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Help Making a Brake out of an AK Krink style "Booster"

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing & Repairs' started by zghorner, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. zghorner

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    I ordered a new Zastava ZPAP that should be here in a few days. It comes with a krinkov style muzzle device (pictured above) which originally these were used as a booster to increase recoil and improve cycling but this one is just an empty can sort of like a "fowarding device" aka "not do much of anything"

    I stumbled across a picture of one of these with holes drilled in the top...

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    And i thought "now thats interesting". I think it would be awesome to be able to keep a traditional AK style but get some compensating effect out of the piece.

    My question is, What pattern would you recommend I drilled? I was planning on basically copying the above and drilling two holes off center so the blast isnt going straight up...but then i was thinking how the most effective comps I have used had side cutouts with nothing on top. Maybe 4 holes in a "V" pattern? I know there are some smart gun people on here so curious what you would suggest.

    thanks.
     
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    Personally I wouldn't go that route but if I was to drill it, it'd be a radial style.

    It's going to make a loud firearm even louder. I'd put a pig or some other style forward blast diverter on it.
     
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    Sir, step away from the toolbox!
    Maybe shoot that new pistol both with and without the muzzle device and get a feel for what you're dealing with.
    Then as posted above, you might want something like the pig on the front end of it.
     
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    Im used to comps on my ARs and concussion doesnt bother me much. Plus I usually shoot outdoors (not at ranges) so ruining range trips for people to the sides of me isnt an issue either.

    My ARs with brakes are all 16-18" though not 10" like this AK...although i suspect ARs to produce more "concussion" than AKs having the blast that much closer to my face is surely going to be a factor. I'll take the advice above and shoot it with and without the krink booster before doing anything.
     
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    Could always just get a 74 style brake. Probably worth tossing a KNS piston on it as well.
     
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    Trying to make the project as budget friendly as possible and save where I can. The krink can came with the pistol just looking to utilize what I can...plus I really dig the look. With gun + accessories I’m already over $1500 which is ridiculous to me considering the last AK pistol I bought was $400 new lol.
     
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    no but i ordered the SB triangle folder from midway last week...gun is going to be pretty sweet when finished.
     
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    I couldn’t handle a left folder...sam7sf kills me for this reason. Buy an SB and sell that CNC on armslist lol.

    man I never really cared for Serb/zastava AKs but these zpaps are nice. My buddy got one a while back and sold me on it. RPK receiver and chrome lined barrel...wish they accepted combloc furniture but it is what it is.
     
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    I suggest zenitco if you want to buy a real deal Eastern European brake for authenticities sake. If I am not mistaken they supply goodies to the Russian military.
    https://ivantactical.com/ Stocks a good variety. 9CAFD386-44DE-4BF0-A34C-2E5CC2E6316F.jpeg



    Just don’t buy this. It literally hurts your teeth, even shot outdoors.
     
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