AR vs AK pistol in 7.62

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  1. sig357fan

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    good day all,

    looking for a pistols in 7.62, barrel length of 8-10 inch, brace and takes AK mags.

    which is the better platform and why?

    if you have one you like which one and why?

    sig357fan

    I've added a simulate post in the AR forum
     
  2. cciman

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    AK will always be more reliable, vs. the AR modified to fire AK caliber.

    Mag/follower interface, bolt, firing pin, buffer/spring/gas calibration.

    AK better for 7.62x39 period.
    AR better for 5.56 period
     

  3. Biggsly

    Biggsly Good looking deplorable

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    AK is better.
     
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  4. DrewBone

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    I chose the Zastava PAP M92; it was reasonably priced and well made, has been 100% reliable, surprisingly accurate, and is easy to handle with 20 round mags. I'd like to add a brace, but they're hideous out-of-place looking designs, so a sling will work in the interim. Shown below with my CZ 805 BREN S1P; I changed out the black factory grip with a Polish bakelite one, and stained the forearm. It's got quite the bark and definately throws out some fire...all in all it's a fun gun to shoot and hits hard :D:

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  6. w30olds

    w30olds Me fail English? That's unpossible

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    I have the m92 and it’s awesome! If your wanting 7.62 go with an AK platform. Lots of aftermarket support for the AK these days. Mags are cheap and plentiful and ammo is somewhat cheaper than 5.56.

    Not saying there isn’t tons of support for the AR15. Just the 5.56 rounds are better with a longer barrel vs the 7.62 which seem to do ok out of a shorter barrel
     
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    I just bought the Galil Ace in 7.62 x 39 and am quite impressed with it. Milled reciever takes AK mags, good sights, top rail. Seems to take the best of both firearms. Factory brace that locks up tight.
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  8. cciman

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    Congrats.:cheers: Best AK out there. You forgot to mention the night sights and the Left side charge handle, ambi thumb control safety.

    Wait til you put a red dot on it.
    Midwest Industries makes a nice rail front handguard for that.
     
  9. zeme05

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    Yes, brings the AK to a new level!
     
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    I have the Galil Ace in the rifle format in 308. I am so impressed with it.

    Was thinking about picking up the pistol version but maybe in 5.56. What made you choose the 7.62x39 version over it? I’m almost tempted to get the 308 pistol version but I can just imagine what a thumper that would be.


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  11. zeme05

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    I am an AK collector so I have many AK mags that work in the ACE. I like the 7.62 cartridge not to get in a debate of 5.56 vs 7.62 All my AKs are 7.62 also. I never really considered the Galil an AK until I field stripped the ACE. The internals are 100% AK and it easily could have been my milled Arsenal I was looking at.
     
  12. cciman

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    Issue is that the x39 bullet works better ballistically (does not suffer as much handicap, still effective) in a shorter barrel than the 556. 556 and short barrels are not a good physics combo-- sure it shoots paper fine, but not for SD. 9mm, 40, or 45 pistol ammo will work better out of a short barrel than 556..