Opinions on the Romanian AK Draco Pistol from Century Arms Int.?

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by orangello, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I have a good pistol, a good shotty, and an SKS that i love, but i've been lusting after something new. I am considering one of these shorty AK pistols, mostly for plinking fun. J & G Sales has them for about $350 + shipping & ffl.

    What do you think of this gun? I'm not going to be shooting any target competitions, just for fun. I also think this wouldn't be the worst SHTF/buggin out guns for me.

    Input please. Do they break easily? Will the shortened gas system cause me trouble getting parts & accessories (railed forestock for a lazer sight perhaps)? Has anybody you know got one that they have a strong opinion about & what do they think of it? A buddy has a WASR10 that Century imported/milled out, and i am pretty satisfied with the quality of that piece (don't like the barrel nut).

    Romanian AK Draco Pistol 7.62x39 caliber handgun. You can see some pics at the bottom of that page.

    Thanks for any info on it.
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    23 views & nobody has any input on this piece? I guess they are new to the market, though.
     

  3. canebrake

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    I have no history with the pistol but do have a Century Arms International Romey WASR 10 from them.

    Very happy with the gun and would not hesitate to recommend them.

    Is it a WSAR 10/63? If so, Look for a triangle w/wo an arrow on the front trunnion. As of 2008, the GP WASR-10/63's are being made from de-milled military rifles. Quality is said to be much better with these.

    Oh yea, not to be a buzz-kill but don't expect your new pistol to look as pretty as the one on J&G's site. Not gonna happen.
     
  4. jpattersonnh

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    I like them. Were else can you add a 30-45 round mag or 75 round drum to a handgun!
     
  5. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    I'm gonna echo everything Cane suggested. I've heard all of the bad mouthing of Century Arms, but I'm not buying any of it. I own 2 of Their WASR 10/63's and both have been flawless, shoot straight and just plain solid. I've also shot their WASR 2 (soon to get one of my own ;)) and experienced nothing but positive results.

    And yeah, its not gonna look like the one on the web page, there will be scratches and ugly wood, but don't let that deter you from getting one. It's kinda fun to mess with the finish anyway. Once I get my next one in I will Duracoat all the AKs and finish the furniture a little different from the others.

    The only way you could break an AK is with a sledge hammer. . . even then 2 swings!

    Do yourself a favor and just order one of each of everything on their AK page. . .:)
     
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  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Thanks for the input guys! The more i think about it, the more i think this would be a fun plinker & decent emergency/trunk gun.
     
  7. gun papa

    gun papa New Member

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    My Draco and my SAR1 are my favorites. Besides, my Draco is 100% Romanian made, Century had nothing to do with it. Mine runs 100%. If you can shoot it without getting a serious grin, you ain't livin'. One of my favorites. It will be an SBR when funds permit. So long as it is all straight, it will rock. Buy one.
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  8. freddy-b

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    I know this is a old thread, but I have to give the Draco 2 thumbs up as a nice in close option. I am now doing my homework for a laser... I want a somewhat compact green dot to finish it off... that is not crazy expensive. I dont care if it can go 5 miles just want something easy to see up to about 100 yards. Any input would be appreciated.
     

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  9. Ploofy

    Ploofy New Member

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    Sexy. Is this thing legal?
     
  10. gun papa

    gun papa New Member

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    Legal in Nevada and other localities.
     
  11. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    Legal in Colorado and New Mexico, that's the extent of my gun law expertise. ;)
     
  12. freddy-b

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    Its legal in my area. Its so legal... Technically I could carry it concealed. I think that might not be a good idea though.
     
  13. jpattersonnh

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    Legal in NH. But, I would not try to bring one to Ma.
     
  14. jpattersonnh

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    That would be great to pull out on a couple bad guys. You could watch them Sh!t their pants when you whip it out!
     
  15. woodsong

    woodsong New Member

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    Sorry for the dumb questions -- but how do you shoot it? From the hip? Is it too heavy to hold up and sight normally?
     
  16. freddy-b

    freddy-b New Member

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    its a two handed weapon out in front of you eying down the sights. I can draw it up and shoot with one hand, but its not natural nor accurrate.
    The laser will help with the hip action if need be.
     
  17. orangello

    orangello New Member

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  18. freddy-b

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  19. gun papa

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    You bring the gun out on the end of the sling and push forward, the sling stabilizes the gun and use the sights to fire it.

    or,

    You bring the gun into the center of the chest about bottom of sturnum. You hold the rear of the gun and firing hand into the body, hold paralel to the ground and shoot. (Close range method).

    It is handy, but will be moreso as an SBR. papa
     
  20. freddy-b

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    If it got to the point I was one handed with somebody in that close... I have already dropped the Draco.

    Ya..... a tricked out SBR would be the best all around ticket... hmmmmm
    My wife is going to be pissed. :)