One of the most frightening things that can happen is a home invasion.
It can make folks feel vulnerable and unsafe…
And it’s why it’s so important to have a home defense plan… just like this man in Houston, TX.
He had a plan to defend his home.
But his plan didn’t just work against one or two invaders… his plan worked to fight off 5 men trying to get into his home.
You see, the homeowner was prepared for a fight. And he owned an AK-47 to defend himself.
Here’s what happened…
At first, two masked men broke into the home. The homeowner thought it was someone playing a joke on him.
But he soon realized the armed intruders meant business.
The two men demanded cash. So, the homeowner complied – or so they thought.
As he reached for the cash, the homeowner instead grabbed his AK-47 and began firing at the intruders.
He didn’t know at the time but three other men were waiting outside, and as the resident pursued the intruders the three men outside also began shooting.
In the end, three of the intruders were dead and the other two were injured. They were taken to the hospital and then arrested.
The resident was not wounded during the incident. Police say he acted in self-defense and didn’t anticipate any charges.
The homeowner saved his own life that day.
The intruders likely thought the homeowner would be an easy target.
But he caught them off guard with a powerful rifle (one that is ideal for handling multiple threats).
The AK-47 was designed after World War II by the Soviets.
The rifle was originally designed for the battlefield. It’s light, carries a lot of ammo, and can withstand harsh conditions.
And over the decades since its creation, it has become one of the most popular weapons in the world.
In fact, it is estimated that 100 million firearms in the world are some type of AK-47.
But while the AK-47 is the most popular weapon in the world, it isn’t without flaws.
For example, AK-47’s made in Russia were known for having loose tolerances, which meant poor accuracy.
In addition, the open gas system design doesn’t do much to suppress the recoil of the firearm.
And the design of the AK doesn’t make it easy for mounting accessories such as sights or lights – though it is possible.
So, if you have ever considered buying an AK-47, I would suggest one made in the USA.
Palmetto State Armory PSAK-47:
The PSAK-47 is 100% made in the USA.
In the past, the company used foreign build kits. But now they make completely forged rifles for better strength.
It’s chambered in 7.62×39, just like you’d expect, and comes with a 30-round magazine.
The PSAK-47 has a 1 in 9.5″ twist rate, and the 4150 barrel is nitride treated for accuracy.
It also has a hammer-forged front trunnion to ensure the rifle will last.
The sight is a classic 800-meter rear sight and adjustable front sight. It also has a side mount to allow you to mount a scope.
There are different versions of the PSAK-47. Some feature Magpul MOE handguards and grips. Plus, you can get one with a Magpul folding adjustable stock.
The PSAK-47 starts at around $1,000.
Century Arms VSKA:
The VSKA rifle is a newly designed AK-47.
It has an all-new bolt carrier, front trunnion, and feed ramp machined from S7 tool steel. This is the same type of steel commonly used to make chisels and jackhammers.
In addition, the VSKA has a carburized 4140 steel bolt, a chrome-moly 4150 barrel, and the RAK-1 Enhanced Trigger Group.
The rifle has polymer handguards, a mil-spec type II hard-coat anodized black finish, and a 30-round magazine.
The VSKA sells for about $1,000.
Kalashnikov USA KR-103:
In 2015, the U.S. banned importing Russian-made AK-47’s. The company named after the inventor of the AK, Kalashnikov came up with a way around this.
The original maker of the AK-47 opened an office in the U.S. The AK-47’s are 100% American Made and legal to buy.
The KR-103 is chambered in 7.62×39mm. The U.S. company has gone to great lengths to ensure the rifle is as close to its Russian counterpart as possible.
The rifle has forged trunnions and a chrome-lined threaded barrel. It will accept all AK74/AKM accessories and comes with a 30-round magazine.
The KR-103 has a 1:10″ twist rate and a polymer buttstock. It has a chrome-lined button-rifled barrel and chrome-lined gas system.
The U.S. made Kalashnikov KR-103 sells for about $1,200 new.
Now, while there is no question that the AR-15 is America’s rifle…
The AK-47 has endured the test of time. It is one of the most popular weapons in the world and continues to evolve.
So, if you’re interested in adding one to your collection, buying an American made AK-47 can help ensure you are getting a quality rifle.