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Looking for an AK....

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by cueball1214, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. cueball1214

    cueball1214 Beaverton Active Member

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    Hey everyone. Now, i don't want to start the argument over what is better. An AK or an AR. They are both great guns, and I plan on owning both. I would however like to start with an AK. Now I know that I can go online and probably find one. But ordering a gun over the internet just weirds me out. i want to be able to hold the gun before i buy it. So any place around Portland, or has anyone bough one online that was a good price?
     
  2. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I have bought weapons online, but prefer to inspect one first.

    WASRs are common on the retail market right now and are very reasonably priced, a great gun for a first timer. Somewhat crude looking with their phosphate finish and rough wood, but they function just as well as any other AK out there. The Portland Gunshow is coming up this weekend and I would expect to see all sorts of AKs available for you to check out.

    Keith
     
  3. cueball1214

    cueball1214 Beaverton Active Member

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    That's right it is....Wish my commission check came before the end of the month. Any other advice on what to look for or any extras i should look out for. I heard that mags for them are pretty hit and miss.. i would like to get at least 5 extra mags and a 75 drum if decently priced.
     
  4. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    I saw a Romanian WASR10 over at the Gun Broker in Clackamas for $449 on Saturday. I happened upon a Mosin/Nagant M38 Carbine which I put on layaway but noticed the WASR10 which was $50 less than what I paid at the same shop about 5 months ago.
     
  5. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS WaCo Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much all gun shops have ak's. Check out the guys over at Willamette valley arms in hillsburrito. Gun broker in tigard usually have ak's also fisherman marine in tigard. But call first before heading down.
     
  6. just dan

    just dan PDX Active Member

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    there are AKs everywhere... probably because so many millions upon millions of them have been produced.

    oddly enough, at the last gun show here in Portland i only saw maybe 8 or 9 of them.
     
  7. 206thsense

    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Believe it or not, you can actually buy a large number of AK accessories on Amazon.com these days... just not magazines. Local gun stores here in WA state seem to be all out of 30 rd or bigger mags. CheaperThanDirt or other online shops is probably the way to go, if you don't mind a little waiting.
     
  8. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    Cmon now, we all know the AK is superior.
     
  10. cueball1214

    cueball1214 Beaverton Active Member

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    Pretty much the reason i would like one is to get it out of the system lol...And in case i am in a situation where a long supply of ammo would out way having a lighter 30 round mag. Thank you all for the advice though.. my go check out the shops around Beaverton and Tigard this weekend.
     
  11. firemedic15

    firemedic15 Jefferson Active Member

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    I've purchased a few AK's online without any problem. On the higher end you might look into Arsenal and for something more cost-effective: Hungarian AMD-65 TGI built (very nice for the money) and if your not into the wire stock/side-folder, it's a pretty easy swap for a ACE stock.
     
  12. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    If you just want one to play around with, Sully @ Blackwater Tactical has a couple on his wall right now and is always worth the drive to Salem.
     
  13. cueball1214

    cueball1214 Beaverton Active Member

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    Thanks Firemedic, i have looked at a lot of both, would you recommend any sites that may have good deals on ether one of these?
     
  14. firemedic15

    firemedic15 Jefferson Active Member

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    Sure thing; I've purchased AK's from Arsenal directly, centerfiresystems.com, and jgsales.com. If you are looking for an AMD, I would recommend jgsales because they are the correct FEG receivers, and built by TGI as opposed to century. J&G sales will also "hand select" one for an additional fee. Basically they will make sure it is numbers matching, good fit/finish, sights straight, etc.
     
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    firemedic15 Jefferson Active Member

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    Here's my AMD with a couple of add on's

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  16. Siuslaw Warrior

    Siuslaw Warrior Oregon Coast Member

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    Im selling my AK.. not a dealer

    Pls look at my ad under the rifle classifieds
     
  17. cueball1214

    cueball1214 Beaverton Active Member

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    Looks like a great gun.... i am really not looking to spend that much right now. unless i get a larger check then normal right now i am not looking to spend more the 700 or 750 tops. I am sorry about your family member and i hope that you are able to sell it.
     
  18. MrBlack

    MrBlack Portland, OR Active Member

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    If you decide to buy online. I had a Krebs Custom for a while, it was an amazing rifle. More accurate than any AK I have ever shot or seen, Nearly an MOA gun with wolf ammo. Like most AK it never had a problem feeding any ammo, no matter how cheap. Fit and finish were certainly above AK standards. They cost more, but they are worth it in my opinion.
     
  19. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I too would like to fondle the gun before I buy.... but if and when I find a good price I buy online. When it comes to a WASR or something lower quality, I would want to see it in person before I spend my hard earned money on it. I just picked up an Arsenal SLR 101S online. I saw one at Keith's and it was sweeeeeeeeeet, but they wanted $1099 and I found it under a thousand online with free shipping.

    As far as ARs go..... I owned a few.... not worth all the hype IMO. They are good guns but I trust my life with an AK anytime.