Will watch this later today - thanks!
Originally Posted by zfields
Converting is very simple.
Moving the trigger has NOTHING to do with decreasing mechanical accuracy of the gun. If anything, it will improve your shooting since the trigger pull will be much shorter, and have a cleaner break.
As for Arsenal, Screw them. Very Anti CA company.
I rethought that question after posting it and realized that that's how the gun was originally designed anyway, so why would it have much impact if the trigger was moved back to the original placement for the design. Thanks for the additional clarification and point on improved shooting - it definitely adds peace of mind if I opt to go that route.
I've read the background on the forum about Arsenal, but from what I've seen, the quality that they produce is very good and the fit and finish (yes, I know, it's an AK and I shouldn't concern myself much with it) is very good as well. I'm more concerned with the gun itself and less with the company. Ordinarily I don't say that, but it's hard enough to get a good gun here with the AWB in place. If I get one fully built, it will likely be Arsenal.
Originally Posted by Munny$hot
Bolt stick is very common with the US made Tapco G2 FCG. If your bolt sticks when pulling it slowly to the rear doesn't mean it will stick open when firing. One of the problem that causes your bolt to lock open is the receiver to bolt guide fit is too tight which a little bit of light sanding will cure. Removing the FCG and running the bolt through it cycle will verify if there is enough clearance. Slightly canted sights can also be cured by re-aligning them. Don't let very minor problems discourage you from buying an AK, but instead use them as a bargaining chip to get a better deal. The things I would mainly look for is:
(1) the rivets being flush
(2) the receiver being square
(3) the bolt closes fully on a go gauge/live round
(4) examine the mag well to make sure it wasn't poorly grindded open
(5) excessive mag wobble.
Thanks, all good points, and thanks to everyone else not quoted here as well! Great input.