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Posted: 4/10/2006 1:01:41 PM EDT
Does anyone with an AK pistol use a sling as a support while shooting?

Er, does it help?

Can't have an SBR due to CLEO in my county, just wondering how viable a pistol could be with some sort of support.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 4:05:48 PM EDT
I do on mine, it works pretty well (as in way better than nothing) but I'm probably going to SBR the thing.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:18:17 PM EDT
A sling done right can make it a very viable defensive gun. Use a rear mount that comes off the back of the rear trunion (not the side), then run the sling over the shooting shoulder and under the support arm. Adjust it so that you can push the gun out and get sling tension. You get a kind of cheek weld on the taught sling, but more for indexing than for stabilization.

It takes practice, like all new techniques, but you should be able to hold some decent groups out much further than you would think. Follow up shots are slow because the gun jumps around, but again, with practice this can improve.

You won't get the stability of an SBR, but there are some advantages to the AK pistols set up, and with the right sling and training, you can get the most out of it.
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