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    Default AK training with 7.62 x 39 blanks

    Been getting really interested in some serious training (such as fast reload etc) with the AK and I wondered how effective it would be with 7.62 x 39 blanks. I wondered if the blanks cycle a Yugo action?

    Tootie and I (and maybe a friend - if I can find him a good deal on an AK next weekend) want to start doing some training on our own before the AK training d90king does and I thought this might be the best way to start AND we can train here without any chance of breaking any laws.

    Oh and BTW, anyone seen a better price on blanks than $30 per 100 .. seems kind of high.

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    Default Re: AK training with 7.62 x 39 blanks

    Well first I'd go looking for a BFA for your Ak (do they even exist?) otherwise it'll be all bolt action no matter what blanks you use.

    ETA: Indeed they do!
    http://www.centerfiresystems.com/ak-bfa.aspx
    Warning: I may not read responses to OP before posting

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    Default Re: AK training with 7.62 x 39 blanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Legion_Prime View Post
    Good find there bud! Bookmarked and on my 'to do' list

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    Default Re: AK training with 7.62 x 39 blanks

    Quote Originally Posted by dc dalton View Post
    Been getting really interested in some serious training (such as fast reload etc) with the AK and I wondered how effective it would be with 7.62 x 39 blanks. I wondered if the blanks cycle a Yugo action?
    You need a blank firing device and they sometimes don't create a sufficient seal for adequate pressure to build.

    Tootie and I (and maybe a friend - if I can find him a good deal on an AK next weekend) want to start doing some training on our own before the AK training d90king does and I thought this might be the best way to start AND we can train here without any chance of breaking any laws.
    Allot of people have an inclination to train themselves before they attend a training class. Big mistake. The reason you're attending this class is to learn to manipulate your AK correctly. If you start to program bad habits you'll not only make things more difficult for yourself but the instructor as well.

    Forget the blanks. Forget the self-training. Try to be patient until you attend the class.
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    Default Re: AK training with 7.62 x 39 blanks

    Hey Dalton, AK's my gun of choice, know them like the back of my hand, if theres anything I can help with just ask...
    WAKE UP OR WACO!

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    Default Re: AK training with 7.62 x 39 blanks

    ak training classes? that something i haven't heard of.

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    Default Re: AK training with 7.62 x 39 blanks

    Quote Originally Posted by mpoppel41 View Post
    ak training classes? that something i haven't heard of.
    A few different places offer them. Vickers, TonyF, and I'm sure a few others too.

    It'd be a good investment for folks who use AK's as their go-to rifle.


    DC, I'd not worry about running the reloads. Certainly not with ammo in the magazines.
    d90king and I have no intention of going over anything complicated or "high-speed"...

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    Default Re: AK training with 7.62 x 39 blanks

    Quote Originally Posted by TonyF View Post
    Allot of people have an inclination to train themselves before they attend a training class. Big mistake. The reason you're attending this class is to learn to manipulate your AK correctly. If you start to program bad habits you'll not only make things more difficult for yourself but the instructor as well.

    Forget the blanks. Forget the self-training. Try to be patient until you attend the class.
    ^^^
    This

    If I could train myself I wouldnt need training......

    there are some things which do help with gun handleing and marksmanship skill that are not training though.

    I always suggest people new to the AR15 , for example, go to some informal CMP shoots. It gets you used to working the controls, and manipulating the trigger.

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    Default Re: AK training with 7.62 x 39 blanks

    Quote Originally Posted by synergy View Post
    DC, I'd not worry about running the reloads. Certainly not with ammo in the magazines.
    d90king and I have no intention of going over anything complicated or "high-speed"...
    To be honest it had nothing to do with the upcoming class .. just something I'd like to try and practice myself.

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    Default Re: AK training with 7.62 x 39 blanks

    Quote Originally Posted by dc dalton View Post
    To be honest it had nothing to do with the upcoming class .. just something I'd like to try and practice myself.
    Ah, gotcha.

    Dummy rounds might be worth a look, if you want to work on things at home.

    Good luck.

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