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Why doesnt someone make the perfect AK47 like Glock AK103Titanium?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by alfred10, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. alfred10

    alfred10

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    Why dont someone like Glock make a match grade AK 47 that shoots 500 meters and has tenifer finish? Maybe even make it light with titanium construction? Same goes for bayonets. Someone should put the German Special Forces AK 47 survival bayonet into production. Most AK bayonets are cheap.
     
  2. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    There is no perfect firearm out there.
    However some are better than others.
    If You are looking into the AK platform I strongly suggest to think out of the box and give a try to CZ vz.58.
     

  3. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    You wouldn't soop up a Ford Fiesta to try to make a race car... it just ain't made for that.
     
  4. skyugo

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    check out a piston AR...
    i think you'd be disappointed with a titanium AK in practice. titanium does some weird stuff when you use it in friction applications. (like firearm rails)

    i wish 6.8 or something would take off, but i don't see it happening. 223 actually kind of has a lot going for it. good long range accuracy and light weight, as well as good wounding ability with the right bullet.
     
  5. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    Hah I was going to say its like trying to turn a Honda civic into a BMW 5 series, it ain't going to happen.

    Piston driven ARs are mechanically similar to the AK, except you get way better accuracy.

    As far as Glock making anything other than pistols, forget it. It would cost them too much money for the new machinery to make them. If they did make a carbine, rifle, or shotgun everyone would have to have one though I am sure.
     
  6. Novocaine

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    In case you didn't notice Glock is very reluctant to operate out of its comfort zone. You can safely forget about Glock-made AK, best you can hope for is something new in "Glock-made Glock" department. Maybe.

    But as the surplus dries up and the price climbs up AK will start getting treated like AR as far as aftermarket support goes. Freefloating handguards, match triggers, bull barrels, lightweight carriers, etc. Who knows we might see DI AK:)

    Lightweight AK is not likely. In fact it will only get heavier with all those accuracy-enhancing mods. Also, as it is AK is a pretty lightweight weapon. Standard AKM and 74 are lighter than M16A2 which is hardly ever referred to as a heavyweight.
     
  7. -gunut-

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    Why would you do all that work to an AK and not update the design?

    If you did decide to update the design, what would it have over everything else that is currently on the market?
     
  8. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    The AK is a man's rifle. It doesn't need any "cool" crap on it.
     
  9. silentpoet

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    Arsenal makes the ak you want.
     
  10. dosei

    dosei

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    Because there are not enough mall ninjas that are:
    1. Interested in a $3000.00 AK
    and
    2. Make enough money to buy them if they existed


    Why don't you take a look at a Patriot Ordnance Factory AR. It is a piston AR built to deliver match grade accuracy and treated with Robar's NP-3 finish.
    Is that "cool-techie" enough for you?



    And when was the last time Glock produced a firearm that was not a...well...a Glock?
    Glock is a one trick pony. Hoping for Glock to produce an AK knock-off is about like hoping Smart Car will produce Humvee knock-off.
     
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  11. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    Differences between the VZ 58 and the AK-47:

    The VZ 58 has a milled receiver, the AK-47 is stamped.
    Even with the milled receiver it is almost one pound lighter than a stamped AK-47.
    The bolt of the VZ 58 stays open after the last round in the magazine has been fired.
    The VZ 58 has a more natural point of aim and is faster handling.
    The safety is more ergonomic making a faster first shot possible with the VZ 58.
    The ejection port is HUGE.
    There is no chance of an empty case getting stuck in the action of the VZ 58.
    The VZ 58 gas piston can be removed or exchanged without tools.
    The alloy magazine of the VZ 58 is half the weight of the steel AK-47 magazine. (.42 lb. vs. .84 lb.)
    VZ 58 is easier to field strip.
    The VZ 58 is striker fired unlike the hammer fired AK-47.
    This reduces the number of parts and possible points of failure.

    Check this one out.