Well that was the very reason I wanted one. Cheap ammo. Now that I am learning this perhaps I will need to rethink it.Others have put you on track. I wish to add. The draw of the AK in today's market has been cheap 7.62X39 ammo. Almost all of witch comes from foreign markets, either looted military supplies,military surplus or consumer product packaged the same as Military product. In the last several years more and more consumer product has also been showing up.
The current administration by their own admission is working on banning the import of most of this ammo. Should that happen the AK would go from a affordable weapon to fire to a very expensive one.
I am not trying to talk you out of an AK. If you find what you desire search and buy some reasonable ammo to stock pile.
They can be a lot of fun to shoot.
We never know what will happen just something to keep in mind. We stocked up over time on 7.62X39 so not to worried about. He brought up doing it by Executive order .Well that was the very reason I wanted one. Cheap ammo. Now that I am learning this perhaps I will need to rethink it.
Oh I have fired several over the years. Just never paid much attention as to who made them. I honestly never thought of getting one until I saw what ammo runs for them. But it seems that may change. My .308 runs .75 cents a round to shoot. I thought this may be a better option.Have you actually had the opportunity to try one on the firing line? That would be my first piece of advice.