With the possibility of another AWB coming would it be prudent to buy an AK now? I know I'll buy one within a few years but should I buy it now or just wait and buy pre ban magazines now?
You can build for cheaper. Customize as you see fit, build over time as to not drop all your cash at once, learn how your rifle operates, etc...800 for a new ak?
To build an ak you really don't need to be a machinist. It just saves you some money when it comes to some fixtures you would need. You can just buy them tho and a headspace gage and all you would need is a press to get it together. Also an oxy-fuel torch to heat treat your receiver. After the first one it only takes a few days to complete depending on what stage you get your receiver.potentialglock said:I'm studying to become a gunsmith however don't have any real experience with machining.
Yeah, I think money spent now should be on 100% receivers and high cap magazines. You can always add an upper later...I think I would put that $800 towards 2 or 3 AR lower receivers. JMO.
Thanks for the receiver information, that was just enough to push me over the edge to buy a couple. I needed two for a couple of kits I have been waiting to build.