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Eddie1965
03-03-2012, 6:56 PM
I'm picking up my first AK platform rifle this Monday and I've passed the last 10 days shopping for accessories for it. My question to all you AK experts is:
Which trigger retainer plate would you recommend? I want to get rid of the shepherds hook.

therza2071
03-03-2012, 7:07 PM
What's wrong with the shepherd's hook? I've never had a problem with them in all the AK's I've ever owned.

But if I had to replace one, I'd probably go with a Krebs.

chead
03-03-2012, 7:53 PM
I've had lots of problem with them, definitely replace it. I'm sure the Tapco one will be fine. I can't imagine there being a lot of difference between plates.

vintagedude88
03-03-2012, 8:12 PM
Believe it or not I use hitch pins on my conversions. Easy to find at any hardware store cheap. However, if you have to have the plate, then just go with the Tapco. Krebs stuff is usually pricey and for just this its not getting you anything better.

marxdspot
03-03-2012, 8:17 PM
I've never had to use any retainer plates. Why not just use retainer clips like these: http://www.mustangdepot.com/OnLineCatalog/images/Hardware/353745-S.jpg? They cost less than $0.10 at your local hardware store.

gimme
03-03-2012, 8:20 PM
A friend of mine used e clips from ace for .20/pc. I'm gonna swap out my shepherds tomorrow on both of mine.

doc1buc
03-03-2012, 8:26 PM
huh, never had a problem with my crooks

NorCalK9.com
03-03-2012, 9:08 PM
Red star retaining plate!
Those that say they never had probs with the shepherds hook probably dont shoot that much.
When my wasr hit about 7k rounds thepherd hook kept coming loose, but I put the red star retaining plate in and never another issue. All 16 of my AK's now have red star retaining plates

killathrilla
03-03-2012, 9:12 PM
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NapaCountyShooter
03-03-2012, 9:17 PM
Another vote for the Red Star. Works great for me.

Eddie1965
03-03-2012, 9:17 PM
Thanks for all the replies.

Peter W Bush
03-03-2012, 9:31 PM
Red star retaining plate!
Those that say they never had probs with the shepherds hook probably dont shoot that much.
When my wasr hit about 7k rounds thepherd hook kept coming loose, but I put the red star retaining plate in and never another issue. All 16 of my AK's now have red star retaining plates

This. 100%

MrExel17
03-03-2012, 9:48 PM
Niice, good question OP I was about to buy shepherds hook yesterday too. Good to know about Red Star!

Munny$hot
03-03-2012, 10:47 PM
Replacing the hook makes taking it a part a breeze. The Tapco may need minor fitting.