View Full Version : Which Pistol Grip?
03-14-2006, 10:18 PM
Im planning out my Romy build and I wonder is there any different between the saw grip and the us made standard looking ones.
I like the look of the standard ones (and the colors), but are the saws that much more comfortable? I plan to shoot it more than watch it :brows:.
03-15-2006, 04:58 AM
The saw might be more comfortable, especially if you have big hands.
Whatever is more comfortable just remeber your parts count..........
03-15-2006, 02:02 PM
I like the ergo grips myself. *shrug* the saw grips are nice too. I have both and I would recommend the ergo or the saw, the standards are ok but the newer styles are much more comfortable for me. Twissted
03-15-2006, 04:25 PM
Those ergos look great! They dont have that tacticool look of the saw. Is there pros/cons between the rigid and soft grip?
Yes I have big hands, and am watching the part count.
03-15-2006, 10:31 PM
what ergo grip did you find? the SAMCO version or the pebble stone type? one will have a textured grip all the way around, and the SAMCO will have textured area only on the finger grooves, I personally have rigid grips on all of my rifles currently, I just ordered the SAMCO version of the ergo grip and am not sure if it is soft or rigid yet. will let you know in a couple days when it gets here. the hard ergo grip that I have on my FALs are nice but some areas on it start to dig into my hands after shooting it for a while and makes it kinda uncomfortable. it really is a personal choice. Twissted
03-15-2006, 11:39 PM
I have big hands and the saw fit's real nice, like it a lot more than the standard size, I have them for my romy's. Europeans must have small hands. I think it makes the rifle look better to, I am also going to order a K-VAR stock set which is 1.5 inches longer and check that out, long arms also.
03-16-2006, 09:02 AM
These are the ones that I found http://www.ergogrips.net/store.html (http://www.ergogrips.net/store.html)
I guess they are made by Falcon industries.
If you all say the saw fits nice I wont disregard it, I would rather not get hand cramps while shooting
This is a little off-topic: Should I by my kit, de-mil it, THEN buy my parts to make it compliant? in the case Im missing a small peice from the kit? Just wondering your opinions.
03-16-2006, 12:58 PM
Ever tried a yugo grip? you gun into parts count problems, but I think theyre worth the trouble.
03-16-2006, 06:17 PM
I just received my AK ergo grip in the mail, FIRST SAMCO, it is really great and I think you should consider one of these I now own one of each of the common US made ak grips and this one is so far my favorite, if there was a sponsor selling these I would refer you there but since I have not seen one then check out http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Grips.html it shows both the saw and the ergo I mentioned to you, again the final choice is yours. and about the kit before compliance parts usually kits are pretty well complete atleast as far as what you would want to use in them anyway. check into copes they have the kits with the G2 FCG for 125.00 + tax and shipping, if you haven't bought your kit yet then you cannot lose on this deal, I mean 3 of your compliance parts are the FCG and the G2 is a great set. G2 usually costs about $40 so the kit is only costing you $85! then the grip would leave you with only 2 more parts to be compliant, and one is a given since the receiver is US made. then just pick up one of copes US made slant attachments and you are fully compliant. I would recommend either gathering all of the US parts before starting or buying them all together because once you start building you probably won't want to stop and wait for the big brown truck to show up and drop off all of your parts before you can complete. Twissted
03-17-2006, 11:45 AM
Yeah, Copes was the company Ive heard very good things about, I will probably order from them.
As far as the yugo goes, I really wanted the PG to be a 922r part, but that ergo on aim I will have to give a try. I just looks more comfortable than the saw.
The parts that I was planning on were: G2, receiver, Grip, and Gas tube
I thought that if you added a break you needed to add another us part to make it legal
03-17-2006, 12:08 PM
well there are 16 countable parts on an AK the brake or flash hider is one of them, all you have to do is stay at or below 10 parts imported to be compliant. so if you have the G2=3, US made receiver=1, Pistol grip=1, Us made muzzle attachment=1, that's 6 parts, leaving you with 10 imported parts. if you want to just be safe and also be able to switch back to your original grip you could also swap out the gas piston, that's your choice really but if your just building a functional rifle then just stick with the easier parts to swap out. not only that but think of the price of ammo, would be better to save the money you would spend on another part you don't need and buy some ammo!;) Twissted
03-17-2006, 12:36 PM
OK, that makes sense, thanks for setting me straight. And the flash hider muust be tack welded on, correct?
03-18-2006, 01:13 AM
no way. the ban is over! no perminantly attached MB's or FH's anymore. unless you are under 16" barrel length which unless you chop your romy barrel down you already have a 16" barrel. the only time you will have to perminantly attach a muzzle device would be to achieve legal barrel length "atleast until they introduce a new ban" for example if you had an AMD65 with a 12" barrel you would need to silver solder, weld, or blind pin and weld the barrel extension on. hope this helps Twissted
03-18-2006, 12:19 PM
Sorry, I got my bans mixed up.
Thanks a lot. If I have any more questions, Ill be sure to ask.
Again, thanks for the advice.