Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jon_in_wv, May 5, 2008.
Either way I'll be ordering one when my stimulas check gets here in the next few days.
I'd like to see a picture of the inside of one of the receivers on the Saiga from Atlantic..
Atlantic, please take a picture of the guts of one of those Saiga rifles and post it here.
normal AK mags , we test fired the first unit we got in and no issues we have been selling them for several months no issues .
No, they don't.
Russian military (in semiauto form, of course) arms are barred from import. You are looking at a fully converted Saiga.
Most of us Saiga guys are also members on the other AK forums as well, along with Atlantic...
How about you expound on your statement a little and tell me what the difference is between the two. Obviously I don't know.
My apologies. I do not like seeing folks taken advantage of.
Calling things what they are not gets my goat.
This is a factory Saiga rifle:
This is what most consider a basic or standard conversion. It has had the fire control group moved back to the traditional location, and a standard Kalashnikov buttstock and pistol grip added. A bullet guide may be an option, if you choose to run the US made mags that work w/o one.
This is a fully converted Saiga. It has all of the aforementioned tasks done, and had its barrel notched for the standard AK lower handguard retainer that has been fitted. This rifle has also had a miltary front sight block installed and the muzzle threaded to the Kalashnikov standard. It also has standard Kalashnikov furniture all the way around.
Russia cannot export anything that looks like the bottom two rifles. They all start out like the picture at the top.
Nice pics and thanks for the info. From what I've been able to gather from other forums the conversion done for Atlantic is a quality one and honestly is probably done for less than what it would take me to do it. I like the Saiga forearm and sight so I have no need to change that. The only thing I think I will add is a bullet guide to ensure reliability. For 550 that seems fair enough to me. I could get others but I want a Russian rifle to join my others.
I spoke to my dealer today and she told me another customer of hers ordered an AK on May 2nd and that customers hasn't come in yet either. Both of us contacted Atlantic Arms first and they stated the weapon was in stock and would ship withing 2-3 days. This hasn't happened apparantly in either case and I find that a bit disappointing. Hopefully I will have something positive to post soon.
That having been said I've heard good things about Lancaster firearms and I got a discount from Atlantic for being a member of ak47.net and they expedited my order because I was a forum member which was impressive so I'll post up an honest review when I get the rifle.
"consumers" expect L.L. Bean service....
return for any reason, even if I damaged it...
have 1,000 on the shelf at all times....
24/7 customer service and zero delay on transactions/shipping.
best selection of the best products...
want the absolute lowest price to be found anywhere.
and after chewing the ear off their local gun dealers clerk for hours, handling guns and asking questions, with make an informed choice.....buying the gun from the lowest price to be had on the internet.
No offense intended, but I see outfits like Atlantic as the lowest price to be had on the internet. They certainly have to have all their bases covered wrt. customer service and shipping and quality products....
But they aint L.L. Bean (and they don't charge $55 for a pair of blue jeans and $85 for a pair of sandles.)
There's a little word out there called overhead. And the outfits with the lowest prices (especially those on the internet) are the ones with the lowest overhead.
Just look at all the Midway USA bashers out their who bitch and moan about how Midway's pricing has gone up and tell of how they are defecting to ABC Little Guy, Inc. because they cost a whole $2 less.
The way I see it, Midway USA is the L.L. Bean of the firearms world. And you pay for that awesome inventory, customer service and same day shipping.
A company is what it is. And imho, should be allowed to be what it is, so long as they are honest about their goods, services and lead times.
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