I know some of you fellow AK lovers out there are already saying that. But in a world of Russian ammo bans, and uncertainty as far as other imports go given current events, the idea of an AK in a very common cartridge here in the USA is a very tempting and practical proposition. The Palmetto State Armory PSAK-101 and 102 are just such guns and with their introduction they are adding more competition to what was originally a very limited amount of 5.56 offerings from Zastava, WBP, and Arsenal USA.
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According to the PSA website listing:
The Palmetto State Armory PSAK-101 continues the forward progress of the American Made AK rifle. Following the unparalleled success of the PSAK-103 and PSAK-104, Palmetto State Armory pushes forward with the 100 Series line of AK Rifles with the PSA AK-101.
The Russian Federation was strapped for cash in the 1990s, which led to the development of what became known as the “Century Line of Rifles”; a series of AKM rifles and carbines designed solely for export. Numbered 101 – 108, the Century Line of Rifles have a special place in the heart of the AK community and come in various configurations and calibers including 5.56×45, 7.62×39, and 5.45×39.
Palmetto State Armory has forged ahead with its version of the AK-101, the PSAK-101. The 100 Series line of AK rifles and pistols combines advances in American manufacturing with Russian weapons lineage to bring about a timeless shooting experience for the purist in you. The PSAK-101 is loaded with features such as a gas nitrided barrel, toolcraft hammer-forged front trunnion, bolt, and carrier, plus a 100% Full Lifetime Warranty.
The Palmetto State Armory PSAK-101 and 102 Specs:
Barrel Length: 16″ (AK-101), 12.5″ (AK-102)
Thread Pitch: M24x1.5RH
Barrel Twist Rate: 1:7″
Barrel Material: Gas nitride 4150 steel treated barrel
Barrel Finish: Nitride
Front Trunnion: Toolcraft hammer forged 4340AQ
Bolt: Toolcraft hammer forged
Carrier: Toolcraft hammer forged
Handguard Type: PSA Classic polymer AK-47 handguard
Grip: PSA Classic polymer AK-47 pistol grip
Stock: PSA Classic polymer AK-47 side folding stock (AK-101), J-mac M1913 Picatinny rail adapter with folding triangular brace (AK-102)
Fire Control Group: Single stage, single hook
Sights: Standard 800 Meter rear sight leaf & fixed front sight (AK101), 90 degree combo sight/gas block, 1000 Meter rear sight (AK-102)
Side Scope Mount: Yes
Dust Cover: Smooth dust cover
Magazine: Includes (1) 30rd AK-47 magazine; where allowed by law
Cleaning Rod: Not included
The past few months have been exciting for those of us dumb enough to love the AK. And between Palmetto State Armory, Zastava, WBP, KUSA, and Arsenal, our options for rifles and pistols haven’t been this numerous in a very long time.
As usual, the Palmetto State Armory PSAK-101 and 102 can be found along with all of their other “100 Series” Rifles on their website.
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All images in this article are from the Palmetto State Armory website.
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