The end of the AK-47

Is it the end of the AK-47 in the USA?

  • Yes

    Votes: 3 4.6%
  • No

    Votes: 57 87.7%
  • Unsure

    Votes: 5 7.7%

  • Total voters
    65

Foxfire5

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Ammo is still cheap as ****. It’s still a .30 caliber counter fire cartridge for under .35 round with ballistics like a 30-30 more or less. 30 round mags and lots of accessories. No one is bitching about the ridiculous prices of both steel and brass vases .223/5.56 now approaching the most common caliber in most of the free world,
7.62 x 39 is likely still ahead of it by millions
Ammo is reasonable as of today. By banning the firearms that takes these calibers and the importation of AK's, then all ammo prices can do is go up. I can see the panic selling in noting European and Asian AK's that were $1200.-$2000. plus, coming down in price with ammo prices slightly starting to go in the other direction. So if you have an AK, you should buy the ammo while it is still available and if you are selling your AK in fear of the Government confiscating it then drop your price down or you surely won't sell it at those inflated prices. Not afraid of the Government so I will be keeping all my Banned Stuff!
 

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I'm quite a fan of the AK-47 personally. Now, don't get me wrong, it's not a perfect platform. If i had to choose between an AK and an AR i'd choose an AR-15 for multitude of reasons. Availability in USA, reliability, accuracy, Ammo availability, Cost in USA, etc. but the AK-47 is a 'cool' gun, it has a lot of history too it, it's reliability is legendary, though i've seen the infamous Youtube videos that dispel it and show how reliable the 'closed' AR system is comparatively in adverse conditions. But the low maintenance nature, and (for the time) ease of manufacturing made it the weapon of choice amongst bad guys. I mean, it's an ugly ass gun, but that ugly has it's own sexiness to it.
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ak-74s are pretty awesome, too. it's a shame that the weapon isn't as available in the USA, and 7.62x39 is much cheaper and more available(or was) than the AK74 rounds.


It seems all is changing, the doomsday has arrived. With the sanctions, war in Ukraine and so on, these guns that used to be cheap beaters are now 1k+, some good examples over 1,300(!), even the old WASR is like ~800+

I can get a top of the line AR-15 for that. a superior weapon(in my opinion). Is there any reason to even own these things anymore? i bet the ammo is going thru the roof, too. Are the days of WASR over? I was wondering what ya'lls opinion on the AK market in 2022 and the future of the semi auto AK in the USA. I heard Kalashnikov USA is making new ones for 1,300, but it's hard to justify the price when i can get a decent AR for half that.... I mean, how do ya'll feel about the AK47/74?


Having said that
Look at PSA's New Blemished AK with Green Furniture for $600. I recently bought two and on the way.
 

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