Russia's iconic AK-47 to be made in USA

Russia's iconic AK-47 to be made in USA

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    Russia's iconic AK-47 to be made in USA

    It’s as Russian as borscht, but the AK-47 will soon be made in Florida.

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    Kalashnikov USA finally started answering the phone?

    For the last four of five months, people have been suggesting Kalashnikov was just going to license the name to a quality(*) USA builder like, oh, Century Arms...


    (*) probably not the kind of quality you'd expect...

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    Sweet, right around the corner from me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLDawg View Post
    Sweet, right around the corner from me too.
    They won't be able to sell them in the city limits of Pompano...

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    Several questions; Any idea of retail price? Are they going to be real deal Kalashnikov, and quality weapons?

    If so, Id like to have one instead of what we are forced to settle for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    Several questions; Any idea of retail price? Are they going to be real deal Kalashnikov, and quality weapons?

    If so, Id like to have one instead of what we are forced to settle for now.
    Echo of my thoughts exactly.
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    I'd buy one.
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    My worry is parts ...PSA /IO etc have the issues as did most USA based AK makers of trying to make a cheep gun and using cheep parts that had major issues ...

    They build this per russian specs with correct heat treating and good source id ..Ie no mystery China parts in it then yes we are talking

    Frankly I am not impressed so far ..What the ALFA ..nope gonna be a over priced mall ninja toy ..The 9mm one maybe ..But it sounds like they are using proptarity mags so that could be a major issues

    When they start putting out a stander AKM milled or stamped gun then we shall talk
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    Other than the barrel and receiver, most of the AK's parts were made by casting. Those nasty machine marks? They're cast right in; you can see pictures of the raw parts on sprues at Kalasnikov's web site.

    All those parts can be duplicated by conventional machining, but it takes a lot of machine time. Even in the "down" market, that's still expensive enough that USA-made trunnions, bolts, etc. are quite expensive.

    If they're all-new-USA-made, they're going to be expensive. If they bring in major subassemblies from overseas, like Glock does, maybe not.

    There's been a lot of shuck-and-jive and lets-play-secret about this. I don't know if their PR is incompetent or their finances are shaky, but "I have a bad feeling about this."
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRX View Post
    Other than the barrel and receiver, most of the AK's parts were made by casting. Those nasty machine marks? They're cast right in; you can see pictures of the raw parts on sprues at Kalasnikov's web site.

    All those parts can be duplicated by conventional machining, but it takes a lot of machine time. Even in the "down" market, that's still expensive enough that USA-made trunnions, bolts, etc. are quite expensive.

    If they're all-new-USA-made, they're going to be expensive. If they bring in major sub-assemblies from overseas, like Glock does, maybe not.

    There's been a lot of shuck-and-jive and lets-play-secret about this. I don't know if their PR is incompetent or their finances are shaky, but "I have a bad feeling about this."

    Look at IO, They cut corners to make a cheap 100% USA guns ...Bad cast parts breaking, bad metal, etc

    PSA tried and had the same issue "out sourced" parts to God knows who and where, and well, parts broke & guns would not head-space etc
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    Who's getting the profits from the licensing?

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    Theoretically, Kalashnikov Concern, or whatever they're called this month.

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    If it is a quality gun, and they add a better rear sight and a last-round bolt hold open, I'd at least give it a look.
    The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all. Get a gun you will always carry, and add more capability as you grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TideAlumO4 View Post
    They won't be able to sell them in the city limits of Pompano...
    Care to explain why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    If it is a quality gun, and they add a better rear sight and a last-round bolt hold open, I'd at least give it a look.

    The last round BHO is a easy fix ..Just get any one of the safty out there that has a cut for it ..Most Yugo AK mags also will hold BHO on last round ..

    And most Yugo AK are cut for it

    Rear sight is not a hard fix either ..Or just get a Veper which has a RPK sight
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