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AK-47 — Made in America? Century Arms C39v2

Many shooters have strong opinions about the AK-47. Love it or hate it, there is no denying it is, if not the most popular firearm in the world. When President Obama banned importation of Kalashnikov Concern rifles, the desire for an AK rose through the shooting community. Some companies jumped at the chance to start producing their own. Century International Arms did just that. Introduced at SHOT Show 2015, Century released its 100 percent made in American AK, the C39v2.

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Elena Kalashnikova “Bewildered” By American-Made AKs

RWC Group, exclusive distributors of Kalashnikov AK-47s and Izmash and Saiga rifles and shotguns made waves at SHOT 2015 after announcing the opening of Kalashnikov USA in order to make AK-47 rifles in the United States. When asked about the news, Mikhail Kalashnikov’s daughter, Elena said she was “bewildered.” Read an update on RWC’s new company Kalashnikov USA and when we will start to expect production on 100 percent made-in-the-USA AKs in this news story.

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Top AK-47 Accessories Gift Guide

The AK-47 is the most widely owned rifle around the world. Due to its simplicity, cheap manufacturing process and reliability, you will find the AK in almost every country around the world. Owners of AKs like to modernize it with stocks, sights and other accessories. Give the gift of AK-47 gun gear this year and make sure to stock up on 7.62x39mm ammo!

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No Plans for Prison? Staying 922r Compliant

Don’t risk your personal or financial freedom by building your battle rifle or shotgun with the wrong parts. Title 18 of the U.S. Code (18 USC), Chapter 44 Section 922 breaks down the unlawful acts and ignorance is no excuse. Here is the information you’ll need to plan your build.

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7 New Products for Gun Lovers

Hunting season has officially started! Have you geared up yet? This week’s new product spotlight from Cheaper Than Dirt not only includes the SIG Sauer P227 TACOPS and Magpul’s newest AR-15 accessories, but also everything hunters need to be successful in the field. Check out these seven new must-have products for hunters and gun lovers.

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Converting Your Post-Ban AK-47 to be 922(r) Exempt

In 1989, President Bush made it illegal to import many semiautomatic firearms that did not serve any “sporting” purposes. After the ban, any imported AK-47s did not have folding or collapsible stocks, pistol grips or standard capacity magazines. If you are stuck with a post-ban AK-47 with a thumbhole stock, but want to make it 922(r) complaint with a different stock and other cool parts, then follow our step-by-step guide on how to make that post-ban a pre-ban AK! We’ll guide you on what parts to get, how to install them and what the heck 922(r) means anyway.