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Century Arms RAS47 AK Rifles ~ Buy-em While You Still Can

Thursday, October 12, 2017 17:25
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By John Farnam

Century Arms RAS47 AK RifleCentury Arms RAS47 AK Rifle Defense Training International, IncDefense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO –-( “All that is complex is not good. All that is truly good, is simple.” ~ Kalashnikov

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I’ve had many Kalashnikovs come through my Urban Rifle Classes. They have been manufactured in the (former) Soviet Union, China, America, even Pakistan. With the exception of the ones made in Pakistan, all have run well!

By American standards, some consider Kalashnikov’s creation “rude and crude,” but any competent Operator will instantly appreciate the simplicity in the design, and the genius of the designer. This is the rifle I faced in Vietnam so many years ago, and understandably, I hated it then.

In fact, I still bear scars from AK rounds, received during my tour as a Marine Infantry Officer in Vietnam in 1968! Since, like most, I’ve come to appreciate what a superbly-functional machine the AK is!

Kalashnikov was an uneducated tank-mechanic, born with few advantages, but there was a design-genius lurking inside. Like all of us, he was far from perfect, but his indelible contribution to military history is undeniable!

The 7.62×39 rifle cartridge is the best military round ever made! Short and heavily tapered, it was designed from the beginning to run smoothly in automatic machines, and does so better than any other! It is a legitimate 300m round, with exceptional penetration.

I recommend not running steel-case ammunition through your M4, for fear of breaking the extractor. Such concerns are unnecessary with the AK. It’s heavy bolt and large extractor are unlikely to break under any circumstances!

My copy of Century Arms’ American-made RAS47 if a wonderful manifestation of the Kalashnikov Rifle!

It features a bolt-hold-open-notch in the manual safety lever, but is otherwise faithful to the original design. It takes all AK magazines, but I particularly like 30-round Pmags!

I’ve had it for six months, and it runs and runs! Copies are available for under $600.00. Although, in view of recent events and resulting cries from domestic leftists for gun-banning legislation, that may have already changed!

As a car-gun, the RAS47 is hard to beat!


Get your copy while you still can!


Century Arms American-made RAS47 AK PistolCentury Arms American-made RAS47 AK Pistol, CA makes a pistol version as well.

About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit:

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