The old AKP was a great platform for starting. I had two, and I LOVED both of them to death. Amazing little guns that are very underrated. A regulator and underbored barrel really takes care of any issues they had, if any issues at all.
I ran mine with a lurker eigenbarrel and a CP reg. Ball on ball every time. For a sub $200 gun, its hard to beat that. With the single trigger frame, hitman mod, midblock design, all aluminum, clamping centerfeed, A/C threaded, standard setup with an HPR and on/off ASA, it's VERY hard to beat the AKP.
Good write up, nice read.