8 Best Modern Day AK-47 For Sale

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The AK-47 is a mythical beast in the firearms world and rightly so. This assault rifle has won more wars than possibly any other firearm and sees active service in the kind of conditions we would fear to tread.

The classic semi auto Russian icon is found right across Africa, the Middle East and yeah, more or less everywhere else. The Soviet Union was effectively built on the back of the AK-47.

Lieutenant General Mikhail Kalashnikov designed both the SKS and the AK-47, which means he basically had a hand in every Russian soldier’s life from 1944 and his assault rifles have changed the world. Sometimes for the better.

It has become a symbol of war, and has featured from the Islamic State to the depths of the African jungle and the Vietnam War. Farmers, child soldiers and properly enlisted troops around the world have carried AK-47 rifles.

It’s that good and with high-grade ammo you will get 2350 feet per second from a standard rifle.

As a Mil-spec automatic rifle, it was a gamechanger. Modern-day semi-automatic AK-47s for sale have kept the heavy hitting ammunition, the low maintenance finish and the willingness to chew through ammunition at the range. AK-47s tend not to jam up and you can pretty much send any old ammo downrange.

Kalashnikov rifles and pistols are still on sale in Russia, but a recent import ban means you can’t buy new ones on American soil.

Look out for the likes of Century Arms, Molot Vepr, Arsenal and Krebs Custom for the best modern AK-47s for sale that won’t get you in serious trouble. 

AK-47 vs AR-15 Is A Thing, But Should It Be?

Over here, there’s a them and us attitude built-up between the AK-47 fanboys and the AR-15 faithful, which can get as heated as the Apple vs Android folks, with assault rifles.

But there really shouldn’t be any modern Cold War. They’re both amazing assault rifles, or pistols if you get the shorter barrel variants with a folding stock or AK-47 tactical brace. A couple of these guns are AK-47/AR-15 hybrids, too, and that is something you really might want to consider. 

AK-47s have a devoted following in America these days. If you have steered clear, you should see what the fuss is about and you can get a great modern rifle or, better yet, an AK-47 pistol for less than $700.

The AK-47 rifle was such an important weapon that you can still get pretty faithful recreations of the old-school guns, as well as the modern-day AK-74 variants that have taken the tech to the next level.

So if you want to shoot with this hairy-chested Russian rifle ammo, what is the best modern-day AK-47 for sale right now?

I warn you in advance. A few of these aren’t really AK-47s, or even AK-74s, in the conventional sense. They’re simply firearms that are chambered in 7.62x39mm, they’re cool guns and that was good enough for me.

When it comes to modern day assault rifles and pistols, you want the full range. So we haven’t limited this too much and we have come up with some of the best AK-47 pistols and rifles for sale in 2018.





1. Arsenal SAM7K-R

  • Price: $985.00
  • Barrel Length: 10.5
  • Total Length: 20″
  • Weight: 8lb (Without Magazine)
  • Caliber: AK-47 7.62x39mm
  • Capacity: 5 +1 Round Mag Supplied, Takes All AK-47 magazines.

This, right here, is a modern savage. It’s a gun that has moved on, ever so slightly, from the original AK-47 era. It’s the cleaner, more efficient, modern day equivalent.

To be honest, this one is our favorite AK-47 for sordid reasons. It looks hardcore, it is hardcore and that can be enough sometimes.

This is something different. The Arsenal SAM7 is a soldier’s weapon, the 1970s special forces even. It’s an awesome AK-47 pistol, possibly the best in the world.

It’s compact, tight to the body and each and every round can be lethal with an AK-47. Let’s not do the AR-15 a disservice. It is still a serious weapon, but the additional punch of the AK-47 7.62x39mm rounds are well documented.

So this, in a close quarters’ urban war, is exactly the kind of gun you’d love to have by your side. It’s also an epic truck gun, at a price that is just about within reach. You get a pistol grip, just about enough space for a steadying hand and you get a Tasmanian Devil of a firearm.

That new front quad rail guard gives you ultimate versatility and you can hang anything you want off this gun. You could also mount it on a bipod at the range. It’s an odd set-up with a shorter barrel, but this pistol has a seriously impressive effective range and it offers a series of options.

It’s not a sniper rifle, let’s not get carried away. But with the right scope and set-up like a Magpul Moe style stock, or the wire underfolder braces you can get from almost any gunbroker, then it’s effective to 300 yards out.

It is really built for the close up and personal, though, 100 meters or less with a red dot is just about perfect.

Arsenal have done well with this one, it’s a gun with a purpose and a total weapon of war. One day, you might be glad you’ve got one to fall back on a weapon that the Red Army still uses to this day.

