Among the great pistols you can buy these days are AK-47 pistols. One thing we lose sight of sometimes as gun owners is the simple fact that shooting is a ton of fun! Nothing beats a good range session where you complete your goals to hone your skill set and blast away with a mag dump or two! Here are the top five reasons you should own at least one AK 47 gun.
AK-47 Pistols | A Gun for the Ages
Wikipedia states – “Even after almost seven decades, the model and its variants remain the most popular and widely used assault rifles in the world because of their substantial reliability under harsh conditions, low production costs compared to contemporary Western weapons, availability in virtually every geographic region and ease of use.”
The main reason most armies choose the AK is they work. Sand, water, mud, abuse, these weapons are known to take a licking and keep on shooting. I’ve seen enough YouTube videos on the subject and have some personal experience over the past two years running surplus and brand new ammo to know that they will operate as advertised.
The 7.62 x 39 cartridge is a powerful rifle round. In a pistol with a shorter barrel, it will become less accurate over longer distances, but the punch from the round remains one of the more powerful you can carry.
While this is by no means something you will carry on your hip, the size of the AK pistols makes it ideal as a truck gun or backpack option. Most measure under 24 inches, as we have even seen them in violin cases!
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The AK platform has many options from a variety of AK-47 manufacturers these days. For you non-purists, you will see everything from rail and grip upgrades to adding an arm brace and optics. Bottom line is, the AK pistols are easy to modify and upgrade to your liking.
“I love the Romanian Draco pistols! They are easy to SBR into pm MD.90 Romanian military carbines.”
-Scot Hoskisson, President, RS Regulate
As we wrap up the list, we are back to what prompted this post to begin with – the fun factor. I recently joined a neighbor at the range and brought 2 AK-47 pistols, the new American-made micro Draco AK-47 pistol and the RAS-47 AK Pistol with Magpul furniture, both from Century Arms. It's about the blast, the power, and the smiles. This is why you should own one!
Watch this video by Kevin the TacDaddy as he transforms a violin case into a powerful AK-47 pistol:
Gun owners are always looking for that ideal carry pistol. AK-47 firearms have had the same classic look for decades with seemingly no plans of reinventing their style. However, if your priority is a gun that is durable, powerful, and reliable, gun fans are very well aware of what the AK-47 brand brings to the table. These guns are without a doubt top of the line!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in September 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.