AoA shipped the drum and was to me in a couple of days, thumbs up on that. Upon arrival and unpacking I was impressed with the constitution of the drum. It seemed like a quality product. I lubricated during the loading and everything went smoothly. I put 95 rounds in and the drum took them like a champ. The next part is where the frustration begins. I pull out the AK and try locking the drum in, wouldn't go. I tried everything I could think of for over an hour and it wouldn't connect.
The next morning I called AoA to see if their was some trick I was missing and was told it should slide right in. Then was told I would need to file the housing out on the drum or modify my receiver. I filed for about 10 minutes trying to find the sweet spot before I had to walk away. Haven't had the chance to work on it again due to traveling but will go at it again when I get back home.
I'm just disappointed in the fact that the drum wasn't machined to spec to lock and load out of the box.
Runs flawlessly in my Saiga.
This company is the greatest even during a national pandemic they take care of there customers and even drop there price on much needed items,they are true (patriots) this mag 5.45x39 is a real deal at this time 95 rounds Of true firepower.Korean military approved and no longer imported you know they work flawless.I run 3 full mags not a hitch.W.A. I can't say enough about the 5-***** outfit.