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  1. #31
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    Mar 2009
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    AK knowledge is why and how I showed up. Moving past that is why I stayed.

    I have ak's (including a Fuller) for sale.

  2. #32
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    Jul 2014
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    Last thing I bought was a flash hider for the AK. Been about 3 years ago and cost me about $20. Still have two. Haven't shot them in years.

  3. #33
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    Oct 2006
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    Eastern NC
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    I still have 4 AK's - all Saigas that I converted (back) to their correct configuration & fitted with a TWS Dogleg, red dot or LPV & Magpul MOE AK stock - 1 in .308, 1 in 5.56 & 2 in 7.62x39. Just as with my AR's & my 556R, I practice with them regularly. Further, in most any reasonable defensive situation, the 'x39' round is proven stopper (with the 150 gr. TulaAmmo soft points that are the only thing I run anymore, at 75-100m, the round is pretty much the Hammer of Thor on the 125 lb. swamp deer that inhabit these parts). And about the only generally available semiauto rifle out there suitable for defensive use is the AK. (True, there is the Ruger Mini-30, the now-defunct SIG 556-series - a rifle I wold love to love if SIG hadn't screwed everyone who bought one when they dumped the whole series - as well as offerings like the VZ-58, but none with the wide support of the AK.)

    So, I guess the short answer for me is: The AK remains a completely viable fighting tool which will have a place right beside the AR's in my 'tool box' for the foreseeable future. She is a simple, rather unrefined, but brutally efficient fighting tool.

    As always: YMMV!
    Old SF

  4. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old SF MJT View Post
    I still have 4 AK's - all Saigas that I converted (back) to their correct configuration & fitted with a TWS Dogleg, red dot or LPV & Magpul MOE AK stock - 1 in .308, 1 in 5.56 & 2 in 7.62x39. Just as with my AR's & my 556R, I practice with them regularly. Further, in most any reasonable defensive situation, the 'x39' round is proven stopper (with the 150 gr. TulaAmmo soft points that are the only thing I run anymore, at 75-100m, the round is pretty much the Hammer of Thor on the 125 lb. swamp deer that inhabit these parts). And about the only generally available semiauto rifle out there suitable for defensive use is the AK. (True, there is the Ruger Mini-30, the now-defunct SIG 556-series - a rifle I wold love to love if SIG hadn't screwed everyone who bought one when they dumped the whole series - as well as offerings like the VZ-58, but none with the wide support of the AK.)

    So, I guess the short answer for me is: The AK remains a completely viable fighting tool which will have a place right beside the AR's in my 'tool box' for the foreseeable future. She is a simple, rather unrefined, but brutally efficient fighting tool.

    As always: YMMV!
    Old SF
    It is a viable tool if you have a decently made one, that most often means a receiver made overseas. I still go for the 7.62x39 cartridge, but am using the AR system for it for new rifles. I have not thrown away my AKs made on combloc machinery either, but would not buy most of the made in america offerings.
    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at 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

  5. #35
    Krebs Custom UFM Keymod rail.

  6. #36
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    I wonder if this is well made. I am not in the market for an AK, but for pistols the AK has the advantage of being to use a folding stock making it more compact than most ARs.

    Received an ad for this: IWI (Israel Weapon Industries) Galil ACE 7.62x39 8.3" 30rd Semi-Auto Pistol w/ Side-Folding Stabilizing Brace

    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at 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

  7. #37
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    Oct 2014
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    I got to play with one for a while.I really liked the longer sight radius ,the safety and the ease of mounting a red dot.But it's an AK..an 1800.00 AK.

  8. #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by krav51 View Post
    I got to play with one for a while.I really liked the longer sight radius ,the safety and the ease of mounting a red dot.But it's an AK..an 1800.00 AK.
    Quality does usually cost.
    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at 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

  9. #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by barnetmill View Post
    I wonder if this is well made. I am not in the market for an AK, but for pistols the AK has the advantage of being to use a folding stock making it more compact than most ARs.

    Received an ad for this: IWI (Israel Weapon Industries) Galil ACE 7.62x39 8.3" 30rd Semi-Auto Pistol w/ Side-Folding Stabilizing Brace

    It’s made in Israel it probably works just fine.... The uzi and Galil are very good weapons, I suspect this one surpasses all of them...

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
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    FWIW - Bought one in this config. before I retired and found the 6lb. unloaded, stripped weight squarely between the hands, rugged hinge system that can fire with brace folded and with red dot on top hits well for me to 100 yds. and a bit more...the only prob. for me is that I have removed the handguard covers and am working to find minimal hand guard rail covers that will fit my medium-sized hands better. The fore-end with the issue panels is too fat for my hands...It has all the controls of the product-improved AK and the polymer lower receiver to save weight has worked solidly locking up the Korean, Romanian and Magpul magazines we have on hand in this caliber. I do need to shoot it more, I admit...adaptable to several types of slings, though I currently favor a single point sling if carrying outside of the vehicle.

    I also use 20rd. metal and Magpul mags for a more compact package when traveling and if I choose to shoot groups from bench or prone when trying out new ammo.......
    It appealed to me in that it would be a good inside truck/travel weapon that would travel not much more compactly in a zippered soft case with 20rd. mags than the Uzi with all its gear.
    I don't plan to hump this around the countryside but it travels well in our truck/SUV....my wife and I, both now retired from our long-term jobs never travel without one of us
    armed and something like this or my Gabe-improved 20ga. Tac14 handy in the back passenger area...the 20ga. is something even my wife can shoot, so the reason for my not
    going to the 12ga. Tac14.

    best, redclay7 5/35

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