Q&A Videos and AK Tips by Jim Fuller of Rifle Dynamics

    Within the last couple of months, Rifle Dynamics has been releasing short Q&A videos where Jim Fuller, the founder of RD, was answering to customers’ questions and showing some AK manipulation drills. I’ll post these videos in chronological order.

    In the first video, Jim talks about their main production 500 and 700 series of rifles – meanings of different designations and what quality checks the rifles pass to become an RD product.

    As you know, the two main calibers of AK platform are the 5.45x39mm and the 7.62x39mm. In the second Q&A video, Jim tells his opinion on each of these cartridges. He also talks about the highest round count on an AK rifle he is aware of.

    The third question was why Rifle Dynamics prefers UltiMAK rails over the original AK side rails. Jim Fuller also tells what optics he found to be the most reliable with the UltiMAK rail. The UltiMAK gas tube rail gets really hot during extensive firing and it is great to know what optics brands are capable to withstand that amount of heat exposure.

    In next video, Jim explains why they prefer shorter barrels and front sight/gas block combos on their production rifles. He also discusses the optimal barrel length for an AK-based SBR.

    In the fifth video, Jim talks about suppressor use on AK rifles.

    In next video, different AK stock types and lengths are discussed.

    The video below is dedicated to AK platform disadvantages discussion. What are the most significant mechanical drawbacks of the AK design? Should you fix that with parts upgrades or by developing better skills?

    If you want to know Jim’s opinion on what slings are better with AKs, watch the next Q&A video.

    Did you know that AKs are actually pretty lefty-friendly? Watch Jim Fuller’s tips on left handed AK manipulations in the video below. This video can also be useful for people with cross-eye dominance.

    In the next video, Jim tells the differences of magazine changes with and without retaining the empty magazine. He also tells the fastest and most efficient magazine change method that they developed with Travis Haley.

    And last but not least, what training options are available in the USA?

    That’s it so far. Hopefully, Rifle Dynamics will continue publishing videos of this format. These are short and very informative videos answering to our questions and addressing the issues we actually care about. They are also based on years of Jim Fuller’s experience backed by hundreds, if not thousands of rifles built and tens of thousands of rounds put through AKs.

    Hrachya H

    Managing Editor

    Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying the history and design of guns and ammunition. He also writes for OvertDefense.com and SilahReport.com
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