[Review] PSAK-74: The First Good American 5.45 AK? 😮

[Review] PSAK-74: The First Good American 5.45 AK? 😮

When it comes to the AK-74 platform, American attempts at producing a serviceable domestic version of the younger 5.45x39mm-chambered Kalashnikov have mostly fallen flat – with nightmare stories about garage-builds blowing themselves apart spread throughout various forums all over the internet.

Does Palmetto State Armory’s take on a Soviet classic live up to the success of their 7.62×39 AKMs, or are you safe skipping the first gen AK-74 to see if any additional issues get worked out?

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  1. Ed Stallion on March 2, 2023 at 2:04 am

    RIP my green 1997 Honda civic.

  2. Oxide on March 2, 2023 at 2:05 am

    I trust a blind man’s review more than yours. And he broke his…

  3. David Ryan on March 2, 2023 at 2:05 am

    So if a decent size rifle still counts as small arms, what’s the cut off?

  4. Dustin Andersen on March 2, 2023 at 2:06 am

    What chest rig is being used here?

  5. Ryan Kossover on March 2, 2023 at 2:08 am

    What chest rig are you running in the video?

  6. Adam CIEMNIEWSKI on March 2, 2023 at 2:09 am

    1000 meters…

  7. InverseCorrelation on March 2, 2023 at 2:10 am

    02.23.2020 and 5.45×39 cannot be found anywhere

  8. Pew Pew Tactical on March 2, 2023 at 2:12 am

    Alright alright, go ahead and get your screeching done below. We deserve it 😅

  9. Kafuko on March 2, 2023 at 2:13 am

    I’m sorry but i dont trust any source called "tactical". I will buy one and either fight with it or break it.

  10. kaweka on March 2, 2023 at 2:13 am

    Where did you pick up the cleaning rod?

  11. 777gs Gs777 on March 2, 2023 at 2:14 am

    This guy is one of the most entertaining reviewers.

  12. ringfactory on March 2, 2023 at 2:14 am

    @pewpewtactical what chest rig is that?

  13. Richard Martin on March 2, 2023 at 2:16 am

    I don’t see how cannot produce any product they make their own parts in you they cannot produce anything delete their customers hanging they don’t care

  14. VIKING OUTLAW on March 2, 2023 at 2:16 am

    I was lucky 🍀 enough to grab a 74 plum folder a few weeks ago also grabbed a 103 Folder with an FN barrel last week …. Be quick or be dead 💀 … now anyone got any ammo⁉️ 😂

  15. jklivin2007 on March 2, 2023 at 2:17 am

    what does it matter……you can’t get one!

  16. John Daugherty on March 2, 2023 at 2:17 am

    That is freakin’ sexy! What?

  17. Ma Duece31 on March 2, 2023 at 2:19 am

    A clone or aka Poor & Shitty Arsenal wannabe

  18. riaan booysen on March 2, 2023 at 2:21 am


  19. LunarGentleman on March 2, 2023 at 2:22 am

    They are shit

  20. Vincent P. on March 2, 2023 at 2:22 am

    whats that rail called?

  21. Joe R on March 2, 2023 at 2:23 am

    That’s one hell of a gun I definitely love running the ak variants but in 5.56.

  22. Not the ATF on March 2, 2023 at 2:24 am

    If they make an SVD sometime, i’m sure a lot of us will be foaming at the mouth.

  23. john doe on March 2, 2023 at 2:28 am

    3:10 Do you know why they never called the .308 _’The Poison Bullet?’_

    Because people fucking died when you shot them.

  24. Bob Thebadguy on March 2, 2023 at 2:30 am

    Finally was able to snag one of these off their website today! I must have hit that refresh button 80 times…

  25. François Vervier on March 2, 2023 at 2:30 am

    There’s no such thing as an "american AK" it’ll always be a russian weapon the same way there’s no such thing as a "british" or "dutch" FAL, it was, is and always will be a Wallonian weapon.

  26. Brixx on March 2, 2023 at 2:30 am

    what fleece and pant was that. good video, love 5.45

  27. Utube Marine242 on March 2, 2023 at 2:32 am

    What’s the chest rig you are wearing

  28. Amjad Amjad Ali on March 2, 2023 at 2:32 am

    I love Ak 74. And I want to buy Ak 74, but How .

  29. SLAVE 702 on March 2, 2023 at 2:32 am

    Lol RIP to all those who bought it.

  30. Hazztech on March 2, 2023 at 2:33 am

    Wait a minute, is this Carl from airsoftgi?

  31. Nathaniel Davis on March 2, 2023 at 2:34 am

    Do a review on the ak 101 from Palmetto State Armory 🤔

  32. MrEricdgreat on March 2, 2023 at 2:36 am

    It be cool if they put an HN barrels.

  33. Adam Adams on March 2, 2023 at 2:36 am

    I love the 74!!!! Thank you,I also like PSA a lot but they couldn’t keep stuff in stock before this shit show now it’s worse I really don’t want to pay some asshats mark up on gunbroker but I might have no choice unless I can find one hidden somewhere!

  34. kaweka on March 2, 2023 at 2:42 am

    Is the gas tube lever easy to flip up? Mine I can easily flip up using my pinky and the gas tube rattles a little. Is that normal?

  35. Tyler Harnish on March 2, 2023 at 2:43 am

    any one have a problem with these key holeing

  36. yoda x on March 2, 2023 at 2:46 am

    sorry America make the worst AK ever

  37. GLM on March 2, 2023 at 2:47 am

    Now ak12 is the service rifle of Russian federation army

  38. Ciaphas Cain on March 2, 2023 at 2:47 am

    What’s the chest rig you’re wearing????

  39. Pros Vestela on March 2, 2023 at 2:48 am

    Still waiting for them to go back in stock

  40. BlueShift Media on March 2, 2023 at 2:51 am

    Shouldn’t this guy be fixing cars with Rick Rawlings ?

  41. thefryinator on March 2, 2023 at 2:51 am

    This is gonna be my first rifle/gun ever, courtesy of my husband

  42. John Daugherty on March 2, 2023 at 2:52 am

    Dude! You shot up my car!

  43. Enjoy Nature on March 2, 2023 at 2:52 am

    Congratulations on doing the only positive review on the PSA AK=74!

  44. George Barrera on March 2, 2023 at 2:52 am


  45. Biden Stole The Election on March 2, 2023 at 2:54 am

    PSA didn’t just fall into making AK platforms, I forget the name of the company that they bought all the tooling from but it was from a company in which at onetime made a very good American Made AKM then they let quality go to shit, Years later PSA bought their rights as well as mentioned above their tooling and put them back into production under PSA, I can only say from what I can see is they don’t produce a bad U.S. made AKM, My experience with one of their PA-10’s not so as it was the biggest hunk of shit I’ve ever owned

  46. Wonder Nine on March 2, 2023 at 2:54 am

    Doesn’t matter. They are never in stock anyway. You have to wait.

  47. Kyle Nicolay on March 2, 2023 at 2:56 am

    What about Riley AK 74’s

  48. Todd Burnett on March 2, 2023 at 2:57 am

    do they come with a sling?

  49. TakoyakiBoom 1 on March 2, 2023 at 3:01 am

    feels like a toy gun

  50. Kolton Sleeter on March 2, 2023 at 3:01 am

    Anyone with the PSAK74 have issues with the rear sight block? My rear sight block obstructs my view of the front sight in the 100m to 400m setting.

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