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PANGGOY
03-27-2010, 12:54 AM
Im buying my first handgun next week when I get back to FL (Glock 23) and if I have extra from my tax refund, Ill get a rifle too.

I saw an AK (Romanian) at a local gunshop here at NC and man it was love at first sight. lol

I know an AK47 is not the most accurate or best looking rifle. My cousin let me used his AR15 at the range the other day and its nice but I still like the AK. :D

So who makes the better AK's? Any brands to avoid? My budget will be $1000.

vince22sh
03-27-2010, 01:32 AM
I heard some good stuff bout Century Arms Wasr 10;) there was a GB back in december on my local gun forum for $430, i was tempted to get one but i'm happy with my AR-15:thumbsup: anyway good luck and maybe this link will help you a bit;)
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=4&f=93&t=70455&page=1

PANGGOY
03-27-2010, 02:08 AM
I heard some good stuff bout Century Arms Wasr 10;) there was a GB back in december on my local gun forum for $430, i was tempted to get one but i'm happy with my AR-15:thumbsup: anyway good luck and maybe this link will help you a bit;)
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=4&f=93&t=70455&page=1

Thanks for the link but it got me more confused lol

So far, I know that the Romanian feels cheap and not too well built (from the brand new one I held at a local shop). For better ones, i have to do more research first.

I hope i can find another group buy soon though. Im not looking for the best and most expensive. I just want something that is reliable that wont fail on me after around 500 or so rounds

lil_freak_66
03-27-2010, 11:53 AM
eh dont buy a rifle with the extra money

make sure the glock has an extended barrel,or a pre threaded barrel,if not then get the barrel threaded.

then order an NFA registered silencer for it

http://www.nfasales.com/suppressors.htm

or...

its alot easier to do with a 10/22...supressors are cheap and so are the guns,you could have an NFA registered short barreled rifle that is also supressed for less than 1500 bucks,or just a supressed 10/22 for under 1000bucks.


and petition florida to become the 45th state to allow open carry!
florida and texas(yes texas,i didnt believe it either) do not allow open carry,along with 4 other states....4 of those 6 states have already petitioned for open carry,i am not sure if FL is one of those 4.


FL does allow NFA weapons

djarmy2004
03-27-2010, 12:41 PM
Some AK's may feel cheap but trust me the AK is probably the most durable weapon you will ever shoot. Me and my guys found one burried in iraq and still shot the **** out of it without jams. I cant say enough good about them. As for the not as accurate, you can make any weapon accurate and balanced just depends on how much you want to spend. The M4/AR15 was designed to be accurate where as the AK was designed as a gun to put rounds down range and mess stuff up. The .223/5.56 round is weak compared to the 7.62 no matter how you look at it

Hal
03-27-2010, 01:05 PM
Im buying my first handgun next week when I get back to FL (Glock 23) and if I have extra from my tax refund, Ill get a rifle too.

I saw an AK (Romanian) at a local gunshop here at NC and man it was love at first sight. lol

I know an AK47 is not the most accurate or best looking rifle. My cousin let me used his AR15 at the range the other day and its nice but I still like the AK. :D

So who makes the better AK's? Any brands to avoid? My budget will be $1000.
Here's my AK-74 and AR-15:
10957

10958
Check out www.arsenalinc.com/ (http://www.arsenalinc.com/) they sell some nice, quality AK variants in milled or stamped receivers. I like the milled receiver because it has a better feel of quality. The AK-74 isn't as accurate as the AR-15 but it is one helluva fun gun to shoot. It is reliable and in 7.62 x 39 the ammo is cheap. You'll be surprised how fast you can go through 200 rounds even in a semi auto:D.
Good Luck

PANGGOY
03-27-2010, 01:23 PM
eh dont buy a rifle with the extra money

make sure the glock has an extended barrel,or a pre threaded barrel,if not then get the barrel threaded.

then order an NFA registered silencer for it

http://www.nfasales.com/suppressors.htm

or...

its alot easier to do with a 10/22...supressors are cheap and so are the guns,you could have an NFA registered short barreled rifle that is also supressed for less than 1500 bucks,or just a supressed 10/22 for under 1000bucks.


and petition florida to become the 45th state to allow open carry!
florida and texas(yes texas,i didnt believe it either) do not allow open carry,along with 4 other states....4 of those 6 states have already petitioned for open carry,i am not sure if FL is one of those 4.


