Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to AKs

Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to AKs

by Marco Vorobiev


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Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to AKs by Marco Vorobiev

Unprecedented guide to the AK-47!Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to AKs is the essential reference book for any AK-47 enthusiast. As a former member of an elite Soviet Spetsnaz unit and avid AK historian, author Marco Vorobiev offers a detailed look inside the design, development, operation and maintenance of the most prolific firearm of all time.

  • Expert advice - Basic operation and maintenance of the AK rifle
  • Training tips - Shooting and practical applications
  • Market insight - Where to buy an AK and how much you can expect to pay
  • Accessories - DIY instructions, what to buy, and where to get it
  • Ammunition - Advice about what to buy and the results you can expect
  • Historical data - The ideas behind its creation, and the simplicity of the AK

Vorobiev details the similarities and differences between the AK-47 and its variants, helping you navigate the confusing and complicated civilian AK market and dispelling a few myths along the way.

With hundreds of detailed photographs of AK rifles, old and new, and unprecedented coverage of historical details, this practical guide is a must-have for avid AK collectors, AK rifle shooters, and general AK enthusiasts everywhere!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440246418
Publisher: Gun Digest Media
Publication date: 06/15/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,224,814
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

A veteran of the elite Soviet Spetsnaz, now a U.S. citizen, Marco Vorobiev conducts firearms training classes using the methods he learned during his service. As a writer-consultant, Marco has handled and tested even the rarest AK variants. He is a prolific writer and contributor for firearms media, and has written hundreds of articles on AK history, training, practical application, modification and improvement. His articles have appeared in numerous firearms publications, including Guns & Ammo and Shotgun News.

Table of Contents

Dedication 5

Acknowledgments 7

About the Author 8

Foreword 10

Introduction 11

Chapter 1 The AK: Rifle For The Motherland 12

Chapter 2 AK Evolution 24

Chapter 3 Simpler Is Better: The AK's Design 30

Chapter 4 AK Operation and Maintenance 34

Chapter 5 Magazines 68

Chapter 6 AK Bayonets 96

Chapter 7 Ammunition 105

Chapter 8 AK Basic Handling, Loading, and Reloading 116

Chapter 9 AK Load-Bearing Gear and Slings 134

Chapter 10 Reflex, Collimator, and Optical Sights 141

Chapter 11 AK Accessories 164

Chapter 12 My Perfect AK 194

Chapter 13 Russia's AK Modernization Program 201

Chapter 14 The AK in the USA 204

Chapter 15 Other AKS 239

Afterword 254

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