Every time when we ask you to vote for new “victim” of the test, we collect donations – donating to the cause or making purchase through the AKOU store, in that time, automatically enrolls you into the giveaway for that rifle…
Thank you, Rob! You are awesome! I ordered one after your last video and my serial is in the 10k range. Things i’ve noticed fresh out the box were a scuffed up rear sight and the barrel appears kinda brownish. When I see your ak zoomed I notice the same brownish color as if its going to rust, however, mine is fresh and yours has gone through a torture test. Yes PSA, pay more attention to your quality before you ship the rifles out. Anyways, I just wanna let you guys at AKOU know how much I appreciate your videos. Stay safe!
No comments on the video about cosmetics? Not that it is a big deal for me but that thing looks quite nasty, rust etc, also read from some forums that even new ones are not that good looking. AKs are meant to be used and $700ish is a beater AK I guess nowadays but still. Even though I don’t care that much of cosmetics I don’t torture test my Sako AK (well, way more than $700 value on that one..) or my other AKs in U.S. soil; Wasr, OPAP and Maadi, I try to keep them in decent shape for resale value.I’m not a rich guy so… I mean call me pussy, but I am what I eat.
Still, I’m glad PSAK made it. I bought RAS47 over a year ago, tried to give it a benefit of a doubt for not being “real” AK but…After around maybe 1K rounds I sold it for what I bought it for year earlier and stumbled on a $400 Maadi (not the Chinese/Century abortion) and grabbed that one/ No regrets.. Nice to see U.S. made ak going this far, but hope PSA keeps their shit together. Huge market for them, if they play it right.
Rob- great series on this AK. Bought one after it passed your 5k testing…
Question- could you tell me what type of traditional Russian surplus buttstock would fit this rifle. I ordered cheese grader, hand guard and pistol grip from Khyber but need a good Russian red butt stock. Thanks bro-
Man, i honestly don’t know. I have never removed their stock and they have this weird trunnion in the back…sorry, i can’t help you on this. Rifle was already mailed to winner so i don’t even have it anymore.
Time to start pestering PSA about offering the wood separately. They seem to be affected by market forces!
PSA has a wood stock set that’s a red laminate they call the “Timbersmith Premium Red Laminate Romanian AK47 set”. Of course being PSA, it’s temporarily out of stock. But its good looking, I think.
another question for you. Critical parts replacement…
I was doing a detailed strip on the PSA AK last night and wasted no time fucking shit up and broke the lower hand guard locking lever (which seemed pretty weak to begin with). I’m ordering replacement from APEX but wondered what else I should get…as I’m sure I will be fucking more things up.
Rob, I bought the PSA magpul oe version. Struggling with zero on the front sight for windage. Bent the chinese tool, ordered the magnamatic.
My question for you -the Trijicon MRO looks good to me, so does the RS Regulate mount. But what top for that optic?
Hey Rob, Having been on the receiving end of these rifles 47 years ago, I appreciate your web site, the information and testing you put out there. I never really paid that much attention to the AK 47s rifles and like most shooters, I fell for the myth that the AK47s were inferior to the AR15/M16. You along with a friend of mine Jeff in Oakland, California have made me take another look at the AK platform. Keep up the good work.
P.S. I added a PSAK47 to my collection.
Hey Rob, any news from your PSA contacts about all that stuff promised at Shot ‘17? No mention of the supposed premium CHF barreled line or a 5.45×39 rifle that they were so quick to talk about a year ago…I think the guy even said he had prototypes at that show he had to put away… is that all legit or was it just more BULLSHIT TALK? Thanks buddy.