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Modernizing and Accessorizing the AK-47

AK-47 style rifles have recently become increasingly popular as a platform for rail systems and their never ending lineup of accessories. Now more than ever we are seeing numerous manufacturers producing mounts, grips, stocks and rails for the AK platform. Read this post to see if there is such a thing as “too many” accessories.

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SIG SAUER 556 Russian

Read this post to discover more about the powerful, easy adjustable SIG SAUER 556R rifle, for use by either left- or right-handed shooters.

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Installing the TAPCO G2 Double Hook AK-47 Trigger

The TAPCO G2 Double Hook AK-47 Trigger is one of the best upgrades you can make to an AK-47. Combat rifles, such as the AK, notoriously have sloppy triggers that require up to 10 pounds of trigger pull. To make it worse, many of the Com-Block semi-automatic rifles imported here have humps on the back of the disconnectors that create horrible trigger slap. Read more on The Shooter’s Log at

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Leapers UTG Opens U.S. Manufacturing Facility

Cheaper Than Dirt! customers get what they want: American-made products. While Cheaper Than Dirt! doesn’t manufacture many products, we do have close ties with our suppliers and pass on your requests. Leapers UTG, manufacturer of many of our AR-15 and AK-47 tactical accessories, responded to your requests and has recently opened their first US manufacturing facility located in Michigan.



The AK-74 5.45×39 Rifle

The AK-74 shares many similarities with its parent, the AK-47. Not wanting to do away with the incredibly reliable AK platform, the Soviets rechambered the barrel in 5.45, and left the cartridge length the same at 39mm so that the action could stay largely unchanged. Both rifles use the same gas piston system, as well as the same rotating bolt locking mechanism. The bolt system runs on identical rails as the AKM/AK-47, but the bolt itself is slightly smaller to accommodate the smaller cartridge. It is also lighter, making it more efficient and further reducing recoil. The AK-74 also features a larger and stronger extractor than the AKM extractor, which was prone to failure.