Joshua MK5: A True AR/AK Hybrid Semi-Automatic Rifle Set to Hit the Market
At the first of the year, I told you about Amendment Arms, a brand new weapons manufacturer in Arden, North Carolina and their production of an AR/AK hybrid semi-automatic rifle. At that time, there was a lot of talk in Washington to advance more gun prohibition laws and the company was attempting to produce the Joshua MK5, as it is affectionately referred to, by the summer of 2013. There were some setbacks, mostly due to other companies, but I’m happy to say that I have been able to see a fully functioning Joshua and witness it being fired.
My two oldest boys and I traveled to Arden this past week to meet with Amendment Arms General Manager Tom Wise and Joshua engineer and CEO Ryan Croft. What we saw made us want to take one home that day, but there are a few cosmetic issues that will be addressed such as anodizing of the metal, which only takes a couple of days.
Instead of writing a long article on the Joshua, since I’ve pretty much covered that previously, which you can read here, I decided that I will show it to you. Here is some of the video footage we took at Amendment Arms.
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In the video below you will see a working Joshua in a test firing room at Amendment Arms and hear from General Manager Tom Wise as he introduces the Joshua.
In this next video CEO of Amendment Arms and engineer of the Joshua MK5 Ryan Croft demonstrates the specifics that make the Joshua MK5 unlike any other semi-automatic rifle on the market.
I’m very excited after seeing the Joshua. In fact, I’m thinking of selling my AK-47 in order to put money down on another Joshua.
You can also see more video and photos by clicking here.
If you were fortunate enough to get in when I first published my article, then congratulations. You have saved, or made, depending on how you look at it, $200. The price at the time was $895, and of course, if you put down $100 or more you were eligible for a $200 rebate. In that instance, you are looking at a difference of $400. The cost of a new Joshua is now $1095, plus tax and shipping, with no rebate.
Tom, tells me that those who have paid in full will be the first to get their Joshua MK5 and that they will slowly increase their response time, once everything is running smoothly.
Joshua MK5s will begin shipping sometime in December for those who have already paid in full. New contracts on the Joshua will put a deliver time of around 6 months, which will steadily decrease with time.
Additionally, there is a downloadable spec sheet which you can download here for all the technical aspects of the Joshua MK5.
UPDATE: June 29, 2014. The new prices of the Joshua MK-5 is $1545, plus tax and shipping. There are some great rebates offered in the new contracts. If you are interested in ordering a Joshua, visit JoshuaMark5.com, or download a contract here and include your payment with your order.