Cooking bacon on the barrel of an AK-47 is one thing, but replacing a vital part of the operating machine with rubber bands takes some serious outside of the box thinking!
Usually Youtuber TAOFLEDERMAUS is blowing things up with crude ammo innovations or hacking one. This time they did something that was really worthwhile. They replaced the return spring on an AK-47 with a bunch of rubber bands. The thing is no one has ever tried this.
What are the risks? Well, the bolt could slam into your face or worse the rubber band snapping at the shooter.
The idea was from Matt of Youtube MattV2099, where he rubber band a Glock so it wouldn’t fire. Well, TAOFLEDERMAUS (Darren) decided to make a weapon function with rubber bands.
The AK was chosen because they are notorious for being an unstoppable gun, you can fill them (mud, twinkies, etc..) with almost anything and it still fires.
It’s crazy to think that using rubber bands for the spring return actually works, and according to Darren, he stated that the cycle rate was even faster while shooting! About a millisecond faster. Take a look at comparison below.
Wonder how the rubber band would fare if it was on full auto. Maybe thats for another video.