Guns & Ammo Guide to AK-47s

  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse (January 16, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 7 x 9 inches
  • ISBN-10: 9781510713093
  • ISBN-13: 978-1510713093
  • ASIN: 1510713093

Everything you need to know about AK-47s from top firearms writers.

The Guns & Ammo Guide to AK-47s is packed with a wealth of valuable information compiled by the foremost firearms writers today. A vast range of topics is covered in these articles, including:

An RPK for America
Guns of the mercenaries
Now: A civilian AKM
Automatic Carbine 5
Molot’s Wild Boar
AK Cutaway
And much more!

Discover tried and true tips, tactics, and techniques from the pros along with guidance on buying gear and firearms from experts including Tom Beckstrand, Jeremy Stafford, David M. Fortier, Jack Lott, and Eric R. Poole. The Guns & Ammo Guide to AK-47s has everything you could want to learn about AK-47s.

Guns & Ammo was established in 1958. It presents content covering the complete spectrum of firearms, accessories, and related products, is the most respected media brand in the firearms field, and reaches more than a million visitors a month online and 10.8 million readers in print. Its offices are in Peoria, Illinois.

Eric R. Poole is the editor of Guns & Ammo magazine and brings years of service from the US Marine Corps to the world’s most widely read firearms magazine. His experience as an armorer and his background with print publications at the NRA led him into his dream career of working at G&A. An avid hunter, Eric has enjoyed the pursuit of wild game from North America to Africa. Since taking the ropes at G&A, Eric has transformed the look and feel of the magazine while developing a personal connection to his readers.

A Comprehensive Guide to Shooting, Accessorizing, and Maintaining the Most Popular Firearm in the World

Gun Digest, Shooter’s Guide to AKs

by Marco Vorobiev
June 15, 2016

  •  254 pages
  • Publisher: Gun Digest Books (June 15, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440246416
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440246418
  • Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

Gun Digest Shooter’s Guide to AKs is the essential reference book for any AK-47 enthusiast. As a former member of an elite Soviet Spetsnaz unit and avid AK historian, author Marco Vorobiev offers a detailed look inside the design, development, operation and maintenance of the most prolific firearm of all time.

  • Expert advice – Basic operation and maintenance of the AK rifle
  • Training tips – Shooting and practical applications
  • Market insight – Where to buy an AK and how much you can expect to pay
  • Accessories – DIY instructions, what to buy, and where to get it
  • Ammunition – Advice about what to buy and the results you can expect
  • Historical data – The ideas behind its creation, and the simplicity of the AK

Practical Guide to the Operational Use of the AK47/AKM and AK74 Rifle

By Erik Lawrence
Mar 10, 2015
120 pages
180+ color pictures 
UPC: 853813004167

Developed for weapons familiarization classes and instructor development
accurate reference manuals
ISBN-10: 1941998011

Printed 100 copies at a time
the manuals as they are ever evolving from user feedback.

This practical guide will give the reader:

* background/specifications of the weapon and its capability
* Multiple descriptive photographs 
* instructions on its operation
*disassembly and assembly procedures
* demonstrate correct employment of tripod
* proper safe firing procedures
* malfunction and misfire procedures

Operator level maintenance will also be detailed to allow the operator to understand and become competent in the use and maintenance of the AK47/AKM and AK74 rifle system.

Official Soviet AK-74 Manual: 2006

Official Soviet AK-74 Manual:
Operating Instructions for the 5.45mm Kalashnikov Assault Rifle (AK-74 and KS-74) and Kalashnikov Light Machine Gun (RPK-74 and RPKS-74)

Paperback 150 pages
James F. Gebhardt (Translator)
U.S.S.R Army (Author)
Publisher: Paladin Press; 1St Edition edition (January 1, 2006)
ISBN-10: 1581604912
ISBN-13: 978-1581604917

The Official Soviet AKM Manual; 1998

The Official Soviet AKM Manual
James F. Gebhardt,
Paperback: 106 pages
Paladin Press (January 1, 1998)
ISBN-10: 1581600100
ISBN-13: 978-1581600100

This official military manual, available in English for the first time, was originally published by the Soviet Ministry of Defence. The 7.62mm AKM assault rifle and its folding-stock twin, the AKMS, were based on the popular AK-47 design. This illustrated manual covers the history, function, maintenance, assembly and disassembly, confirmation of zero, penetration characteristics of various cartridges, trajectory and dispersion patterns, accessories and more.

Check out the other AK47 Collector Books 

The AK47 Assault Rifle; 1969

The AK47 Assault Rifle
Wyant Lamont
Paperback: 150 pages
US Combat Bookshelf
Desert Publications, (1st printing 1969) – 1991?
Adapted from a translation of a Russian handbook
Usually pretty cheap at gun shows, worth buying to see some of the first information available about the Kalashnikov rifles
Few drawings, all crude copies from the original (field?) manual but effective. (all black & white)
A lot of good technical information and operational instructions