Today at The Firearm Blog we have exclusive AK-related information for you. Brandon Herrera, also known as The AK Guy, informed us about the release of his first production model AK called AKG-47. Brandon has earlier launched a limited edition commemorative rifle that we talked about on TFB. Today, he is introducing a production model that will be made in large quantities and will be available both on the company’s website and via its dealers.
The marketing strategy behind this product is to offer an affordable rifle that is built by skilled people to be reliable as the AKs are supposed to be. For an MSRP of $899, you get an AKM pattern rifle that is hand built in the USA, tested for function and reliability and covered by lifetime warranty. By the way, each and every AKG-47 rifle is inspected and test fired by Brandon, the owner of the company, himself. I’ll quote below what Brandon told me which pretty much sums up the description of this rifle:
We wanted the AKG-47 to be the best base model AK available for the price. When people ask “What is the best starter AK?” we want them to answer the AKG-47 without hesitation.
Now let’s get to the details. The AKG-47 is built with new Romanian military parts kits. They use Russian standard 1mm stamped receivers and cold hammer forged Romanian barrels. The rifle is chambered in 7.62x39mm and comes with one XTech Tactical MAG47 30-round magazine. The AKG-47 rifles also feature a Cerakote finish of Graphite Black color. The Cerakote job is accomplished by “We Plead The 2nd” company.
The AKG-47 comes with a side scope rail. The iron sights of these rifles are also properly zeroed. Although in the images of this article the AKG-47 is shown with a JMAC Customs RRD-4C muzzle brake, in its basic configuration it will come with a standard AKM slant brake. The standard version is equipped with Romanian furniture, however, for an additional $99 you can select an option of refinished Russian furniture.
I think this is quite an interesting offer of a basic AKM rifle. What do you think about the AKG-47? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Images from www.theakguy.com