AK-47 Survival and Evolution of the World’s Most Prolific Gun

  • Paperback
  • July 10, 2018
  • 272 pages
  • Publisher: Gun Digest Books
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1946267104
  • ISBN-13: 978-1946267108
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.5 inches

Written by former Soviet Spetsnaz soldier and avid AK historian Marco Vorobiev, and appealing from both an historic and practical point of view, this authoritative guide will catch the attention of gun collectors and enthusiasts everywhere, especially those who collect and/or shoot AKs and other military rifles.

Gun Digest Book of the AK & SKS, Volume II

  • Paperback
  • May 26, 2017
  • by Patrick Sweeney
  • 286 pages
  • Publisher: Gun Digest Books; 2nd edition (May 26, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440247196
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440247194
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 10.9 inches

“Things that are complex are not useful. Things that are useful are simple.”

–Mikhail Kalashnikov

In Gun Digest Book of the AK & SKS, Volume 2, Patrick Sweeney picks up where Volume 1 left off and brings Kalashnikov’s timeless firearm designs–the AK-47 and AK-74–plus their predecessor, Simonov’s SKS, full circle into the modern era. In exhaustive detail and told in his own entertaining way, comrade Sweeney provides not only the historical perspective on these now-ubiquitous Russian guns, but also how to modernize and upgrade them for today’s American-style tactical shooting.

You’ll learn how to order and build an AK from a parts kit, the differences between stamped- and millabout caliber choices, amĀ 01
Sweeney blasts through the white noise, helping you choose the perfect new AK for your needs. Plus how to service and maintain the AK, disassemble, reassemble, repair, inspect and collect used AKs and SKSs. Processes for AK accuracy testing are taught, plus gun reviews of today’s hottest models, including the Century Arms C39V2, Krebs Custom K-AC15 Mod 2 Long UFM and IWI ACE.

You’ll get:AK-47, AK-74 and SKS parts and functions, basic to advanced
Ammunition and aftermarket accessory tips
How to disassemble, maintain, customize and reassemble
Accuracy testing and optics choices for the most recalcitrant AK!

Patrick Sweeney is a certified master gunsmith and armorer instructor for police departments nationwide. In addition to being Handguns Editor for Guns & Ammo, he is author of The Gun Digest Book of the 1911 Vols. 1 & 2, The Gun Digest Book of the Glock Vols. 1 & 2, The Gun Digest Book of the AR-15 Vols. 1, 2, 3 and 4, Gunsmithing: RiflesGunsmithing: Pistols & Revolvers 1 & 2, Gunsmithing the AR-15 Vols. 1 & 2 and Gun Digest Book of the AK and SKS.

Gun Digest, Guide to the Modern AK

Gun Digest Guide to the Modern AK:
Gear, Accessories & Upgrades for the AK-47 and Its Variants

  • Paperback
  • January 17, 2017
  • by Jorge Amselle

Gun Digest Guide to the Modern AK, no longer is the Russian AK-47 rifle merely a cobbled clunker pressed into service by rebel freedom fighters in Third World war zones. Now, author Jorge Amselle presents the AK as a state-of-the-art firearm, with endless accessories and upgrades, and used by the most elite shooting schools.
AK reviews of the most popular models
How to build an AK from a parts kit
Tips for selecting the best AK-47, AK-74 or AK Pistol
The hottest AK upgrades, parts and accessories
For the recreational and tactical shooter, the ergonomic shortcomings and lack of accessories for the AK-47 have been completely resolved in recent years, increasing the rifle’s appeal. Today, major manufacturers are producing new stocks, rails, grips, handguards, sights, parts and other upgrades for this tough rifle.

Learn how to customize the AK, including a full listing of accessories and parts. Find out how to receive training in the proper and effective use of the AK and build your own custom rifle from a parts kit, with tips that will save time and trouble.

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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