I have finally received all the accessories for my new M92 AK pistol. I went with the Midwest Industries railed handguard, the Manticore Arms “nightbrake“, an NcStar dlb140 red dot/laser combo, a Hogue pistol grip, and a Magpul AFG2. All I have to do now is go out and shoot!
I chose the MI handguard because I really like the look, and it gives you four rails for mounting optics, lasers, lights or other accessories, like the AFG2. It really gives the gun a “tactical” look.
There aren’t many choices when it comes to choosing a muzzle brake, because of the oddball threads on the barrel. A normal AK has 14×1 LH threads where the M92 has 26×1.5 LH threads. I chose the Manticore “nightbrake” because I liked the looks, it has great reviews, and it is fairly small and compact.
As for choosing the NcStar dlb140, I liked that it is a red dot as well as a laser. It also features a quick-release mount, so I can easily use it on both my Kel-Tec PLR-16 as well as the M92.
I like the Hogue grip over the stock grip because it is much more comfortable and should help with the recoil of the 7.62 cartridge.
Here are the pictures:
I also made a short video demonstrating two different AR-15 magazine loaders:
The second mag loader is made by CAA.
Yes, that’s right. I just got yet another gun. It’s a Zastava M92. Basically it’s an AK-47 pistol. I’ve always wanted an AK, and once I saw the M92, I knew it would be perfect. You get all the firepower and features of an AK but in a smaller, compact size. I got it at the monthly gun show in West Palm Beach. I knew exactly what I was looking for, so I did a really quick walk-through of the whole place. The first dealer I found had two of them for $499 each. Everyone else’s prices ranged from $549 up to $699. So, I went with the first dealer.
There are a few accessories I plan on adding at some point. First is the Midwest Industries replacement hand-guard set. It replaces the old-fashioned wood hand-guards with metal and includes rails for mounting optics. The second is the SB-47 handbrace. It attaches like a shoulder stock, but it is actually a handbrace. Since it’s illegal to add a shoulder stock to a pistol, it includes a letter from the BATFE stating that it’s not actually a shoulder stock and is therefore legal to attach to a pistol. And the third is some type of muzzle brake, to help control the recoil and muzzle-rise.
Here are a few pictures:
I’ll get to the shooting range eventually. When I do, I’ll post a range report with some pics and vids.
So, my forend kit and muzzlebrake arrived today. Here are the pics:
Next time: Range report!
I took a trip to our local gun show yesterday in West Palm Beach, Florida. I was looking for a very particular gun: the Kel-Tec PLR-16. I have wanted one ever since I first saw it on the Kel-Tec gun forum. None of the local gun shops had one for sale, so I finally decided to check out the monthly gun show. I found a dealer who had 3 for sale on his table. The box was marked $625. I asked if they would discount for paying cash and the dealer said he’d take $525. I accepted. He also included a 3o round PMag magazine along with the included 10 round Kel-Tec magazine.
Here are the gun’s specs directly from Kel-Tec:
Weight unloaded: 3.4lbs 1.55kg
Length: 18.5″ 467mm
Barrel length: 9.2″ 234mm
Twist: 1:9″ 1.229mm
Capacity: AR15 compatible magazine
Trigger pull: 5.5-7.5lbs 24.4-33.4N
Sight radius: 12.5″ 318mm
Muzzle velocity: 2600fps
I was actually expecting to pay between $600 and $700 for it, so I was very happy with $525 plus the free 30 round magazine. There was only one other dealer at the show selling the PLR-16 and he was out of his mind. He wanted between $700 and $800 for his two. One had a scope on it and the other had the Kel-Tec compact forend kit on it. I have already ordered the forend kit as well as the Kel-Tec muzzle brake.
Range report coming soon. Here are some pics:
I went to the Palm Beach Shooting Center today to get in a little range time. Today I brought along the Glock 27, Glock 30, and Glock 17. I fired 25 rounds of .40 through the G27, 25 rounds of .45 through the G30, and 50 rounds of 9mm through the G17 using the 50 round drum mag.
First up was the Glock 27. I fired a total of 25 rounds in five round groups. Here are the pictures and a short video:
Next up was the Glock 30. I fired a total of 25 rounds in five round groups. Here are the pics and a short video:
And finally, was the Glock 17 with the SGM Tactical 50 round drum magazine. I fired a total of 50 rounds in five round groups. Here are the pics and a short video:
The Palm Beach Shooting Center:
I am on vacation this week, so I decided to take a trip to the Palm Beach Shooting Center to get in a little practice. Today I brought along the Glock 17, Glock 27, and the Star Firestar M45. I got to the range around 10am, and shot for almost an hour. I fired 50 rounds through each gun. The videos were taken with a digital camera mounted to the brim of an old hat using salvaged parts from a tripod. Sorry if they are a little crooked.
First up today was the Glock 17. I fired 50 rounds of of Tula Ammo Brass Maxx 115gr. in 5 round groups. This ammo comes in 100 round little plastic “tubs” instead of the traditional cardboard box. I picked up two of them from Wal-Mart for $23 each about a month ago. Here are the photos and a video:
The Glock 17
Next up was the Star Firestar M45. I really like this gun. It is a very small, compact .45 ACP gun. It’s all steel and has a great trigger,too. I fired 50 rounds of Federal 230gr ammo in 5 round groups. Here are the photos and a couple of videos:
The FIrestar M45
Last up was the Glock 27. I fired 50 rounds of Winchester 180gr JHP ammo in 5 round groups. The last photo is after all 50 rounds had been fired. Here are the photos and a video:
The Glock 27
Overall, it was a nice trip. This is a great range to go to on a weekday morning. I pretty much had the whole place to myself for a while. They even gave me my targets for free just for “checking in” on Facebook from my phone when I got there. If you bring your own ammo, it is $15 to shoot, if you only use their ammo, it’s $10.
The Palm Beach Shooting Center: