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Old 03-20-2017, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default Any commie bakelite grips that are thicker/larger than others?

I love the look of these things, got one on a rifle right now, but damn I hate the feel of these tiny little bastages. They're about like holding onto a slippery plastic broom handle. I was wondering if anyone ever manufactured any that had larger dimensions than the typical Romy grips, or are they all pretty much identical?
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:23 PM   #2
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There were a few Type 3 polymer & "bakelite" pistol grips made by Bulgaria & Poland before both went to the "popsicle stick" grip we know today.


Both are hard to find.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:39 PM   #3
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Well hell, thanks dude, that was good info, I had no idea.
BTW, when I noticed that I had a response, then saw that it was from you, I thought to myself, "oh great, here comes a big smackdown for asking a question that's been answered here a thousand times !"
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:02 AM   #4
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My Polish one is a little thicker than the Romanian.
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My Polish one is a little thicker than the Romanian.
How would you define "a little thicker"?

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I prefer the Bulgarian Type 3 AK-47 polymer grips, myself (shown here with a standard AKM grip)




They're BEEFY
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:19 AM   #6
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http://www.theakforum.net/forums/27-...side-side.html

http://www.theakforum.net/forums/27-...stol-grip.html


They kinda go over it here, I'm about 400 miles from home so I can't dig mine out. I can post a comparison some time next week.
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:14 AM   #7
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Polish and RPK grips
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Polish and RPK grips
Polish and RPK grips are popsicle sticks, just like any other AKM grips.

Care to be more specific?
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I have a romanian grip or two that is a little thicker than all the others. Not alot but you can tell when your holding them. Also have an Egyptian blue which is oddly thin compared to standard grips.
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PKM grips are thicker than AKM, and will fit. Similar in size to the bulgarian Type 3. Little bit straighter grip angle. Little pricy, they seem to hover between $35-60.



They even come in wonderful plum-

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I hate those tiny manlet grips.
I also hate how aftermarket grips ruin the aesthetics.
Do russians have tiny hands?
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Do russians have tiny hands?
I've always read that the shorter stocks on AK's were because the Russian peasants using them were small, but I once read that the smaller/shorter stock was actually to compensate for them likely wearing a heavy parka, which made sense to me.
It's possible this applies to the grips,as well. In their climate/region, they can often be expected to be wearing heavy gloves, so these tiny grips don't generally feel so tiny.
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I hate those tiny manlet grips.
I also hate how aftermarket grips ruin the aesthetics.
Do russians have tiny hands?
Rifle is fine.

People pay lots of money for grip reductions on their firearms these days.
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Yep Polish. Noticeably a bit thicker than standard polymer grips. I bought a bunch back when they were cheap. Other than that, the Bulgy poly and the Chinese Wood come to mind as a bit fatter.
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PKM grips are thicker than AKM, and will fit. Similar in size to the bulgarian Type 3. Little bit straighter grip angle. Little pricy, they seem to hover between $35-60.



They even come in wonderful plum-

Those look a helluva lot better than the ONE I found. OP Pm me if you want a source for the Bakelite fatties. I can't help you if you are looking for the Plum as I am looking for a NEW one myself. I'd pay a hundred ,or more, if I could fine one but I don't know any Russian armorers.
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Old 03-22-2017, 05:46 PM   #16
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I'm on my phone and slightly busy so I can't look it up or post a link at the moment but I think Desert Fox Outfitters has the Bulgarian fat grips in stock... last I checked anyway.
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