ATI SKS Strikeforce Stock

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I think we will make this month, another “Stock Month” and talk about another of my favorite guns the famous SKS Carbine, and the choice array of aftermarket items that you can up-grade your stock-standard, military surplus, SKS with. I did another Blog on the SKS rifle about 5 blogs ago in which I went into some detail about the history of this famous rifle, so I wont repeat that in this blog. What we are going to look at and discuss today is the wonderful aftermarket SKS Strikeforce Stock Combo ~ Y72 from ATI. What we do know is this little Russian Carbine lends itself perfectly to a myriad of up-grade items that are on the market today. There were millions of these rifles produced by a lot of different countries and I would think that there wouldn’t be many countries in the world that dont have a few SKS’s lying around somewhere. Being a plentiful (and Cheap!!!) rifle, in which most collectors and shooters would have owned one or two at some time, people have looked at them and said – “How can I make these Cheap & Plentiful rifles better???”

This is where the folks at ATI come in with their SKS Strikeforce Stock & Forend Combo ~ Y72. Now you can turn your Mil-Surp SKS into a AR-SKS when you bolt on one of these good looking Strikeforce stocks and they are lighter than the original wooden stocks………………………..Now you know how I feel about carting extra weight around if you have read some of my previous blogs, I would much rather carry extra ammo. These Strikeforce Stocks are definitely a well made “piece of kit” that are comfortable (my favorite word) to handle and use. Now to my way of thinking, the SKS Carbine is one of those guns that most shooters tend to have 1 or 3 lying around in the back of their safes, (usually just gathering dust) having been bought on a whim……………….Because they are so cheap! But really, if you “Dress” them up a little, they generally turn out to be great shooters and quite accurate as well.

I’ve been shooting SKS Carbines on and off over the years gone by, and really like them. My favorite was the Yugoslavian model, made by Zastava, and the VZ Carbine with the side folding bayonet (modeled on the SKS). Both were superb shooters only let down by their mag capacity, but if you didn’t mind using Stripper Clips, then it didn’t matter too much. These days there are plenty of aftermarket larger capacity mags to suit everyone’s taste. I particularly like the Chinese Captive 20 round mags, which will fit in the Chinese, Russian and the Yugo SKS’s (it wont fit the VZ Carbine, as this has a detachable mag) and the gun still looks like a SKS should.

The SKS Strikeforce Stock will take the normal 7, 10 or 20 round captive mags as well as the 10, 20 or 30 round detachable mags………….How’s that for a bonus!!! and they come in 3 different colours. – Tactical Black, Desert Tan and Destroyer Grey, now you can colour co-ordinate your Carbine to the Cammo you wear………………..(It just gets better & better) The stock is a 6 position, adjustable AR Stock, with a fully adjustable cheekrest, and can be side-folding as well. (great for getting in & out of vehicles in a tactical situation) It has a “Scorpion Razorback” thick butt pad to soak up the recoil, an “Ergonomic” (which translates to – comfortable) non-slip, pistol grip which makes for a much more manageable rifle.

The forend has 3 x Picatinny rails for mounting Front Grips, Bipods, Lasers, Flashlights, etc onto, so that you can set up your rifle quickly to suit each situation that you find yourself in. Another great feature is that this combo comes with 5 x sling swivel studs, for a variety of sling set-ups, and because these stocks are made in the US from DuPont Extreme Temperature Glass Reinforced Polymer and are pretty near indestructible, this means that if you are out of ammo, you can “Club” your way through the Zombies. Now the only thing left to say is -

Dosvadanya Comrades…………..”Have Nice Day!!!……………………………………….The “Quartermaster”



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