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Date Posted: July 08, 2012
The BEST Gun in the World!
Blaine Chapman
In the role of a “tool,” in preparation for any survival duties it is intended to perform, a WASR 10 is basic; an industrial black finish and rough wood grips bring to mind Iron clad ideologies of those for whom this rifle was originally intended. A WASR is cheap; Just over $500 will land you the rifle. Included are typically 3 mags, bayonet, sling and an oil bottle so its well-appointed and, being an AK, it is reliable. For just a couple hundred dollars in ammunition you will have constructed the perfect firearm survival pack.

“If you could only have one gun…” Amidst the excitement and heavily opinionated opening arguments of your friend’s response; you yourself pause, momentarily, to reflect on the gravity of the question you just posed.

For most of us, responding to this question is simple. We want a gun that works, is easy to maintain, has a large magazine and is chambered in a caliber with plenty of knock-down power. This seemingly simple list of requisite inputs lands most on the topic of battle rifles and from there a heated debate ensues over whether Mikhail Kalishnakov, Eugene Stoner or Deudonne Saive conceived the best design.

If this author were engaged in any way with the aforementioned question the response would be one gun… The AK rifle, and more specifically the Romanian/American hybrid, known as the WASR 10 by Century Arms.

This gun is simple! With barely enough moving parts to count on both hands it functions as consistently as a swiss time-piece and with an heir of controlled chaos it will violently exorcise spent casings at each commanding pull of the trigger.

Indeed, the presentation of these guns has come a long way since they first hit our shores. Dig more than 10 posts into any thread on a WASR 10 and you will undoubtedly hear someone regale a story involving a pile of this make and model and the author’s experience picking through these “dime a dozen,” guns searching for one in acceptable enough condition to meet any one of the author’s thoroughly rationalized appointments: (Truck Gun, Survival Rifle, First Military Rifle and the list goes on…).

True, WASR 10’s did, at one time suffer from construction of worn out parts kits and bent sights, but not today! This author recently picked up a WASR for testing and was pleasantly surprised to find a clean, chrome lined barrel, straight sights an only slightly loose magazine well and a price tag which will allow even the most frugal “Gun-Geek,” (a self-inclusive label) the ability to objectify their acquisition.

In the role of a “tool,” in preparation for any survival duties it is intended to perform, a WASR 10 is basic; an industrial black finish and rough wood grips bring to mind Iron clad ideologies of those for whom this rifle was originally intended. A WASR is cheap; Just over $500 will land you the rifle. Included are typically 3 mags, bayonet, sling and an oil bottle so its well-appointed and, being an AK, it is reliable. For just a couple hundred dollars in ammunition you will have constructed the perfect firearm survival pack.

If you want a fun rifle for outdoor shooting this summer, a firearm to keep with you on adventures or a reliable insurance policy in these uncertain times; be sure to check out the Century Arms WASR-10!



 

 

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