BigBoi AK Update

Brandon has released another update on the elusive biggest of AK’s. The AK-50.

The .50 BMG behemoth has come a long way from the last firing prototypes and is now in a honest to goodness stamped steel receiver.

However, this is the “break shit” phase the development cycle where live fire is going to look for design weakness and where tweaks need to be made moving forward. The receiver is ugly and basically just a placeholder, the trunnions were altered to fit instead of stamping the receiver around the trunnion design, and the gas system is a best guess.

Welcome to arms design.

I am looking forward to his video on the run running and tracking the failure points for the next iteration. Making the AK run .50BMG is a monumentally cool project in my opinion.

Keep on keeping on Brandon.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.