If money isn’t issue, try to get AK from Definitive Arms. If on tight budget – try to find wasr10 at $650. If looking for collectible value – look for Arsenal, Saiga and Vepr. If looking for rifle just under $1k, have a serious look at PSA AKE. I can go forever on different strengths and weaknesses and what is best for me, but, that’s my opinion only…
As a new AK owner, as of today, actually. I got into AK’s thinking “if its not Russian or Chinese, its cheesy junk” . Sometimes I wonder if proven, in the regard to firearms, if it’s more of “Highly respected” or “Hype” vs “Proven” . But watching you put these American made or Imported AK’s in the videos through the tests of 5000 rds and going through the toughest elements and beatings, I would like to think that the ones survive(d) could be one type of “Proven”. I think as military members, we like to think “proven” as something you can defend/depend your life with/on, knowing it has a very minuscule chance to break, jam, or other issues that can cost lives, and its a great and comfortable feeling.
In a slight, not proven AK question, where is the best place to get a surplus AK cleaning rod, online? I saw a post or two stating you have to trim the surplus rods to fit the PSA GF3 AK.
I’ve been building for a few years now,
And I have to say the Polish parts kits were among the nicest parts out there.
That I’ve seen anyways.
I’m a big fan of Definitely Arms and they make some Quality stuff, I’m using their gas block/ front site on one of my new builds and it’s top of the line for sure.Recreator Blanks is also making some of the nicest parts I’ve ever seen.
It’s a good time for the AK in the US and it’s only going to get better.!
Thank you Rob, as always for your knowledge and experience. I gotta say the whole reason I got into AK’s is after I stumbled on your videos and now I have 2 and can’t stop buying ammo!Yes, definitive arms is my holy grail AK, but I’ve been thinking of a couple of the other ones that you listed. Thanks again and keep spreading the joy of AK shooting!