View Full Version : Options for an AK Platform in .22 rimfire?

08-26-2012, 3:18 PM
We're looking for an AK in .22 rimfire so that we can do more training without doing so much damage to our finances. I believe that ATI makes something like this but I have not heard much about them and I don't know what else may be available.

I would love to hear from you guys as to what is available and what the quality is like. I would like to get something that has a good reputation for solid build quality so that it will last for many years.

Thank you for your help!

08-28-2012, 3:26 PM
Did a search online and found a number of options but would still like to hear input from CG folks about what has and hasn't worked well for them.


08-28-2012, 3:50 PM
I believe the Romanian M-10's are the best AK trainers since they were made specifically for that purpose. The ATI AKs are really your tacticool rifles. The last time I searched a M-10 was going for about $400-$500 on gunbroker sold by centerfire systems. They do not have them anymore unfortunately. Armscor has a clone for under $200 but it's kinda ugly.

If you can find a Romanian M-10 22 or even a WASR-22 then go for it.

08-28-2012, 5:01 PM
If you're looking form something just close, and relatively cheap, I use a 10/22 in butler creek pistol-gripped stock that works pretty good: charging handle on the same side, mag-changes are similear (get 10-rd butler creek ones, not the ruger rotary ones). Sight picture is similar enough with the 10/22 buckhorn sites.

The only big difference is the safety.

08-28-2012, 7:33 PM
The M-10 is the only true AK trainer that is currently being sold new. You can also buy a Romanian WASR22 on the used market which is essentially the same as the M-10. Uses the same internals. The ATI AK's, Mitchell and Armscor AK's only resemble Ak's and use not a single real AK part, whereas the M-10 and WASR22 are built on a WASR2 receiver and use 90% true AK parts. Here is my WASR22 built with Bulgy 74 components for flare.






08-29-2012, 3:56 PM
offrdmania, nicely done and looks pretty snazzy. It is a shame that Saiga doesn't have a .22lr rifle 'cause that's what I what I have, not converted, and that's the platform that I would like to work with. Thanks for all the input, I'm all ears for any more ideas, options, or leads.

Thank You Muchly!

Quickdraw Mcgraw
08-30-2012, 2:25 PM
I've got an gsgAK47 gunine replica for sale in the private ad section $325 with the quad rail and an extra mag. Gun runs good with federal bulk cheep ammo. pretty tactical, but works remarkably well an is really fun with a forward mounted red dot!