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Obama Signs Executive Order Banning AK-47s

President Obama quietly signed an executive order targeting Russian oil, natural gas, finance and defense companies. Hidden in the details, is a section effectively banning AK-47s. As always, the devil is in the details, so read on for the straight scoop.

MG Industries Survival Package MARCK-15 rifle


The MGI Survival Package — Four Popular Calibers in One System

More than just another AR-15, MGI’s Hydra MARCK-15 platform redefines shooter’s perceptions of a modular long gun. MGI’s innovative system allows the shooter to change between a 9mm using a Colt mag. to .45 ACP using a Glock mag. to 7.62×39 using AK mags and more. Read the entire description and watch the demo video to see if this is your next must-have-rifle or marketing hype!

Poly Technologies Legend Series AK-47/S


Top 10 AK Posts

If you are into AKs, so are we. Here are the most-read AK-themed articles in the Shooter’s Log, including “AK-47 Receiver Identification: Milled vs. Stamped,” “AK-12: Russia Unveils Newest Incarnation of the Kalashnikov Assault Rifle,” and “10 Stock, Grip and Handguard Upgrades for Your AK.”


13 Frequently Asked Questions about the AK-47

Cheaper Than Dirt! has started gathered it list of the most Frequently Asked Questions surrounding the AK-47. Give it a read and feel free to ask your own question or offer an answer in the comment section. Cheaper Than Dirt offers a wealth of knowledge, but our readers can’t be beat or stumped so feel free to fire away!

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Gear, Parts and Accessories

SIG’s SB15 Legal Pistol Stabilizing Device

In November 2012, a disabled veteran, Alex Bosco received a letter from the ATF in regards to a prototype of a stabilizing brace he had invented to aid him in shooting an AR-15 pistol one-handed. Of course, many have started using the SB15 “improperly,” by using the device to shoulder their AR-15 pistols. Does this make it an SBR? The ATF says no. Read on about “the SBR without paperwork” product.

TimberSmith Red Laminate AK Rifle


10 Stock, Grip and Handguard Upgrades for Your AK

The AK-47 and AK-74 systems are engineering marvels in their ability to function in any environment, yet today they can seem dated — particularly the wood stock and furniture. Back in 1947 a wood stock was an accepted standard in a military rifle. Today, synthetic stocks and handgrips offer better durability, easy customization, and more shooting comfort. Read our list of replacement stocks and furniture that can up your AK’s game.

Picture shows a man shouldering an AK-74 rifle.


Can We Stop the Ban on Russian 7N6 5.45×39?

It’s not just a rumor. 5.45x39mm Russian steel core ammunition is banned by BAFTE. Because of the agency’s convoluted definition, the AK-74 round is now considered armor piercing. However, we—the gun community—might be able to create an exemption. How, you ask? Read for more information and how you can stop the ban.

AK-47 with camo finish lying on a against a tree, barrel pointed down and to the right.


Where’s My AK-47? It’s Hunting Time!

The AK-47, around for a long time, is a bargain given the performance. Whether you’re a hunter or recreational shooters, the AK-47 is a great rifle. Put in some practice, choose a great load and keep the range short for best results. Check out this post to get all the details.

Picture shows a black rifle, highlighting the enlarged and rounded trigger guard to accommodate an AK-47 magazine.


SHOT Show 2014 — Rock River Arms 7.62x39mm LAR-47

Team AK or Team AR? Now you can be kind of both with Rock River Arms’ (RRA) LAR-47 semi-automatic rifle. No, it is not an AK-47 wearing a Halloween costume. It is an AR-15 built from the ground up to reliably feed and shoot 7.62x39mm from (most) standard AK-47 magazines. It’s the perfect gun for the black rifle enthusiasts who hates the AK, but loves the 7.62x39mm round.