The forged receiver offers outrageous strength and then that is mated to a hammer-forged, chrome lined barrel. This is a quality firearm, make no mistake.

It’s easy to fit a stock and create an almighty AK-74 SBR, or a tactical brace that will give you the edge in close quarters. Or you can just keep it naked, with a bigger magazine, and let rip with a maniacal grin.

The Krinkov-style cone flash suppressor is a nostalgic touch and it works, although it isn’t the only muzzle device on offer.

The double hook trigger is also a unique experience that AK-47 fanboys will love. It might convert a few AR-15 diehards as well.



2. POF Renegade AR-15 7.62x39mm 

  • Price: $1,399
  • Barrel Length: 16.5 inch
  • Total Length: 34 inch
  • Weight: 6.3lb
  • Capacity: 30+1


This is about as non-traditional as AK-47s get., In fact it’s an AR-15 chambered for the heavier round. That sounds like a pretty brilliant rifle, if you ask us

On a purely technical level,  this might actually be the best here by a long way. That’s kind of damning the AK-47 as a genre, if we are saying that the best AK-47 for sale is an AR-15. But this is a really great semi-automatic rifle for sale in any caliber.

The Patriot Ordnance Factory Renegade is a legend in 5.56 NATO circles, and the .308 Win isn’t bad either. So you get the picture, it’s one of those rifles you can spec as you see fit. The AK-47 ammunition was just a natural step for this all-American brand.

Central to the POF line is the E2 dual-extraction technology that uses the gas pressure to aid the extraction and improve the cycling time. 

You get a Dictator 9-position adjustable gas block, a 16.5 inch barrel and Bolt Carrier Group lavishly Nitride-coated. There are some other super slick touches too, like the muzzle device: a three-chamber muzzle brake.

There is a 14.5 inch free-floating Renegade forend and a six-position Mission First Tactical stock. The Anti-tilt buffer tube comes with carrier cradle extensions and pretty much everything on this rifle is top class for this money.




Century Arms C39v2 AK-47 Rifle

3. Century Arms C39V2 Tactical

  • Price: $857.99
  • Barrel Length: 16.25″
  • Total Length: 37.25″
  • Weight: 7.5lb
  • Caliber: AK-47 7.62x39mm
  • Capacity: 30+1 Rounds


If you want to spend a little more on your Century Arms AK-47 then you’ll get a better rifle with the C39V2.

Look at the hazelnut wood stock. The detail work on the fixed stock and the pistol grip, as well as those contoured guards on the barrel. Wooden pistol grips just work on an aesthetic and tactile level and the C39V2 is an awesome semi-automatic rifle.

The barrel is a chrome moly Nitride alloy and chrome lined, and you get a milled receiver in high-grade steel. It’s a classic AK-47 design, though, with the iconic lever action safety.

The Enhanced RAK-1 trigger set makes this one of the best rifles for sale if we’re honest. We love the AK-47 rile and this gun incorporates AK-74 design influences.

Standard AK furniture for sale will slot right on to this firearms, but you might want to treat this wood stock and the rest of the furniture well. Oil it, love it and this gun will last for decades.

The Century Arms C39v2 is a beast of an AK-47 rifle that you’ll be proud to own.



cmmg-mk47-mutant Modern Day AK-47

 

4. Mutant MK-47

  • Price: $1,149.00 (On Sale)
  • Barrel Length: 16
  • Total Length: 33.5″
  • Weight: 7.2lb (Without Magazine)
  • Caliber: AK-47 7.62x39mm
  • Capacity: 30+1 Round Mag Supplied, Takes All AK-47 magazines.

CMMG has done a very clever thing with the Mutant MK-47. It has borrowed the best parts of the AR-15, without giving up any of the AK-47’s hard hits. That makes it one of the best AK-47 rifles for sale in 2018.

So, you get a streamlined assault rifle for a sale with a floating guard that can take an optic or whatever other tactical gear you want. It feels like an AR-15, by design, even down to the collapsible stock.

It’s a 16-inch barrel, it looks basically like an AR-15 and yet it takes standard AK-47 magazines. You get a decent muzzle brake too. So if you’re looking for a next gen AK-47, this is one of the best rifles for sale.

It’s a great, beefed up gun for when you want a little more than an AR-15. Some people just prefer the feel of the AK-47 in any case. So check this gun out, it might be the missing link you have both been looking for.

It’s one of the most useful guns here, if we’re honest. Some of the rest are either a one-trick pony or a simple exercise in nostalgia. Technically, it’s good for 400 yards and beyond. You can hunt with it, too, which is rare for an AK anything.

