Thursday, January 22, 2015

Can't Import? No Problem!

Obama recently banned the importation of certain guns due to the Ukraine situation. The AK-47 is one of the best known banned weapons that can't be imported any more. Solution?
  • An American gun company has found a way to deal with the dearth of new AK-47s on the market since U.S. imposed sanctions on Russia went into effect in July: make them in Pennsylvania.

    Thomas McCrossin, CEO of the Tullytown-based RWC, was forced to stop importing the famous rifles, but he does have the rights to make Kalashnikov brand rifles in the U.S.

    “We are not permitted to pick up the phone and to talk to [Kalashnikov Concern],” Mr. McCrossin told CNN Tuesday. “In the second quarter of this year we are going to start manufacturing here in the U.S. What I’m manufacturing are our own AK-47s and shotguns under the Kalashnikov brand,” he added.
Get em while they're hot.

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22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

American ingenuity at its best. If we can't import them, we will make them at home. AND it brings jobs to Americans here.

Maybe we should stop importing more goods from overseas, and companies will just start making those products right here at home.

1/22/2015 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo for him. Although very few AKs were imported from Russia. Most came from places like Romania or Bulgaria.

1/22/2015 02:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The AK47s are also being produced in Venezuela thanks to Vlad Putin and Obama's buddy the late Hugo Chavez. So there are plenty to go around.

But, if I want the ultimate bad guy gun I want it MADE IN THE USA.

Unfortunately, this same rubbish prevents the importation of historic American weapons like M-1 Garands.

1/22/2015 05:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AK's also come from other former Soviet countries.

1/22/2015 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smart man.

1/22/2015 07:46:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Godless Communist guns?

1/22/2015 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also you can buy kashtan scopes for the AK. The russian version of the acog for 1/3 the price from Belarus.

1/22/2015 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they make the Dragunov rifle also.

1/22/2015 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to Iraq. 50,000 AK-47 that were shipped by the US went missing during the surge

1/22/2015 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check Century Arms for a Made is the USA AK. Milled receiver, good price and quality,

1/22/2015 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great. More shitty clones assembled by the angry beavers at Century. I will keep my Arsenals, thanks.

1/22/2015 09:57:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

Here's info on another 'Americanized' AK, in different configurations, and at great prices.

AK-47 M214 Semi-Auto Tactical Rifle U.S. Made
7.62x39 Caliber, Black Poly Stock, w/ 2 Mags, Hard Case and Lifetime Warranty
Special Price: $549.99

Laminated Wood Stock, w/ 2 Mags, Scope Rail, Hard Case and Lifetime Warranty
Special Price: $489.99

AK-47 M247 Semi-Auto Sporter, U.S. Made
7.62x39 Caliber, Black Poly Stock W / 2 Mags and Lifetime Warranty
Special Price: $474.99

There's Videos of these AKs being put through their paces at the links.

Note: Any Gun Store can order these AKs for you from this Classic Firearms Company, though some will charge you a pretty hefty fee, like Midwest or Mega Sports. However, if you don't mind taking a little ride to DuPage or Will County, guys who have a Class III License & 'work' out of their home will do the Transfer -- and other legal shit ;-) -- for almost next to nothing. A List of Transfer 'agents' closest to you is easy to find.

BTW, Ordering a new Handgun for Personal or Duty Use from these 'Transfer Agents' can save you some money too. Personally I don't know about 'Transfer Agents' in Lake & Kane, I assume they're there too.

ps: With the price of Gas so low now, taking a ride to a Collar County is 'cost effective', and you get to see some pretty scenery, so you can bring your Honey :-)

1/22/2015 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if we did not invent the world's greatest combat rifle, we can copy it.

1/22/2015 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've asked 3 different CPD officers and have gotten 3 different answers.Is there any way a citizen of Chicago,with a valid FOID can legally own an AK or AR type weapon?

1/22/2015 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a huge glut of AK-47s on the world arms market -- Kalashnikov is going to try to boost sales of new weapons with a mostly cosmetic redesign called the AK-12, with accessory rails for laser sights, other zoomy stuff.

"To put this in perspective, according to the World Bank, of the 500 million small arms in the world, 100 million are AK-47s and its variants and of that 100 million, 75 million are AK-47s as opposed to its other popular descendants like the AKM and AK-74.

"This glut of weapons is almost entirely due to overproduction of the rifle in Warsaw Pact countries during the Cold War.

"Initially the Soviet Union kept tight control of the factories and the weapons (the US did not get ahold of examples of the gun until 1955) but slowly allowed production in Warsaw Pact countries starting with Poland in 1957, followed by Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, China, East Germany, Egypt, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Romania, Yugoslavia and recently the United States.

"China did its own bit in propagating AK-47 manufacturing capabilities: after Albania fell out with the Soviet Union and was cut off from Warsaw Pact weaponry, China helped Albania set up its own factories making AK variants. At the height of its production Albania was making 275,000 rifles a year.

"Weapons get into the hands of terrorists and others by a variety of routes.

"Collapses of states, particularly in Eastern Europe, have put huge numbers of AK-47s on the market. When Albania suffered from civil unrest in 1997, 700,000 firearms and 1.5 billion rounds of ammunition went missing, perhaps up to 80% of the firearms in Albania.

"During the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the breakup of the Warsaw Pact, huge amounts of weapons were dumped in the newly created Ukraine. By government estimates, Ukraine had between 2.4 and 3 million tons of ammunition and 7 million small arms, much of it in abandoned, unguarded railroad cars..."

http://www.quora.com/Where-are-AK-47s-manufactured-and-how-do-they-get-into-the-hands-of-terrorists-and-insurgent-groups

1/22/2015 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The AK47s are also being produced in Venezuela thanks to Vlad Putin and Obama's buddy the late Hugo Chavez. So there are plenty to go around.

But, if I want the ultimate bad guy gun I want it MADE IN THE USA.

Unfortunately, this same rubbish prevents the importation of historic American weapons like M-1 Garands.

1/22/2015 05:21:00 AM

If you want to buy an M1 Garand go to the Civilian Marksmanship Program's website.They have a store in Ohio and one in Anniston,Alabama.

1/22/2015 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've asked 3 different CPD officers and have gotten 3 different answers.Is there any way a citizen of Chicago,with a valid FOID can legally own an AK or AR type weapon?

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You can have anything that is legally bought.
just as long as u don't do any of the following: live in chicago, shoot off your back deck on new years eve or have a pissed off girlfriend or wife that will call a tact team to take your shit while ur at work if u piss her off. show it to ur neighbor in a fit petty rage. invest in a safe. buy 'em while u can

1/22/2015 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AK-47 ammo is cheap, so getting an AK is a good deal.

1/22/2015 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I've asked 3 different CPD officers and have gotten 3 different answers.Is there any way a citizen of Chicago,with a valid FOID can legally own an AK or AR type weapon?

1/22/2015 10:23:00 AM


Go to Article 2 gun store in Lombard. Or join the NRA and ask them

1/22/2015 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll take one and @ 2500 rounds of ammo please!

1/22/2015 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7.62 X 39 ( AK-47 ammo, steel case, steel core ), was cheap, if you bought Soviet or Chinese surplus, but that's drying up due to the ban. There is American made ammo, brass casing in that caliber, but it isn't cheap.

1/23/2015 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



I've asked 3 different CPD officers and have gotten 3 different answers.Is there any way a citizen of Chicago,with a valid FOID can legally own an AK or AR type weapon?

Heres your answer. Look under "historical restrictions" Answer is no.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Illinois

1/23/2015 06:15:00 PM  

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