I have shot one on two separate occasions now and considering buying one. I have a little trouble with the mag changes, but someone posted a link to a great article that actually illustrates a method that I have not yet had a chance to try.
I have two mods I would like to make that I am curious about. The first is could I mount a cobra red dot sight? It seems a lot of people are already drilling holes in the hanguard, and this sight has a side mount that you drill holes into the side of an AK to mount. The guys at AK-47.net can't rave enough about the durability, etc. of the "Kobra."
The second is a forward vertical grip. Possible? Anyone done it? According to the Bushmaster web sight you can't put a comp on the barrel because "the barrel is uner tension" (I don't understand, but I'll take their word), so I'm thinking it could not be attached to the barrel like some of the AR handles are.
I e-mailed ParaPyroPig and I'm hoping for some pictures. Depending on the rail setup I think maybe I could mount a foregrip on a bottom rail.
Is a preban "Eden Pines" worth $800? There is a local guy who has one NIB, so I got his card at the last gunshow and told him I might call. Seems a lot for a flash supressor and inferior takedown pins.
Finally, does anyone know if/when BM is going to upgrade? I wuld hate to but one then find out they just released one with the rails already on.