Rifles based on the iconic AK-47 model are among the most popular firearms in the world. In the United States, many shooters find their simple, durable and reliable design makes them a welcome addition to their collection of “must-have” firearms. At Omaha Outdoors, we offer a wide selection of civilian (semi-automatic only) AK/AKM pattern rifles for sale online, from manufacturers such as Arsenal, Century Arms, IO Inc. and DSA, among others. Firing the readily available and relatively inexpensive 7.62 x 39mm round, they offer a choice for home defense, hunting and fun target practice.
The profile of an AK model rifle is instantly recognizable: From the profile to the shape of the curved ammunition magazine, it’s been a familiar part of world history for more than half a century. Over the decades, this family of rifles has become synonymous with simple operation, durability and reliability: Rifles patterned after the famed AK-47, AKM and AK-74 models have become one of the favorites for many shooters. The models being produced today for the civilian market are made to high standards of quality materials, fit and finish. Whether you’re looking for an AK with traditional wooden furniture or synthetic, with a fixed or folding (“paratrooper”) stock, there is a model for sale that will catch your eye. Standard AK magazines can be used with these rifles, and there are even models available that operate from belt feeds!
Introduced in 1949, the AK-47 was designed by a common soldier. Mikhail Kalashnikov, wounded in the Battle of Bryansk in 1942, spent his time in the hospital and during convalescence developing a tough, reliable rifle to replace the standard-issue Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle. Using a long-stroke-piston gas-operated rotating bolt action (based on the German Sturmgewehr StG44), he adopted trigger mechanism, double-locking lugs and unlocking raceway of the American M1 Garand rifle and the safety designed by John Browning for the Remington Model 8. After several years of development, it became the standard rifle for the Red Army of the Soviet Union and most Warsaw Pact nations. Eventually, the AK-47 (or one of its variants) was being manufactured in more than 30 countries and is now used, to one degree or another, by armed forces of more than 100 nations. This pattern rifle is also widely available in semi-automatic-only models for civilian use.
Now, Omaha Outdoors offers semi-automatic civilian AK models for sale online. Browse through our selection or, if you’d like, use our web site’s search function to narrow your search by manufacturer, price range or finish color. You can even register for free and create a wish list, to help you keep track of your favorites. When you’ve made your selection, we can help you find a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder near you, for fast, convenient delivery. As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call or use our easy e-mail form; we’ll be happy to help you find the AK you want.