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  1. #41
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    I have shot various AK's more in the last year or so then my whole life. Still ain't an AK guy.

    CRG-Suarez International Combat Pistol Instructor

    SIG SAUER CERTIFIED ARMORER M400, 516, 716, M4, AR15, M16

  2. #42
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike OTDP View Post
    From a marketing perspective, Gabe is right. The AK world tends to draw people looking for barely-adequate gear at bare-bones pricing. A quality AK is a decent rifle, but it'll also set you back $1K. People buying lowest-cost gear don't buy accessories or training. Which is Suarez's stock in trade.
    It is more than that. For small quantity sales one cannot economically produce a quality AKM (Stamped sheet metal). Even a quality AKM can not possibly attain subMOA groups which are not difficult to do with the AR platform. scope and accessory mounting is easier. Barrel changes on the AR are simple and high quality barrels are out there. The modular design lends itself to a boutique vendor.
    As I recall the Russian Saigas that Gabe went to work with he had to reject many due to poor QC. For the Saiga shotguns and .308 rifles they would not sell spare magazines and most of the american mags were junk. No way to assemble and sell a quality product at a profit.
    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown the end of the day its not about anything else but YOU AND YOURS..... Gabe Suarez
    ....WANT not NEED is what America is all about. ..... Gabe Suarez
    Its not about how fast you can load, but about how well you can shoot ..... Someone being saved by a speed load is not something that has happened with any regularity. Gabe Suarez

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