Some on this list are pure spray and  pray. But this is a precision AK-47 caliber rifle that you could use for target work, basic hunting and general sport shooting. That generic Magpul Moe stock looks solid and it’s a modular rifle that will take scopes, lamps and lasers.

The direct impingement system is refined, compared to some of the agricultural specials here. It’s an AK-47 lite, for sure, but there’s nothing wrong with that. This is a different kind of AK-47 rifle for sale.

Century Arms Micro Draco Gun

5. Century Arms Draco Pistol

  • Price: $659.99
  • Barrel Length: 6.25″
  • Total Length: 14.5″
  • Weight: 4.85lb
  • Caliber: AK-47 7.62x39mm
  • Capacity: 30+1 Rounds


This is just so much gun for the money. It’s borderline insane and it’s exactly the kind of back-up you’d want if you were running a Meth lab in the deep South. Century Arms Draco Pistol, we salute you.

It doesn’t have the Special Ops feel of the IWI, but then it is $1000 cheaper and you still get the classic lever action safety. So it’s horses for courses.

Child soldiers in the Congo and goat herders in the Himalayas have held more or less the same gun in their hands over the decades. So Century Arms is bringing you a piece of history here and honestly the price is an absolute steal.

This gun is somewhere between an AR pistol in 5.56 NATO and 300BLK. It’s also about half the price of the leading contenders, although you can get a Radical Firearms 7″ AR-15 pistol for less than $500.

It just has such potential for pent-up violence. It’s easy to pivot, it will pump out 30 bullets without taking a rest and this could be one of the ultimate home defense guns when you think about it. Forget long-range accuracy, this is the kind of weapon you want when you’re in a close-up firefight. It’s a compact AK-47 without the stock, that’s really it. An AK-47 pistol. Digest that for a moment.

Of course, I hope you never need it, but a gun like this can be an equalizer when things go wrong. When the world ends, and we’re all roaming the Savannah fighting over fuel and food, I could well imagine one of these Century Arms Draco Gun monsters hanging by my side. It’s that kind of weapon.

It will never have a real hunting purpose, it might not even be that good down the range. But in close quarters, when everything has gone wrong, it might be the kind of gun you’d want to trust with your life. At this price, it’s almost stupid not to buy one of these milled receivers with a tiny barrel and a big mag.

Century Arms don’t make the guns themselves, they’re an importer. That has led to the odd issue with parts. But it’s an AK, you can pretty much fix this thing with chewing gum and WD-40. You can also basically fit any parts that were meant for an AK-47, including drum mags.

So you can dress up your Draco Gun pistol any way you see fit and fire 50 rounds or more with the many aftermarket high-capacity mags out there. You can even put a wood stock on there.

You can also fit a folding stock or a tactical brace and skirt the SBR laws, while having an absolutely devastating tool of urban warfare at your disposal. Get a generic RMR working on there and you have a cut price legend on your hands. It could honestly be the first gun you pick up in a crisis.

That little semi auto gun can become an absolute beast and we love the muzzle brake.

Want to know more about where to buy a Draco Gun, as well as the different kinds that Century Arms has to offer? Go here!


Arsenal SAM7SF - A Modern day AK-47

6. Arsenal SAM7SF

  • Price: $1,325.90
  • Barrel Length: 16.25
  • Total Length: 38.2″
  • Weight: 8.5lb (Without Magazine)
  • Caliber: AK-47 7.62x39mm
  • Capacity: 10 +1 Round Mag Supplied, Takes All AK-47 magazines.


Bulgarian firm Arsenal has copied the AK-47 rifles since 1958, so it basically should have got it right by now with this semi auto with the side folding stock.

This is a hybrid between the old AK-47 and the AK-74, a 1974 update from Mikhail Kalashnikov that still takes the classic AK-47 7.62x39mm ammunition that makes an AK-47 for sale such an attractive proposition.

This is a basic recipe and you can even see the old-school roots of this Soviet Union foot soldier’s gun in that functional folding stock. There are no airs and graces and this would be a gun for a grunt in the Red Army.

It was always like this: simple, tough, basic and functional. It was also a machine gun in its military days, but we can’t have everything. Even if we could have machine guns these days, the cost of ammo would probably make us flick selective fire off pretty fast.

So if you want an AK-47 rifle that stays true to the original concept, with just some basic mod-cons, then the Arsenal SLR might just be the sweet spot for you here.

It doesn’t have the cheesy wood furniture and you get a polymer stock with the pistol grip. But if this is a shooting gun, rather than a range queen, that might be a bonus.

