I purchased this M214T and after shooting it I wanted to tell you how pleased I am. The quality of the fit and finish did surprise me. When I took it to the range there were no issues or problems. I fed it a mixed bag of different types and brands of ammo as a test. There were no FTE or FTF and it is more accurate than any other AK variant that I have ever owned or fired. I am retired Law Enforcement and I spent the last 21 years of my career as a Rangemaster and Police Academy firearms instructor. I also served on specialty tactical teams. I know how to put a firearm through its paces to check for function and reliability. After testing and evaluating your company’s rifle I am proud to say that I will be trusting it with my safety and the safety of my family. Excellent job and my personal thank you to your company.
I purchased a IO Ak (new production) from Buds gun shop. I was a little reluctant to purchase but the price point was good for a US made AK. Only 1 of the magazines that were sent work well (the all black plastic). I had several issues with the clear plasticmagazine from a feeding perspective. For the exception of getting the rifle sighted in, have had no issues with the gun. It has worked flawlessly and went bang every time I pulled the trigger. The quality seems to be there and for the price with a quad rail it could not be beat. The trigger has a great feel to it. I will most likely try another gun from this company. It looks to me like they have their stuff together and my shooting mates had a great time with the rifle.
I recently purchased an AK-47 classic from IO. First let me say I am 100% satisfied. Actually, the gun EXCEEDED my expectations. I’ve put over 500 rounds through it without a single FTF, or FTE, or any other issues.
When the gun arrived from the dealer, it was missing the cleaning rod and had scratches on the front grip. The dealer IMMEDIATELY took the gun back and replaced it with one of my satisfaction. The cleaning rod, however, was still missing. I contacted IO and almost IMMEDIATELY the cleaning rod was mailed to me along with a couple extra buffers. The customer service agent I spoke to spent over 20 minutes answering my questions and talking about how IO compares to, and differentiates itself from others.
Now trust me, as always, I did my homework prior to buying this gun from IO. I read all the gripes, complaints and issues. Then I spoke to someone at IO about their products, their lifetime warranty, and their commitment to quality. In the end, I want d to purchase an American made gun, I wanted the wood furniture to look unique and above the typical “vanilla” finish, and I wanted a warranty that gave me the confidence to purchase. I got all 3. I’ll admit I was a little apprehensive after reading some reviews, but I’ll also tell you now that the gun has been worth every single penny. In fact, I plan to buy another AK from IO in a tactical version.
I would recommend the IO AK-47 to anybody looking for a gun that has a nice balance of classy appearance and rugged reliability.
Hello, my name is Danny…. I just want to thank you all for a great and very solid rifle, I recently bought one of your I.O. Inc AK M247T and I am very impressed with the quality and finish of your product. Keep up the amazing work fellas!! Much love from Tx.
Just picked up my AKM247 -7.62×39. Let me say I’m a very hard person to please ,and I was ready to send the gun back to Buds gun shop if there were any dislikes of this gun , well all I can say is it went way beyond my expectations , GREAT JOB GUY’S and please tell all of your workers I said so , its great to take pride in your work and it shows , I will for sure pass the word along about your great company , Thanks and God Bless From Michigan.
I bought this rifle about two months ago …I’ve tried various ammo and had nothing but GREAT LUCK with this weapon…Excellent trigger very accurate..I LOVE this Little Shooter.. I’m closing in on 2k rounds and not one jam…One of my favorite shooters without a doubt…You Folks are AWESOME… To be honest I’ve heard some negative comments in regards to rivets and craftsmanship, but I’m not seeing any issues…Keep up the GREAT JOB! Thanks AGAIN
Just recently mounted a scope on the M214s I bought through Centerfire Guns of Colorado. It gave me a lot more experience with the weapon than previous occasions, and I can tell you unequivocally that I am extremely impressed with the quality, ease of use, and superiority of this weapon’s firepower. It is an iron-clad tribute to your company, its employees, and technological expertise. And all American made! I will be urging everyone I know to buy this weapon or the carbine equivalents.
To the I.O team: Just picked my M247 from the FFL dealer and I have to say I’m very impressed. Fit and finish are excellent. No canted front sight like I’ve heard about. Everything on this rifle is nice and tight and it seems to be manufactured better than half of the current market AK platforms out there. I took it to the range after cleaning it and not one failure on ANY of the ammo I used (Steel,brass,HP,FMJ) Great Job I.O. I cant say enough good things about this rifle but I will definitely spread the word to future AK buyers about this one. Thanks again for a quality American product!!
I just purchased a Florida-built M214 AK47 and I was absolutely amazed at the fit and finish of the gun. I have never felt a more robust, tight, straight and nicely finished AK. No mag rattle, no front end rattle, a stock that fits a normal sized adult, rails o’plenty, a great trigger and remarkably light weight sold me on the gun. I should have a case of 7.62 on my doorstep when I get home from work in the morning. Won’t get to the range until next week though! I am quite confident it will perform well. One question, should the gun have come with rubber rail covers? If so, there were none in the box. Thank you, Uli, for your candor and willingness to answer questions from all angles.
