While many of us are busy building slick AR-15 builds, there are still plenty of good folks out there happy to hunt and defend their homes with the good old SKS. Maybe it is what they can afford or maybe they just like them. Either way, at least they are armed.
A friend of the blog who dearly loves his SKS recently asked me if I knew of a way to carry extra ammo (preferably in stripper clips) on his SKS hunting/truck rifle. He was having trouble finding any SKS support gear locally. I told him that I wasn’t sure but I suspect Strike Hard Gear would have a solution. Sure enough, they make an SKS Buttstock Pouch that holds 3 stripper clips. He purchased one and is very happy with it.
The Strike Hard Gear SKS Buttstock Pouch is designed to hold 3 10 round SKS stripper clips, fully covered, on the buttstock of your rifle. The pouch threads onto the buttstock in such a way that sling swivels are still usable. He reports that his reloads are faster now that the stripper clips are on the gun rather that in a pocket and that the quality is excellent.
I don’t write this to say that the SKS is the ultimate rifle but it should warm anyone’s heart to know that there are gear makers out there supporting affordable rifles with good quality gear.