Ever have a day where nothing goes right?


April 26, 2011, 08:00 PM
So on Friday I got the last group of parts to fully convert my Saiga 12.

Unfortunately I am stuck with graveyard shift on the weekends, which essentially kills any free time I'd have on them. Monday and Tuesday off, however.

So I wake up today and the minor sniffle I've had for the last couple days turned into full blown Sinusitis and laryngitis. Great. Head to the doctor, and there is confusion about my insurance, so they bill me the total for the visit. (New insurance. My doctor's office is good, I should have the insurance's portion credited to me in about a month.)

So. . . I get home arrange my tools, arrange the parts, and start the conversion.

Goes smoothly, thought this particular Saiga doesn't have a pre-cut pistol grip lug hole. No worries, I can handle that. Get everything but the safety in place, and check how it cycles. . . Hammer locks on one of the hooks. Fiddle with the positioning a bit (Not really all that much you can do.) still locks up. Hrrm. Attempt to put in the safety, and it jams on the FCG.

Pop the FCG out put the safety in first, then reinsert the FCG. . . still jams.

So at this point I suspect Either my S12 is far enough out of "spec" that the FCG is going to require major modification (Which I am not comfortable with) or I received the wrong FCG from Dinzag.

Fortunately Dinzag is a VERY good business, but shipping to Alaska still takes a while. *sigh* No S12 for me today.

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April 26, 2011, 11:24 PM
Get some sleep, give it another try. You just have to get the right angle and fiddle with it enough to get it through. It should go in. Its a known hickup that it can be a small problem.

April 27, 2011, 01:24 PM
Ever have a day where nothing goes right?

Yeah...Mom said there would be days like that, but she NEVER said those days would come 365 in a row! :neener: :D :banghead:

April 28, 2011, 10:15 AM
Exactlly now they are years not days.

April 28, 2011, 11:09 PM
The question should be "Are there any days when things go well?":banghead: That is the thought around here these days.:D

April 28, 2011, 11:32 PM
My car broke down today, I'm thinking something in the FWD differential as it'll roll forward but not backwards. Called my USAA number, tow truck on the way, he pulls the broken car up on the flatbed. Runs the bed forward and BANG... main hydraulic line explodes, fluid dumps everywhere.

So we head to the house, where he has to sit and wait a half hour for another truck to get there. They transfer my car from the broken flatbed to the new one, who then sticks it in the driveway. Off they go, didn't cost me a dime out of pocket but my girls have a week of college classes and finals left to go, so it looks like a midnight burning weekend ahead for me, IF IT EVER STOPS RAINING... but no tornados like the poor folks down south got nailed with, prayers for them...

Then, after using the bathroom, I take the dog for a walk and see a huge city truck pulling up the manhole covers in the intersection by the house and start running this huge hose down into the sewers... man, today I couldn't touch ANYTHING without it messing something up! I'm getting off this computer RIGHT NOW...

April 29, 2011, 10:47 AM
Yes, i usually start to expect them right around the time i have a couple "GOOD " days in a row,, Some days your the windshield,somedays your the bug ,,

April 29, 2011, 11:20 PM
Not unless I wake up dead.

April 30, 2011, 05:43 AM
Ok, mostly over the cold now (Lyrangitis for 6 days sucks) and able to take on the issues with the Saiga.

Ordered a new FCG from MAA, along with a new stock. I'm planning on sending Dinzag some detailed pictures of the FCG that didn't work, and determine what happened.

April 30, 2011, 07:18 AM
I get my car towed home... and my computer won't work... So I go outside, and my horse is lame. Luckily for all three, my gun is jammed.

Ala Dan
April 30, 2011, 07:56 AM
Yes, today 30th April is one of those days- a scheduled "off day", and was
thinking the BPD range was open. It is open the first Saturday of each month~!
Well, needless too say- I had a "brain fart", in thinking today was the first day
of the month; but its not~!!!!! Guess I will roll over and go back too sleep~!:confused: :eek: :rolleyes:

April 30, 2011, 04:17 PM
I may be out of line, if so tell me. But how is this post, other than OP original, gun related?

Deus Machina
May 1, 2011, 12:19 AM
Just a note: do Saiga 12's use the same FCG's as the rifles?

I bought a dual-hook FCG for my x39 conversion, and Saigas are built for a single-hook. Trying to use it would ram the point on the back of one hook into the receiver where the other side was slotted, and jam it up.

The fix was to grind the extra off the back of that hook, so it had room. Hasn't failed on me a single time since.

May 1, 2011, 02:08 AM
Just a note: do Saiga 12's use the same FCG's as the rifles? Nope, but I bought a single hook Tapco g2 for it. It isn't my first conversion, so I'm pretty sure something is up. Once I get a bit more time on my hands I'll post some pictures or a video over at saiga12.com and solicit advice.

May 1, 2011, 10:01 AM
I know that feeling. But Friday I survived the stress test at the hospital (still waiting for rusults but expect good news), my lab results from last month were the best in almost 15 years, I've learned to shoot my new G 23 accurately with neccessary speed, I got a new S&W .22 target pistol for $150 and the person who has been threatening my life just got 5 yrs. (on other matters). BUT....I can't find a decent leather shoulder rig for my old 2003 Kimber BP Pro Ten II .45acp! Life sucks! lol.

May 1, 2011, 02:45 PM
Dude, I had years where nothing went right, but a good divorce lawyer finally took care of that.

May 1, 2011, 06:14 PM
Ever have a day where nothing goes right? Yep. It's called M-F 9-5:30

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