Though some shooters often debate the merits of an AK-47 vs. an AR-15, some prefer to take the high road. Instead of having one or the other, why not own both? The reality is, both platforms have their advantages and depending on the situation at hand you might want to have either rifle ready for use. An AR-15 tends to be a more reliable platform and though the smaller caliber does mean less recoil, it also means less stopping power. On the other hand, the AK-47 is usually much more resilient, offering a solid construction that can stand up to the elements. Manufacturing both AR-style and AK-style weapons, I.O. Inc. makes it easy to get the best of both worlds.
At Omaha Outdoors, we keep a variety of I.O. Inc. rifles in stock and ready to ship. This not only makes it easy for you to find exactly what you need, but it also cuts back on the time it takes for you to get it. This ensures you can get the fastest shipping times in the industry. Furthermore, we are committed to becoming your number one online destination for all shooting-related purchases, which is why we always put our best foot forward in customer service.
The Proud History of Interordnance Inc.
Based out of Palm Bay, FL, I.O. Inc. started in the business of collectable firearms, parts, and shooting accessories over 15 years ago. Since that time, they have expanded their operation and in 2008 they looked to expand their business by offering high quality and affordable AK-47s for sale. Working with top quality tools and the most advanced machining techniques, they produce 100% American made rifles that the average shooter can afford to buy. I.O. is proud that almost all of their employees are veterans or members of the National Guard and maintain an active role in their local communities. Their goal is to achieve a balance of quality and price, and they accomplish this goal quite well.
The basic AKM247 is manufactured using the original Polish blueprints for the AK-47 platform. It offers a mil-spec receiver and all plastic furniture to provide a lightweight and durable design. The barrel offers a 1:10 twist and the weapon uses a tactical pistol grip. Overall, it measures 36” long and weighs about 7 lbs. flat. Staying authentic to this original design, it is chambered in 7.62x39mm and includes a bayonet lug on the rifle.
If you want something that looks more like the original but still offers the low-cost durable design, you might consider the C Class of this weapon. The AKM247C offers the same reliable construction, accepting any standard AK magazine. Instead of the black polymer furniture, it uses wood laminate, which increases the overall weight to about 8 lbs. For those who instead prefer a tactical layout, the AKM247T, or T Class rifle, offers an accessory rail and uses a muzzle device to cut back on the felt recoil. It uses polymer furniture like the original to provide a lighter weight and durable layout.
The M214 and M215
Another option for the tactical shooter is to opt for the M214 layout. Though this includes some of the basic AK features, such as the 7.62x39mm chambering, it brings in some helpful features for the modern shooter. The weapon includes a full length quad rail for accessories and is topped with a Phantom Flash Hinder to reduce the muzzle profile. It comes with a clear magazine to keep track of rounds more easily and the weapon includes a recoil buffer to decrease felt recoil.
Alternatively, the M215 is built around the AR design platform. As such, it is chambered in 5.56x45mm and offers a standard 1913 rail for all your accessories. It is also topped by the Phantom Flash Hinder and comes without optics, making it easy for you to purchase those options that will best fit your shooting style and applications.
I.O. Inc. AR-15A1
Part of the vintage collector line, the AR-15A1 is an actual original AR design like you might have found used in the Vietnam War. It comes chambered in 5.56x45mm and uses many of the original Colt parts. To keep up with modern usage, it does offer a newer lower receiver and includes a new barrel as well. This ensures that gun functions when you need it. Of course, most buyers of this weapon are looking for a display piece, as it features that “Black Gun” look people are looking for.
Another one of the vintage collector items, the CAR-15 also sticks to the original performance specs used by Colt back during its initial release. The weapon accepts any magazines ranging from 20 rounds to 100 rounds and is chambered in 5.56x45mm. Its barrel receives a nitrated finish to extend longevity.
The Venom 1911
Of course, rifles are not the only thing that I.O. Inc. works to produce. The Venom 1911 pistols is their take on the classic military handgun. It comes with a 4” barrel and uses a Commander size slide to provide a familiar feel. The 416 barrel includes a chamber indicator to keep track of whether the weapon is hot and the tapered magwell makes it easier to change magazines. It features a built in picatinny rail to allow for easy accessory additions and comes with low profile sights. The ambidextrous safety and adjustable trigger ensure that anyone can accurately use them weapon in a combat situation and the intimidating frame makes it a great tool to keep around.
I.O. Parts and Accessories
Finally, shooter are also able to sort through a variety of parts and accessories to ensure they have just what they need to keep their guns maintained. Naturally, you’ll want to pick up some extra magazines for your weapons to ensure you always have enough ammo to get the job done right. Additionally, you can find cleaning kits and parts for your AR build or your AK rifle. Whatever you might need, you are able to sort through the various parts and accessories to find just the right item.
Here are Omaha Outdoors, our goal is always to provide you with the best service in the industry. If you have any questions or need help finding what you are looking for, please contact us directly. Otherwise, use the handy sorting features to the left and select the items you are looking for. Place your next order with confidence.