I have a dream of making an AK my primary rifle. That being said I’m not a fan of its ergonomics. I’m not a purest and I don’t really care if I offend any that are. I consider a rifle (any of them) a tool in the shed and if I can create a better tool for me, then I’m all over it.
When I got the M10 I was thinking of leaving on the Romanian folding stock and adding a amd65tech cheek riser. After the dream of the M10 faded and I went with the SGL31, I looked around at the folding stock options and they were expensive. Looks like the days of $40 folding wire stocks are gone. Right around this time, OST (One Source Tactical) came out with a folding knuckle for a commercial buffer tube that would allow you to put a magpul stock on it and make it a folder. A sweet piece to the puzzle is you don’t have to cut off your tang to go with this folder.
What is brutal for me, is I had a magpul milspec CTR stock sitting around without a home that I wouldn’t be able to use, but the folder looked interesting. As all things OST there were no specs or weight (drives me nuts with that site). Anyways I pre-ordered as it looked to be an OST exclusive. OST was saying at least a month before they would ship.
A couple weeks ago CNC Warrior and Bonesteel Arms looked to be putting out the same knuckle and they also had an option for one with an integrated milspec buffer tube attached. Price was a little more but was worth it for the milspec tube. Another nice addition was Bonesteel was including a ship date. So I canceled my order at OST and placed a new one with Bonesteel Arms for the knuckle with the milspec tube. Nothing against OST they just didn’t have the integrated tube and I didn’t feel like adding a tube and castle nut.by