24 Sept 01
On the Kalashnikov System from Alex Robinson of Robinson Arms:
“I haven’t seen many Norinco or Polytech rifles which did not work. I must say that I’ve not shot the ‘Hunter’ edition. The only AKs which I’ve seen that don’t work consistently are the Romanian SAR-3s in 223 Cal. The fire control parts are not to spec on many. The hammers have been cut so that they do not reliably hit the firing pin. The worst part is that the magazines do not properly feed the rounds into the chamber.
If your students are interested in the Kalashnikov System. We import the AKs built on RPK receivers. They are called VEPRs. They are remarkably accurate but are a little on the heavy side. We have them in .308, .223, and 7.62x39mm. Only the .223 and 7.62x39mm are high capped, but they all work flawlessly.”