This video is worth it purely for first two minutes. From @MilSpec_Mojo believing Garand Thumb possess a Miculek index finger to the stunning music video immediately following, you don’t need to get to the discussion at all for the entertainment value.
That said, when a man like Jim Fuller (Most Recently of Rifle Dynamics) talks AKs we listen. I’m getting my RD NATO on Saturday so this is well timed. On top of it all it’s a fun overview of how the AK market has evolved.
Gone are the days of solid surplus guns and nearly untouched parts kits for builds. Gone are the days of the bottom of the bin scrap that was the tail end of the surplus days. We are reaching a height in AKs as we did with ARs where an elite hierarchy of guns emerge and take their places in the order of quality and company name.