With the release of the Gun Digest Guide to the Modern AK, no longer is the Russian-designed AK-47 rifle merely a cobbled clunker pressed into service by dusty rebels in Third-World war zones. Now, author Jorge Amselle presents the AK as a state-of-the-art firearm, with endless accessories and upgrades, used by the most elite shooting schools.
For the recreational and tactical shooter, the ergonomic shortcomings and lack of accessories for the AK-47 have been completely resolved in recent years, increasing the rifle’s appeal. Today, major manufacturers are producing new stocks, rails, grips, handguards, sights, parts and other upgrades for this tough little rifle. Indeed, the AK has become almost as modular and versatile as the AR.
The book covers AK history but doesn’t stop there – delving at length into the variants, parts interchangeability and AK selection with full gun reviews of some of the most popular models. Learn how to customize the AK, including a full listing of the currently available accessories and parts. Learn where to receive training in the proper and effective use of the AK as well as how to build your own custom rifle from a parts kit, with tips that will save time and trouble.
This book features:
- Modern AK upgrades and how to incorporate them into the rifle
- Instruction on how to build a custom AK from a parts kit
- AK-specific gunsmithing tips
- Reviews of the most popular models and calibers of AKs available today
Contents: Chapter 1: History of the AK-47
Chapter 2: Choosing AKs by Country
Chapter 3: Selecting a U.S.-made or Converted AK
Chapter 4: Ammunition and Caliber Selection
Chapter 5: Optics Mounts, Handguards and Accessories
Chapter 6: Magazines, Stocks and Grips
Chapter 7: Building a Custom AK
Chapter 8: AK Maintenance and Disassembly
Chapter 9: Proper and Effective AK Use
Chapter 10: Troubleshooting
Chapter 11: Training Opportunities
Appendix I: List of AK Manufacturers
Appendix II: List of AK Accessory Makers
Appendix III: FAQ
About the Author
Jorge Amselle is an NRA certified firearms instructor, a military veteran, bullseye shooter, and full time professional firearms writer for various national gun magazines, including Combat Handguns, Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement, Special Weapons for Military and Police and Rifle Firepower. He routinely tests out the latest guns, ammunition, gear and holsters from large and small manufacturers around the country and around the world. He is on the road observing, attending, participating in and reporting on law enforcement and self-defense training academies throughout the year.