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AK47 pistols?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by pablo45, Jul 31, 2007.

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  1. pablo45

    pablo45 Member

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    I was looking into purchasing an AK-47 pistol for the truck and I finally found one at the gun shop. I freaked out when I saw the price 839.99. Why are they so much? I thought it was just the shop trying to make a few hundred on a rare gun but holy moly that is alot for an AK. Pistol or not I do not see the need to spend that much on an AK. Have any of you looked into them or have one? Why are they so expensive? What should I look for if I do decide to get one? What are the better one's out there? How good are they as far as accurracy and performance go? Thanks!
     
  2. Prince Yamato

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    The best pistols would logically be the ones built off of true krinkov kits. So, they're basically an SBR, but with a fixed buttplate. Next best, would probably be one with a cutdown barrel, stopping at the gasblock, as it is basically a rifle, with aforementioned buttplate but shorter barrel. I would assume the rest, being custom jobs are hit or miss depending on manufacturer. It should be noted that Century imports limited quantities of Romanian AK pistols.
     
  3. benEzra

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    IMHO, a 16" barreled gun with a folding stock would be a better truck gun than an AK pistol. Having a stock makes the gun way, way more functional, and a Romanian WASR with a folder will only run you $400 or so.

    IMHO, a stockless rifle has pretty much the same disadvantages as a stockless shotgun. Inherent accuracy might not be bad (i.e., from a machine rest), but usable accuracy (i.e., with you shooting it) will probably be pretty awful sans stock. I'm told you can get halfway decent accuracy by using a sling around your torso and pushing the gun to pull the sling tight, but unfolding a stock is more convenient than that.

    The only advantage I see to a "rifle pistol" as a truck gun would be if your state allowed you to have a pistol in the vehicle with a CHL, but didn't allow rifles or loaded magazines. Other than that, I'd personally go with a rifle that folds for storage.
     
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    Probably expensive because it is basically a hassle free way of getting a SBR. I think it would make a great personal defense weapon. I've had my eye on those Krinkov pistols but as you have found out they are expensive.
     
  5. pablo45

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    I live in a state where all citizens can carry locked in loaded in there vehicles concealed or unconcealed. You can pretty much ride around with a loaded gun on your lap if you wanted to. The reason is that your vehicle is an extension of your home. Isn't that AWESOME! I do like your point about the stock on the ak. I am only flirting with the idea for more concealable in the vehicle so it does not attract thieves. My truck they can have but i doubt they will so kind as to leave my firearms before they leave. Thanks for the info. Maybe i will just stick with the shotgun.
     
  6. MrBorland

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    A guy at the range shoots one (he says he owns 6 of them) seemingly every time I'm there. It makes a 3-4 foot fireball and is loud. More importantly, I think it's very hard to be accurate with it: Even though he shoots several hundred rounds per week through it, he can't seem to hit the side of a barn with it (though he's not much better with his 9mm). He let me shoot it, and I wasn't much better (and I am a decent shot). If it's the same gun I'm thinking of, you hold the forestock with your weak hand, and the pistol grip with your stronghand, which made it very difficult for me to get anything that closely resembles a sight picture.

    So, as pistols go, it's big and unwieldy, has an obnoxious muzzle blast, and is inaccurate. Personally, I don't have any practical use for it.
     
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    I know it's apples to oranges but a lot of folks like their Keltec PLR-16s. Might be worth checking out.
     
  8. M2 Carbine

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    The AK pistol is the heavy Artillary of the rifle caliber pistols.
    It's big, heavy, powerful and noisey.
    The price varies quite a bit and you don'y necessearly get what you pay for.
    Mine was made by a company called, Ewbank Mfg Winslow, AZ, a few years ago, and cost me $449.99. I've never seen a better one at any cost.

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    Plinking with the AK pistol at 100 yards with a BSA Red Dot sight, using Wolf 154gr JSP ammo.
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    If you are just looking for a excellent rifle caliber pistol, as Mooseman said you might look into a Kel Tec PLR .223.
    Inexpensive, about $450.
    Very well made, reliable, accurate, looks good, light weight, attachments for tatical junk, uses AR mags, excellent operating system and has a true Lifetime warranty.
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    Average 5-10 shot 100 yard group is less than 2.5 but with ammo it likes it can be more accurats.
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  9. HiWayMan

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    It works much better if you use the magazine as a vertical foregrip. Just cinch your offhand up tight against the mag/receiver area.
     
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