I have dealt with I.O INCs customer service since day one of my rifle purchase. Not because of the poor reviews of their products from incompetent people but because of a terrible gun shop in my town. Dave and the customer service team have been nothing but kind and understanding as well as prompt with their responses. I’ll buy all my weapons from I.O INC because they make amazing as well as hardy weapons and their customer service is bar none the best!!! Thank you everyone at I.O for all these all and I hope that your business thrives. I’ll be here supporting you guys and buying all your new releases.
I purchased my new IO AKM247T on 07/03/2015 from AIM Surplus in Ohio. Upon opening the box, and after a thorough initial inspection, one thing was immediately obvious: This rifle stands head and shoulders above any other AK-47 I’ve owned,
The fit and finish (Parkerized / manganese phosphate) was impeccable. Maybe I’ve come to set my expectations a bit lower with AK-based rifles, especially those from Century, etc.… But even compared to my Smith & Wesson M&P AR-15, it stood up quite well. That’s saying something.
Several pleasant surprises are included with this weapon —especially at this price point— such as: high-quality tactical quad Picatinny rail, phantom flash hider, bolt hold open and a CNC-machined scope mount rail. And… All of this is backed by a limited lifetime warranty!
If it seems like I’m too liberal in my praise, I can understand your puzzlement. But you need to remember I cut my AK “teeth” on the likes of Century WASRs, neo-Polish Radom ripoffs, and the like. All left me with a lighter wallet, and sorely wanting. Until now, that is.
Of course, a lot of this would be meaningless, if the rifle failed to perform at the shooting range. I am happy to report that it did not disappoint in the slightest.
I threw every 7.62×39 I had at it, from Spam Can Surprise (courtesy of Ulyanovsk Russia), to TulAmmo, to Red Army Standard, all the way to Hornady Steel Case. No matter the brand, the I/O AKM247T ate it up and spit it out. That’s what I am looking for in a rifle, not accuracy alone, but reliability. I had zero malfunctions of any kind with my little 250+ round range session. Hollow point, FMJ, didn’t matter, it performed flawlessly.
Judging “practical” accuracy, under relatively rapid rates of fire, this rifle is accurate. That’s all I need to know: is it reliable and accurate? Will it shoot what it’s fed, and will it hit what I aim at? Overly simplistic? Maybe… But I also can’t wait to get a good optic on this gun and really see what it can do!
I am so thoroughly enjoying this weapon, that I’ve approached my local, regular dealer and I’m asking them to inquire about becoming a dealer for, and start carrying InterOrdnance rifles. Their products are a tremendous value, and as far as I can see, I’ll never own another AK-based rifle. That’s the highest praise I can give.
Hello, I just picked up an AKM247-t from my local dealer. I had done research on your company and was determined to get the 247-c but classic firearms sold out right when I wanted to order. I was sold on a Russian converted Saiga and was going to purchase one today until I walked in my local gun store and saw the 247-t on the shelf. I loved it the second I picked it up and had to have it. I’m just counting down the hours till I get out and Fire it. I was so impressed with the quality that I would gladly get another one in the classic wood but I’m a college kid so I wouldn’t be able to afford another 650 haha. Thank you for your superb quality, you have made a fan out of me, and please let me know if you have any flash sales on the classic style 247!
Recently purchased AKM247. 762×39
200 rounds through the firearm. (Brown Bear and Tula)
IRON SIGHTS WERE ALMOST DEAD ON OUT OF THE BOX.
Thanks for your efforts! I will tell all my friends.
Keep up the good work.
I went looking for well made Ak47 rifle. I want my Ak47 rifle be uncompromising in quality in durable at reasonable price made buy company care in what was making. After looking usual suspects many company’s that make them became very clear fast. It was going be hard task it seem some gun Mfg building Ak47 buying de-mill firearms parts kits from country used them start slap them together with American parts with little skill or care in way put them together. So had those guys than you have company’s like Arsenal firearms not bad mouth them yes do make great Ak47 ever say one so own them how ever any thing I have spend grand on I am not take field with me sorry cost damages if rubbing blue off have me cry my self sleep. So that left one company left that I.O.I inc . I did lot research in to IO AKM247 what found what looking for. The price reasonable quality was uncompromising durable out standing. I now where there AKM247 is made I know company being made I know with out doubt stand behind AKM247. Thanks for make AKM247.
Just hung up phone with Mr. Jim… He delivered me incredible customer service! I just wished to take a moment, and thank your team for your incredible work on my m 214! I have 3 ak’s… This is the best by far! Love the sighting system and all the hard work your team has put into this rifle! As a NRA instructor I will only allow my students to shoot your AK, if they wish. I am more of an ar guy yet your product is head and shoulders above what I have shot and own, so thank you!!!!! I hope you print and post this for your team to see!I am in customer service, we get more bad then good! I hope you and your team find this refreshing. Thank you again for your incredible product!
