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.
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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:
For the average range gun, you really can’t beat the price. All the rails I’ve swapped out fit perfectly on my mil-spec uppers. They’re rock solid and get the job done.
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.
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.
Russia is considering creating a manufacturer named after Mikhail Kalashnikov by merging Izhmash and Izhmekh.
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.
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.
What would a new, federal assault weapons ban include? Expect more than just AR-15s and AK-47s being singled out, this one is about true control.