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I have been watching this recently too. I am not really sure how that is going to work though. I was under the impression that the Importer, "Russian American Armory" was going to set up, and start producing "American AK's".

I may be wrong, but I would not think Kalashnikov Concern would be allowed to set up a factory here since the money would go back to the parent company. Which under current importation bans on anything Kalashnikov Concern, would make it a no no. Maybe they have found some type of workaround though... so you never know.
 

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I have been watching this recently too. I am not really sure how that is going to work though. I was under the impression that the Importer, "Russian American Armory" was going to set up, and start producing "American AK's".

I may be wrong, but I would not think Kalashnikov Concern would be allowed to set up a factory here since the money would go back to the parent company. Which under current importation bans on anything Kalashnikov Concern, would make it a no no. Maybe they have found some type of workaround though... so you never know.
You might be right about the non-affiliation with Russian company. I got the connection to Kalashnikov Concern from this video which is where I first learned of this:
 
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I know I'm probably in the minority but I just could never warm.up to the AK...
In Soviet Russia AK warms up to you
 

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I know I'm probably in the minority but I just could never warm.up to the AK...
I really like the AK, it's a lot like me, rough, in no way sophisticated , not going to win any beauty contests, loud, belches flames, and usually scares off those around it.

These new AK's, wounder if they will be chromeline barrels? If not I don't see getting one.
 

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I really like the AK, it's a lot like me, rough, in no way sophisticated , not going to win any beauty contests, loud, belches flames, and usually scares off those around it.

These new AK's, wounder if they will be chromeline barrels? If not I don't see getting one.
That would be going full retard. I don't see how anyone in their right mind would sell an AK without chrome lined barrel. I mean what sorry excuse would they give for non chrome lined barrel? "It helps with accuracy"? On an AK? Come on...
 

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That would be going full retard. I don't see how anyone in their right mind would sell an AK without chrome lined barrel. I mean what sorry excuse would they give for non chrome lined barrel? "It helps with accuracy"? On an AK? Come on...
While I agree 100% I would give you for example the Yugo M70 AK, the one underfolder I had was a non chromelined AK :th_puke:
Damn thing began to rust after one range trip and I was not running corrosive ammo, actually I was running the same ammo I still run in my Bulgarian AK's with out cleaning.

Stupid Yugo's :spank:
 

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You can call me a Red-baiting veteran of the cold war, but it will be a cold day in Hades before I buy anything connected with Kalashinikov.

It might be all but impossible to avoid crap made in China, but I'll take a pass on Russian hardware like this - even if it's made here.

You can take the gun out of Russia, but you'll never take Russia out of the gun...
 

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You can call me a Red-baiting veteran of the cold war, but it will be a cold day in Hades before I buy anything connected with Kalashinikov.

It might be all but impossible to avoid crap made in China, but I'll take a pass on Russian hardware like this - even if it's made here.

You can take the gun out of Russia, but you'll never take Russia out of the gun...
I used to feel that way about commies guns and passed on buying some good ComBloc guns. Not any more.
 

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I heard they're looking at PA as well.

Import bans/restrictions is the kind of gun-control I can get behind.

So far it's given us tons of American manufacturing jobs, and American made versions of foreign guns. Glock, Tavor, now AKs, just to name a few.

And with those manufacturing jobs comes more people interested in preserving civilian gun ownership (along with their jobs, or the jobs of their friends and families.)
 

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They won't be cheap anymore and if they aren't cheap then I'm not interested.

You can buy a Russian AK anywhere in West Asia or North Africa for $50-$150USD if they go full retard and want nearly $1000(or more) they can suck it. There's better ways to blow a "G" than a heavy 4MOA carbine.
 

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They won't be cheap anymore and if they aren't cheap then I'm not interested.

You can buy a Russian AK anywhere in West Asia or North Africa for $50-$150USD if they go full retard and want nearly $1000(or more) they can suck it. There's better ways to blow a "G" than a heavy 4MOA carbine.
I hear you. I made a similar argument not too long ago in a discussion about Arsenal AKs which at the time were going well above $1k.

Unfortunately civilian market here don't have too many alternative (especially now that Russian imports are banned).
 
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If the ChiCom weren't banned from importing their products, we'd still be getting cheap ammo and AKs (probably M14, M1911A1 and AR15 too).
 
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