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How to buy an AK, Part 1-- Q&A with Mike Owen of Meridian Ordnance

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by Rob Kay Buying an AK is a confusing process for a newbie. There's an incredible amount to learn. What's more, finding really objective information on the differences between the manufacturers and variants is not easy. There's also a ton of choices with a commensurate spectrum of prices.  Are you better off buying from a shop or online? What […]

February 27th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

On Target Review: Beeville Armory AK & Blue Force Gear AK Sling

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by Rob Kay In our last story we did a Q&A with Nick Bauer, the founder of Beeville Armory. Nick spared no detail in his description of how to construct a custom (traditional-style) AK from a kit and how his builds differ from the mass produced guns. When we originally spoke to Nick we wanted to […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

What goes into building a custom AK? Nick Bauer of Beeville Armory has some ideas

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by Rob Kay Last year industry pundits predicted that 2014 would be the "Year of the AK". Unfortunately geopolitics intervene.  The Russian invasions of Crimea and the Ukraine let to the ban on imported Russian guns, which in turn roiled the AK market. The prognosticators were a bit premature. I think this year could be the tipping […]

February 21st, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

How to Clean and Lube your AK--a Q&A with Mrgunsngear

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by Rob Kay In case you don't know him, Mrgunsngear (aka Mike) is a straight shooting firearms savant who has produced over 600 videos. A  graduate of the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Center, Mike has done stints in the USAF as well as the Army. He's also become a trusted source when it comes to guns and […]

February 18th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

On Target Review: Headhunters Firearms HH762 (7.62x39) Upper

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By Rob Kay and RN Price The 7.62x39 cartridge is perhaps the most popular (and iconic) in the world because of its association with the Kalashnikov assault rifle. It’s a great round within its range envelope, especially effective out to about 200 meters. Roughly equivalent in energy to the Winchester 30-30, it’s a great pig […]

February 15th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

SHOT SHOW 2015 Highlights from Rifle Dynamics, Century, Magpul, Metrolight and Geissele

By Rob Kay and Luke Williams Will this be the year the AK goes mainstream?  We guess that depends how you define “mainstream”.  In the MSR space the AR is still the king when it comes to sales but the AK niche is growing.  A solid indicator is that AKs are beginning to be manufactured […]

February 5th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

Shot Show 2015 AK Product Roundup

by Rob Kay  Editor's note: Many thanks to Luke Williams, industry analyst and owner of Circle 10 AK who contributed to this story. Those of you who follow our regular columns know that we cover the AK space with great regularity. SHOT is no different. The upshot (pardon the pun) is that 2015 should be a […]

January 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

Shot Show 2015 Product Roundup--News, Commentary and Highlights

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By Rob Kay and RN Price Every year at SHOT show we like to pick out items that strike our fancy. Some of the products are indicative of industry trends, some are indicative of nothing but our interests. First up are the new HH762 (7.62 x 39) and HH458 (.458) SOCOM rifles from Headhunters Firearms, a Southern California based shop […]

January 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

On Target On Christmas: Stocking Stuffers from Kitanica, Rifle Dynamics, Krebs Custom, Blackhawk, Stormwerkz and Bonesteel

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by Rob Kay As part of our annual Christmas tradition, we like to recommend "stocking stuffers" that will enhance your AK without breaking the bank. This year we've  chosen items from folks like Rifle Dyanamics, Krebs Custom, Blackhawk, Stormwerkz and Bonesteel. First in line is Krebs K-VAR AK 74 Style Muzzle Brake. This heavy duty, tank-style muzzle brake […]

December 12th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion | Read More »

On Target Review: SIG SAUER Elite Performance Ammo

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by Rob Kay and RN Price With its impeccable Swiss-German heritage, SIG has the deserved reputation of manufacturing some of the best handguns and rifles in the US. So the inevitable question is, why go into the ammunition business, which sure seems over-crowded and exceedingly competitive? According to Bud Fini, VP of marketing at SIG […]

December 8th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

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