Just wanted to let you know that I got my akm214 and I love it. I have had the chance to shoot it a little bit but I haven’t had a chance to really break it in. I wanted to let you know that I have had no issues with the gun at all. It feeds properly even with steel cased ammo. The finish is good the rivets are all properly drove in and the quad rail set up is awesome. Thank you for staying in contact with me. The only question I have is do I have to register the gun in anyway to setup the warranty. And wanted to say this one more time I TRULY LOVE THIS GUN. Thank you for making such a good rifle that is affordable with good people backing it 100%.
I am following up with an email to tell you how much I am enjoying the rifle. I wrote a stellar review of it on Classic Firearms’ website where I purchased it. It is well built, runs like a top, and is very accurate. From my cursory testing, it’s somewhere between 1-2 MOA at 100 yds! It shoots like a dream, and I am taking it to a Project Appleseed shoot in March. I may even let some Canadians shoot it ;). They can’t get AKs up there. Thanks so much for greatly improving your quality control.
First off, I love me some ‘Murica and that is where this baby is born and bred. If you don’t have one you better get one before they go up in price. After having one, they could charge $200-300 more for this and still get money from me for it. The weapon has a LIFETIME warranty unlike some companies who give you a year and act like they’re doing you a huge favor. Their QC process is top notch at I.O. Inc. They have turned their reputation around and i trust this weapon. Cleaned it, put a Tango Down stubby vertical grip and a Bushnell TRS-25 on it and hit the range. I put around 500 rds out on day one w/ zero malfunctions. Lost count on how many total rounds out now but still not a single malfunction. Low recoil. My 13 and 15 year old daughters can shoot controlled pairs comfortably from the standing position. Runs great. The fit and finish on the weapon is great. You’re also not taking an overpriced gamble on one of those canted sights importers who treat you like you’re a piece of crap for calling to ask about anything. I’m now trying to figure out how to justify purchasing the M247 from IO to my wife/banker
I want to thank you and your staff for making a locally produced AK at a good price. Purchased one here in St. Cloud, FL and love it. For all the doubters out there I will do my best to convince them that all is good with your products. Jobs for the locals is always plus in my book. Good luck to you and your company.
I love my I.O M214… I showed my two buddies now they’re buying their own. Great work guys love how you have made changes for the best.
Hello, my name is Darrel T, Im the CEO of Swamp Fox Armory LLC. I would like to commend I.O. inc on making such a quality AK47 for the American people. I have purchased one myself. the model I got was the Hellhound tactical rifle. I have done a few upgrades to it. Quad rail, 6 POS stock, forgrip, last I put an aim point red dot optic. I love the way it fits my shoulder. Most of all i love the way the rifle cycles the rounds. Hardly any metal shavings in the receiver. That tells me a lot. I have zero the rifle at a hundred yards. I will have to say, very impressive shot group. I try my hardest to push all your products to our customers. Thank you for your time God bless.
I Just received mine from Royal Tiger Imports. Dave the customer service rep was great. I had put my address mistakenly in as the FFL shipping address. He helped me, no problem. He even sent a scan of the correct shipping label so I knew everything was fine. As far as the rifle it’s exactly what I wanted and 100% American made. I compared it side by side to my Russian Saiga SGL 21 and they looked alike in many places. There was no mag wobble, gun was lighter than the Saiga and half the price. Also the gun comes with a picattiny rail system already. This saved me about $150 plus a lot of time for buying an aftermarket rail system. Great Deal. Also came with a pretty sturdy black case with red locking clasps, free. Thanks Royal Tiger Imports and I.O inc!
I can’t tell you how appreciative I am of such an amazing piece. The awesome construction is made with American pride. I am good advertisement for the hometown company. This is such an AK upgrade. Please have a blessed day and tell all the employees how proud they should be for their part in producing a high quality instrument.
Excellent customer service
I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the service received from you this week. I inquired yesterday. Today the replacement buffers arrived. There is no way that this response from your firm could have been better. I have dealt with several firearms manufacturers and importers, and thought that the service provided there was very good. In no way have I ever seen this level of service before. On your website it states “We aim to have the finest customer service in the industry!” In this case, you have certainly achieved that!
I purchased one of your sporter ak 47s this weekend. I have been looking at them for several months now. I was blown away by the quality of the build. The rivet work, the laminated stock, the finish on the receiver. I brought the gun home, grabbed a box of ammo, and headed to the back yard. Out of the box, I shot repeated 1 1/2″ groups at 50 or so yards. I had no problem hitting soda cans from the same distance. Thank you. Awesome product, with an awesome price. Keep up the good work. Oh, a little mag wobble with the plastic mags. But nice and tight with some euro surplus mags I own. Let your people know that they are doing a great job.
I would like to thank you for the outstanding customer service you have provided. As a US Marine and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran, I understand the importance of a quality firearm. My .380 Hellcat is my daily CCW and I carry it with confidence because of the quality service I have received from I.O. with any issues that have arisen. When I have called, I received an immediate answer from a knowledgeable person with real solutions; definitely not a call center or typical customer service department. It’s very nice to deal directly with the people who manufacture and repair my weapon. You have always been willing to assist with any problems associated to my weapon and have shown a genuine interest in my satisfaction with your product and service. You have gone above and beyond exceptional customer service. It is very much appreciated!