I confess, I need an AK primer.
Been lurking for a while and I have figured out there are low-end AKs, high-end AKs, in fact all flavors of AKs.
Arsenal is, and correct me if wrong, a builder of high-end American-made AKs in the $1-2K range, which is out of my idle slurge budget.
And for me, the pleasure of having an AK would come from having a "real" AK from Russia, but I dont know where to find that source or how much those guys run. Or if that is even a good choice to make.
Could someone explain the AK options to me? Who overseas is making "real" AKs, price, quality and what to avoid? And how to obtain?
And I guess this also gets into stamped vs. milled receivers..does this really make a difference?
And finally, I see reference to 1mm vs 1.5mm receivers. Could someone clarify THAT issue for me?
And finally finally, if all this is covered in a sticky, pls feel free to point me there. Dont want the wheel reinvented...