I haven’t handled an AK since I received an introduction and orientation to Warsaw Pact weapons in the military, that was some 25 years ago. Needless to say, I am not a guru when it comes to the AK type of weapon.
I was looking at some at the show yesterday and am not sure whether it was a good deal or not. The gentleman said that he has his own plant here in Colorado and that he uses a Romanian kit. He also said that he “folds” his own receiver. I then heard somebody mention that it must be good because it was a “G”, I noticed a “G” stamped into the left side just below the rear sight. The receiver, trigger group, muzzle break and pistol grip were the only things that he mentioned that were US made, but he did say that there were a total of 6 US made parts to make it US legal. He also said that the barrels were chrome lined. The weapon is Parkerized and then Gun Coated.
He is offering these at $499.00 for a “standard, an additional $95.00 with a picitanny rail on the upper hand guard.
His card said both “Arma Rifle & Cartridge” and “Lancaster Firearms”. I am guessing that “Arma Rifle & Cartridge” is him and “Lancaster Firearms” is the AK.
At another table I saw the Saiga for much less, I think it was either $299.00 or $399.00 but don’t remember which.
I am looking for recommendations. Does this sound like a good deal or not? Is the Romanian “G” a good AK or should I go for something like the Saiga for much less. Does the old saying “you get what you pay for” apply here?
Also, what kind of accuracy should I expect from an AK type of weapon?