Let's face it. Buying an AK is troublesome.
Should I get this one, should I get that one, are the few I am looking at worth a darn?
Now, think of it like this...
Do you want one that will not give you trouble down the line? Yes. Of course you do.
I'm not saying that one manufacturer won't have more problems than another...I'm simply saying that there are good manufacturers of The AK and their are those manufacturers that try to provide a "value" for the weekend shooter who just want's and AK.
Buying an AK is not like buying an M14. It's not even like buying an AR.
It is it's own deal....what is it with the word Deal anyway....and why do we use the word that way. lol
Century Arms makes a decent AK.
Will you have problems with it? maybe.
Will the front sights be canted? Maybe, maybe not.
Is the bolt going to deform after 2-5000 rounds? Some do, some don't.
Are the rivits in the trunnion going to work out? Depends on who put it together.
Older wasr's...junk. New wasr's...decent
If you do buy an AK, please look at it first. I would not order off the interwebs.
Pay attn. to front post cant and rear sight cant.
Arsenal now offers a new entry model. It's the fixed stock 107slr. A wonderful deal.
They make a great AK. Bulgarian receivers...Kalashnikov himself said the Bulgarians make the best AK's. Chrome lined barrel.
The only bad rep Arsenal has is the paint they use on the rifle. It bubbles when it gets really hot.
Now, could you get a bad Arsenal?...yes...but it's more rare and not as often as an AK from Century Arms.
How will you use it?
A great place to watch videos on which AK's are good and which are bad...
AK Operators Union https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0-...roaCr2MuAXeqyg
Click on videos...scroll till you find the AK you want to know about.
The Shooter knows what he is talking about.
Remember, it's your money.
Other's will post what they think is the best AK. I just like Norinco prebans, mak90's and Arsenal. I own a 104SLR, 107SLR, and a SAM7SF. My favorite is the 107SLR. I have had Norinco's and Mak90's...got rid of em during the craze 5 years ago.
Do as much research as you can. If I were to buy an AK right now...I would get the Fixed stock Arsenal 107. I think it's like 850.00msrp. so, cheaper on the street.