posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 03:55 PM
If the world were to end tomorrow, I would only consider reaching for one gun. My AK. It's a homebuild, and proof that when care is taken in
manufacturing, AKs can and will attain MOA accuracy and maintain the reliability they are famous for.
In building AKs, the most expensive AK you build is the first one. You have the cost of your receiver jig, hydraulic press, drill press, and several
other nit-picky tools. After that, you can build high-quality AKs for about 60% of the cost of the cheapest Romy you can find. I've put about 1500
rounds through this one and the only time it has ever failed is with 1950s era middle eastern ammo, known to have bad primers.
As for M4 type weapons, I just don't trust them. I have an FFL and I've seen multiple ARs malfunction, sometimes requiring a full tear-down to
restore functionality. This is not to say that some people don't have reliable ARs, I just haven't seen any that I would trust. That being said, I
have noticed that the rifle and midlength tends to be a bit more reliable than the M4.
My loadout includes the aforementioned AK and a .40 S&W Glock 22. I may switch to a 9mm Glock 19 due to ammo availability, but lately it's becoming
a tossup as availability. The .40 S&W cartridge is becoming more and more common nowadays.
I include this picture as the "proof in the pudding." Since this picture was taken, i've since changed out the buttstock for a fixed Warsaw length
synthetic, and a standard black synthetic handguard. I did not like the feel of the Galil handguard, and while I did not have any real complaints
about the Tapco T6 stock, I shoulder the fixed length better. The target on the left is the group, target on the right is a short bump-fire burst.