OK SOG has the cool looking 22 cal training ak for around $250 and for another $50 I can get the real deal. I have a few 22.cal rifles (one Galil 22.cal)and only one 7.62x39 (norinco sks) I like the black synthetic stocks of the trainer but also the wood of the standard AK.
I don't have the money for both right now. I know mags are going to be hard to get for the trainer (ony 10rd) and 7.62 ak stuff is everywhere.
If you could only have one what would you get?
I have a few ARs and want to make the transition to AK (it is on my must have list) I have been searching the archives on the 22 training rifles and they look pretty cool.
so far my + and -'s are
Training rifle +'s
quieter to shoot
hard to find/expensive mags
the real deal
good for SHTF & home defense
now expensive ammo
I need help...thanks
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[size=4]The regular Romy WASR rifles are much more functional than the .22 trainer. I have both and while the 22 trainer is kind of a cool variant it is not all that reliable. I think it will disappoint you. Go for tyhe real deal. Maybe later after you have owned and maybe tinkered with the full size AK you will get one of the trainers. Just my .02 cents.
thanks all I just bought (waiting for it to get to my ffl) A Romy built on a Ewbanks receiver and it has KVAR green nato length furniture. Yea I guess if I want to plink with a 22. I can use my Galil trainer (don't shoot it that often)
can't wait to get it
but I will have to get a more traditional one (wood furniture) soon as I love those too...