GUN should i buy a bunch of AK parts kits or not ?

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  1. Want2race

    Want2race Fearless

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    I'm bored... I saw tapco recievers are $10 and 10 min from my house.. I thought about buying 5 kits and storing them.

    Whats the consensus?
     
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    sure, buy the parts kits, get the receivers whenever. I figure I am better off getting the PKs, since receivers will always be available, but the fucking feds are choking out the supply of the parts.
     
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    Do you want to have 5 home made ak's? I'll probably want to have 1 some day but I'll just buy a built one.
     
  4. Keesh

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    The answer is yes. If you don't end up building them? Sell them in a year or two for twice what you paid for them.
     
  5. TL1000RSquid

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    :werd: I have 3 of the Romy kits I have no intention of ever building.
     
  6. bigman7903

    bigman7903 OT Supporter

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    How hard is it to make your own, is it on the same playing field as an AR lower?
     
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    No, AR lower is quite simple to do and doesn't require any tools most people don't already have.
     
  8. Keesh

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    You're going to need a little bit of skill and some specialized tools for bend your own receiver and heat treat it. But if you get a pre-made receiver it's going to be a lot easier. It does require a little more skill than building an AR though.
     
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    Thanks guys, will check out tomorrow
     
  11. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    No worky must be a member.
     
  12. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    How cheap is a full parts kits for an ak?

    What about one plus an already assembled receiver?
     
  13. Keesh

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    ~$130 for a Romanian 'G' kit. $55 for a pre-made receiver then $35 or so for rivets and compliance parts.
     
  15. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    Thats fookin cheap. How hard is it to put all of it together if you go with a pre assembled receiver?
     
  16. Keesh

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    Well, you could build it in a cave in Afghanistan with a hammer and some rocks if you had the patients...At the minimum you will need a hand drill, a hefty vice, and a dremel. Watch some of those videos that were posted to get a better idea of how they are built.

    Yes, you can do it with the bare essentials but having the right tools will make it a lot easier and less stressful. Ask on the AK section of AR15.com and see if there's any local builders that will help you out. Most of the guys one there are more than willing to let you come over and use their tools and they will help you through the build.
     

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