Please contact us for a quote on custom work. Our labor for AK kit builds starts at $950 which includes a Cerakote Elite Series finish. We also offer full Saiga conversions, rear trunnion swaps, total rebuilds, barrel turning, refinishing services, and more on both title one and NFA firearms. We have a $300 minimum labor charge on all shipped in jobs which is applied to your total bill.
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.
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A lot of folks are wondering what to expect going forward. Our retail store Khyber Pass Tactical in Louisiana will remain open and operated independently by Mark Sorenson. All of our major gunsmithing and manufacturing have relocated to our new facility in Lake County, MI under the new company name Michigan Kinetics. Vincent Buckles will be building rifles and overseeing quality control at the new facility.
Using the contact form below is the best place to begin if contacting us for the first time about a project. We like to have an email record of what we talked about and it allows Vince to be more efficient. If you have a project with us and need to get ahold of us ASAP please call (231) 729-1332
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Michigan Kinetics LLC was founded by Vincent Buckles in Spring of 2022. 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.
In 2022, Vincent moved all of MKR's gunsmithing and manufacturing operations to Lake County MI under the new brand name Michigan Kinetics.
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.
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4742 S Frank Smith Rd Chase MI United States
Our phone hours are weekdays 10am-2pm EST
We are closed on holidays and holy days of obligation.