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Anything I Should Know Before I Shoot My AK47?
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I've never shot an AK-47 and just got one that I'm itching to try out. I'll take a look at some YouTube videos which should help but I've already taken it apart and put it back together and it doesn't seem like a steep learning curve to shoot it.

Any tips or things to be careful about?
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(09-12-2012, 01:17 PM)BobFromBucks Wrote: I've never shot an AK-47 and just got one that I'm itching to try out. I'll take a look at some YouTube videos which should help but I've already taken it apart and put it back together and it doesn't seem like a steep learning curve to shoot it.

Any tips or things to be careful about?




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Bring lots of loaded magazines. No point wasting range time loading mags.

Honestly there isn't a learning curve for shooting an AK. This is the gun designed for mostly illiterate peasants. It's as simple as it gets.
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(09-12-2012, 01:17 PM)BobFromBucks Wrote: I've never shot an AK-47 and just got one that I'm itching to try out. I'll take a look at some YouTube videos which should help but I've already taken it apart and put it back together and it doesn't seem like a steep learning curve to shoot it.

Any tips or things to be careful about?


The only thing you need to know is that you are about to start an addiction and you will have a smile frozen on your faceSmile  If you do get extra mags, stay away from Tapco mags.  My WASR shoots great with the metal mags but has a ton of trouble with the Tapco ones.
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#6
When the lever on the right side is up its on Safe, all the way down is Fire. If it stops somewhere between the two, you're gonna run outta ammo really fast. 

All joking aside. It's a really simple platform. I would warn after shooting quite a few rounds through it becareful of support hand placement, I inadvertently touched a metal part of the gas tube(or whatever it's called)...not cool(literally). 
And I second the avoid Tapco mags if you have a WASR.
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Shop around and you can find steel surplus mags for dirt cheap. If you go polymer the only one I can recommend personally would be the Bulgarian surplus. I run them in my AK74 and have had 0 problems. Only issue I've had was with a Polish polymer mag not wanting to be loaded from stripper clips.
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Tip #1 - get out while you can!

Damn AK bug bit me years ago and now every closet in the house looks like an armed cell of Al Queda

Oh and the wooden end is the safe side Tongue
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(09-12-2012, 07:18 PM)dc dalton Wrote: Tip #1 - get out while you can!

Damn AK bug bit me years ago and now every closet in the house looks like an armed cell of Al Queda

Oh and the wooden end is the safe side Tongue

Mine doesn't have a wooden end. It's a metal end or plastic end lol
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(09-12-2012, 07:52 PM)Warpt762x39 Wrote:
(09-12-2012, 07:18 PM)dc dalton Wrote: Tip #1 - get out while you can!

Damn AK bug bit me years ago and now every closet in the house looks like an armed cell of Al Queda

Oh and the wooden end is the safe side Tongue

Mine doesn't have a wooden end. It's a metal end or plastic end lol


Okay then, the metal end is the dangerous end (unless you have an underfolder then all bets are off)
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