March 23, 2012
Over the last few months, I have seen numerous “critiques” about Airsoft GI showing no love to the Kalash community. I am here today to prove them wrong, and to show our love to the Kalash community.
The AK 47 is truly a weapon of mass destruction; it causes the most death in this world compare to any other weapon system. Just like the famous instructor, Travis Haley, mentioned, there is over a hundred million AK47 or variant of the AK 47 manufactured in the world today. It’s used by over 50 legitimate standing armies and militaries around the world. If you ask me, the AK platform is pretty bad ass.
In the world of airsoft, the AK platform can be found in two operating types; Electric Operated and Gas Blowback Operated. The electric versions of the AK platform are more popular and practical, but the Gas Blowback platforms are slowly becoming the choice of serious airsofters.
Gas Blowback Operated
The WE AK74 UN gas blowback rifle is the best value gas blowback AK in the Airsoft market. Priced at about $320, the WE Full metal AK74UN is really more bang for your buck! As its stated in the name, The WE Full metal AK74UN has a full metal construction (with the exception of the hand guard and the pistol grip). One of the unique features which the WE AK74UN comes with is the enhanced selector. The enhanced selector allows the operator to manipulate the fire selector with the trigger finger.
The take down of the WE Full Metal AK74UN is identical to the real AK. Since it is gas blowback operated, the gun generates a good amount of recoil. The internals of the gun also resemble the real AK platform.
The G&G AK47 in my opinion is the best full metal and real wood electric AK47 in the airsoft market. The entire gun feels extremely solid. The G&G AK47 breaks down like the real AK, and it has superb internals. The gear box is a Ver. 3 gear box, and the internals are reinforced. For the price of $310.00, it’s truly the best electric AK on the airsoft market.
The Cyma CM050A is another airsoft AK platform which offers great value. Priced at just under $200, the Cyma CM050A AK PMC comes with a wire folding stock and a RAS unit, for mounting lights, lasers, optics, and other shooting accessories. Sine it has a wire stock, the battery is located on the top, using a stick type battery. So if you like the private military contractor look on your AK, the CM050A is the perfect choice for you!
If you are sick of the M4/M16 routine and would like to try out another weapon platform, you must try out the AK platform. The AK platform has seriously been misunderstood in the western culture. Until next time, I am Andrew, stay sharp, and get out and play airsoft.