First of all, we want to thank our loyal customers for your support over the last 20 years. I.O. has been in business for over 20 years and we have imported many collectible firearms, parts, ammunition and accessories. Due to the facts that surplus goods are drying up, and overseas factories are manufacturing inferior products, we decided to manufacture our fine firearms here in the US. Back in 2008 we took a look at what was out there on the AK-47 platform. There were the poor quality Romanian WASR 10 rifles, the expensive Arsenal guns, and several home build rifles on the market. We took initiative and started producing our own American-made AKs right here in Florida , and since then we have made many improvements, both in their design and in the manufacturing process to bring you an AK with the highest level of quality and dependability. Our rifles go through a vigorous inspection process after assembly. Every rifle we make is test fired with 3 rounds and then checked for blemishes or imperfections by 3 different people (two gunsmiths and one manager: that’s 3 sets of eyes). After that our rifles are sent directly to our shipping department and go out to our distributors and later to our customers. We bought tooling, machines and equipment to manufacture high quality firearms near Charlotte, NC. and transported them to our new state-of-art facility in Palm Bay, FL. USA. To serve the end user better, we are distributing our products through all major distributors. These are names you know, like Ellett Brothers, RSR, Valor, Lew Horton, Sports South, Bill Hicks, Hicks AL, Davidsons, Ron Shirk, etc. That means that our customers have better access to our goods through this vast distribution and dealer network.