New AKs? Depends on who make them.
Anything by IO is trash, and the only Century AK you should buy is one they have imported, not one they've built on their own, the RAS47 is a janky deathtrap, it uses castings in place of some parts which normally would be forged, which isn't great, but can be done, what's alarming with this is that they seem really uneven in quality.
For instance, the trunnion on a RAS47 is a casting, and this is not a part I would cast, unless I had Ruger tier mastery with casting, and Century evidently can't make consistent and good quality castings to save their life, some people have no visible problems with theirs, some have their trunnions crack, a few have had their trunnions fucking *explode*.
A big contributing factor is that the RAS47 seems to be overgassed, which is fucking astonishing considering how the AK is pretty gassed by default, hence they have added a buffer on the guide-rod behind the spring so that the bolt doesn't beat the receiver to pieces.
Thing is that the impact will STILL beat the shit out of the stock (which is the same stock as from the WASR, so it's not like it's flawed production), the stock cracking after about 1000 rounds is not unseen or unheard, while the exact same part used on a WASR doesn't exhibit that problem.
In short it's a fucking Khyber Pass tier handbomb, if you're gonna buy a Century AK, buy a fucking Zastava or a WASR, the critical parts are made by people who aren't retards.
Make sure to check the WASR for canted sights though, they have fixed a lot of the earlier problems but you'll still see that thing from time to time, otherwise they're pretty ok.>>35462870
Yeah and people have tried to kill themselves with 00 buck to the face and made a full recovery (physical AND mental), freak occurrences aren't hard evidence.