And maybe in the past some of it was true. A compact, lightweight weapon with an MLOK handguard and railed topcover. Heavier firepower than the AR, the undisputed AK reliability, all in a tight little package. Good for CQB, working in and out of vehicles, and in tight vegetation or thick woodland. But not only that, the 7. What you do get is a lot more blast from a weapon already known for a distinctively blinding flash at night, which requires a more effective way to tame that beast.
It negates nearly all muzzle rise and blast, even at night, while cutting down on felt recoil as well. In the past, many of the criticisms of the AK and modern optics came from difficulties in mounting scopes centerline to the bore. After zeroing the Primary Arms red dotwe opened the hinged cover and closed it multiple times. No shift was noticed, having not problem keeping all of the rounds in the head and in the A zone doing ready up drills at 50 meters. He has combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Any thoughts on how durable the hinge cover is or might be, related to bearing mass while subjected to reciprocating recoil? A Microdot, mounted close to the hinge should probably be OK long term. Looking forward to the long-term review, no matter what occurs. As a tangent, what optic mount do you run on your AKMs? The Primary Arms red dot I have mounted is fast and efficient, having a lower-third cowitness with the iron sights. The unexpected best feature of this weapon is, without a doubt, the handguard.
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First Impression: Palmetto State Armory AK-V (PSA 9mm AK Pistol)
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Ready to raise some hell? Sign up for all the latest from American Partisan. Primary Arms. Mira Gas Masks — Clean air on the spot.In this guide, I'll give you my picks for the best pistol caliber carbines and the best AR-9s Preview of the Best Pistol Caliber Carbines. There's a lot to love about pistol caliber carbines PCCsthough they're not without some faults.
Pistol caliber ammunition is generally more affordable than rifle ammunition, particularly when talking about 9mm ammo. By contrast, the cheapest Remington. I can also almost guarantee that you already have a pistol if you're reading this, so you'd be able to utilize that ammo in multiple types of firearms if you owned a pistol caliber carbine.
Considering Glock manufactures some of the most popular 9mm pistols and handguns chambered in other calibers, there's also a good chance you already have Glock mags and could use them for even more firearms if you get a PCC.
If you're like me and aren't the biggest fan of Glock pistols, there's still a chance you can use some of what you already own.
If you go the AR-9 route, a decent number of parts are interchangeable with AR parts you already own. Some typical examples include pistol gripsstockspistol bracesand triggers. While not a rule, pistol caliber carbines are often shorter than rifles, making them a worthwhile choice to consider for home-defense. Honestly, a lot of this comes down to whether or not you 1 Want to go through the process of obtaining a Short Barreled Rifle SBR or 2 Are fine with a "pistol" basically an SBR with a pistol brace instead of a stock.
This applies to pistol caliber carbines, though a pistol brace in place of a stock can circumvent this. We've touched on these legalities more in our pistol brace guide.
I would generally not recommend choosing an AR with a barrel length less than Below these lengths you can run into cycling issues due to too little dwell time or increased parts ware as a result of manufacturers over-gassing AR SBRs to "solve" this issue. Another reason you can feel fine opting for a shorter barrel is that you're not sacrificing performance when using 9mm or other pistol calibers as much as with rifle calibers.
For example, 9mm gets close to its peak muzzle energy around ", whereas the AR's. I've talked a lot about pistol caliber carbines vs rifles, but what about compared to handguns. The same way rifles are easier to shoot than handguns, PPCs also give you the benefit of more stability in part due to more contact points. In a high-pressure self-defense situation, I'd take anything I can brace against my shoulder over a standard handgun.
While they can serve as a good home-defense gun or even a truck gun, they're not small enough to carry on your person. For that, you'll almost certainly have to stick to a normal handgun. Pistol caliber carbines were made to be used in close quarters.I could have developed a new train, had I stayed in the railway. It would have looked like the AK though. Reddit Gun Network. All Bakelite Everything : Kalash Hoodies, shirts, and stickers.
