AK-47 Accidental Discharge Possible (Full Auto Safety Overtravel)

    Not being an AK guy, I was surprised to see that it is possible to have a real accidental discharge with an AK-47 (or any number of its variants). The root cause is the possible overtravel of the “full-auto” AK safety/selector when the cover is off, worn, or somehow folded in. MattV2099 breaks it down on his channel. 

    Does this make the weapon inherently unsafe? Hardly. Its just a quirk of an older system and weapons being forced into semi-auto function to comply with firearms laws. Bottom line: make sure you have the right safety/selector or don’t over-rotate it.

    And, as always, follow the safety rules.

    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.