It's a good gun at a good price. Yes, it's Russian.http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/storeproduct708.aspx
This is a russian made AK right? So it must be decent for the price.....
am I wrong?
Yea, as long as it's "working"...Look Russian doesn't mean the best when it comes to AK, and it defiantly doesn't mean easy. If you are in a state that doesn't allow AKs to be what they are, the Saiga is a fine weapon. It is fine for conversion as well.
While I am not a big fan of WASR a working wasr is usually about as good as a Saiga for the most part.
The Saigas have gone up in price over the years, but they are still a very good bang for the buck. Where else are you going to get a built AK47 in the original Russian plant with the correct barrel for under $400? If you get any Saiga, do yourself a favor and do the conversion...it's simple and it will make the Saiga they way it should have been imported to the US. Just make sure you have enough US made parts to avoid any 922R issues down the road.but since it takes the 30rd surefire mags, even if they are expensive as hell, dont you think i would save money by not converting it and just buying some of those 30rd mags?
WTF are you talking about?You would also be breaking the law since doing this would put you in violation of 922R.
This is why I dislike this forum...lots of people do not know the laws and yet they are giving advice. My advice is to become educated. I'm sure I will get another warning or some sort, but it's the truth. Hard to weed out all the illegal advice being given on this forum.
I THINK he means making the rifle accept standard AK magazines and not adding the correct number of US made parts.WTF are you talking about?