assault rifles : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

does anyone know where i can find descent information on assault weapons in general, and AK-47's in particular? thanks.

-- sarah (, May 13, 1999


Try these two sites:


If more questions, drop Kalashnikov into any search engine.

-- chuck, a Night Driver (, May 13, 1999.

You might also want to consider our domestic AR-15.

-- Blue Himalayan (bh@k2.y), May 13, 1999.

Or checkout the gun magazines at the library or bookstore. Soldier of Fortune usually has several books offered,even videos available from novice to gunsmith.

-- (, May 13, 1999.

Paladin Press, Cheaper than Dirt, and Delta Press all have books on AK maintenance and so on.


-- Arlin H. Adams (, May 13, 1999.

The AK is an excellent low cost alternative to the AR-15, but there are a couple of drawbacks. In the event of a martial law situation or escalating gun control laws ammunition could suddenly become unavailable for them in their native chambering. You can get them Chambered in .223 but the magazines are harder to find and more expensive. If you get one in 7>63x39 it would be a good idea to get your spare magazines and at least a couple of thousand rounds of ammo at the same time. Also the magazines are slower to reload into the gun than an AR-15, so you need to practice this operation until you can do it blindfolded. I think from personal experience the AK's in general are more reliable than AR's though.

-- Nikoli Krushev (, May 13, 1999.

Rather than an AK-style rifle, look for an SKS rifle. Same ammo, same functionality, but nowhere near the potential trouble if there is another round of "Ban the assault rifles!" hysteria, since an SKS is considered a semi-auto sporting rifle. Plus you don't have to pay the "high demand for assault rifles" price. I've seen SKS's listed at around two hundred while AK's go for double that price.


-- Wildweasel (, May 13, 1999.


If you can get hold of a Cheaper Than Dirt magazine, look in the back and you'll find a good selection of military manuals pertaining to the most common assault rifles. Prices range from 4.97 to 11.97. As for personal choice, you need to look at the price range.AK-47's,SKS's start out at $200.00 up to $400.00. Mini-14,M-14,M1 Garand,M-16,AR-15's and the like start out at $400.00 up to $1000.00 or more. Personally I lean toward the SKS in 7.62x39 cal.,it's light accurate and ammo is alot cheaper than 5.56. You can get a 1000 rds. for $109.50 out of the CTD magazine.Been ordering from them for years,no problems. Also,the magazines for a SKS and AK-47 are some what cheaper. What ever you decide to get,purchase soon,the bleeding heart liberals along with Slick Willie are chomping at the bit to further inhibit our gun and ammo purchases!

Take care Sarah and remember to practice,practice,practice.Learn how to load,unload,disassemble and assemble every weapon in your home BLINDFOLDED!!


-- DEVIL DOG (, May 13, 1999.

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