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Choices: AK-47, AK-74… or AK-12?

I was in the market for an AK (Avtomat Kalashnikova). The primary reason was that it was one platform that is noticeably absent in my safes; a hole that needs to be plugged. This led to an extensive investigation of AK offerings and a choice between the AK-47 and AK-74. “Besides honey, this isn’t just for fun, this is work.” That was the basic gist of the conversation when my wife caught me browsing sales fliers for new AKs.


Top 10 Ammo Posts as of May 25, 2013

The biggest fixed expenses when getting into the gun game are usually firearms, then optics, or sometimes the other way around. But over the lifetime of a platform — rifle, shotgun, handgun, doesn’t matter — the biggest expense is almost always ammo. Accordingly, stories focusing on ammunition use, tuning, and suitability are favorites of the Cheaper Than Dirt! Chronicle community. Herewith, then, are the most-read articles we’ve run in the Shooter’s Log that have to do with ammunition choice and performance:


Top 10 Most-Read Posts of 2012

Chronicle staff writers pay attention to stories that the CTD community enjoys, both for how information is delivered and what topics our readers prefer in The Shooter’s Log.


The Top 10 Lists of 2012 (Jan 5, 2013)

Everybody likes lists — such as this compilation of the top-10 list-type articles in The Shooter’s Log. These stories put specs, buyer’s guides, and other handy bite-sized bits of advice into easy-to-navigate items.

AR-15 AK47 leaning against a barnwood fence


Which Gas System is Best?

It started when people began to compare the AK47 to the AR-15. This is no surprise since both rifles are common on opposite sides of the battlefield throughout the world.

100 Round Beta C-Mag for the AR15

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Get Ahead of Assault Weapons Ban 2

Judging by the rapid sale of lower receivers and firearms that we have experienced in the last few hours, the buy-up is only going to get worse. Suppliers and manufacturers aren’t going to be able to keep up. We have no idea what’s in store for the industry. Don’t take your chances, buy high-capacity magazines, ammo and pistol grips now.