AK 47 For Sale in Mexico

Just across the United States /Mexico border, an AK-47 is sold for $1,200 to $1,600. This price range is in line with previous estimates where AK-47s were reported to be sold on the black market in Mexico at prices $500 higher than the retail price in the U.S.

In Southern Mexico, where there is no supply from U.S. gun stores and the quality of arms from Central America is bad, the price range for an AK-47 is between $2,000 to $4,000.

(Prices of guns bought on the black market.)

Source: Eric L. Olson, “Challenges and Opportunities for the U.S. and Mexico to Disrupt Firearms Trafficking to Mexico,” Written Testimony to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, March 31, 2011 .