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If you do not read them and get banned then its not anyone's fault but your own. They are simple so follow them. These rules are also posted every time you submit a link or self post so don't say you didn't see them. I need to add a good weapons light and suppressor. I am taking it to the range tomorrow to zero and break it in.
I guess I should have read on the hate this group has for PSA before posting. Seems most just like to bash them.
I also only have about 3k rounds down the neck. PSA Aks are not something I would spend a dollar on, but if they work for you then so be it. I hope they get to the point where they can make a good rifle without something happening. That would be a heck of a deal if thats true.
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Because the KP9 has a good record so it would stand the AK would be good as well. Your right though the reviews need to come out before anyone says its bullet proof. Its why I said to keep an eye out for it not run out and go buy it. I'd give it more credit if it wasn't called a and or literally any of the features of a To be fair Kp9 had teething issues and from what people have said kusa addressed them rapidly.
I suspect KUSA came out with 12ga and 9mm because they could not actually manage to make a 7. For a number of reasons probably.
Getting parts domestically made for any ak rifle is going to be a heck of a challenge and investment. I want kusa to just crush it with this rifle put everyone else on notice. But I think we will have to wait to get specs, details, and actual production samples until then it's just promises and vaporware. The amount of people flocking to this hype train is concerning which is why I offered my opinion. But your assessment seemed fair. They had to, and fixed those issues rather quickly so good on them for that.
As far as it being vaporware just wait till SHOT show. They've had rifles at shot show for years. Going back to or 14 shit that's never been made. It's all been vaporware.
Fingers crossed but until my FFL can actually get one that isn't a pre-order I'm not gonna hold my breath. The AKP has a lot of value for the dollar spent especially with the rear adapter and brace on it. I like the AK-P. Huge fireballs, surprisingly controllable and handy.I could have developed a new train, had I stayed in the railway.
It would have looked like the AK though. Reddit Gun Network. All Bakelite Everything : Kalash Hoodies, shirts, and stickers. Comprehensive list of AK by Country. Restoring Bakelite. Thinline Weapons : Gun website mirrors and general firearms content.
If you do not read them and get banned then its not anyone's fault but your own. They are simple so follow them. These rules are also posted every time you submit a link or self post so don't say you didn't see them. I recently bought a AK-P and went to shoot it this weekend. I should say that the thing shoots really well and had zero malfunctions in the first rounds.
I am aware that around these parts some call it "tuning". The gas block isn't the barrel and is a removal piece that obviously doesn't have to have sub hunderedths tolerances and from what I can tell the rifle shoots pretty accurately.
Can I just chalk it up to quirks of an inexpensive American made replica of a Soviet weapon or do I have to worry about a bolt to the face? Can you imagine what people would do if the bolt carrier or gas tube had to be bent to hell to work? Probably, even. But why would you accept a second rate garbage bin firearm? Skip out on your daily Starbucks for a minute and you can buy something built correctly that will accept interchangeable parts.
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I will say that even though it's not the highest quality, it was definitely at the right price to lure me into the AK world. Currently shopping WBP and other full size rifles in my area. If completely fucking the piston is """""standard procedure""""", you have to wonder what else they fucked up out of sheer laziness.
That's true it definitely doesn't inspire confidence. Where do I look next for a high quality fill size AK? Sometimes they get bent intentionally at the factory for a perfect fit because something is out of spec. I remember either unbending a bolt with a press or intentionally bending it to get it to fit on a parts kit build.
If it runs fine I would just run it till it starts to get hard to charge and then contact psa and use that sweet sweet lifetime warranty. This is probably going to be an unpopular opinion, but I wouldn't worry about it.I think I've read 5 separate posts already today about how the Beryl or the AK are more manageable with a suppressor If your primary has a lot of kick, it's better to use a compensator and use the suppressor on your long range secondary. I looked it up.