You could fit a 50-round mag without too much trouble at all. It’s a sobering thought and I certainly wouldn’t want to run into the hot end of this gun if I was the home invading type. The iron sights are M4-style, or old AK-47, but the muzzle brake is a modern touch.

It’s a seriously sweet gun that pays homage to the AK-47’s military roots, but also incorporates modern touches like the muzzle brake. Treat this gun even close to right, and it should last you for years.

It’s an agricultural gun, but it’s accurate up to 400 yards, you can take potshots at double that and it’s got more kick and stopping power than an AR-15.



Century Arms AK-47 replica

 

7. Century Arms WASR-10 Classic AK-47

  • Price: $778.99
  • Barrel Length: 16.5″
  • Total Length: 37.25″
  • Weight: 8.05lb (Unloaded)
  • Caliber: AK-47 7.62x39mm
  • Capacity: 30 +1 Round Mag Supplied, Takes All AK-47 magazines.


This is the classic AK-47 rifle in period dress, for a price that most of us can afford. It will eat pretty much any ammo, it will make most AR-15s look like histrionic drama queens and it should keep going all day if you want to go old-school hunting.

Century Arms has certainly made the AK-47 a major part of its arsenal (snigger, see what I did there?), but then it is an awesome gun and these AK-47 rifles kept the Red Army in business.

This isn’t the best example you can get of the AK-47 mechanism. But it is a pretty true recreation of the classic assault rifle that has made its presence felt on every single continent since it turned into the world’s most effective killing machine in the last Century.

It’s a tribute to the all-conquering AK-47 and Century Arms deserve credit for staying true to the design  and the price point.

The Century Arms AK-47 has served in the Middle Eastern wars, African skirmishes you will never know about and Eastern European bloodbaths. It is woven into the tapestry of our world, and this is what it looks like in its purest form. You get a pistol grip, seemingly untreated wood furniture and it spits out hot lead all day long, which is the important thing.

Do you want a wood stock in a modern gun? Well it looks the part and this is about the only place I can accept it. It”s a proper old rifle, but you might prefer the folding stock on the other rifles. This Red Army AK-47 for sale is a classic gun, so yeah you probably will own one at some point if you get into shooting AK-47s for sale and AK-74s.

So, if you want to hold a piece of history in your hands, at a sensible price, then you could do well to look at this replica assault rifle from Century Arms and see if you get the AK bug.

IWI Galil Ace

8. IWI Galil Ace

  • Price: $1599.99
  • Barrel Length: 8.2″
  • Total Length: 17.9″
  • Weight: 6lb (Unloaded)
  • Caliber: AK-47 7.62x39mm
  • Capacity: 30 +1 Round Mag Supplied, Takes All AK-47 magazines.
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Now this is a naughty little gun isn’t it? It has drawn inspiration from the good old-fashioned Draco gun and the Finnish icon, the Valmet RK62. It’s not really an AK-47 anymore, but it is a great little pistol that fires the same round. You can get a Galil in NATO, too, and rifles that go right up to the 308.

The Israelis are on a roll right now, with the Tavor TS-12 Semi-Automatic shotgun, but this is a gun we could easily see taking over as anybody’s last line of defense. Could you imagine a robber’s face if he’s lit up like a christmas tree with a laser sight mounted to this bad boy?

You may have to clean your floor… AK-47 rifles can do that to you.

For that reason alone, this is one of the very best weapons you can buy in the traditional AK-47 caliber of 7.62x39mm.

You can fit a tactical light, although I would go with the laser, and this could be the ultimate home defense, or, dare we say it, urban warfare weapon. It’s light, it’s compact and it kicks out deadly AK-47 ammo. It hits way harder than an AR-15 and that could be the difference if everything goes South in a hurry.

You can also fit a tactical brace, or a folding stock and go the full SBR route.

It’s a warrior, rather than a hunter-gatherer, a cut-down assault rifle for the modern world. But then it would be a hell of a tool to have at your disposal if you really needed one.

The Israeli Special Forces, feared throughout the world, pack this gun when they go to work. It’s easy to see why. It’s a great little weapon for home defense and is definitely a step up from an AR-15 when it comes to stopping power. The pistol grip, the compact form, it all works. We like this gun and it’s on our wish list.


Conclusion

We get lost in a world of AR-15s and 300BLK rifles and pistols from the likes of Springfield Armory and Smith & Wesson, but the Russian AK-47 7.62x39mm rifle is a brilliant thing that has endured because it’s a great gun for sale.

It has evolved, it has got better and the tweaks of the AK-74 have kept it relevant. Get a high-quality milled receiver, a chrome-lined barrel and a quality muzzle brake and your AK-47 rifles could become your favorite guns.

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