As a newbie to the AK family builds (AR and FAL builds under my belt) I have had several questions about AK's. Most of my questions have been answered by careful research. However I have one that I haven't been able to come up with an answer for. That is:
Since the AMD-63 and AMD-65 have heat shields and pistol grips instead of hand guards, will replacing the stock and both pistol grips count as three US parts or do I have to replace the heat shield also?