I put an AK-47 on Layaway today. I’m going to need it come Spring Time! I’ve been looking at buying one for some time now, but hadn’t found one that I really liked. Well, I found one.
This was built by Cugir in Romania, then rebuilt by M&M LLC. It’s been around the block. Typical WASR10, with some rails and TAPCO stock and trigger, with a Hogue pistol grip. It actually feels really good.
Crusader is going to be offering an AK Focus course for 2012. So pretty much I need this, so it’s a justifiable expense. A required expenditure. Also, this gun is going to be the test mule for Crusader’s AK work. What can we do to the AK that gives any actual, tangible benefit… what is going to be worth spending money on, and what’s not. I don’t want to sell anyone on something that’s not going to help… If it’s not, we’re not going to offer it.
My last Kalash I got was a Vector Arms under-folder from FBMG back when they were in their salad days. It was a great AK… very good stuff. But there were things I didn’t like about it… Sharp edges, thin finish… it wasn’t perfect, but it was very good for an AK. At the time, it was the best AK I had ever owned, and I have had several. It’s a shame that Vector Arms went belly up. If Crusader does get into the Kalash Building Business… this means Utah is going to get a good in State AK again.
The Browning X-Bolt .300 WSM showed up. It’s BEAUTIFUL. It’s black and sinister, and the Nikon Monarch 3-12 BDC is a perfect match to it. This is an awesome rifle! I shouldn’t have looked at it. I really shouldn’t have looked at it. I should have taken the box and stood it up in the corner and not looked at it. Dang it! Now I wants it, my Precious!
But I need a good laptop. I have to have it. I could have all my editing done in no time and I’d be back in to doing videos because I could actually run Sony Vegas again. Basically, I could get back to work.
But the rifle is so cool. If Darth Vader was going to go hunting for North American Big Game, this would be the rifle. It’s Back in Black and all Matte finished with that Duratouch stock which feels awesome… so it radiates Darkness… it’s like the room grows a little darker when you open this up to expose it to air.
We had a Kimber Desert Warrior that had come in on trade some time ago. It’s been riding the shelf almost completely untouched for a couple months. I remember selling the gun to the fellow years ago. This was before Kimber took they QC Nose Dive. I examined the gun carefully. He carried the gun a lot, then let it ride his gun safe a lot. But he didn’t shoot it very much. There is only a little finish wear on the frame rails from cycling, which is nothing because we have new guns on the shelf with more. The breach face still looks new.
My cost on it was real good. So it went into the back on Layaway. I’ll take my time getting it payed off… I’m in no rush to take it home. It still has those weird yellow waffle-like grips. I hate those things. Those are going Bye-Bye as soon as I finish the 4473 on it.