- Romanian Import
- Barrel 1:10 twist
- 14×1 LH thread
- Stamped receiver
- Accepts all standard AK magazines
- Comes with one 30-round standard capacity magazine.
MINI DRACO Action Single/Double Barrel Length (in / mm) 7.75″ Caliber 7.62x39mm Capacity 30 rds OAL 17.5″ Weight 5.65lbs
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Draco Pistol imported from Romania by shotgunammo They do not get any cooler than this little pistol packed with a big punch!! New in box with 1-year factory warranty.
THE LISTING IS FOR THE MINI DRACO PISTOL AND (1) MAGAZINE, OTHER ACCESSORIES LIKE PISTOL BRACE AND CLEAR WBP MAG ARE NOT INCLUDED.
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The Mini-Draco, chambered in 7.62x39mm is indeed a phenomenal, yet very specific-purpose pistol. It is best used only as a static (i.e. residential), personal defense weapon which engages targets at short distances. At approximately 18” in length, it is moderately compact amongst other pistols which are chambered in larger calibers, commonly referred to as “rifle” calibers. It receives all magazines that would otherwise be used in AK-47 rifles.
This particular pistol has been outfitted with a Midwest Industries rail, made specifically for the Mini Draco. The rail sports what appear to be “heat-transfer” circular divots (or may just be there for decoration) as well as four rails positioned around each plane of the assembly. Installation was moderately easy, and the rail assembly has proved paramount over what has come to be known as the original “hot-dog” wooden fore-grip which comes stock on the weapon during purchase.
The optic on top of the rail is a Bushnell red dot. Although other manufacturers offer top-dollar red-dot optics, the Bushnell has proven rugged and reliable, maintaining an extensive battery life with eleven dim settings. It maintains an approximate 6-MOA hold (1.5” at 25 yards); this is nothing near precise (especially given its 7.62mm chambering) however for the Close-Quarter Defense purpose of this pistol, this provides superb coverage at near to mid-range (i.e. 75 yards) distance.
The laser/light combo is an AN-PEQ 6 from Insight Technology. It offers several setting variations and can be switched between visible light, visible laser, visible light-laser combo, infrared light, infrared laser and infrared laser-light combo. Approximate luminescence is 120 lumens. Generally, I am an antagonist of the use of lasers on weapon systems. I believe that a good sight picture coupled with muscle memory is the best practice, and absolutely nothing will ever replace this mantra. Since, however, this system (in conjunction with a proper sling) is best used in an Israeli stance (weapon thrust with the gun hand, pulled back with the uncocked hand, and stabilized with the sling of the shoulder), a laser only seems to dampen other shots at the target. Ak-47 iron sights turn out no better. The sight radius of iron sights is about six inches. Although many handguns have a sight radius significantly less than this, the Mini Draco rear sight is positioned forward at the rear of the gun, adding an additional 10 inches to the “globe” distance. eyepiece-rear sight”. Imagine hitting your threat with your firearm, then adding an extra ten inches to the tip of your knuckles, at which point your handgun’s rear sight exists. Additionally, the elevation setting of the Mini Draco proclaims 500 meters; it is futile. The weapon, even in the hands of a master marksman, is capable of successfully and accurately engaging targets at no more than 75 yards. Given, however, that this is a CQ-PDW weapon, a little more is needed.
The Flash Suppressor is a Troy Industries Medieval Flash Suppressor. Although the fireball is substantial, compared to the stock original cupcake flash suppression, this model significantly reduces the optic signature of the flash.
The grip is standard Hogue rubberized. I would recommend this not on the basis that it reduces felt recoil (the recoil with the original “AK-47” grip is still minimal), but that it provides a better purchase of weapon control, specifically when shooting in modified stances.
The internals of the weapon are similar to a MINI DRACO AK-47, however, a composite block exists behind the bolt group assembly. As the gas rod is inherently shorter on a Mini-Draco, the bolt group doesn’t require the same recoil distance as does a MINI DRACO Ak-47. Contrastingly, if the gas rod indeed recoiled the full distance a MINI DRACO Ak-47 rod recoils, the rod would depart the gas tube and float inside of the receiver; this would instigate a catastrophic failure. Consequently, should the composite block that prevents this ever fail or disintegrate, the weapon system fails. This is easily overcome, however, by placing a spring buffer (purchased through various outlets on the internet) on the recoil spring. This absorbs all recoil that might occur.
Compact, versatile, easily modifiable caliber, powerful, reliable, precise, just what you need The
Depending on composite block, specific spare parts paid, paid
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