Gunfighter-AK wrote: KoTeMoRe wrote:
OminousSpudd wrote:Is Tritro you, buddy? Fighting the good fight I see.
Tritro29? He's Russian. But indeed I follow his posts.
To my taste, it's good, serves as a final end to the BS that they started with the AK-12. But it is sad to see the AK system being left for dead.
Can you explain the last statement there? I haven't seen any indication of different internals except for on the original AK-12 model, which they replaced with this "Modernized-Modernized-Modernized" AK-74M. Catch me up?
Why would they go back to the old selector that "predates Christ" -- to quote a commenter on here -- and what looks like that AK-74M"MMM".
Which one? Let me be expansive here.
Izhmash started the AK-12 adventure with a travesty of a "new" gun, then moved it back to a more logical layout so to bring a more ergonomic weapon an a different standard on the tolerances and fit and finish (3D printed hand guard, a lightened, "self scrubbing" gas piston, well thought rotating charging handle to allow side swap for an ambidextrous use).
And all this brought a rather good rifle with all the interest one can have about the original AK system.
However thet used all their clout and connections to delay, stall and outright cheat the deadlines and requisites of the Ratnik program in order to have time to develop a rifle that would fit. Now that they have hit the bottom of this, with their weapon being not reliable enough and more expensive than needed.
Also the recent "modernized" AK-12 is the AK (AD) 400, which is a short stroke system with a lightened bolt and real latch pulled straight from the Dragunov. That's why many posters (and I) have started to call the rifle AD-400 for Avtomat Dragunov. Then Kalashnikov concern goes full dragunov and resurrects the MA in order to build full all length rifles out of it...