what do you think I should do?

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by mrwhledr, May 28, 2009.

  1. mrwhledr

    mrwhledr New Member

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    Hello, first post on this site. I am interested in making an addition to the family with either a cheap ak or a handgun. I keep finding the wasr 10 for about $450-500 but have read mixed reviews all over. At the same price, i am very interested in a handgun in the same range, most likely a Springfield or some caliber. I know these are two completely different fire arms and thats why the site has separate categories but I am undecided. Obviously I am not stuck on one or the other and want to make a purchase soon but want it to be right. Does anyone recommend a semi auto rifle rather than the wasr 10 in the same price range, and if not which one would you recommend? Thanks and sorry for such a long first post.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Depends entirely of what you want to be able to do with the firearm. While handguns and semi-auto carbines have SOME points in common, they are different (of course)

    If what you want is plinking at 100 meters, and self defense in a SHTF situation, go for the carbine (altho a good SKS will run you less than an AK type, and usually be a smidge more accurate- your mileage may vary)

    If you want target shooting at 25 meters, and a portable, concealable firearm, go for the handgun.

    OR- get a decent SKS, and a USED Ruger 22 auto pistol, BOTH for $400 (with some careful shopping) On the days you can't afford the 7.62x39 ammo (is getting pricy) you can still go shoot the 22.

    Ya pays ya money, ya takes ya pick.
     

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Want a fun gun...deadly fun, accurate (don't listen to the AR guys, I have both) over the top dependable and easily the best long gun to bling out, go with the WASR 10. Cheap ammo and parts everywhere and think about this, you will be able to get a revolver or a 1911 after noboma fu*ks up our toy list. Go with the AK!

    EVERYTHING below (excluding the Colt) for <$900!

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  4. Hombre

    Hombre New Member

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    Get both .... problem solved .
     
  5. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    This works for me, but only after thirty minutes of begging.
     
  6. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    My first priority for having a gun is home defense. For that I have a 12 gauge seven shot short barrel.

    For fun (and added HD) I would then add a handgun (or two, or three, or four) as I can shoot it at the local range.

    Then a few rifles to round things out. :D


    But that's just me.
     
  7. Steviepc7

    Steviepc7 New Member

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    the ak is just a badass gun all around. get the gp1975 model instead of the wasr. it isnt as cheap looking ang the parts fit better...like the magazine for instence. and its teh same price. even though the wasr is still tight.

    get a pistol also.
     
  8. SIGe-nox

    SIGe-nox New Member

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    WASR-10.......Sweet rifle ....GET IT. As for the pistol.......certified pre owned sigs are the way to go. Great shape, already had some amount of rounds through it so reliability should be great, quality handgun and many caliber choices and switchouts.
     
  9. CornCod

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    The the price of a high-end AK you can buy an unmodified Saiga AK in 7.62X39 AND a Maverick 88 12 ga pump which is a generic clone of the Mossberg Model 500. Use the Maverick for home defense and the Saiga for "the end of the world as we know it."
     
  10. layton

    layton New Member

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    I am curious, will the 7.62 communist block AK47 still can shoot the Nato 7.62 round.When we were first issued the M-14, we were told that the Russians could use the Nato, but the Russian 7.62 would not fit ours.

    Just curious, all rifle ammo I have used is military or civilian.

    Layton
     
  11. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Nope. And they never did. And yes, had someone try to hand me that same line of crap.

    The AK 47 uses the 7.62 x 39. That translates to a 30 cal bullet, in a case 39 mm long. The 7.62 NATO is 7.62 x 51. It is 12mm (about half an inch) LONGER than the AK rd.

    Same folks will try to tell you the AK or SKS can shoot the M-16 5.56mm cartridge, that stocks for the M-16 were made by Mattel, and that M-16 bullets tumble in flight. Known as latrine rumors.
     
  12. layton

    layton New Member

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    Thank you for the info, it was at the indoctrination when the issued the M-14 to us that they said to never try a 7.62 Russian in our M-14, that what I was going be, also as for the tumbling round for the 15/16, we were told some units were testing them out, also something about a round that when it leaves the barrell would split into three fragments, but never heard any thing else.
    I guess now I know the rest of the story.:D

    Layton
     
  13. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It just amazes me these military legends pervade to this day. I really wonder if DI's/other instructors were that stupid of people heard the BS "in basic" from some stupid recruit. I guess as a part of that whole "breaking down/building up" crap the memories might get a bit screwed up and the dumba$$ rumor from the dip-sh!t in the next bunk is remembered as coming from someone who actually knows what he is talking about.

    About the only one of these stories that may be correct is them using our 81mm morters in their 82mm tubes
     
  14. layton

    layton New Member

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    Well, you have to remember, that was at a time new weapons were just starting to be introduced, the CAR 15, AR 15,and the AR 16, the Hueys were made into gunships/rocket choppers, then the very early models of the Cobras were starting to appear, also that was the first time extensive use of the M-79 was in use, so at that period, any thing went as far as equipment.

    Layton