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  • Best AK for under $1k?

    Wondering if anyone has any experience/recommendations for any AK-47s/AK variants for under $1k. Heard good things about Arsenal, most are on the pricey side...I've already had my fill with ARs, just looking for something a bit different now. Any insight is appreciated.
    "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."- George S. Patton Jr.

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    I have a SIG 556. I love it. I would use it on patrol but my PD wont authorize it for use because it doesn't look like an AR.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by scotty_appleton814 View Post
      I have a SIG 556. I love it. I would use it on patrol but my PD wont authorize it for use because it doesn't look like an AR.
      Wow I had no idea Sig made AK variants. I'll have to look into it, thanks!
      Last edited by COMoparfan392; 09-04-2019, 04:03 PM.
      "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."- George S. Patton Jr.

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      • #4
        50 years ago I was serving in Vietnam. AK-style rifles were a nickel a dozen, Chinese, Russian, Bulgarian, just about any variety you wanted. We captured thousands of them. When time permitted and transport was available they were hauled away for arming PF, RF, and other indigenous forces. Small caches that could not be hauled away, we cut up blocks of C4 to pack into the breaches, then wrapped 6 or 8 rifles together with detonating cord and blew them to pieces. Many more were loaded on helicopters and dropped into the South China Sea for disposal.

        I never had any desire to own any AK rifle. I always associated them with the Purple Heart medal (of which I have a few). Even when the Chinese were dumping AK-47 rifles on the American market at under $100 each (about 30 years ago) I wasn't interested at all.

        Sorry, bud, but to some of us old timers anyone with a AK-rifle is quickly classified as a target to be engaged. I expect that many of our Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq vets feel the same way.

        Best regards.
        Police Chief (retired)
        formerly Sergeant, US Army Airborne Infantry, Pathfinders, Vietnam 1969-71

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        • #5
          Originally posted by retired1995 View Post

          Sorry, bud, but to some of us old timers anyone with a AK-rifle is quickly classified as a target to be engaged. I expect that many of our Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq vets feel the same way
          I think a lot would agree the AK rifle is the only thing produced by socialism/communism that actually is effective at what it does. This would purely be for fun/sport use and for the sake of having another gun in my closet. Though many of our enemies, past and present, have used it, I find it a hoot to use for fun and I'd hope that wouldn't automatically classify me as "one of them". There's also a handful of agencies that use AKs as their patrol rifles, i.e. North Slope Borough Police Department of Alaska.
          Last edited by COMoparfan392; 09-05-2019, 09:44 AM.
          "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."- George S. Patton Jr.

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            Screenshot_20200311-111350_Gallery.jpg Necropost.

            I have a WASR from Cugir imported by century serialed from 2014. It cost me like 500 dollars or so back in 2016. I've pumped thousands of rounds of cheap steel ammo through it and it chugs along. It came with the Tapco g2 trigger which is surprisingly competent. I've since put a folding magpul stock and magpul handguard on it. A US Palm (RIP) grip. A Polish enhanced safety, Krebs retaining plate, midwest industries dogleg rail and an eotech on it along with a circle ten 3 hole muzzle break and enhanced charging handle knob. The muzzle break makes the gun completely flat during shooting.

            Dunno why anyone would pay AR prices for an AK. There is only so much a company can improve on before you're over-engineering a simple piece of equipment.

            I've plinked 12 inch steel at 300 meters with both the leaf sight and my eo tech. The steel doesnt ring everytime but that's probably moreso me rushing through shots vs the gun's accuracy.

            Point being the law of diminishing returns is at play with AKs. You can't perfect an imperfect design because it was meant to be cheap and capable.

            However if I had 1500 laying around I absolutely needed to part ways with I would totally through it at a rifle dynamics SBR 47 or 74.

            r/boomerpost
            Last edited by Saluki89; 03-11-2020, 04:38 PM.

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            • #7
              Plain Jane <$600 WASRs work just fine.

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