Posted: 6/4/2008 8:23:40 PM EDT
My shooting revolves around pistols and my AR.
I don't have an AK and would really like to get one. I'm getting up to speed reading this forum (thanks guys, you know your stuff) but have a few specific questions and am hoping to get some answers. I'd like to place a dollar amount and type of AK to my needs.
Here's what I'm thinking.
My first AK I don't want to spend a lot of money. I want something inexpensive. That way I can get to know it, take it apart, screw around with it, mods and add-ons, etc. Once I get more familiar I'll go better quality and know what I'd like to do with it.
Reliable - From what I've heard an AK is about the only rifle where inexpensive does not automatically rule out reliable.
Classic look - I like the classic look of the AKs witth the wood stocks. I looked in the build your own forum but before I do my first I like to have one for familiarity.
Typical items newbies overlook such as a bayonet lug? What should I be looking for?
Thanks in advance for the help. A general idea of an entry-level price and what type I should be looking for would be appreciated.
WASR-10 is a great beginner AK.
Cheap, reliable, classic and a great learning lesson Price: Under $400
Yugo's are really a great starter rifle... M70AB2 for example. Price $500
BlackWidow - $400 range G-kit build
I would keep away from gun shows buying an AK. My recent experience has been pretty bad with unexcusable prices. Buy online or at a local funstore. The EE here is pretty damn good usually, though some people are VERY proud of their AKs.