AKM 47 from DDI Under The Hood review!

AKM47 from DDI
AKM47 from DDI

Destructive Devices Industries is ready to release their newest product: their version of AKM, based on stamped receiver. This rifle is made from Hungarian surplus parts, which are in excellent condition and with matching numbers. Rifle is covered with Fenocite – this is proprietary coating process which is basically ferrotic nitro carburization. Most of steel parts on their rifle are coated that way. Interestingly enough, according to DDI, this brings surface hardness to over 64C Rockwell. When all this sounds great, there are some issues with DDI AKM. Please watch this video, to see if this may be a problem for you or not…



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8 responses to “AKM 47 from DDI Under The Hood review!”

  1. Pete Sheppard Avatar
    Pete Sheppard

    Does the finish provide any ‘lubricity’ (addtional smoothness) to moving parts?

    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      Not really, it is more about protection from outside elements.

  2. Adam Avatar

    I want to see this thing get tortured before I’ll take the plunge. I wonder how the quality on these guys is once they’re in mass production. Any thoughts on DDI? If it’s hit or miss I don’t waste my time. I’ve got my eye on the Definitive Arms AK103U, I’m sure that’s well worth every penny.

    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      Adam, i have finally production example and we are already working on it. If everything goes as scheduled, video will be posted on Sunday, May 10th.

  3. Adam Avatar

    Awesome! Huge fan of the channel, I work night shift and spend many hours watching your vids, great work giving the AK the time it deserves on YouTube. Thanks.

  4. Adam Avatar

    I’m not sure if I’m more excited to go buy one of these from Atlanticfirearms, or watch you beat the crap out of this thing.

  5. Tom Prince Avatar

    My perspective on the quality of ak changed upon close inspection of a Saiga with a crooked rear sight block. Also the front trunnion rivet is not set properly on both sides. Looks like a swell neck rivet without proper dimpling…and/or rivet is too long.

    So…the point is that a well constructed rifle on a NoDak ? receiver or similar quality receiver ? can be a thing of beauty. I see an effort on quality with DDI… time will tell the tale.

  6. Gary Avatar

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