Consumer Information

Tips for Selecting the Right Bag for the Job

Choosing the right bag for a hiking trip, range use, or simply for day-to-day use takes some time and consideration. Many factors go into selecting your bag. Here are a few tips to help you make the right decision when choosing a bag.

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Firearms

The AK-74 5.45×39 Rifle

The AK-74 shares many similarities with its parent, the AK-47. Not wanting to do away with the incredibly reliable AK platform, the Soviets rechambered the barrel in 5.45, and left the cartridge length the same at 39mm so that the action could stay largely unchanged. Both rifles use the same gas piston system, as well as the same rotating bolt locking mechanism. The bolt system runs on identical rails as the AKM/AK-47, but the bolt itself is slightly smaller to accommodate the smaller cartridge. It is also lighter, making it more efficient and further reducing recoil. The AK-74 also features a larger and stronger extractor than the AKM extractor, which was prone to failure.

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