Review: Ohio Rapid Fire Second Generation Galil Receiver

I reviewed an ORF Galil receiver a few years ago, and while it could be built, it had several problems that may made it a challenging build for the even an experienced builder. Todd Grove at Ohio Rapid Fire produced a “new” receiver which he claims rectified all of the problems with his “old receiver.” […]

Review: Ohio Rapid Fire First Generation Galil Receiver

The following information may be of assistance to the home builder considering a build on an ORF receiver. The ORF receiver is the only non-IMI receiver of any potential on the market today, but it does have issues that are a challenge to the experienced builder and may be insurmountable to the novice. […]

Tutorial: Saiga Sporter AK Conversion

The recent introduction of the SAIGA SGL-10 has made for an excellent opportunity for an “almost factory” rifle at a great price. Former versions were more difficult to convert. This one was designed specifically to get around the US import ban on “assault weapons,” yet be a cost-effective conversion once it was here. […]

Tutorial: Adjusting the TAPCO G2 AK Trigger

I had some trouble with hammer-follow using NoDak Spud NDS-3 receivers and TAPCO G2 fire control groups. I contacted TAPCO. They said they hadn’t heard of it happening. I contacted NoDak Spud. Harlan recommended I buy the more-expensive Arsenal 1-claw group. I bought the Arsenal fire-control groups. They worked better, but I could still get some occasional hammer-follow. I designed a fix for […]

Tutorial: Building an AK Pistol

These directions are for the advanced builder who already has successfully built and refinished a standard size AK. This project requires lathe turning, milling, threading, welding, and silver soldering. This tutorial does not cover riveting, headspacing, barrel pressing, or wood and metal refinishing.These instructions are for building an AK pistol with 9-3/4″ barrel […]

Tutorial: Adjusting the Arsenal AK Trigger

This is an extension of the tutorial I wrote on the TAPCO G2 trigger group to address the differences in the ARSENAL trigger group. Please read the other tutorial first as the principles are the same.K-Var sells a single-stage or a two-stage US made trigger. While technically correct, it is not single-stage and […]