Suppressing an AK47..worth it?


#1

My vote is totally! I’ve only shot a handful of suppressed AK47s and was pleasantly surprised by them each! For those of you that have shot one whats your opinion ??



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#2

I have to say no. Only because I don’t have one yet. Until then. I will pretend to be like. Pppfffttt. Lame.
But I might think they are cool. But you will never know.


#3

Hhaha I thought the same thing till the wolveeine showed up. Now I’m like aks suck without cans


#4

An article on this in RECOIL (Issue 38, p. 70, “Taming the Beast”) rather put me off of the idea. Another article in AK-47 and Soviet Weapons 2018 (not sure page) made it sound like a good idea, but glossed over the actual sound reduction achieved by a suppressor alone. MAC’s video showed the volume over 140 decibels. :frowning_face: Then, there’s the trouble of dealing with the extra filth, gas in the face, piston pop, faster bolt travel/impact/recoil, reliability questions, subsonic ammo ballistics, paperwork/wait/tax bullshit, cost, bulk/weight, matching threads/adapters, etc. Looks cool, though.


#5

What make/model is that black AK?


#6

Absolutely worth it


#7

Do you recommend any specific mods or gear?


#8

I’m only running the wolverine. I believe dead air recommends the kns adjustable AK piston for a smoother action. I need to get one to try out


#9

Ok, thanks!


#10

It sounds cool, but not for me. Personally, I enjoy the natural AK ambiance. :wink:


#11

Yes. Do it


#12

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#13

That looks front heavy!


#14

Adding a can does make the front heavier but the benefit of sound reduction outweighs the negatives imo


#15

If you get a KNS adjustable piston, yes!
I am going to be loading some photos of what not to do… had an AR come in… in peaces… from running suppressed.