Do you remember when your mother would ask you “If all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump off a bridge too? That’s the way I feel about AK-47′s.
Most of my friends own an AK-47. Many of my friends own several AK-47′s. And yet I have avoided buying one for years.
My reticence to invest in the AK-47 weapon platform has been driven partially by a focus on NATO calibers and partially by disdain for the poor manufacturing quality of most AK-47′s.
Arsenal, Inc. of Las Vegas Nevada is manufacturing AK-47′s which provide solutions to both concerns.
Arsenal builds AK-47′s in NATO 5.56 x 45mm (U.S. .223) caliber, as well as the Russian 7.62 x 39mm and 5.45 x 39.5mm calibers.
- U.S. manufacture
- Milled receiver
- Threaded muzzle
- Bayonet lug
- Black polymer furniture
- Scope rail
The NATO buttstock works better for people with longer arms; the Warsaw Pact buttstock works better for people with shorter arms.
Caliber choice is an open argument. I prefer 5.56×45 because I think that’s the ammunition I will be most able to find when civilization really collapses here in the United States.