I'm obviously not the greatest PUBG player around. Recently started using the Scar with a comp and feel like I might consider switching my favorite AR. I think the AK just has that unruly bad ass appeal Interestingly, just watched a yt vid by WackyJacky in which the flash hider actually reduces recoil on the AKM better than the compensator He didn't test the suppressor Obvious now. Yeah the suppressor definitely gives a feeling of better recoil control. I believe this is due to the sound difference between suppressed and compensated.
I used to think the suppressor was better than the comp for recoil control, but now I use the comp every chance I get. Except for on Vector's or UMP's. They're deadly enough with a suppressor. Lets not forget, we have a training map to test this stuff out on our own to make form our own opinions based on actual data instead of hearsay. Maybe even I get a little confidence boost when I have the suppressor on You have to do quite a few controlled tests with the original, the compensated and the suppressed.
I averaged out rounds of each one on a wall at 15m. I just let the law of averages do its job because doing one mag for each showed vastly different results when compared to an average of each over the course of rounds each. Suppressers don't really have an impact on recoil in real life.
It reduces recoil slightly, but no real impact. For people unsure, just go to training ground, get the gun you love, get a suppressor, comp, flash hider and various grips.Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! It is Thursday and they are back in stock, seems that PSA lists new inventory every Thursday, now here is another chance to get one!!?
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The top picatinny railed dust cover was designed so most common low mount red dot optics will co-witness with the front and rear sight. High mount red dot optics will not co-witness with the AK-V sights. Please see pictures below: Optics shown on pictures is for references only; not included. The included M4 adapter with SBA3 can be removed and replaced with the soon to be released triangle side folding brace and mounting mechanism.
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Notify of. Inline Feedbacks.Both the AK-V and the Ranch left me thoroughly impressed! PSA hinted about the new product to be unveiled at this media event, but I really did not know what to expect upon arrival. Most of the final changes would be on internal parts and springs.
After the brief presentation, I finally got the AK-V in my hands. The first thing I noticed was the modern look of the pistol as well as its light weight. The action cycled smoothly, the short handguard still allowed me to get a good grip on the weapon, and the SBA3 pistol brace felt right at home on the AK-V.Ma! I got an AK47! Now what?!
Palmetto State Armory worked in conjunction with SB Tactical to create a pistol brace that matched the design of the traditional folding stock as closely as possible, without having to register the pistol as an SBR. They did not specify an exact date because the PSA engineers planned to put the AK-V through a round torture test upon returning from Wyoming to ensure the pistol was ready for release to the public.
They will make their own polymer Scorpion pattern mags to work with the AK-V. PSA has released their own Scorpion pattern mags. Buy them here. I have to admit I did not know what to expect from the AK-V once we actually got them on the range. Most 9mm carbine-type pistols rifle receiver based pistols have a different and pronounced recoil impulse due to their blowback design.
The AK-V is also a blowback design more on that below in the specs sectionbut the first time I squeezed the trigger I was pleasantly surprised. The recoil was extremely mild and the trigger surprised me with a long, smooth, but crisp pull. The iron sights are also very usable and perfectly straight hahabut I really did not use them. We got one shot per target and each miss added three seconds to your final time. I came in 4th place but what really stood out to me after running the course was just how light shooting the AK-V was and the smoothness of its recoil impulse, even when my pulse was beating out of control from running.
I will list the exacts specifications as given to me by the lead engineers on the AK-V Project but I want to make one important note. The AK-V is a blowback design but if you look at the pictures it might appear to be piston driven design like the original AK rifles. For 9mm blowback weapons to cycle properly the bolt must have a certain weight so the engineers at PSA chose to have the AK-V bolt resemble the traditional design for aesthetic purposes.
Also here are some pictures inside the disassembled AK-V. It looks dirty inside because it had hundreds of rounds and was not cleaned at all during the first day of shooting. I must admit I had no desire to own an AK platform pistol prior to this event. The AK-V changed my mind. Shooting this pistol was absolutely awesome. Due to its affordable cost and high value, I think the AK-V will find its way into the hands of many Americans.
Once PSA gets the final tweaks to the pistol squared away I will write a more in-depth followup review.