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CENTURY US DRACO 7.62X39MM 10.5″ BARREL 30+1 HG4257-N

(29 customer reviews)

$755.00

CENTURY US DRACO 7.62X39MM 10.5″

Mikhail Kalashnikov designed the Century Arms US CENTURY US DRACO 7.62X39MM 10.5″ pistol, a compact version of the same dependable and rugged handgun. The renowned 7.62x39mm cartridge is fired in this American-made AK pistol. This caliber is known for its hard-hitting features and loses relatively little velocity when fired from shorter barrels. 

The Ak 47 Draco Pistol is perfect for close-quarters home defense or having fun on the range. But the Draco name is well known for its robust build quality, and this US build is no different. Buy Glock 19 Series, and The Century Arms US Draco AK-47 pistol features a stamped steel receiver and chrome-lined hammer-forged barrel with the traditional AK slant muzzle brake. But this firearm has a polymer pistol grip and wood forearm. The Draco AK47 Pistol accepts all standard AK magazines and is compatible with AKM handguards. One 30 round magazine included. Buy POLISH HELLPUP AK-47 7.62X39 AK-47 BY PIONEER ARMS for sale.

SPECIFICATIONS

Manufacturer: Century Arms

Model: U.S. Made Draco Pistol

Caliber: 7.62x39mm

Stamped receiver

Barrel: 10.5″

Muzzle: 14x1mm LH

Capacity: 30 rds

Overall Length: 19.5″

Weight: 6.3 lbs

Compatibility with AKM handguard

Accepts all standard AK mags

It comes with one 30 rd. mag

AK “pistols”

AK “pistols” of any kind have no practical advantages over a similar AK model with a stock with the possible exception of being smaller and easier to hide.

AK pistols exist only because of a quirk of US law. In the US, a rifle with a stock must have minimum barrel length of 16 inches. If it is shorter than that, it is classified as a Short Barrel Rifle and is very heavily regulated. You have to pay a $200 tax and undergo a long bureaucratic process with lots of paperwork. The law also prohibits attaching stocks to pistols.

There are some AK models, like AK74SU, which have a much shorter barrel.

In order to sell them without restrictions on the US civilian market they are re-made on receivers that exclude the fully-automatic function and have no provision for the stock attachment. Having a short barrel and no stock allows them to be legally classified as pistols.

Obviously, they are too large and heavy to be used like normal pistol for more than a couple of shots, and the absence of a stock makes them unusable in the fashion of a rifle. As a result, the shooter winds up holding it by the grip and forend with no real support. This can be mitigated to a degree with a sling, but it’s still not ideal. Hands with no other support are a poor shooting platform for a rifle-weight gun.

Meanwhile, any AK-style rifle with a stock can be used in normal rifle fashion, allowing for greater accuracy and comfort.

29 reviews for CENTURY US DRACO 7.62X39MM 10.5″ BARREL 30+1 HG4257-N

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    Patrick

    I have had mine about 2 years. When I first got it, I notice that there were some issues with reliability, with the first 200-400 rounds. After that it has been a flawless rifle, and I’m well into the thousands of rounds through it. Somewhere between 4000-5000. I think the reliability issues came from the sharp angles on the hammer-face. Once I shot it more it smoothed it out a bit, and it stopped catching. I will be buying more from PSA. They made me love the AK design. I have used ak’s before but never owned one until this rifle. I admit I buy a lot of Gucci guns, so I’m really happy PSA has delivered a product that encourages me to give the cheaper brands a chance

    March 19, 2022
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    Steven

    My first AK and I couldn’t be happier. Its lived up to all my expectations. Keep up the great work.

    March 1, 2022
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    Booby

    Fantastic but difficult to find side rail scope mount
    Haven’t shot it yet but it feels so solid. Although the side rail mount that I bought didn’t fit. I wish they were more descriptive on what can attach to the side rail because it’s not standard Ak47 …

    February 17, 2022
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    Daniel

    Reliable
    I’ve put over 500 rounds of Tula through it and it runs like a champ.

    February 4, 2022
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    Cole T

    I cant say enough good things about this rifle you wont be disappointed. I have had it for over a year now and it has about 1200 rnds through it, not a single malfunction.

    January 23, 2022
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    Josh D

    Just picked mine up and it’s not FN marked. I confirmed what I ordered says it’s a FN barrel. ?????

    January 20, 2022
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    Bryon

    This is my first AK47/7.62×39 chambered rifle and so far I’m liking it (I’ve only put 50 rounds thru it). I liked the idea of the FN barrel and compensator and that was a major part of purchasing this rifle over other AK’s. Build quality is good and no complaints there. The grip and stock are very basic and I have upgraded them with Magpul items. The trigger has a lot of gritty slack before firing and DEFINITELY needs upgraded to help with accuracy. To me the trigger is the biggest disappointment compared to price paid. Again, I’ve only put 50 rounds thru it at 45 meters but it put them all in a 12” circle and I think that’s pretty good right out of the box with iron sights. I believe with a better trigger, getting it sighted in at 100 meters and more range time it will be a good, dependable service rifle. Plus, it spits out steel cased ammo without breaking extractors and that may be crucial come 2030.

    January 17, 2022
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    Roy

    Rifle looks and runs great with no malfunctions. My only gripe is that the gas tube lever was very loose.

    January 16, 2022
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    Michael F.

    Safety was really tight and rear tang a little thicker than usual. Also i had to grind mag release to take Bulgarian polymer mags. Besides that it’s a very clean little blaster. Had to grind a little on zenitco hand guard (I know) to get it seated. I’m still waiting for ak74… or 105.

    January 7, 2022
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    Michael W.

    Good things first. Great trigger. Very accurate. Now for the not good things. Firing pin failed within 13 rounds after purchasing it. Had to send back. Customer service was helpful and i did not have long wait to receive gun back. Fast forward 10 months and about 1000 rounds. Now the bolt carrier (trigger reset) is mushrooming well beyond typical ak standards. To the point its rubbing the bolt. I really wanted to like this gun but parts of it are not well made it would appear. It’s not a AK103. It’s a dressed up AKM.

    January 3, 2022
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