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Posted: 6/18/2014 4:38:26 PM EST
I've been saving up to get an AK...but sometimes I feel like I should get a 3rd AR (or another pistol) instead.

For one AKs cost more now. Plus, I worry our overlords will ban import ammo, or ban importing parts, or whatever.
Granted, gov would ban our trigger fingers if they could. What does the hive say? Start up with AKs, or keep with ARs and continue buying cheap stacking deep?
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:39:12 PM EST
I would just keep it simple, One magazine, One type of ammo.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:39:44 PM EST
yes
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:40:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TUAEITS:
I would just keep it simple, One magazine, One type of ammo.
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Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:41:05 PM EST
You NEED an AK and a Mosin
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:42:04 PM EST
You should get one. Good to know how to use them, makes you appreciate your ARs more.

And buying the symbol of communism on the free market is something every American should appreciate.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:42:05 PM EST
buy 2 aks, one to shit on and another one to cover it up.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:42:25 PM EST
AK's are simple, reliable and shoot cheap ammo. If you need a rifle that fits those parameters then get an AK.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:42:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By winddummy82:
buy 2 aks, one to shit on and another one to cover it up.
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Sounds like two for the trashcan.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:42:55 PM EST
If you have any interest in military history it's certainly nice to be able to own one.

Having a couple cans of ammo and a half dozen AK mags isn't going to hurt whatever you imagine you need AR wise to feel safe.

Variety is the spice of life.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:43:10 PM EST
Do you find shooting fun? Yes? Then buy an AK
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:43:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By drachek1:
You NEED an AK and a Mosin
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I traded my AK for a Mosin, but I'll pick another AK up eventually.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:43:52 PM EST
Yes, because ergonomics and accuracy are overrated.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:43:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By winddummy82:
buy 2 aks, one to shit on and another one to cover it up.
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Listen to this wise fellow.

They are fun to beat on, or beat of too, if that's your thing.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:45:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/18/2014 4:48:21 PM EST by blakdak007]
No one ever likes my answer..I've had several AK's and never had one that worked 100%, even with hours of work put into it. My collection has gone over to AR's these days. Never had any issues with them, unless it was a lower quality rifle with a low quality fit and finish, parts, etc.

ETA: Ok I did have ONE that ran great, my Yugo M70 was an awesome rifle. But I still ended up trading it for an AR
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:45:27 PM EST
I bought a Poly AK a few years ago...shot it one time.
Still own it. It is only going up in value..
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:45:45 PM EST
Heck yeah op. You should have room in your gun safe for both AR's and AK's. They are really different purpose weapons.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:46:19 PM EST
AK's are fun and cheap to shoot.I say get one and a few cases of ammo while its cheap.

I wouldnt buy one that costs $1000 or anything, keep it simple but fun.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:46:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By drachek1:
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Yes.

To fully appreciate your other rifles that are ergonomically correct, don't beat the shit out of you, and actually hit what you are aiming at.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:46:56 PM EST
Kinda late in the game, but Hell Yeah; get one. Ammo is still relatively cheap and plentiful and there are as many varieties of AKs as there are varieties of ARs.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:48:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:49:50 PM EST
If you want it, go for it. I had to have my Arsenal AK. Saved up for months for it. Haven't shot it near as much as my AR since I bought it.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:50:25 PM EST
Yes. I've had a few AKs over the years. I've narrowed it down to one SLR-107. Great gun to shoot and has never had a FTF. I will keep it around.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:52:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Black-Tiger:
Kinda late in the game, but Hell Yeah; get one. Ammo is still relatively cheap and plentiful and there are as many varieties of AKs as there are varieties of ARs.
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Being late in the game is what makes me hesitant.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:54:08 PM EST
I have resisted the same urge for years. My reasoning not to buy one is that I have a SKS.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:54:26 PM EST
The best AKs are free.

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Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:54:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DrRemulak:
I have resisted the same urge for years. My reasoning not to buy one is that I have a SKS.
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Snowboots, is that you?
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:54:54 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ED_P:
If you have any interest in military history it's certainly nice to be able to own one.

Having a couple cans of ammo and a half dozen AK mags isn't going to hurt whatever you imagine you need AR wise to feel safe.

Variety is the spice of life.
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This.

If you don't like it, you can easily sell it. The market isn't glutted with AK's like AR's.

If you're worried about import bans, there is domestic 7.62x39 (mags are cheapest and easiest to find for this caliber). There are also 5.56 AK's, but they may be more finicky (and pricy). The 5.45 is the sweetest of the bunch, but of course the cheap surplus is now banned.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:55:16 PM EST
I've owned a lot of different "assault" rifles over the years. I'll get flamed for saying it, however, the Mini-14 is superior to the AK. If you want an additional platform to an AR, I think the Mini-14 would be a better choice.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:58:05 PM EST
No.

