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mmmmmm Thanks WOW The wars these guns could have been in if they could talk
 

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Inter Ordinance Inc. was manufacturing AK variants up until a few years ago. Ulrich Weigand touted his product as "taking the Best Features of American manufacturing and infusing them into an AK-47, with 100% American Made parts" To this I/O Inc. was also advertising it's Lifetime warranty on it's products.

The AK products that I/O manufactured had some pretty dismal quality and performance reviews and the company no longer manufactures AK type firearms and will not honor the "Lifetime" warranty. Many people who had sent their firearms back to I/O for repair ended up having the firearm returned to them un-repaired along with a $300.00 voucher that could be used to purchase any of the other products that I/O markets.

I, myself, foolishly purchased an I/O AK without doing in-depth research first (buying into the 'American Made / American Manufacturing Quality' spiel) and as a result had a rifle that never fired more than two consecutive rounds without a failure to eject.

I will never purchase anything in the future that has been affiliated with I/O Inc. or Uli Wiegand

https://www.tampabay.com/news/military/tampa-company-pushes-sales-of-its-controversial-florida-made-ak-47/2316710/

https://www.bbb.org/us/fl/melbourne/profile/gunsmiths/io-inc-0733-90255359/complaints

https://www.interordnance.com/
 

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I though AKs were the always shoots gun? The tolerances are pretty loose. The stamping is pretty basic. How the heck did they screw it up?
 

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I though AKs were the always shoots gun? The tolerances are pretty loose. The stamping is pretty basic. How the heck did they screw it up?
The I/O AKs were over-gassed resulting in cycling issues and stopages, the bolts had a tendency to fracture and the trunnions were riveted to the receivers after the barrels were installed - used the barrel as a bucking bar, result being the quality of the riveting was haphazard have been some of the biggest complaints on the products.
 
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