FL does allow NFA weapons

:eek: Thats too much to do man. I only want an AK47, thats it. :dielaugh:

Some AK's may feel cheap but trust me the AK is probably the most durable weapon you will ever shoot. Me and my guys found one burried in iraq and still shot the **** out of it without jams. I cant say enough good about them. As for the not as accurate, you can make any weapon accurate and balanced just depends on how much you want to spend. The M4/AR15 was designed to be accurate where as the AK was designed as a gun to put rounds down range and mess stuff up. The .223/5.56 round is weak compared to the 7.62 no matter how you look at it

Yeah i know its not the most accurate (me=no care :D). I just want a bada$$ rifle, im not going to join any target competition anytime soon. lol

jayzx6r
03-28-2010, 02:13 AM
I have a Century Arms WASR like Vince was talking about. If you read up about it online you will hear alot of bad talk. It's mainly form people who would rather have a milled receiver over a a stamped one. Due to the fact that the milled is more durable then the stamped. Keep in mind those guys wanna be able to pound tent stakes in with their AK's receiver. There is also talk of jamming due to bad workmanship on Century's part. However, I've had mine since Black Friday of last year and since put over 1,500 rounds through it and not once did it jam. So, I feel some of it just maybe typical internet "it's junk because my friend's, dad's, uncle's, cousin's former roommate's, brother's, neighbor said it was junk." type of deals. I know several people who own them and either never had a jam or one jammed round out of a thousand or more put through the pipe. I paid $279 for mine a Black Friday special at the local Dunham's sports. If you can find one for a decent price and you want a milled receiver look for a Saiga sporting rifle. I've seen them go for less than $400 here in PA. It's a milled AK receiver with a 5-10rd mag and sporting furniture on it. But brands like tapco and others make an array of replacement furniture including folding stocks, fore grip rail systems, hand grips, and 30 round mags as well as the same for standard AK's. Saiga also, makes AK style shotguns in 410 and 12ga. Those are fun. However after a 30rd drum you start to feel it! Remember you're buying an AK not an AR so you should be able to buy the gun 500-1000rnds of ammo and maybe some knew furniture and couple extra mags for $1000. And for the love of everything AK DO NOT BUY AN SKS or WE WILL BE FORCED TO FIND YOU!!!:cool:

PANGGOY
03-28-2010, 01:56 PM
Some AK's i like so far..

Yugo AK47 7.62x39 Underfolder

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x87/bluetb06/AKAGUNUF_woodHG_blackgrip_D.jpg

and this one (i dont know the maker)

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x87/bluetb06/03-SHOT-048.jpg

PANGGOY
03-28-2010, 02:01 PM
If you can find one for a decent price and you want a milled receiver look for a Saiga sporting rifle. I've seen them go for less than $400 here in PA. It's a milled AK receiver with a 5-10rd mag and sporting furniture on it

Is this the one you are talking about?

http://www.arsenalinc.com/sgl21.htm

lil_freak_66
03-28-2010, 08:57 PM
im tellin ya...registered SBR,supressed...and save up for a full auto sear...you will have one badass perfectly legal weapon!

jayzx6r
03-29-2010, 01:53 AM
Is this the one you are talking about?

http://www.arsenalinc.com/sgl21.htm
Yeah that would be like one. I was wrong about the Saigas having a milled receiver. They have a thicker receiver than most other stamped receiver style Ak's. I remembered picking up my brother's saying wow that's heavier than my wasr. Thinking it was milled til I seen the trunnion rivets. Milled receivers don't have those!:duh: Sorry for the bad info. Being up for over 20 hours kinda killed my brain. Looking at Hal's AK74 should have kicked me back in to reality his has a milled receiver the large rectangular indentation above the mag gives it away. Still can't believe I made that mistake. Also, the pic of the AK you posted under the one of the underfolder. It's just a standard type AK like a wasr with an aftermarket side folding stock probably from tapco. Anyway, the saiga that you found has been converted to a standard AK. That conversion can be expensive if you don't have one with a "forward trigger", mean the trigger is closer the to mag. My brother's has a "forward trigger" so he had no problem putting AK furniture on it. Most saigas have a "backward trigger" which means the trigger is further back on the receiver to make it more comfortable with the sporting style stock. The only stock I seen for the "backward style" is the tapco intrafuse, which is like the collapsible stock on a AR15.

