Very low teck but funcional.You can see how the safety could be moved by accident in yoiur maggotOk, I've been forced to look at some dodgy youtube videos. My browser history is not looking good. I've not seen any mention of being able to apply the safety after the AK is cocked, but this chap seems to be doing it, releasing it and then firing:-
It appears that I may have been doing the AK a bit of disservice and maybe it's not as basic as I thought.
The only defence that I can offer is that maybe our training team was a bit sniffy about it (this was in the days of THAT rifle) or the Chinese copy really was crap. I would be interested to hear from those that know and maybe bury 30 years of ignorance.