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  1. Have been looking for some good MOLLE based mag pouches for the Saiga-12 magazines.  Went through a mountain of gear I used in the military, getting close but not quite right.  Ended up grabbing some HSGI Tacos.  I love Gene's gear, just not a fan of the Taco with these mags.

    Hit a local surplus store yesterday, more of a military collectable shop, and found what I think's the best option out there.  Fits like a glove.  Did a Google search and found out it's made for the JTRS radio by either Sandpiper of California or Fireforce.   They are available on Amazon in any color or camo you'd want. 

    The MOLLE on mine isn't the best version out there. The ladders aren't stitched in the center, making the pouch a little loose when worn on a MOLLE belt.  Would work fine on plate carrier or chest rig. There was an elastic band across the front that was great for keep the mag secure but made it difficult to remove the mag with the pouch worn on a belt.  Would have been fine on a plate carrier or chest rig.  The retention cord was a bit too short.  Easy to replace with some Type III nylon (parachute) cord.  I plan to grab some elastic cord and use it instead.  Also going to try my hand at dying it into a coyote-like color.   


  2. Any happy medium in a length for decent outdoor work as well as interior?  Meaning if I needed to engage someone outdoors at say the far end of the house.   Agree it's better to be short as possible for indoor work but don't want it to be useless if an engagement happens outdoors

  3. Aside from being US made parts, what do they do for you? shorter lighter pull? again sorry for the saiga newbieness. I just bought mine, and only want functional improvements.


    If you're putting a pistol grip back on it, you'll have to either use one of these, the Tromix, Dinzag or modify your own.

  4. You'll have to mod the FCG you're buying or buy one already modified. Dinzag sells a Tapco FCG that'll drop right in.


    Your TG options include the Tromix, modifying the one you remove, or a modified military TG and stop. I think there's another option out there...


    A normal AK stock will work, but will require fitting as most AK stocks do.


    I haven't tried the retainer plate, but have used the e-clamps Dinzag has and they're a hell of a lot easier than anything I've ever tried.


    Here's mine...









  5. I have a WASR-22 and it's damn near my favorite gun. Some people have problems with them. Most are able to tune the problems out. The only problem I had with mine was self-inflicted; I grabbed hollowpoints by accident and they didn't like to chamber right every time. I tried forcing a round into battery and it knocked the extractor out.


    That said, if I could find them cheap enough I'd buy more for my kids to have them. Unlike every other .22 AK out there, this one is a real AK and most parts are interchangeable with a real AK. The bolt, carrier, etc are completely different but even the FCG is the same. Put whatever AK furniture you want on it and have fun!

  6. I did some searching here but nothing did me any good...


    I took my converted saiga-12 out to the range for the first time today, ever. I started drilling and cutting before I ever shot it! Anyway, I finally got it out to the range, over a year after buying it. A couple of FTE's due to me not setting the gas setting right, but that was an easy fix. The problem I did have was not being able to get the Polychoke to budge!


    How do you get it to move? Do you have to remove that external spring, clamp, whatever it is? Does it take a pipe wrench and a vice or should it move by hand? I put a box of shells through it but did so slowly enough (range rules) that it never heated up much. Is that the key?



  7. Do it yourself. It's pretty easy using simple tools. I did my own, but contracted out to get the extra holes welded shut and refinished. There are options out there you can use though that eliminate the need for the welding and most of the refinish. It's pretty quick, easy and painless.







  8. Unless he's changed designs, the gas tube lever on the press on version is non-functional. You'd have to press off the gas block to remove the gas tube. The bolt on version you'd be able to remove the tube, but I don't think it would be done as easily as using the lever. You'd probably just have to unbolt it.

  9. Haha too long to be effective, as if they actually read them. We are writing them, but after getting canned responses and pre-typed template replies from staffers, wtf is the point really. It's great flooding their offices with calls and letters. Lot of good it's done so far on the bailouts.


    Doesn't matter how much we bitch and complain, when they get a majority of their campaign funds from out of state corporate interests, democrat and republican alike, they don't care what the voters actually think. Republicans and Democrats both take money from the same people.


    I get canned e-mail replied so most of my e-mails, but I have also gotten personal phone calls, so they do read some of them. Sitting back and watching it happen doesn't work. We tried that with the "assault weapon" ban, and look where it got us. We won't be so lucky this time.

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