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AK-47 of Pistols

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by RETG, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. RETG

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    From what I could see the only thing it has in common with the AK is country of origin.

    Philosophically, the “AK-47” of pistols should be cheap to produce, simple to operate, mechanically simple, and extremely robust. I don’t own one, but it’s hard to argue against the Glock 17 for that title.
     
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    even then it bears a extremely strong resemblance to the Arsenal Stryke One that was on the market a couple years ago.
     
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    "The AK-47 of pistols" would be cheap, simple, and reliable at the expense of size and weight. Say, the HiPoint 9mm... can't get much simpler, more reliable, or cheaper than that.

    I like the look of the Lebedev though, and its provision for left-handed shooters and lack of sharp projecting bits (other than the rail, which the grinder could take care of easily enough) would make it a candidate for a carry weapon.

    The main factors are A) will it be imported to the USA at all and B) what will it cost? Each step in the retail chain wants his profit margin, and when you add an exporter and an importer into the chain, prices usually go up.
     
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    AK of Pistols Makarov maybe?
     
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    Except the interesting modern exterior, that gun has a quite straight forward design - Browning style tilting barrel, hammer fired DAO mechanism and a frame mounted manual safety (why?!?). There is a version with striker fired SA mechanism also (PL-15-01). But until Izhmash starts the actual production we can only speculate about that pistol. Yea, it looks good. Yea, Larry Vickers was pleased with it. Yea, it has "no analogues in the entire world"... Been there, seen it all - interesting idea, well made prototypes and terribly executed production guns with "cost cutting" written all over them. And the story repeats over and over again... Judging from the previous Russian attempts at making a modern style service pistol I won't hold my breath for that one.
     
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