Rob Ski – “Breaking Magpul Furniture”

    Rob Ski puts the new Magpul AK furniture to the test. The results are thought-provoking:

    Something I have reiterated a few times in the comments section is a basic aphorism about folding stocks that is borne out by this video:

    “Durability, lightness, cheapness, ergonomics. Pick three.”

    Magpul’s AK folding stocks are light, ergonomic, and cheap enough. What they lack is a level of durability necessary for military service. While I would not be too concerned about the use of this stock by civilians, the stock is vulnerable when folded, which is a serious drawback for vehicle crews, paratroops, and other personnel that will use the rifle primarily with the stock folded.

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]