Who Knew? These Rappers Are Selling This Gun like Hotcakes

Authors Industry News S.H. Blannelberry

I swear this is not a joke. This is real. Recently, we were examining our internal analytics for GunsAmerica.comWhere America Buys and Sells Guns since 1997 — to see which search terms are popular, basically, to see what guns folks are buying from the website.

To our surprise, the term “Draco” was in the top five. Now, as you might imagine, more often than not terms like “Remington 870” or “Glock 19” or “Springfield XD-S” or “Smith & Wesson M&P” are up toward the top of the list. But when we looked at the list, there was “Draco.”

Now, as you may or may not know Draco is an AK-style pistol chambered in 7.62x39mm. It is made by Romanian manufacturer Cugir and then imported by our friends over at Century Arms.

Who Knew? These Rappers Are Selling This Gun like Hotcakes

You can purchase a Draco on GunsAmerica.


  • Type Handgun
  • Action Semi-Auto
  • Caliber 7.62x39MM
  • Barrel Length 12.25″
  • Weight 5.5 Lbs.
  • Sights Post Front/Adjustable Rear
  • Finish Blued
  • Grips Wood
  • Safety 2-Position Thumb
  • Capacity 30 + 1
Who Knew? These Rappers Are Selling This Gun like Hotcakes

Not sure rapper Famous Flex is the best spokesperson for safe, responsible gun ownership.

Yes, it’s a reliable and ruggedly-built firearm. But that alone wouldn’t explain its surge in popularity. After all, there are a lot of reliable and ruggedly-built firearms in the marketplace. So what gives? Why are Dracos selling like hotcakes? Why are so many people searching GunsAmerica for “Draco”?

Turns out these guns are extremely popular with rappers. In fact, there are two rap songs titled “Draco,” that have been released within the past six months, one by Soulja Boy feat. Famous Flex and another by Future. Soulja Boy’s song has over 2.5 million views and Future’s song has over 44 million views on Youtube!

Crazy.  But the rise in popularity of the Draco correlates to the debut of these two rap songs.  Note: if you decide to watch them, they are definitely NSFW.  Viewer discretion is advised.

“Draco, Draco/Don’t make me spray with the Draco/Shooters they pull up, you shoot when I say so/Call up lil’ Soulja, I ball like Diego/Draco (x23)” raps Soulja Boy.

“Draco season with the bookbag/Rat tat, got a little kick back,” raps Future.

We’d be lying to ourselves if we said that rap culture doesn’t influence the consumer market.  Whether it’s Air Jordans or Patron Tequila or Draco AK pistols, consumers have always looked to rappers for what’s cool and hip.  But hopefully, that’s where it ends.  That consumers look to rappers only as it relates to “what to buy” and not “how to use/handle” because as you’ll see in the videos these guys aren’t the most responsible when it comes to handling their firearms.

Who Knew? These Rappers Are Selling This Gun like Hotcakes

Finger inside the trigger guard. That’s a no-no unless you’re ready to fire. 

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  • Benjamin Lư May 12, 2020, 2:34 am

    Always wanted to own one of these, but after seeing the gang reputation it’s been making, I think I’ll stick to my full-size AK’s and AR’s instead.

  • Silver Fox May 1, 2020, 11:49 am

    Follow up to last comment, I know that the majority of alot of these pistols are more than likely sold illegally or maybe not, but if the question is on the form and you lie about marijuana usage I don’t care how relaxed the state laws are it’s still illegal, but I’m pretty sure that the majority of these pistols are sold illegally and I don’t think there doing any paperwork and I don’t think they’re a licensed dealer, but I’ve lived in a big city and have seen how the shit gone down, but RAP IS STILL CRAP enough said.

  • Silver Fox May 1, 2020, 10:56 am

    Well I was of the understanding that if you used marijuana in any way shape or form be it medical in your state or used illegally that you were not allowed to own a handgun, still the federal government still doesn’t recognize marijuana as a legal drug, and when you fill out the paper work to buy a handgun there is a section that asked that question and remember the form your filling out is a federal document if you lie on the form you’ve just have lied on above said document, felony? and if so 250.000 and up to 25 yrs in prison!

