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How is Atlantic Firearms?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Golden Hound, Jun 20, 2008.

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  1. Golden Hound

    Golden Hound Member

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    There's always an "HK91" clone on Gunbroker from Atlantic Firearms, going for about a thousand. How are these rifles? How are the guns from that company in general? It looks nice, at any rate. Has anyone had any experience with one? The HK91 in particular, but any input is welcomed.
     
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    We carry the PTR 91 line of HK 91 Style rifles, we have sold them for about 6 years and no complaints , I am sure other members here have had experience with them to they are very accurate .
     
  3. Golden Hound

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    Wow! You're actually a member here. That's great. Thanks for the reply! Waiting to hear from others..
     
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    I have bought a VZ-58 and a PSL through them in the past. Service was good and the items arrived in a timely fashion.

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  5. Golden Hound

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    How do their rifles perform?
     
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    Well, remember, Atlantic is a distributor. Most, if not all, of their products are assembled by others. The PSL was Romanian and imported by Tennessee Guns (not assembled by, but imported by). The VZ-58 was one of the D-Tech or some such names. They both handle well and shoot well, though the PSL (FPK according to TG) does not have as good a trigger as my Century. I think that has to do with the placement of the hammer pin. The Century PSL has a pretty decent two-stage whereas the TG has a fairly gritty one stage that is pretty long.

    Yet, that has nothing to do with Atlantic and probably nothing to do with TG, merely a single specimen.

    In any case, like AIM and others, it is Atlantic's handling of their products that is at play. Everybody can sell a lemon (the FPK above is not a lemon and I am satisfied with it), its how they deal with the lemon that defines them.

    Ash
     
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    Hmmmm...tough dilemma...

    I think the PTR91 looks cooler, and the price is better. On the other hand the FAL seems to get the edge in that thread. I may be leaning a little more towards the FAL because it was the standard arm of the Rhodesian Grey's Scouts. It might be harder to find one at a good price though, and at least Atlantic seems to have consistent availability. Hmmm...
     
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    Have you handled the CETME/G3/PTR91 or the FAL? Handling prior to purchase is highly recommended--with any firearm, really.
     
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    I bought my PTR-91 through Atlantic about 5 years ago. They were quick, courteous, and informative. I'd buy from them in a heartbeat.
     
  11. PTK

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    If you think you might ever put a silencer on it, avoid the '91. If not, no issue there. :)
     
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    PTK wrote:
    What is the issue? The barrel is threaded. I would imagine a suppressor would thread right on.
     
  13. PTK

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    It would, but the backpressure plus a fluted chamber = bad idea. :)
     
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    I have not purchased from Atlantic but accross many gun boards they have a a very good reputation. I would not hesitate to buy from them.
     
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    i have a dealer friend who has gotten some items from them, and has had nothing but good things to say about them.
     
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    PTK makes a good point. The fluted chamber already flutes the brass, imagine upping that pressure a good bit and I could see an overpressure situation occurring. Of course now is when someone with a suppressed PTR91 will note they've had no problems, but until then, in theory... :D

    gp911
     
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    Atlantic Firearms Any chance you could start Stocking Calico firearms they are of good blood and are fine guns to shoot. I would highly Enjoy seeing these on your online store and think they would make a great addition to it.
     
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    I had a really good experience with Atlantic Firearms. I got my RPK-74 from them.

    If there is any issue with the rifle, Blaine will make it right. That is something you can't always count on with other retailers.

    Plus he usually offers a THR discount, which shows good support of this forum. :)
     
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    As a dealership, Atlantic Arms is damned hard to beat. They're gun guys, they know what they're doing, and they're in business to stay. I'd highly recommend doing business with them to anyone.

    As for the rifle discussion, throw me into the FAL group. I owned an original HK91 A2. It was a reliably functioning gun that had decent accuracy for an MBR but the action didn't appeal to me as much as the FAL does. I'd certainly never try to reload any ammo after using it in the HK.

    The FAL is a sweetheart of a gun. Between it and my AR-10 I'd have a hell of a decision. Take a look at DSA for a top of the line FAL being made today or Entreprise (note the weird spelling of Entreprise) for a good FAL at about half the price of the DSA.
     
  20. RP88

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    much like someone has said, I'm more concerned about the bad customer service at my local FFL than I am with Atlantic. Blaine or someone will promptly return calls and e-mails within a day if not an hour or two. My FFL store? Heh. I'm lucky if they even pick the damn phone up. I'll give a more thorough opinion once the converted Saiga I ordered comes in. They're real cool about orders on out-of-stock items.
     
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    And you're still dealing with this local Bubba Gump for what reason? :confused:

    Unless its a $9 FFL fee or something, I'd find a new FFL ASAP.
     
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    I was going to order a M1 Garand from Atlantic Firearms but they never answered the phone...just an answering machine. Ended up getting a Dan Wesson Commander Bobtail from a local dealer instead.
     
  23. RP88

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    they're close, I save 20 bucks a transfer, they have the only good range near me, and they are generally friendly, even if they take forever to help someone. If they were ***holes, then I would have found one awhile ago.
     
  24. Atlantic Firearms

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    krolden , we do not have a large staff of phone attendants and can not get to every call that comes through, you are always welcome to leave a message and we will be glad to call you back, we get about 150 calls per day , retrun about 40 messages and also get about 250 emails , we do our best to email & answer as many calls as possible but some days it is almost impossible . Please mention that you are a member of the HR we like to support ther members here and extend discounts etc.
     
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    I emailed Atlantic Firearms late evening a week ago Sunday - had a reply from them by about 9am Monday. Very quick! So far so good. My saiga will be arriving at my FFL sometime this week so I could say a bit more then, but assuming it's a NIB Saiga like it's supposed to be (and I'll be really surprised if isn't), that's pretty much all of Atlantic's responsibility.
     
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