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Shepherds Hook?

Jethro

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#1
I'm fairly new to the AK platform and I've been told that i should replace the Shepherds Hook with a trigger retainer plate, do you guys do this?
I realize anything can fail, Murphys Law and all, but have you ever seen this failure? I'll probably just get the Krebs and consider it insurance.
 
#6
I've never seen a quality shepherds hook fail. None of my chinese rifles have ever had a failure.
To be fair, the Chinese retainer clip works differently than the one that the majority of other AKs use -- it is shaped and routed differently.

I don't replace it in any of my Chinese rifles, but the Arsenals and Saigas get the retainer plates.