Century Arms WASR-M Review [Hands On]

If you think you’re seeing more and more AK 47 platform rifles around these days, your eyes do not deceive you. The AK has gone from a spooky Cold War-era relic fired into the air at random by guerillas in distant lands to an increasingly Americanized phenomenon. There are certainly more brands importing Turkish and Romanian AKs these days (ala Century Arms) or even building them here in the states, like the ever ambitious Palmetto State.

This proliferation of the Kalash has led the platform into new, previously uncharted waters, such as embracing one of the other hot trends as of late — the 9mm PCC.

That combination of AK enthusiasm paired with the 9mm cartridge made the WASR-M a fascinating rifle for me to put to the test.

When Guns.com offered to send me a WASR-M to sate my desire, I was all in.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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