Following up on my ongoing review of Palmetto State Armory’s GF3, I’ve got around 1.5k rounds down the tube on it now and probably another 300-400 in blanks. Nothing serious and nothing it shouldn’t be able to handle, running basic drills of snap shots, mag changes and using it as a training and OPFOR weapon in the Scout Course with the blank ammo. So while it doesn’t have a giant round count, its been beat on in a pretty realistic combat environment- my opposing force runs the AKs pretty hard in the woods.
That has a value all its own- will the rivets hold? Will the triangle sidefolding stock hold up to getting smacked around in a woodland environment? Does it live up to the legendary durability of Com-Bloc Kalashnikovs?
Well, I let the pics be the guide, but so far, PSA has made a solid AK.
The weapon is holding up well, and I have no complaints from my end. Getting beat on in the woods, drug through the mud and rocking and rolling in simulated combat, it has not yet failed, taking every kind of ammo and magazine run through it by myself and students in class. The AK makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons, and right now 7.62×39 ammo and magazines are still plentiful at reasonable prices.
For now, at least.