Have ARs and AKs Switched Places?

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  1. Steel & Wood

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    I am seeing more and more ARs for around $400 and some even UNDER $400!

    At the same time I keep seeing the prices on AKs stay at or ABOVE $600!

    What happened?

    I do NOT think it's a matter of supply and demand because there are so many more AKs now than there were 5 years ago. So if it's NOT S&D, what is it?
     
  2. DJ Niner

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    Glut of ARs on the market. High-end, low-end, home-built, you name it.
     
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    I think it is very much S&D. Domestic manufacture vs imports is a loser for AKs.
     
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    Never thought I'd see the day when a new AR could be had for less than a new Glock.
     
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    Crazy, ain't it? You can build 2 ARs for the price of one retail G.

    Every blade of grass indeed.
     
  6. AK_Stick

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    Absolutely S&D.


    The risk of a ban caused massive building of AR lowers and popularity.
     
  7. Steel & Wood

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    That's true, I bought 8 Anderson lowers right before the election!

    I wish I had bought a bunch of AK parts kits when they had the barrels and were all over the place!

    Live and learn.
     
  8. ScotchWhisky

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    Hard to find a WASR for under $600 these days. I'm so old I remember when they were $300. You can home-build two Palmetto ARs for $600. Yep, times have changed.
     
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  9. Steel & Wood

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    I remember when they were UNDER $300!

    I paid $319 for mine!

    $519 for my Saiga-12!
     
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    ScotchWhisky HEMIs, guns, and booze

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    That's about what I paid for my M70ab2 underfolder back in the day too. They are also above $600 these days. Crazy
     
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    Been that way for a while now.
     
  12. Steel & Wood

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    I bought my AB2 in April of 2006 and paid $599 (plus shipping and transfer) but that's because I got it from Atlantic Firearms and, as I now know, they are always overpriced!

    I paid $399 (plus shipping and transfer....<$448 OTD) in 2007 for my B1 though, so that makes up for the higher price of the AB2. :)
     
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    Paid 700 for a S12 back in '12. Had one of the first reliable BHO guns.
     
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    I paid 289.00 for a Norinco type 56s underfolder back in 1988. Still have it but haven't shot it much the last couple of decades.
     
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    My GSAD was $350 OTD in April 1988 and my 84S was $583 OTD in 2007!

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    That and people are starting to recognize that the AKs are real guns and not surplus throwaways.

    I value the 7.62 round much more than the 5.56.
     
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    It’s all Politics. I’ll keep shooting my AR47’s. Never really liked AK’s


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    Supposedly there are a lot of AR15 parts from overseas being imported for cheap too. I don't know this first hand, just rumors I heard.
     
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    I purchased my WASR for $350 about 12 years ago. Its a bullet hose. Hardly ever shoot it.
     
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    Could be true.

    I certainly prefer the AR ergonomics, and like .300 BLK for the best of both worlds :)
     
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