>2016 (happy new year!)
>not owning any arsenal products
What the fuck is your excuse? Do you really think your shitty pap/wasr/ddi will actually outlive you? Do you REALLY think le ebin cheekslap rifle is actually worth anything?
>mfw I bought all my rifles back in 2012 for $800 a pop with folding stocks and you all get cucked hard buying a shit akm for nearly the same price
>All those posts from years ago
>Protip - try sorting by time
>mfw $500 ARs are decent and worth what you pay for them
>mfw 500$ AKs will blow up in your face and break from normal use
>mfw buying a stripped or 80% lower and building your very own fun
Eh maybe after Donald lifts the US sanctions. I will never pay more than $1000 USD for any gun, especially an AK.
Because Century makes a milled receiver rifle for 30% less, with a superior barrel coating.
My slr 106 has a button on the buttplate sticking out. Shouldering the rifle is fine because my shoulder pushes the button in and I don't feel it. Is the button supposed to be flush with the buttplate?
I'm not retarded, moron. It's not the cleaning kit, its to release the stock when it's in the folded position. My question is whether it's supposed to be sticking out on its own.
It is. Everyone on /k/ is a poor collegefag so they bad mouth it to make themselves feel better for cheaping out on a wasr
Canted sights are the hot new meme even thought it's been a problem with wasrs for years.
I bought a glorious vepr for $400 less.
The AK front sight post is adjustable for windage and elevation to account for the inevitable radial inconsistencies when quickly and cheaply assembling the rifles. The FSB is pinned and then the FSP is actually zeroed by the factory and then stamped with a witness mark so you can know if it gets knocked off zero. As long as the FSP can be zeroed such that you can hit your target and scale your rear sight for elevation difference, it is in spec. Asking for everything to be perfect and straight is asking for something the AK was never meant to be.
I agree that on a $1000+ rifle, wanting everything to be perfect and straight doesn't seem like asking for too much. It should be expected, even if it is just a nicety. But since Arsenal LV essentially has a monopoly on their product, there's not much that can be done about it; if you want a CHF-CL barreled rifle standard with a 4.5mm folding stock trunnion, built mostly by a historically Soviet AK factory known for their quality, with new parts, you buy an Arsenal or you don't buy anything at all.
Pic is a 1968/69 Tula front sight as it was assembled on the barrel by the factory.
It's not just the front sight though, Chimps.
It's the rear sight block, the gas block, or combinations of the 3.
I'm well aware the front sight is adjustable to account for imperfect building, but that's not the only issue.
And the non-existent CS is just bad for business.
If they don't give a shit about whether their rifles are put together well or not just because they have a monopoly on the 100 series type rifles, then they should be shit on until they step up their game.
Having the RSB canted certainly is a problem because combined with FSB cant the elevation scaling won't work without also fucking up your windage. I hadn't heard about these problems.
Arsenal is a shit company, no doubt about it. Affixing the barrel components is one of the very few processes that they're 100% responsible for in Las Vegas. They don't have a lot on their plate and they still manage to fuck it up. Arsenal deserves all its hate. The condition my 104UR was delivered in would have been unacceptable from any other company.
My only CS experience with them a year or two ago was pleasant though. (Just anecdotal)
The only reason to own an Arsenal is if you want an AK in 5.45, all though the new DDI rifle from Classic (ew) is supposed to be very good.
>The condition my 104UR was delivered in would have been unacceptable from any other company
The piss poor packaging they ship it in?
Or the actual condition of the rifle itself?
Was the customer service for the 104UR or that 106CR you had?
But yeah, they've gotten by on their name and past for some time, and it's starting to catch up to them.
>Also welcome back
The condition of the rifle itself. The top cover looked like it had been kicked around the shop floor. Finish was that bad. Also, the folded-over lipped part of the top cover (where the ejection port is) was folded over too far and contacted the bolt carrier, which scratched the bolt carrier down to the bare steel before I realized what the fuck was going on. If you let the bolt carrier forward slow enough, the top cover would catch it and hold it there. I had to file it to give it clearance. A $1250 rifle shouldn't come with a scratched to hell finish and needing file work so that it doesn't injure itself. My delirium at owning a real AKSU at the time made me not care.
My CS experience was with the 106CR, they were very friendly about it and fixed the overgassing issue (installed a gas limiter) as well as completely refinished the rifle (I didn't ask for this or mention it in my emails) free of charge despite the fact it was out of warranty. I suspect they might have gone above and beyond because of the nightmarish reputation of the 106cr, but that's why I write this off as anecdotal and not carrying much weight.
>>Also welcome back
I had a SA M-5R. It was a great rifle if you wanted an AK that was literally as heavy loaded as a Garand. It shot well enough, but not as well as my 7 lb AR. Which meant I hardly shot it, since any time I felt the need to use up some 5.56, I grabbed the AR, not the SA M-5R.
I traded it for an M1 carbine, and don't feel bad at all.
I'm looking for a Polish stamped receiver gun with the wire side folder and a side rail, because the AK platform is a lot more fun in 7.62.
I love my Arsenal, but I think the company is suffering from being the only "high quality" game in town for as long as they were.
>Saved my sheckles for two years because poor student.
>Did a fuckload of research over that time
>Bought the Arsenal because I didn't want to waste my money on a piece of shit for my first center-fire rifle.
>Had to order online because fucking nowhere besides Degoffs sells evil black rifles where I live in VA and they said they were out of the SLR-107FR's
>Buy surplus 10 pack of steel mags and 1k rounds of ammo
>Rifle arrives and I pick it up (was in wonderful condition and everything looked straight at first glance and I was very impressed)
>Casual first shots at cardboard
>Six inches low and to the right at ~15 yards
>Later set rifle on table and do the index card check on the front sight base.
>Canted just enough that I didn't notice it in the shop.
I learned two very valuable lessons that day; never think that any company is perfect, and never buy an AK sight unseen. I saved my money for two years and spent it on what is supposed to be a quality product so I wouldn't have to worry, but for $999 Arsenal cant be bothered to ensure their front sight posts aren't crooked. Don't get me wrong, the rifle looks great, shoots, and functions wonderfully and is dead accurate once I zeroed it, but it strikes me as lazy on Arsenal's part not to avoid something so simple and usually indicative of lower quality builds.
>Pic related: my AK
Yeah that's something I'm aware of, and its why I'm not too pissed and I don't regret the purchase. Honestly though, canted front site on a 1k rifle? Really? Again, just lazy for that price mark.