The price was cut over 1/2 from the 1250
Thousands of guys who are now buying the AK who passed on the 1250, 1200 and even the 1600 must think it is "better"
Some ways IMO they are better but I don't believe the AK was ever ment to be the Flagship like the 1250 was back in the day.
i mean model number higher, as the technology go's up..... price always comes down, as its wide spread, and manufacturing costs come down, due to manufacturing efficiency. (and sales)
I don't know where the 900 came from, supposedly the ak stands for 'analog killer', the 1250 are better than the 1600 so I don't know what the deal is.
They moved production from Canada to ... Taiwan I believe, not sure. Dropped the cost significantly, Doug hasn't said if they are as tough as the 1250's or not but the set I have seems tough 'enough', rainstorms, drops, no ill effects yet.
hopefully by next year more ak feedback will come in and convince me to add them to my 1250 and 550 lineup as the 550s are not going to be used much next year as im starting to tire of all the issues with them..