Sunday, January 31, 2010

Today's Gun: Saiga AK and Glock 19

This is my pair for urban survival where the threats are on two-legs and hunting is not an issue - Saiga AK in 7.62 x 39, with Ace side-folder stock, and Glock 19 with full-capacity mags. 

Neither would be high on my list of choices for bugging out in most scenarios, as I wrote here.


  1. Used a CZ-527 bolt carbine shoting the 7.62x39 cartridge and I have to say it is more fire and flame that effective. My partner was shooting a .308 and his range was much longer that mine. I would not hesitate to take a 600 yard shot with the 308, but I could not reliable shoor the 7.62x39 at 300. I guess I know what I will be doing soon.

  2. Well, certainly the .308 is a longer range, flatter shooting cartridge than the 7.62 x 39, no one would question that. You can also get the Saiga AK in .308. But for what it was designed for, the AK-47 in 7.62 x 39 has proven highly effective, which is why it is still in such widespread use today. All cartridges are compromises in one way or another, and many will do the job. The AK in 7.62 x 39 has many merits for the type of urban survival mentioned in this post: reliability, enough accuracy to do the job at urban combat ranges, and decent power and penetration for the size and weight of the rounds.


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