing in this image is the next gen US Palm magazine with reinforced feed lips and vastly improved floor plate, made from polymer discovered on mars which is harder than kryptonite allowing the magazine to be used as a striking tool in emergencies.
I wonder where I came up with 357. It makes it sound like I meant .357 ammunition. But yes ... I win .... this time .... But I'm convinced to use a different magazine for the alternate version, so you win too, but only a little. So there.
yes it sure is. I have an MOE handguard on my AR because A: I don't need to hang a bunch of shit on it and B: I want the gun as light as possible. But most of the companies making rails have got with the program and make their rails modular, AND they weight about the same or only slightly more than the MOE. Rails only where you need them instead of the quad rail crap, totally customizable and light weight - that's what I'm talking about. Now I'm tempted to get one strictly for the cool factor. I don't need a free float and don't want the hassle of installing one, so the unit from Midwest Industries - the modular drop in - looks pretty damn nice.
Which brings me to: isn't Magpul a wonderful company? I'm defiantly going MOE, and the best part is that both AFG (Gen2) and VGs fit onto it with no rails. And if you get something like a MARS or one of the more advanced Aimpoints with the laser built in, you don't need any rails at all on the forend. Now if only they made a piston version...
My MBRs have a similar system, with screw-on rails (or the far superior PCAP, which was awesome and never should have been abandoned).
For cool factor I honestly dont think you can beat Magpul.
they are a great company. They are the only company I know of who found the correct balance between very good quality and price. They have high end stuff that I would never pay for, but the handguard rocks and their grip is one of two or three that are actually comfortable. And of course their magazines are the go-to product right now. I suspect they will be for some time.
I don't believe the AFG fits without rails. In fact I wish so much that it did that I e-mailed them and asked about plans for one. The person I talked to didn't seem to think something like that was in the works. That was like 9 months ago though, so something could have changed.
I've kinda had an eye on them since I saw a review over the original awhile back when it came out. Since this is a CQB machine, I figured why add the weight. The Parabellum Armament AKARS is a pretty cool option as well. I might have to include it with the AKs in my Gunfighter project.
Absolutely, but it sucks balls to carry it around all day. My brother put together a light weight AR and it weights something like 7 or 7.5 pounds with a 3-9x optic. It sure feels nice to carry a light gun that you can really move with.
Just some writing I thought I'd try my hand at. Residue is the second book in the series and you can read the first one for free at this [link] I am doing some artwork for the books and I am posting it on my author blog and my author facebook page.
It's probably not going to end up on any best seller lists but I wrote it and with ebook publishing being as easy and open as it is, I had absolutely nothing to loose from publishing it. Of course you might read it and hen come back here to make fun of me ... But I can live with that.