Whether you like to hunt, compete in target shooting, go hiking, prepare for SHTF or home defense, be a S.T.A.L.K.E.R., or just enjoy shooting, I think we can all agree that firearms are both useful and entertaining tools. Unfortunately, even with modern manufacturing techniques and engineering designs, they usually aren't built to be cost-effective. Hence, cost is the main factor which prohibits people from purchasing a firearm. Many people shop for firearms and buy what appeals to them in terms of cost, appearance, and reputation of the weapon, and are unaware of the number of excellent firearms which were designed to maximize cost-effectiveness rather than to catch the eye of a potential buyer. This blog will be focused on these generally less well-known but efficient weapons.
Since Russian firearms have a history of being designed to maximize cost-effectiveness and were mass produced in such large quantities, the first few posts will focus on them.