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Which would you get? The AR or the AK

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    You should be able to fix a canted front sight post on an AK on your own with a little bit of info. IMO...an AMD-65 would be nice to have.


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    Thanks for the info Katana, will have to see what I can find on those two.

    Ramrod, I have done some different mods to 22's and have even bobtailed my FS 1911a1, I think I could possible fix a canted site if it didn't take to many tools. Thats usually my biggest problem when trying to do different gun mods.

    I think when I get back from work next month I will see if the shop still has the one AK they showed me a little while back. I know where one more is locally but don't have any clue as to what kind it actually is or what this guy would want for it.

    I think I'd like to have a 5.45 , but if I can find a 7.62 for a good price I will go that way.

    If you guys know of any online dealers that a known for good AK's let me know.

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    How do the Bulgarian Ak's and the Romainian Ak's stack up with the Hungarian AK's.

    Also what is the difference between the AMD-65 an the AMD-63? Just the stocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    You should be able to fix a canted front sight post on an AK on your own with a little bit of info. IMO...an AMD-65 would be nice to have.
    Thanks Ram Rod , you inspired me to do a little search on the web for a fix for canted front sights.

    Looks like you punch out the pin adjust re drill the hole and repin with bigger pin. Really shouldn't be to hard to do actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigrat View Post
    If you guys know of any online dealers that a known for good AK's let me know.
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    Chinese, Hungarian or Bulgarian AK.

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    I'd go with the Romanian. Cheap 7.62 ammo, and with the heavier bullets you could take a deer with it if necessary. Also, there are actually some domestic manufacturers making the ammo, so if our government cuts off imports you won't be thrown under the bus completely on it.

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    I'm sure you have seen it in your travels but here is a link on how to put together your lower. For what its worth, I built my own from a Delton upper and DPMS lower. It wasn't hard at all. Just take your time and don't get frustrated and get in a hurry.

    As far as an AK, I've never shot them, but saw many when I was deployed. i don't have anything against them either. I just like the AR/M4 and so I chose to build that.

    Good luck in you decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    Patti,

    Thanks for the link I knew about them but couldn't remember what their name was.

    Everyone else thanks for all the input. I still haven't decided on the AK first or the AR. Guess it is going to boil down to how much of the tax return I can swing for the gun fund. If I can swing a grand in it I think I will go for a AR for my first. If not it will be the AK.

    I do like the fact that with different AR uppers you can shoot different calibers. But I like the rep the AK has for reliability.

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    Are you near a major city? I'd go to a large gun show so you can get your hands on an AK before buying it. That way you can check for cant and way too much mag wobble. If you're willing to fix minor cant, at least you can use it as leverage and talk the seller down. Also, from what I hear, Century Arms will fix cant if you ship it to them. If you wanna deal with all that though.

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    BlueNinja,

    I don't live near any really large cities hear in Ms. And the way I am gone to work half the year makes catching a gun show is hard for me. Have been trying to find some either hear or in Alabama that I could possibly go to.

    I could probly deal with a little cant if I had to. But am thinking I just might go through Classic Arms and get a AK.

    My problem now is deciding between the 7.62x39 or the 5.45x39. I am leaning heavily towards the 7.62, but am really attracted to the cheaper and lighter 5.45.

    I feel with the Ak in 7.62 there will be more aftermarket items incase I decide to dress it up some in the future. I don't know if the 7.62 AK stuff will work on the 5.45 Ak's?

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    A quality AK is an entirely different animal than an AR, but like any firearm will not be appreciated by everyone. As it's hard to know how you'll feel about either until you've fired one, if you can, do so before plunking down cash for either, though if you should opt for the AK and don't like it, let me know and I'll gladly take it off your hands if it's a quality piece like that made by Arsenal. Respectfully, few others are known among AK afficionados in the US for producing top shelf products. Don't take my word for it; a Google search will give you all the info you need.

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    I did an admittedly quick review and bought an older (used) Century Arms Romanian-made AK. I found a used SAR-1 model with five mags and a Kobra red dot Russian sight for well under $600. The sight probably doubles the value of the gun.

    However, I have put 750 flawless rounds through it of the cheap Russian Tula ammo and it runs like a top. It's not as accurate as my Sig pistols, but for a SHTF weapon, I sure think I got a cost-effective solution.

    I wasn't looking for a "project" gun to swap out calibers and accessories. I wanted a bug-out/post-hurricane defensive weapon that would work for me, the wife, and kids if needed. I don't want a hobby, I want a reliable weapon that can snooze for years in the closet, but come out fighting when called upon. The AK was the answer for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ347 View Post
    A quality AK is an entirely different animal than an AR, but like any firearm will not be appreciated by everyone. As it's hard to know how you'll feel about either until you've fired one, if you can, do so before plunking down cash for either, though if you should opt for the AK and don't like it, let me know and I'll gladly take it off your hands if it's a quality piece like that made by Arsenal. Respectfully, few others are known among AK afficionados in the US for producing top shelf products. Don't take my word for it; a Google search will give you all the info you need.
    Where's the best place to buy an Arsenal?

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    either will do for a SHTF rifle, its a matter of personal choice

    I got the AK first, got it 5 years ago and began stocking up on ammo little by little so I have a good stockpile now. Its a WASR, not the top of the list but it works ok for what I need.

    got my first AR a little over a year ago, DPMS lower, Armalite LE upper, just so I'd have one, and am looking at getting my Colt 6721 for duty and so both me and the wife have an AR
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