The sanctions on Russian companies have hit the American AK enthusiast hard – no longer can we import inexpensive Izhevsk Kalashnikovs to feed the beast. Yet, there is a silver lining: Domestic AK production is on the rise to meet the demand, and one company in particular is staking its name – the biggest name in the business – on American-made AKs done right. That name being, of course, Kalashnikov USA.
Kalashnikov USA, the company originally formed to be the stateside importer for Kalashnikov Concern, is ramping up to bring true US-made Russian-spec AK rifles to the market, and – based on conversations with the company’s CEO, Brian Skinner – they aim to cut no corners. At the 2018 SHOT Show, I asked Brian “now, these guns, they’re gonna have forged trunnions, bolts, and carriers, right?” He replied “they already do.” When I asked whether I could take pictures of the forgings toThis post was originally published on this site