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Ak durms...worth the $100?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by emt1581, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I've contimplated getting a drum a few times and now with these inexpensive Romanian versions of the Chinese drums, I'm thinking about it again.

    But aside from fun at the range, what purpose do they serve? I mean do any militaries actually use them? Are they mostly for use with a bi-pod?

    The thing that has always held me back from getting them was the $150+ price along with the fact that they are equal to around $30 worth of 30rd. mags.

    Please share your thoughts on them.

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
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    Cole125 Silver Member

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    Well these guys found a purpose for them,

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    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Hey Cole...Your name isn't Diane Feinstein is it??

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    GlocksterPaulie Perfectionist

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    I never got into the AR/AK drum thing. When it gets to the point of people using them in a SD situation you won't be around long.

    Paulie:yawn:
     
  5. GlockPride

    GlockPride Glock 23

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    I think for a range/land fun thing that it would be cool to have. Just never could throw that much cashola at one.
     
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    They were originally designed for the squad automatic version of the AK the RPK. This allowed the RPK to use standard AK mags as well as the drums.
     
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    Yeah, same with bayonets.
     
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    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I dunno about that. I mean I think anyone within 200yds. would be toast before me. :dunno:

    Thanks!

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    If you get one, go for bulgarian, chinese or the newer type romanian that can be loaded from the back. There's no reason not to have one is there?? :supergrin:
     
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    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I didn't know that. Thanks for the info. So are weapons that use these used with bi-pods when used by soldiers?

    Thanks!

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    What exactly was the point of your post???:dunno:
     
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    emt1581 Curious Member

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    What reasons ARE there to own one? :dunno:

    Thanks!

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    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I think he was just joking around.

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    I don't know, probably to show that's the only time a civilian has ever had an actual need for a drum magazine.
     
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    There was no reason not to pick up one or two of them, back in '92 or '93. Of course then they went for about $25 a piece. At today's prices; not so much. I think of them more as a heavy, unwieldy novelty for the AK. Useful for a squad automatic, not so great for most semi-auto AKs. I've never found much real use for the two I have. I didn't even bother to take the second one out of the packaging.
     
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    emt1581 Curious Member

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    If you paid $25, I'll gladly pay you double for the one in the wrapper! ;)

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  17. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Emt1581, with all the other crap you own, it would be dumb NOT to buy one, if just to say that you have one.



    BTW, Yes I own one. I have used it just once. It was fun dumping that ammo. If the SHTF, and I have to hold a position.....and since I don't own a belt fed...75 rounds on demand....
     
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    :rofl: Just kidding around. Really though get some AK drums because you can.
     
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    At the time that was quite a bit to me. I had to cut a lot of grass to come up with $50 for two of the drums. But, I was 13/14 and just had to have what I thought was the coolest possible accessories for the AK. Ended up blowing most of my lawn cutting money on an AK and various accessories around that time. I was just lucky enough to have a dad that would buy and hold onto whatever I could save enough pennies to pay for.
     
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  20. mikeyU

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    I would buy one, but I need the 47 first. Its unfortunate you never see ones for the 74 for sale.