Well, its been a few months and Ethan Dublin is putting the polishing finishes on his new ratchet charging system. This time the bolt is non-reciprocating bolt design. This time the bolt isnt up at an angle, its sticks straight out from the left of the gun. The top of the gas tube is flat and if he had half a brain he'd drill and tap the gas tube for the mall-ninjas who want a scout optic on their AK.
This second generation RCS is a good idea in my opinion but is mostly for those who like to modify and accesorise their rifles to fit their wants. I may get one but then again I may just stick with what I got. He says it looks like it may cost $175 for the new system and is accepting pre-orders.
AK Ratchet Charging
As for myself, I put on a stock converter end on the rifle that makes it accept AR-15 stocks and added an adjustable/collapseable stock for my AK with an adjustable cheek-weld, made by ATI (non-folding). Its actually a good thing I did add the stock since it has a recoil reducer in it. I let the 4-H kids shoot the rifle at the range and they were estatic they shot an AK-47 and it didnt kick anywhere near as much as they thought it would.