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    The gun stores I usually deal with have very limited AK options. They have a few WASRs in the $700 range which seems about right. I would prefer a milled Arsenal. They do have an Arsenal SAM7SFK80 SAM7SFK Gambit Semi-Automatic for $2,000. Does that sound right? Their prices on things Iím more familiar with are good. But I thought an Arsenal like I have in mind could be had for $1,500 ish. I want an AK for the extreme durability factor. An Arsenal should be as good or better in that area than other AKs, right?

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    Google.... I found at least 5 different dealers for less than $1500, in about 3 seconds.
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    The man that I normally deal with, I would make a phone to him and tell him what I want. He very quickly would get back to me with something as well known as an arsenal AK. He might even have a used one in stock. I might do an internet search just to check out the price he was offering. There are other local dealers that will order for me plus a small fee for the FFL service.
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    I appreciate the info. Here is a pic of an Arsenal SAM7SFK80R SAM7SFK Gambit with Quad Rail that is $150 more. 51F74681-E897-4912-BFFA-BF929105FC3D.jpeg

    Here’s a pic of the first one I mentioned. 25546B05-BEFC-40A8-BDCD-72A03CC46BAD.jpeg

    I want high grade quality fairly standard (non-quirky) design AK. I don’t know much about AKs. Am I correct that these pretty much fit the bill of what I’m describing? And there’s no reason to think that an Arsenal won’t be as durable or more durable than other AKs, is there? And not to start a Ford/Chevy argument, but Fuller seems to be in roughly the same price range. Between Arsenal and Fuller, what’s to like/not like in one vs. the other? I’m very appreciative of any insight that can be provided.

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    Arsenal makes good AKs. They are the only AKs I would recommend outside a custom maker.

    It's been awhile since I looked at Fuller's stuff. I would be surprised that his AKs are comparable price to an Arsenal.

    The AKs you posted above are milled receivers. Milled receivers are smooth, but otherwise there's no real benefit over a stamped receiver. The stamped models are lighter.

    Personally I wouldn't use a quad rail on an AK. It's unnecessarily heavy. I would go with Magpul, assuming they offer a foreend that fits the model you want. Also check out Ultimak - they are the standard for a red dot mount on the gas tube...again assuming they offer an option in the AK model you pick (I don't know if either make products for the two you posted above, those foreends look shorter than the standard AK).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Yamamoto View Post
    Arsenal makes good AKs. They are the only AKs I would recommend outside a custom maker.

    It's been awhile since I looked at Fuller's stuff. I would be surprised that his AKs are comparable price to an Arsenal.

    The AKs you posted above are milled receivers. Milled receivers are smooth, but otherwise there's no real benefit over a stamped receiver. The stamped models are lighter.

    Personally I wouldn't use a quad rail on an AK. It's unnecessarily heavy. I would go with Magpul, assuming they offer a foreend that fits the model you want. Also check out Ultimak - they are the standard for a red dot mount on the gas tube...again assuming they offer an option in the AK model you pick (I don't know if either make products for the two you posted above, those foreends look shorter than the standard AK).

    Thanks Brent. This is exactly the sort of info I was hoping to get. If I understand correctly, the gambit is counted in the length of the barrel. Would something 16Ē without gambit be more standard? Is there any tremendous benefit of the gambit? What would a more standard Arsenal with folding stock similar to those be?

    Are you saying milled receivers just feel smoother when you touch them, or function smoother?

    Thanks.

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