Please contact us for a quote on custom work. Our labor for AK kit builds starts at $800 which includes Cerakote finish. We also offer full Saiga conversions, rear trunnion swaps, total rebuilds, barrel swaps, refinishing services, and more on both title one and NFA firearms.
This is the AK for guys who don't like combloc-style rifles, but enjoy the superior reliability and manual of arms offered by the Kalashnikov-pattern carbine . Built on a Sharps Bros MB-47 4140 billet receiver, this perfectly-balanced workhorse pairs East and West in a manner unseen since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
$3100 - SBR or Pistol
Pistol orders are subject to possible legal status change by BATFE and may be re-classified as SBR without notice. If you order a pistol, you must live in a state where an SBR is legal and be prepared to change course if the law changes.
MUST SHIP TO FFL
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FOUR MONTH LEAD TIME ON NEW ORDERS
April 2022 marks a decade since the first FFL for Mesa Kinetic Research was issued, allowing us to officially do business as a firearms manufacturer. We have done our best over the past 10 years to meet estimated lead times, ensure top tier quality control, and to continue to develop our business model and skill sets.
As of April 2022, we are changing our model to increase our efficiency, and provide for more time on tools. Over the past decade I have always made myself available to speak to customers on the phone, chat with visitors who stop by the retail store, and to allow folks to call and "pick my brain" with their questions. This era has come to an end.
Over the past couple of years I have set off down a path to improve my physical, mental, and spiritual health. This included losing 50 pounds through eating clean and working out daily, getting more active in the Church, and spending more time on tools and less time talking to customers. I realized that I was spending more time talking than working, and that I could not effectively lead my company into the future without making major changes in our business model.
My very competent sales manager Mark Sorenson will be glad to assist you Wed-Friday 10am-6pm central time, or I may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope that our customers will understand that by limiting our window of availability for phone calls, that we are increasing our output of finished projects, and that I have far more hands on time with your project than I have had in recent years.
We are in the process of opening a facility in the Midwest to expand our production capabilities which is set to come online in 2023 or 2024.
I thank each and every one of you who has contributed to the success of MKR over the past decade, and I pray that everyone can understand my need to limit the public's access to my personal time as we charge forward into an exciting future.
Mesa Kinetic Research was founded by Vincent Buckles in November 2011. Vince graduated from Pennsylvania Gunsmith School in early 2004 and immediately began his professional career in Baton Rouge LA, It wasn’t long before he became well known in South Louisiana for his technical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot mechanical issues. In 2011, Vincent and Red Jacket Firearms gained international recognition on the hit reality tv series Sons of Guns which aired until 2014 on Discovery.
Late in 2011, Vincent left Red Jacket and formed Mesa Kinetic Research with the goal of producing high-end AK platform rifles using production techniques and tooling superior to those he had been exposed to at RJF. A life-long admirer of the great American innovator and captain of industry Henry Ford, Vincent set off to do things his own way using inspiration from outside the gun industry to shape the model for his company. He has written technical manuals on the Kalashnikov platform for two major gunsmith schools, built custom firearms for foreign heads of state, as well as written a number of articles for mainstream gun magazines. Vincent is an Eagle Scout, a devout Roman Catholic, and an unapologetic advocate of the right to keep and bear arms, something he believes is necessary to the security of a free state.
Vincent Buckles is available for private or private-group AK armorer instruction, build classes, and other gunsmithing instruction or consulting. Please contact us for details.
In addition to our manufacturing and gunsmith services, our onsite retail store Khyber Pass Tactical is open to the public 6 days a week and is stocked with AK parts, AK accessories, friendly faces, and colorful flags.
If you have questions about our products or services, please give us a call or stop by!
13238 Airline Highway, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737, United States
10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Our retail store and phone hours are Wed-Fri 10-6 and Saturdays 9-Noon Central Time Zone
We are closed the first two weeks of July and most major holidays.