Gage asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 9 months ago

Are there any new 5.45x39 AK's still being imported or made in America?

Does anybody know of any company still importing or manufacturing AK-74's in America anymore, it seems all the popular models have either been banned or just discontinued over the past few years.

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  • 9 months ago
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    The popularity of the 5.45x39mm AK (AK-74) has waned a bit because the supply of cheap ammo initially dried up due to a ban because of an ATF technicality.   Cheap bulk 5.45x39mm ammo was imported and had steel cores (7.62x39mm is generally not steel cored).  Then one day some company decided that they would create a Draco version of AK-74 (i.e., an AK-74 pistol).   And then BLAM, the ATF said 5.45x39mm is now handgun ammunition, and BLAM steel core 5.45x39mm can no longer be imported because of a law banning import of armor piercing ammo for handguns.  You can still get imported commercial non-steel core 5.45, but not any cheaper than 5.56mm, and since 5.56mm is generally more prevalent there is really little advantage in getting anything in 5.45mm.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    I don't think so

    daniel g, glacierwolf, bear crap, and falconry2 are dumb

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    we gotta terrorist here, inform homeland security. 

  • 9 months ago

    Yes there should be.

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  • 9 months ago

    Yes. You really need to learn how to google. Try it. AK74 for sale. You will get a number of sources.

  • 9 months ago

    Get a proper hunting rifle, not a 'spray and pray' weapon

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Absolutely not. Weapons are being phased out.

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