The time to get into AKs was when they were $400. Now they are overpriced and overhyped to justify it.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:59:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:00:08 PM EST
I had a couple. A Romanian and a Hungarian. They were fun. Then I got into the 308 game. Way funner!
AKs got sold.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:00:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/18/2014 5:00:54 PM EST by MVolkJ]
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Originally Posted By Chapman:
Mine is more of a novelty, and to say I have one. It doesn't get shot very much. Reliable and shoots reasonably well, but AR's are more fun. More accurate, less recoil, FAR superior sighting systems, better triggers, better ergonomics, a safety that is in a position that makes sense. The only downside is that ammo is slightly more expensive.
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That was about right for me, too. I picked it up for cheap from a little store in MI just to have an AK. It was nice enough, but the opportunity came along to trade it for a real nice M91/30 PU Sniper, and I jumped at it.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:00:47 PM EST
Ak pistol.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:01:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ken_mays:
No.

The time to get into AKs was when they were $400. Now they are overpriced and overhyped to justify it.
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Yeah, $500 is just too much.....
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:06:42 PM EST
I really like my little Krinkov since it's so compact with the stock folded. But I hardly shoot my full size AK's. I much prefer the AR-15's when I grab something for the range. I mainly just picked up a couple of AK's to have a little more variety in my gun safe.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:06:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/18/2014 5:07:23 PM EST by Banshee35]
Meh...I had a Yugo underfolder and it was nice but traded it for an M14 and I still have not shot. I have a Draco that's going to get SBRed at some point, an RPD and an AK74 that I bought so I could shoot cheap ammo Joke was on me, had to buy mags and then they banned the cheap ammo. I have 2160 of it still sealed in cans though.

The 74 is fun but LOUD! I guess same for the Draco.

Yeah, get one if you can afford one as they are fun and relatively cheap to buy and shoot. Plus it pisses off the hippies like nothing else out there!
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:09:06 PM EST
Yes, by all means. Why have only 1 type of firearm. And their great guns !
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:09:33 PM EST
Meh, have one. Wish I would have liquidated during the panic.
It will be sold.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:09:56 PM EST
I love shooting my ak. Hitting a 1' by 6" steel plate at 200 yards is quite a bit of fun ( even though I only hit it about 3/4 of the time) the rifles have ability but shooting with short shitty sights can be a challenge in itself. I do prefer a steyr aug or an AR though
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:11:37 PM EST
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Yeah, $500 is just too much.....
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Originally Posted By ken_mays:
No.

The time to get into AKs was when they were $400. Now they are overpriced and overhyped to justify it.


Yeah, $500 is just too much.....


I haven't seen anything I'd like to have (Yugo underfolder, etc.) for that cheap around here in a long time. About the only thing at $400 are the AK pistols.

Good news is that everything will most likely get cheaper over the summer.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:12:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/18/2014 5:13:18 PM EST by CROWDLG]
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Originally Posted By mellisallen:
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x39

Not 5.45
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:13:55 PM EST
Matter of opinion like anything else.

I do not do doubt that the AR is superior to an AK, but I have more fun shooting an AK. I thank Dog I never had to shoot in defence...
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:14:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/18/2014 5:14:46 PM EST by Couch-Commando]
While I am tempted sometimes to buy a Saiga to fuck with and convert, the fact is AK's are now expensive thanks to the need to use domestic barrels.

ETA: At nearly the expense of a cheap AR15, I fail to see the point.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:16:25 PM EST
I bought an arsenal a few months ago to go along with my AR's.I ended up Selling it about 2 weeks ago after realizing its like shooting a 2x4 and not much fun to me.I appreciate them for what they are but,they just aren't for me.Its not a particular gun id be upset over not having if a ban happened.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:20:38 PM EST
I never ever shoot any of my 3 AKs. But there is no way I wouldn't have at least one just cause.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:22:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:
At nearly the expense of a cheap AR15, I fail to see the point.
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x39 ammo is cheaper than 5.56
More recoil.
Something different.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:26:39 PM EST
sure why not
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:30:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:32:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/18/2014 5:32:48 PM EST by rb889]
As another poster said, reliable and they shoot cheap ammo. Not to mention, good optics are cheap.(Kalinka has good stuff. Side rail is effective, though cheek weld is irritating. Research before buying)

Get a WASR from Atlantic, they inspect them for defects. They're around $520, maybe $550 with shipping. Transfer will be around $25. While not the best, they're dependable and will give you an idea of how you should expect an AK to handle.

See how you like it after you put a few hundred rounds through, then decide if you want to stick with it or get a better one. Moving up in quality with AK's will get you a better fit, more accurate rifle.(Arsenal, RD, etc)

Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:34:19 PM EST
If you want to have an AK just to collect and shoot it for what it is, get an AK. It's a very good rifle.

If purely for having a practical shooting rifle, stick with the AR. If you don't have 2 ARs already, get the AR. They are so reasonable to build a quality one now, everyone should have several. And spare parts.

I have a bunch of rifles just for the sake of having some historical variation to take to the range, but in a practical sense, nothing tops the current ARs.

I used to have an SKS just to blast up cheap ammo years ago. Great rifle for what it is. But today, I can get 223 almost as cheap as steel x39 ammo, and have better sights, scopes, and all that. And if I manage to wear out the barrel, I can replace it (on an AR) for $150 to $200. The SKS and AK have gone way up in price, but you can never swap out and replace parts like on an AR. My $99 SKS and $279 AK were and are great. But at todays prices, a $600 AR compared to a similar priced AK is worlds better.
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