Zero34543
03-29-2010, 02:01 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/zero34543/iraq/MeWithAK.jpg

I wish it were mine...

jayzx6r
03-29-2010, 02:13 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/zero34543/iraq/MeWithAK.jpg

I wish it were mine...

True that!!

bartonmd
03-29-2010, 08:05 AM
im tellin ya...registered SBR,supressed...and save up for a full auto sear...you will have one badass perfectly legal weapon!

That's not only on paper, but 100% "registered", and will be the first ones to get nabbed, and get your dog shot in the middle of the night...

My uncle had a ton of full auto stuff back when you could do conversions and fill out a form 1 to make it legal (pre'86)... He said full auto is cool for the first mag or 2, then it just becomes a really expensive, not very useful, waste of (now very expensive) ammo... I could see a full auto .22LR, but anything bigger would be so expensive to shoot, it wouldn't get shot much...

Mike

PANGGOY
04-02-2010, 08:18 AM
I'll be buying a Glock 23 this Saturday but i cant decide on the AK47 yet.

I saw a Yugo for $500 shipped to my local FFL dealer plus $50 transfer fee. I might get that one unless i get a better deal.

Diacom
04-02-2010, 11:43 AM
There's a company in Las Vegas that is making New AK-47's, they are also updating them to be more accurate as well as reliable... not that they need it.

I don't recall which company it was, I just remember seeing some information on them on the Military channel on a program comparing the Ak and the AR/M16 variants

They did the whole saltwater/sand/etc... abuse to show how well the gun functioned just being picked up and fired. Of course they don't "recommend" the abuse, but showing the reliability of the AK even in a new form.

Found the company Arsenal.

Here's their link. http://www.ak-47.us/

jayzx6r
04-06-2010, 12:15 AM
I'll be buying a Glock 23 this Saturday but i cant decide on the AK47 yet.

I saw a Yugo for $500 shipped to my local FFL dealer plus $50 transfer fee. I might get that one unless i get a better deal.

Here check this site out, I just got their latest flier in the mail. www.centerfiresystems.com
They have a bulgarian ak74(5.45x39) with 3 30rd mags for $369 shipped to an ffl.

PANGGOY
04-06-2010, 01:39 AM
Here check this site out, I just got their latest flier in the mail. www.centerfiresystems.com
They have a bulgarian ak74(5.45x39) with 3 30rd mags for $369 shipped to an ffl.

Im pretty much set on an AK47 right now but that price is very tempting :drool

Btw, Im still waiting for my Glock 23. 4 more days and I can finally take it home. :D

GlockMan9c
11-23-2010, 09:52 AM
Im pretty much set on an AK47 right now but that price is very tempting :drool

Btw, Im still waiting for my Glock 23. 4 more days and I can finally take it home. :D

If you have not bought your AK yet, check out Saiga.

They are RUSSIAN and much more accurate than normal AK47s.

You also buy them BRAND NEW not thrown together with surplus parts.

They start off like a hunting rifle, but you can make it a legal AK47 version with USA made Tapco parts.

I like mine more than my AR15.

JMO.

http://www.raacfirearms.com/index.htm

Izhevsk Mechanical Works (RTS:IGMA) (Russian: Ижевский Mашиностроительный Завод) or IZHMASH (ИЖМАШ) is a weapons manufacturer based in Izhevsk, founded in 1807 at the decree of Tsar Alexander I, and is now one of the largest corporations in its field. It makes the famous Kalashnikov series of assault rifle, along with a host of other Russian arms, including medium cannons, missiles, and guided shells.

http://www.buymybimmer.com/Glocks%20Rifles%20Type%201.sized%2075.jpg

lil_freak_66
11-23-2010, 01:13 PM
that AK would look nice with my Surefire M951XM07 light on it...

I love old russian weapons...ive got a mosin nagant M44 that im using as a project gun,its got the monte carlo stock on it so far,im going to add a bipod and monopod soon.then a nice scope. Im also trying to design a detachable magazine for it.

Then in the next month or so,im getting an sks.

if all goes well,my AK will come around next summer.

SteveTB03
11-23-2010, 02:07 PM
So did you ever find an ak you wanted?