Not many people who are new or unfamiliar with guns know exactly what you’re talking about when you mention a “Mak 90″ but, put simply, the Mac 90 is an AK-47 variant. The MaK-90 by Norinco features a wood hand grip as well as a wood butt stock with a thumb hole in the buttstock.
I stumbled across this gun a year or two ago and got a good price on it, around $400, used. Well worth that amount and even more now with the looming gun legislation on the horizon.
Enough talk lets get to the meat of the review:
This gun shoots and handles like a champ. It shoots a 7.62 x 39 round and has a great deal of knock down power all while still being easily controllable. This gun can rattle off round after round with the reliability you expect from an AK47. The muzzle flash is very prominent in the Mac90, I’m not sure if this is just this gun or it is typical in all Mac90’s.
The trigger pull on this is what you make of it. It is, of course, going to be smooth like most well maintained rifles. Very solid feel to the frame of the gun as well with very minimal movement and play in the receiver and barrel.
The feel of the gun is amazing, there is nothing like holding the piece of forged steel and wood that is an AK-47. With this model you can tell attention to detail and care went into the gun, most noticeably in the lack of play in the receiver and other parts of the rifle. The reasonable price is because this gun is a Chinese make of the Kalashnikov.
In closing of this review I’d just like to say that this gun is worth well more than what I paid for it and if you’re looking for an AK-47 or a variant of an AK this is a very suitable gun for just that purpose. If you find one of these in the $500 or less range and don’t buy it you are doing yourself a disservice.
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