Mason sent us a photo of his first gun, purchased this year. He decided to go for an AK rather than an AR-15. He writes …
I purchased my first gun this year.
I decided a few years back that my first rifle would be an AK platform, and the local gun store had a partially converted .223 Saiga selling for $550. I wasn’t planning on buying it this year, but the Saiga-sanction scare happened and this deal was too good for me to ignore.
The original furniture was not to my liking so I swapped it all out. I generally tried to mimic the set-ups of modern Russian special forces and SOBR (Russian Special Rapid Response Unit).
I took photos from each “iteration” of my Saiga with its new parts, and I included what I generally consider to be the best of those pictures. Unfortunately I only have one photo of how it looks right now, and it is not a very good photo so I must apologize.
My current configuration for it is:
-Zenitco PK-3 pistol grip
-Zenitco B-10 hand guard
-CAA Buffer tube adaptor with Magpul CTR
-Manticore Arms Eclipse
-Chaos USA dust cover rail
-Primary Arms Magnifier
– Zenitco 2-DIK flashlight replica.
Bonus picture of my Saiga with my grandfather’s main hunting rifle, a Galil HADAR II.