Probably one of the cheapest AKM's money can buy. But you know what..... It still works.
So I finally got a chance to shoot it today after owning it for a week. And OMG it didn't blow up!!!!!! (as claimed by many) haha.
But seriously, it's fun. I'm defiantly going to be hollowing out the magwell as it only holds single stack 10 round mags. Shooting it back to back with my AR, 10 rounds just plain sucks. AK's kick a lot less than I thought they would, but during rapid fire, man do they climb. Old news to anybody who owns one. The thing that bugs me the most is, if you're not counting the rounds, that last dry fire shot. Then having to open the action to make sure it wasn't a FTF or bad round. Kind of annoying.
Accuracy: I only shot it at 7 and 15 yards. It hit what I was aiming at, but in my hands, it doesn't stand a chance against my AR in a battle of accuracy. But again, that's just in my hands. I'm sure it's more accurate than I can shoot it.
So far so good. The standard AK sights are terrible. But, they're probably going to stay. Only stuff I'm going to do to this AK are hollow out the magwell, ACE skeleton stock and black handguards. It's my K.I.S.S. rifle. So far I'm loving it. I'd still like a converted Saiga in .308 someday.
That's my story of the day. I'm not going to lie, as far as a rifle to fight for my life with, I'm still going to pick the AR15.... but I can gladly say I'm an owner of both platforms and can admit BOTH of their strengths and weakness's. AR15's are more ergonomic, easier to shoot, more accurate which I proved to myself today, and easier to fire rapidly with. AK's are more accurate then some may think, use a nice big bullet, just look evil as hell and are simply just REALLY fun to shoot. The biggest downside to the AK is the bolt not locking back and magazine changes. The AR's biggest downside, IMO, is the 5.56 round. Before I put my foot in my mouth here, I think the 5.56 round is a good round, and it's done it's job for MANY years. I still have confidence it'll put down an attacker if I need to use it. But, one must admit, it's far from the best. So is the 7.62x39. This is why someday I'm going to have both an AR-10 and a Saiga in .308 converted to pistol grip. Overall, I love both platforms, and most of all, I'm happy :):):)