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The Akins Accelerator is back!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by sturmgewehr, Feb 3, 2012.

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  1. sturmgewehr

    sturmgewehr Member

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    The Akins Accelerator bump-fire stock for the Ruger 10/22 is back. The stock that took the gun community by storm and caused the ruckus at the ATF has risen from the ashes! I had the chance to fire this stock at SHOT Show 2012 and it ran perfectly. No springs are present in this new version, it instead relies upon "isometric" mechanics where your non-shooting hand provides the spring power to make it work. This one is ATF approved and I will be testing it out over the next few days.

    Look for a full review on my channel that will be posted shortly: http://www.military-arms.com.

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  2. jogar80

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    Nice! How much?
     
  3. Sam1911

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    How is it different from the Slidefire AR-15 stock?
     
  4. W.E.G.

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    For starters, it appears that it is DESIGNED for .22 RF use, and for the Ruger 10/22 in particular.
     
  5. Sam1911

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    Right. But how does it work differently?
     
  6. az_imuth

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    I can see the BX-25 mags flying off the shelves as I read this. ;)
     
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    It doesn't work any differently than the Slide Fire stock in that it relies upon your non-shooting hand to supply the "spring" tension for it to bump-fire. It's basically the same Akins Accelerator stock minus the spring system, and instead uses isometric tension to replace the springs. You pull forward, it fires, the recoil pushes the action rearward, you continue to pull forward and it again fires.
     
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    price

    need price

    I have no interest in simulated full auto in centerfire, I'm simply not willing to turn that much money into noise

    But in .22lr? I'd buy a gun and a kit to play that game! (charger, perhaps?)
     
  9. JFrame

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    Yup -- I've got a couple of modded 10/22's...Depending on the price, one of them will be more than happy to accommodate this accessory... :cool:


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  10. sturmgewehr

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    They are retailing for $650.

    $300 of that cost is in the Kidd trigger which is required for proper function.

    I've fired it and it works very well. The cyclic rate is insane.
     
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    The price sounds better than the original. Hopefully the ATF won't change their ruling again and require owners to send in their fingers.
     
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    Yup -- IIRC, the original cost well over 900 dollars. Of course, the mechanism back then didn't require the assistance of another digit to make it work.

    Now THAT'S funny! :D


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    Hmmm...Still a little steep -- but that price is sounding doable...Especially since so many 10/22 after-market products, and trigger housings in particular, are pricey anyway...


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    I was really excited until I read that...

    I mean, really, how much would it cost to fabricate the fancy trigger at home? $30?
    Buy a flat trigger and tune the pull weight really low. Not exactly rocket science.

    Will they sell the stock separately for a reasonable price? Anything over $100 would feel like a rip off.

    So, in English, you push it forward?:rolleyes:

    So you can't even justify the price by claiming 'research and development costs'?

    You're charging $350 for a molded plastic stock? $350 buys a lot of bulk .22.
     
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    Sounds like you are not the target demographic S.W.G. :)
     
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    So how is this different than a tapco stock with vertical foregrip, and an aftermarket trigger with very little reset? (Besides the trigger being straight.)

    I ask because for under $200, you can get the tapco stock, foregrip, and aftermarket trigger assembly.
     
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    pretty cool, can you control round bursts on this as you can with the slidefire? found a video on youtube, but they constantly mag dump
     
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    Hey, Sturm -- please let us know on this thread when you upload the review, so we'll be sure not to miss it! :)


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    JFrame, I'll be sure to make a post here.
     
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    ifit, yes you can do controlled bursts. It functions exactly the same as the Slide Fire Solutions stocks.
     
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    Video

    The company that is marketing the new stock has a promotional video up: click.

    I stand by what I said about the price, but man that looks like a lot of fun. :what:
     
  22. sturmgewehr

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    I have no need to justify anything, nor am I charging anything for the stock. I'm a gun writer, not a manufacturer. When I learn of a new product, I do my best to secure one, review it and share the info with our community.
     
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    I've often joked that next we'll having a ruling from the ATF banning the use or possession of trigger fingers.
     
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    650 $ is a lot of money but still it is much cheaper than going the pre-86 route I'd like to have one, but at the moment it doesn't really seem like a wise investment but maybe in a month or two I may change my mind. I didn't really care much for the slide fire AR-15 stock seeing as .223 ammo ( even when reloading ) is pretty pricey and a 22LR will be much easier on the wallet. I'm not totally convinced the akins Accelerator is totally worth 650 $ but with the ATF being so lax I wouldn't be too terribly suprised if some company comes out with a cheaper ( possibly lesser quality ) imported version of it.
     
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    Dang, $650 is high...... but I WANT it!! If I had that much on me to throw away right now I'd get it RIGHT NOW! But it don't, so time to start collecting aluminum cans, heh.
     
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