The Chick-Fil-AK

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My friend Adolfo moved to England a while back, leaving all of his guns here to waste away. Well, he decided to come back and visit and he volunteered to sacrifice a Century Polish Tantal in the name of scientific testing.

I converted the gun to full-auto, and that was a bear. The Tantal’s trigger group is very different than a regular AKM’s, so I had to grind the semi auto disconnector’s hook off, but still use it in the FCG as a spacer/retainer. Also had to remove some of the hammer’s auto-sear engagement surface so it would trip, and then properly time the gun. I also managed to fit and use the rate reducer of an AKM! The result was then full auto only rather than select fire. That said, we had some plans for the gun involving sand, mud, etc. to test that legendary AK reliability and I really was interested to see what the gun could take.

We stopped at a Chick-Fil-A along the way to the shooting range, and thus the Chick-Fil-AK was born. The following is some of the hooliganism that ensued.

There you have it. The super-slow cyclic rate after the mud was awesome and as stated, this gun will return.

If there is something you would like to see done to this gun in the future, let us know in the comments and we will make it happen!



Alex C.

Alex is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Director of TFBTV.


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  • JMB

    Carnik Con did it better.

    • Cheese_McQueen

      Mattv2099 did it better than Carnik Con.

      • Vitsaus

        Not even close Carnik Con is like the George Carlin of gun humor (Dynamic Pie would be the Richard Pryor), Mattv2099 is more the Bam Margera of gun videos. Purely a jackass.

    • Don Ward

      It is known.

  • gunslinger

    waste of a sandwich?

    • RaiDei

      Any other sandwich? No. Chik-fil-A? Absolutely.

      • Phillip Cooper

        Concur. Chik-Fil-A makes a damn fine chicken sammich…

        • kingghidorah

          With a Coke and extra pickles, what could better? My comfort zone meter pings with those in my hands/lap.

          • Phillip Cooper

            Add some sriracha, and it’s heaven.
            Yes, I actually carry a mini bottle of sriracha. Doesn’t everyone?

  • Harrison Jones

    Fill it with Frog lube in cold weather.

    • Cheese_McQueen

      If we are able to make it out on a cold day this might just happen. I happen to have a tub of frog lube that I haven’t touched. A little too attached to my CLP I am afraid.

  • hami

    It would be interesting to have a weapon go through various tests and challenges, seeing what eventually destroys it. Akin to what the show Top Gear did to that pickup truck.

    • That is the idea.

    • SP mclaughlin

      Iraqveteran8888 did a serious torture test of a Mosin Nagant waaayyy back when.

  • Kyle_D

    Anyone else laugh at that Polenar tribute at the end?

    • Don Ward

      Nope.

    • Cheese_McQueen

      It was a hat tip to Office Space.

  • Phillip Cooper

    Slow news day?

    • Cheese_McQueen

      Seeing as how everything at SHOT was underwhelming you should know it is.

  • Mystick

    Uh…. okay.

  • Scott P

    I am more surprised a Century AK74 didn’t blow up and functioned though I worry about that button rifled bare steel barrel longevity with full-auto fire.

    • Cal S.

      AKs never blow up or malfunction, what insane Western propaganda are you trying to spread here? 😉

      • Scott P

        “AK’s built in proper military arsenals overseas for armies not American warehouses with cheap out of spec parts, headspacing problems, gas port issues, and substandard barrels never blow up or malfunction.”

        There fixed it for you 😉

        To put it simply, Century AK’s would be like me saying Battle Rifle Company’s are indicative of AR’s being a crappy design.

  • RickH

    Well, that was………….something.

  • Pedro Marcos

    Anyone that wastes food needlessly should be shot.

    • Greg

      Anyone who wastes a gun needlessly should be shot twice.

    • Cheese_McQueen

      Wasn’t wasted … I got a bite or two.

  • I’m hungry now.

  • 1911doc

    Eye protection much??

  • Tassiebush

    Yearning for junk food and an AK right now!

    • Cheese_McQueen

      They pair together well.

      • Tassiebush

        Sure did it was marvelous!

  • mattlauriesophia .

    I guess your so professional you don’t need safety glasses. Start setting better examples.

    • Cheese_McQueen

      Sure thing dad. Next time I do something I will check with you.

  • SP mclaughlin

    Grease gun cyclic Tantal sounded awesome.

  • Tassiebush

    How about constant mag dumps till failure?

    • Tassiebush

      or see how many pages of antigun legislation it can masticate between bolt and reciever?

    • mosinman

      yeah there really isn’t a good video of AK full auto fire till failure

      • Tassiebush

        Yeah that’s exactly what my thoughts were! Even if we allow for burger abuse this particular gun is arguably still in better condition than a lot of AKs an M4 might encounter and go up against (note I’m totally unable to back this statement up with any sort of hard evidence but this is the internet).

  • ghost

    Firearm abuse most fowl.

  • This post exists so that Alex C. can once again tell us how he’s capable of “converting guns to full auto.”

    • Cheese_McQueen

      Actually it exists because Alex wanted to share a fun range day with the readers. Maybe you guys shouldn’t be such whiny dickholes.

    • Tassiebush

      I live in a country that has a radically anti gun outlook and quite frankly I really appreciate all sorts of gun stuff like this. It’s totally not an option to me to put an unfamiliar chicken burger through a full auto AK but it enriches my life that fellows like Alex do this and post videos of it! C’mon man it’s fun and motivated by generosity!

  • Wow lets watch the language man–

  • Sickshooter0

    “If there is something you would like to see done to this gun in the future, let us know in the comments and we will make it happen!”
    Yes, please send it to me.

    • Cheese_McQueen

      Or not since it is a post sample machine gun now.

  • Cheese_McQueen

    Who gives a crap? Alex had a free AK. Alex converted the free AK. Alex then wanted to put a sandwich in said AK. Patrick likes to shoot things. Patrick was also hungry.

    Wins all around.

  • Cheese_McQueen

    It was pretty ratty. The whole gun had been run really really hard before it was converted.

  • Lol, century tantal =/= real tantal.

    • Scott P

      Yea have to agree with you there.

  • ghost

    Is a chick-fil-a sandwich a legal suppressor too? May need an adapter. PETA would choke if you used a live chicken.