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Vz58 Ambidextrous Magazine Release

For those of you who remember: we started getting seeing these new Vz58 releases in Canada late last year as an alternative to the “flat paddle” design that came out of Czech republic.

I’ve spent a few months using this ambidextrous magazine release, a factory magazine release, and an extended magazine release from NEA.

The ambi-release is far and away my favourite method when it comes to reloading the Vz58 platform.

I’d consider this to be one of the least cosmetic upgrades to the Cz858/Vz58 platform. Definitely changes the mechanics for the better!

A short list of upgrades on this rifle:

Fab-Defense pistol grip, Czech military muzzle brake, Fiber optic front and rear sights, the mag release and 7.62 magpuls on all the magazines. Throw a blue force gear sling on there and she’s ready for the woods!

Shotgun Speed Loads: Fabarm Martial 12 gauge and a Magpul CTR MIAD combo

This was something I really wanted to build. Do up my short barreled Fabarm Martial Ultrashort with a full suite of Magpul furniture. I started with a foliage green MIAD grip and CTR stock. The 870-AR adapter I used meant that I had to keep the straight grips rather than a swelled back strap or anything like that.

For a long time I was perfectly happy to shoot this shotgun this way. But these days I’m feeling a little more inclined towards lightweight options.

Speed Loads Through a Vz 58 or Cz 858

Unlike most of the Kalashnikov variants, the Vz58 has a bolt hold open and can be reloaded from stripper clips like an SKS.

These rifles are one of the most popular non-restricted sporting carbines in Canada. I thought my Tavor covered all the bases, but when I asked a friend at the range if I should look into one for myself here’s what he said:  Continue reading Speed Loads Through a Vz 58 or Cz 858