A decade or so ago, AKs were inexpensive and offered shooters a battle-proven rifle design. Now, importation is banned from certain countries and availability of even U.S.-made AKs has dried up. In addition, the price of these once-surplus AKs slowly inched its way out of the reach of the average shooter.
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Palmetto State Armory (PSA) intends to change that. Early in 2015, PSA showed off some prototypes of a U.S.-made AK-47 called the PSAK-47 with a retail price of around $699 depending on furniture. People were impressed. Larry Vickers gave the PSAK-47 high praise, calling it the “Cadillac of AKs.”
I recently got my hands on the PSAK-47 MOE Edition, which I found impressive, well made, outfitted for the modern shooter and affordable.
First off, the PSAK-47 is truly Americanized. It is not Russian nor Bulgarian nor even Chinese, but an amalgamation of all the good design traits of an AK made into one. When asked what AK-47 design blueprint the company used for the PSAK-47, Adam Ruonala, chief marketing officer at PSA, responded with not just one AK-47 design plan but numerous.
“We looked at the Russian, Chinese, Romanian and Bulgarian blueprints and …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life