View Full Version : New from Long Beach and need advice!

02-07-2012, 4:08 PM
I'm looking to get my first rifle. Currently I own a Norinco 12 ga. shotgun and a Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm. I'm telling myself that this third gun will definitely be the last one... because what more could I possibly need?

So, on to what I'm looking for...
This rifle will be primarily for surviving getting out of Long Beach (and So.Cal. in general) in a zombie/SHTF type of scenario... but realistically I'll be shooting cirles on a piece of paper with it. However, I'd like to have a rifle with the zombies in mind, so here is what I'm thinking:

AK-47 in 7.62x39
Folding stock (side, under, over, don't care) that will be pinned in place
I want the rifle to be as portable and light as possible... hence the folder
Compactness is a big issue. The shortest barrell that doesn't give up too much accuracy is preferred.
I'll start with iron sights, but something nicer isnt out of the question.
I don't have too many tools... a drill, a dremel, wrenches, etc.
I'm not against building, but someone would have to hold my hand if it was an AK

So, can anyone point me in the right direction? :D

02-07-2012, 4:12 PM
I don't know much about AKs so I can't help you much there, but welcome to Calguns! :)

02-07-2012, 4:28 PM

02-07-2012, 6:28 PM
Welcome!! I am sure someone on here can help you build your dream....

02-07-2012, 7:12 PM

xXx Sir Sik xXx
02-07-2012, 7:20 PM
Welcome to the board...

02-07-2012, 7:31 PM

02-07-2012, 7:34 PM
Plenty of AK gurus here on the boards. Ask your question in the Centerfire Rifles section, for sure some members will chime in. Good luck on your search and welcome aboard.

SoCal Bob
02-07-2012, 8:19 PM
Welcome to Calguns. Good luck with your search.

Bert Gamble
02-07-2012, 8:22 PM
Welcome. Lots of info flying around here.

02-07-2012, 10:37 PM
Welcome aboard

02-07-2012, 11:30 PM
Thanks everyone. I'll take your advice and ask my question in the appropriate forum. I wasn't sure if people got angry about the new guy coming in and asking a bunch of questions. I've been doing a lot of reading and trying to settle down on what I want. Hopefully the guys in the Centerfire section can set me up!

02-08-2012, 12:01 AM

Welcome to CGN! :)

Be sure to checkout the centerfire rifles section (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/forumdisplay.php?f=67) and the marketplace (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/forumdisplay.php?f=91) for info and a possible deal on your rifle components. :D

02-08-2012, 9:16 AM