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Quality AK?




#1
I’m looking into getting a AK. I have access to some different one through people I know. What is a good quality one? I’m not looking at getting the most expensive ones but what are some good manufacturers to look at? I’ve shot some before but never owned one.
 
#2
Depends on your budget and if u want a rifle or pistol

Anything imported is good manufacturing:
Cugir , Arsenal , zastava, norinco , wbp

currently imports available on the market that’s more budget friendly are zastava Zpap m70 , wbp fox , wasr 10 v2 , rh 10

pistol variants you have zastava zpap m92, wbp mini jack , M+M m10p(same as draco different importer) , and draco but almost impossible to find right now .

those mentioned above are all obtainable through retail , like Atlantic, classic firearms & k-var or our LGS . Your option expands if you are buying from another person.

dono much about American mades, Personally I don’t buy them or care about them.
 

utilitymoose

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#6
Ak market is nuts right now, most are going for 1100+ since its definitely a sellers market... pretty much anything imported is fine, I'd stay away from PSA first and 2nd gen, vska or pretty much anything American made since they tend to blow up a couple thousand rounds in. Also century imports are good to go, century manufactured have a 50/50 chance of running right. Best bet cost wise would be to sign up for Atlantic firearms email notifications and hop on it soon as you can, they get a few good rifles a week in but sell out within about 45 mins, probably less tbh.
 

jchen76

Just a Civy.
#8
Have experiences with 4 AK's

Saiga sporter - closest to a Russian AK made in Izmah factory, got it for $279 back in 2005. Sold it, great solid rifle. Upwards of $1500 these days due to imports ban.

Arsenal 106 rifle - canted front sight, had to bring to gunsmith to re-do gas block to make it so the windage didn't bottom out. Figure at $1200 rifle arsenal would get this right out of the factory.

Arsenal 106 Pistol - fun shooter at 8" barrel. Loud as F. Didn't like cheap russian ammo, rounds would key hole. Quality brass ammo no issues

Zastava AK pistol - great, had lots of features that resembled a kirk.

Out of the 4, I'd got with Zastava.
 
#9
Zastava N-Pap is my favorite gun to shoot. It just feels solid, looks good, and I'm always surprised how accurately I can shoot it. I got it at DGS but haven't seen one there in a while. It's the only AK I've shot, except for Draco, so I guess I don't have anything to compare it too. Draco is a lot fun if you like a pistol style ak.
 

tdyoung58

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#13
I have a braced Riley Defense 10.5" pistol. Love it, never a problem with it.

Have a Century WASR-10 that was obviously assembled by a drunk monkey that day. Has been reliably rebuilt to shoot straight.
 

MJW89519

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#15
I had a SAR-1 that I liked and never should have sold. I recently bought an I.O. AK-47 in need of some TLC.

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