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Posted: 10/3/2005 11:16:06 PM EDT
I'm new to Aks and I was thinking about setting one up with a folding stock. Do the side folding stocks get in your way if you shoot left handed? John
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 6:00:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 6:24:56 AM EDT
It doesn't matter which way the stock folds, you don't shoot it with it folded.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 6:56:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eodinert:
It doesn't matter which way the stock folds, you don't shoot it with it folded.




At least not accurately
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 11:38:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 11:39:11 AM EDT by ShoulderIT]
I think shooting it when it's folded is a possibility that is worth considering. If someone comes into my house and I need to use it in close quarters, I won't be bothering with a stock.

NOTE: if you have or want to get the S.W.I.F.T. Safety lever from BJB, and you have a romanian wire folding stock, you can't adjust the safety, on or off, while it is folded. But, I don't bother with the safety anyway, so it really doesn't matter, I prefer to keep my mags out instead. Just my $.02!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 11:53:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kevin_M4:

Originally Posted By eodinert:
It doesn't matter which way the stock folds, you don't shoot it with it folded.




At least not accurately



Point shooting is a whole lot of fun.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 1:35:33 PM EDT
I agree that most of the time you will fire the weapon with the stock extended out but there is a possibility of firing it with the stock folded like ShoulderIT says. In that case would the side folder get in the way when firing left handed? It looks like you can get them that hinge to the right or left side of the AK but the most common seems to be to the right. John
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 2:05:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By akethan:

Originally Posted By Kevin_M4:

Originally Posted By eodinert:
It doesn't matter which way the stock folds, you don't shoot it with it folded.




At least not accurately



Point shooting is a whole lot of fun.


big +1 on that.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 2:07:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 2:07:49 PM EDT by BB]

Originally Posted By akethan:

Originally Posted By Kevin_M4:

Originally Posted By eodinert:
It doesn't matter which way the stock folds, you don't shoot it with it folded.




At least not accurately



Point shooting is a whole lot of fun.



+2
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 2:18:40 PM EDT
No, the left folding stocks (AK74M or triangular type) do not interfere when shooting as a lefty.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 4:15:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 4:16:54 PM EDT by pilot4x4]
The right folding type will get in the way though won't they? John
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 5:43:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pilot4x4:
The right folding type will get in the way though won't they? John



Being a lefty myself, not unless you blow through all 30rds in the mag on the home invader.
From a lefty perspective the Romanian folder gets in the way of the mag release. You can still access it but it's a little more difficult.

Everything else is fine.

As others said, you should have the stock unfolded earlier.

Link Posted: 10/4/2005 7:07:32 PM EDT
There's always the under folder, for those of you who need to use the AK in every conceivable position.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:24:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eodinert:
It doesn't matter which way the stock folds, you don't shoot it with it folded.



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