A tad over a week from when I ordered my AK-V via the PSA website, Scott Igert, of Modern Antique Firearms, called and told me that the pistol had arrived. Let me give you a tip, there is such a huge backlog of people signed up for the “email me when it is in stock” feature of the PSA website, you will never hear when they show up. I have a huge tip for you – check at 9am and 4pm Eastern manually. I did that for a week or so and that is how I snagged my AK-V. I My logic was real simple – if I were them, I’d add inventory either first thing in the morning or at the end of the day. Bingo. Maybe it was just luck but it worked.
Okay, so this post is really a collection of photos to show you the AK-V. The next post will get into the modifications that I did.
The AK-V is a very interesting design. Rivets and the finish were well done. Everything looked well machined and assembled. You could tell it was dry. There was a very light coat of oil but the action felt rough just like most new AKs do. In the next blog post, I’ll actually step through what I did in terms of changing to the SBA4 brace, adding a Vortex Crossfire Red Dot and installing one of our Quick Takedown Pins.
This is a Four Part Series on the PSA AK-V in 9mm:
- Part One: Good Reviews Really Raised My Interest After PSA Fixed the Initial Problems
- Part Two: First Thoughts Out Of The Box (tons of photos)
- Part Three: Changing the Brace, Adding a Red Dot and Installing a Quick Takedown Pin For the Dust Cover
- Part Four: Lubricating the AK-V and a 28″ US Peacekeeper Carrying Case
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