It is hard to believe that I posted my first article about the SlideFire back in March of 2011. And I have to tell you, bumpfire never stops being fun.
If you have never experienced bumpfire, the concept is simple. Inside the stock is a sliding block, allowing the rifle to reciprocate back and forth, while the stock sits firmly on your shoulder. Rather than pulling the trigger for each shot, you bar your finger across the trigger and allow the reciprocation to fire the rifle. If you concentrate on keeping your finger straight, it is simple to “pull” shots off by pushing the forend away from you. Bumpfire is surprisingly controllable, but from a tactical standpoint not very effective, since you do have to pay attention, and it does require two hands.
It’s a total blast though. The brass flows out of the receiver like a garden hose.
I reviewed the first AK bump stock back in 2012, and I never got it to the point where I was comfortable, like with an AR. I found that the trigger pull is longer with an AK, and scratchy, and it just isn’t a fine tuned machine like even the worst AR trigger.
This year SlideFire Solutions, the inventor of the slide stock, came up with a solution. They made the block out of aluminum, and included a buffer system inside. When I get the stock for review eventually I’ll walk you through the changes. They make it for both an AKM and PAP receiver, so you should probably call them if you have any doubts as to your gun.
The stock in the video is the HYB, and on the website right now it is $299, not $250 as he says, so I’d call them if you want one. 325-945-3800