We Build Better

There's plenty of reasons more than half of our customers come back for a second rifle!  There are all different kinds of AK's on the market, and it can be hard to understand what makes each brand and model different from the competition.  While most AK's look the same on the outside, the most important differences are those found on the inside of the rifle.  At Advanced Weapon Systems we pride ourselves in building better rifles from the inside out to make exceptional quality rifles that will last a lifetime.  Here are some of the reasons that our rifles beat out the competition:


A well-built receiver is simply not something worth compromising on.   Unfortunately, many AK builders take shortcuts to simplify the build process and save time.  Advanced Weapon Systems refuses to cut corners when building our rifles. We fully heat treats our receivers and fine-tune the rails and ejectors to match each bolt and action perfectly.  We can add custom engravings, specific serial numbers, etc... to meet your needs.

Better Rivets

Everybody knows that the rivets are one of the most important components of an AK.  If the riveting is not done correctly it can result in twisted receivers, misaligned trunnions, and inconsistent cycling.  Advanced Weapon Systems uses the same rivets that the Polish military AK's are built with.  These brand new Radom rivets include the proper swell neck rivets and are ready for a lifetime of abuse.  Likewise, our rivets are crushed correctly and in the proper order.

Better Parts Kits

Advanced Weapon Systems builds all of our standard rifles on WBP's virgin forged parts kits.  We include their premium forged front trunnion so that the bolt, bolt carrier, and front trunnion are all made from only the best metallurgy.  Our rifles feature the same combination of cast and forged parts that European militaries have been using for over 40 years, so it's guaranteed to be a quality build.

Better Barrels

The accuracy and longevity of a rifle is dependent on a number of different factors.  Advanced Weapon Systems refuses to compromise on barrel quality, and uses US made 4150 chromoly black nitrated barrels.  These barrels produce more accuracy than a chrome lined barrel, while lasting just as long.  Of course, if you prefer a different kind of barrel we are always happy to accommodate that.

Better Build Process

The vast majority of AK's that you will find on a store shelf are built in a mass-production environment.  Building an AK on an assembly line doesn't necessarily mean the rifle is of poor quality, but those rifles will not live up to their maximum potential.  Advanced Weapon Systems has years of experience building rifles that meet the demands of very discerning customers, and we aren't going to start slacking now.  Every firearm we build is inspected during multiple stages of the build process to make sure the gun is ready to work hard. Every member of our team at Advanced Weapon Systems is highly skilled and knowledgeable.  It is expected of each of our employees to know the AK platform inside and out, so that every customer is guaranteed to receive a perfect rifle regardless of who builds it. 

Better Finish

Advanced Weapon Systems assembles all of our rifles with expertise and then covers the entire rifle with a durable layer of Cerakote to provide corrosion and scratch protection.  We use Graphite Black as a default option, and offer alternate color options upon request.  Our rifles are as beautiful as they are tough.

Come see our currently available models HERE!