He has the brace on already?! That was quick!
I lucked out and found the brace in the classifieds here, 2 days after I bought the pistol. So I had it waiting in the wings. It was mounted about 20 mins after I picked up today.
Couple things of note. This is my first AK. I've had a vz2008 for a couple years so I was expecting similar recoil, especially since the ak doesn't have a brake. I couldn't have been more wrong. This thing has a smaller recoil impulse than any of my rifles. Also, with the brace, it needs a bit of trimming down (dremel). When you slide it all the way on, it inhibits the trigger from fully resetting and makes it impossible to engage the safety.
This is by far my new favorite gun!