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Technology advances in firearm accessories can make owning your gun more fun. A great example is the slidefire stock. This addition can take your ability to shoot rapidly to a whole new level. This simple add on to your current firearm allows you to fire up to 900 rounds per minute.
The slide fire stock is made from plastic or polymer and fits where the stock fits in place and pistol grip without any further manipulation to the rifle. Once installed, your trigger finger fits over a bridge with an open slot in the middle for the trigger to be able to slide through. With your forward hand you apply forward pressure to the weapon and the trigger will come through the slot where your finger is bridged and gets pushed. The gun will fire with tapped succession while forward pressure is still being applied with your forward hand. The stock doesn’t move but actually the firearm slides within the stock and allows for 900 round per minute rapid fire. This action is called bump firing.
Bump firing is the act of using the recoil of a semi-auto firearm to fire multiple shots in rapid succession, which closely mimics a full automatic firearm. So this just about allows you to have a full automatic firearm without paying the tens of thousands in purchasing one. No dealings with any law enforcement agency because this stock has been approved by the ATF and has a copy of the approval letter on the company websitewww.slidefire.com.
There are two settings while using this stock. The setting to bump fire shoot and the other to immobilize the sliding movement and to just shoot semi-auto. For this brand they have bump style stocks for the AR platform rifles, AK style rifles, M&P 15/22, Saiga shotguns, and 10/22 rifles.
The type of trigger you have does matter. The best trigger for these stocks are the standard factory mil-spec triggers. Slide fire has found recurring issues with match style triggers. Also, two-stage or very light triggers have a tendency to cause light primer strikes and inconsistent trigger reset.
Along with the trigger problems with non mil-spec triggers, the firearm used would acquire far more wear and tear because of the rapid fire having far more rounds being shot in a shorter amount of time.
On an obvious note, rapid fire will also heat up the firearm exponentially and there is a small risk of unintentionally “cooking off” a round. With the ability of firing 900 rounds per minute with this stock, you may want to buy a lot more ammo.
Kalashnikov inc. is trying to jump into the new age with a new alliance and and a new take on the bullpup rifle. Military-informant.com posted a picture with a short introduction to a new set of AK platforms that move the action into the stock of the firearm. It seems they will be producing both a 5.45×39 and a 7.62×39 variant of the new bullpup named the AS-1 and the AS-2 respectively. Although information on the systems seems to be fairly limited at this juncture both appear to feature a top and bottom rail to be used with either popup iron sights or you just as easily attach any standard optics without need for a replacement dust cover, gas block or other RIS hardware. Both models seem to be a primarily polymer construction and may feature an ejection port on the right side which could be bad news for lefties, but once again, details are fuzzy so all I can do at this point is speculate.
I for one am really excited about this! Since I bought a Romanian WASR a few years ago I have been interested in all things AK. Previously I had written a short article hailing the creativity of the team at CBRPS and their efforts to “modernize” many rifles with new custom made bullpup kits. I think we will see some good improvement to these bolt-on kits as Kalashnikov inc. shows us its take on the compact AK.
Hopefully with an AK designed from the ground up to fit in such a small space the design will be a bit slimmer and lighter than a bullpup kit would have afforded, but I do wonder how this will affect the simple take down and the ultimate indestructible nature of one of the most innately simple and effective rifle systems. I have high hopes. What’s your take?
Hey guys, My name is Henry. I am one of the new staff writers for Gearsofguns.com. I am in no means an expert but I enjoy firearms and I am working to learn more about them everyday. I’ve had an AK-47 for about 7 years. So I think it is only right that I talk about as my first article. It’s made by CN ROMARM SA/CUGIR IN ROMANIA WARS-10.
Action type : Gas-operated, rotating-bolt.
Barrel length: 16.39”
Overall length: 34.25”
Weight (unloaded): 6.9LBS
Feed system: Standard magazine capacity is 30 rounds; there are also 10-, 20- and 40-round box and 75- and 100-round drum magazines
The best thing I like about the AK-47 is that it lasts a long time even when you don’t clean it or drop it in the dirt.
This gun is durable and inexpensive which is a big reason why they’re so popular, plus the 7.62x39mm is powerful cartridge, and there is so many ways to customize it. by color and design. Since I’ve had my AK for awhile, I’ve added some things to it, like a muzzle brake, a scope, a new stock and grip.
I haven’t seen a lot of AK related post on GEARS and I hope to change that.
I look forward to working more with the GEARS crew and doing my best to bring you the best information I can.
I wrote a guest post on Ammoland.com as a guide to buying a modern sporting rifle case
GearsofGuns.com recently did a poll about different types of Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR) cases to get a take on what the general population of shooters carry their MSRs in.
This article was written as a guideline to help anyone in the market for a new Modern Sporting Rifle Gun Case.
Here are the stats of the GEARS followers and how they carry their Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs):
A short video of SlowMo GunMen shooting an AK-74 with a Bumpski stock.
The rifle is not in full auto but merely being “bump-fired”.
Posts are being moved around this week so please bear with us as we are trying to plan some new things for the future of Gears of Guns.
I was talking with a gentleman just yesterday about him wanting to put a suppressor on his AK-47. I had read on the AAC blog about this on Wednesday was able to direct him to their site.
If this is something you are thinking about, go over and check out AACs blog on the subject.