[4 of 5 Stars!]I had heard a lot of mixed opinions on the 556/223 round in the AK platform, so for starters either it's all a myth or I got a good gun because this thing cycles flawlessly. It eats 556/223 without fail, of course I've only tried two brands of 556 and one brand of 223 [ American Eagle/Independence 556 and Herters 223 ] but regardless, it lives up to the AK standard I was looking for. It's basically a heavy chunk of metal/wood that slings bullets and will take a beating. Simple to take apart and clean, etc.
This thing is completely modifiable--I've ordered a quad rail, Hogue grip, foregrip/flashlight combo and a green side-mount laser to aid with hip fire accuracy. Outside of it being so cheap I couldn't resist buying, I wanted some serious firepower I could leave in my car in case a situation would occur that my CCL 1911 wouldn't be enough. All said and done I've invested about $600 in this gun and it's every bit the monster my $1500 AR15s are with the exception of accuracy at long range(even then with practice I could probably manage to be combat accurate at 100 yards)
There is ONE down-side to ordering this gun, it comes with a very cheap feeling plastic magazine that has one of the tightest springs I've ever came across. It still works fine. I don't use a loader, I use my hands and around the 25th round it was killing me to continue loading this magazine, still got all 30 in there but was a pain. However, Buds offers steel magazines for this weapon at $16 each, I bought two when I bought the gun and am buying two more(actually why I'm on the site, decided to go ahead and review the gun while I was at it) The steel mags are the same quality as any steel AR mag I've ever came across. I would possibly like to see Pmags for this weapon but that's another story.
Anyways 4 stars for the magazine, great gun, great deal. I'd buy two if I had 4 arms. lolShow More Reviews...