There many people whose help and assistance I’d like to recognize.
Topping the list is my publisher at the Hawaii Reporter, Malia Zimmerman, and technical editor, R.N. Price. Kudos to longtime Hawaii newspaperman Mark Coleman, who copy-edited the book.
I’d also like to thank the Kalashnikov brain trust who helped immensely gathering the facts. These include Graham Baates, Denny Butts, Lyle Keeney, Marc Krebs, Jim Fuller, Chase Sisgold, Rob Ski, Tim Yan, Tim Harmsen, Justin McMillion, Mike Owen, Larry Vickers, Brian Takaba and Luke Williams. I also want to thank Jorge Amselle, Rick Davis, Michael N. Sutton, Fred Stecher, Mrgunsngear, Heather Edlander Walker, Kevin Reichard, Tim Parks and the guys at Echo Nine Three and the Uzibutton who kindly provided photos and great advice. Special thanks to Phil White, James Reeves and Brian Conrad for their assistance in making this book possible.
Mahalo nui loa to all of you.
Who should read this book?
How to buy an AK-47 provides a wealth of information and collected wisdom from the top builders, gunsmiths and experts. Whether you’re an experienced shooter or a complete neophyte, this book will be helpful to anyone wanting to learn more about AKs.