Thursday, March 7, 2019

New AK: Kalashnikov AK-203 assault rifle

750,000 new AKs for India: Modi unveils Kalashnikov plant producing latest Russian rifles
Hi Fernando,

This is the new version.
What I find interesting is that after nearly 50 years of the M16 the US has finally admitted its a fatally flawed design. It is strange they just did not make an AK 47 in the USA.


Hey Steve, thanks for the link.

Nice AK. Don’t see how ergonomics are improved “dramatically” though.

Guns in the military aren’t just guns, they have a symbol and political status as well. That’s one of the reasons why the US military stuck with the M16/AR platform for so long.

I’m not much of a fan of the AR platform though. Direct GI is simply inferior to piston by allowing hot dirty gas directly back into the action of the gun. The bolt isn’t much to admire either and stripping is simple enough but there’s easier guns with less small parts to mess with.
Of course its also light, accurate, there’s tons of magazines and accessories.

In spite of not being my favourite rifle, at today’s prices the AR makes a lot of sense.

While not my first pick for SHTF (I’d rather go with an AK47 or FAL for long term) with some training on how to run it, it will do the job. Its also a good gun for when shooting 3 gun competition.


Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

1 comment:

Beaner49 said...

Here is a link to a better AK....