  • Matt May 13, 2017, 9:35 am

    Both of those videos would almost be funny if they weren’t glamorizing gun violence and murder. They are both no talent clowns relying on gimmicks to sell “music”. What a shame that kids want to be like these idiots. What a sad representation of gun ownership. I’m a gun owner (enthusiast) and conservative and it makes me sick that this kind of crap is being put out for young people to emulate. And by the way, I have an AK pistol and I love it! But my kids are being taught responsibility with guns and how to respect and enjoy them, clearly the opposite of what these “rappers” are teaching.

  • Chris May 12, 2017, 2:00 am

    Great…. These will be banned soon and all the thug a$# rappers will have them to use against law abiding people.

    • Stuart November 22, 2019, 10:54 pm

      That is, if they could ever figure out how to actually operate them, sideways.

      What is utterly amazing is that these “individuals” seemingly make significant amounts of money by recording such illiterate nonsense in their parents (or grandparents) living room.

      America is truly doomed.

      • Hank July 1, 2020, 11:16 am

        I’m sorry you’re misinformed about gangsters shooting sideways. They definitely don’t shoot sideways, I see you’re influenced by the media. And I think you’re mad because they’re making more money than you, when you can make music too.

  • ES May 8, 2017, 2:44 pm

    … getting back to the Draco, this looks to be a fun firearm to shoot, that does not include hitting a target with much accuracy but this particular weapon is meant to inflict major damage without aiming. I would personally go for the new AK-47 made in the USA by Century, just my HO though.

  • Jerry Cupp May 6, 2017, 6:49 pm

    I am sorry if you find me boring. I don’t hate or dislike anyone. I don’t need drugs but I wish the people who
    thought Hillary was a good candidate would understand that a whole bunch of us disagreed. Let’s get behind our new leader and work together without hate. The Bible clearly states that Satan (the devil) is in control of the earth so why play into his hands. THERE IS A GOD ! Christ’s message was love.

    You people in the “crap” culture should realize, like my family does….You are blessed to be here! Wake up and make the most of the chance you have.

    • Sunny May 8, 2017, 7:09 am

      Bye with that bs, NOBODY believes in racist Trump but other racists! No we will NOT sit back and kiss his ass. The fact you felt the need to tell a bunch of strangers that you don’t hate anybody is proof that you do!

      • Ur The Prob May 8, 2017, 10:29 am

        Hmmm.. I’m not a racist and I don’t give a rat’s-ass how many times you tell me I am!
        Why attack someone for nothing you know everything about?? You let YOUR true feelings show while trying to project on others.

      • Stuart November 22, 2019, 10:56 pm


  • ZJustinZ May 6, 2017, 2:04 am

    The new Horse is the B52 or B1 and the torch in the night the 40 – 60 MT H Bomb 60K feet Air Burst (2H+3HE -> 4HE + 18.3 MeV) over about 6 cities responsible for 82% of all crime in America, i.e. Urban Renewal. However, check out Detroit, LA, Chicago, New Orleans, St Louis and Milwaukee on Google Earth. Looks to be the bomb already has been deployed. Just you have a gaze at the streets 2 miles outside of the central business districts in an direction. Can be fixed in about a 10 to 20 second “flash”. By the way there are relatively no fallout from modern fusion devices.
    Probably less toxic than the commuters one a single day in any of these cities. Super efficient too. And of course “cheap” compared to the present and past law enforcement so called grant industry to fight present crime. These cities are impacted with foreign nationals ( Mexicans, Colombian, ETC.) with virtually no identity and immune to local or state/federal LE mechanisms in place. We can blame the North Koreans! They would work as well as Oswald did as a patsy for sure and possibly better. Our present situation is apparently doomed to repeat one of many revolutions we have sustained in the past. Time to clean house.

    • Steve November 22, 2019, 4:05 pm

      Is that supposed to funny?

  • Thomas Shelton May 6, 2017, 2:03 am

    Here’s an idea. Let’s invite these asshats to north Idaho. We will have a “contest”. Us with our trusty ar 15’s and them with their Draco’s…The world would be a better place with fewer draco wielding punks.

    • Nicks87 May 7, 2017, 1:19 am

      You need to get the liberals out of Idaho first.

  • Leonard May 5, 2017, 10:42 pm

    Facts is facts, my friend. The “First Nation” people, as you have referred to them, spilled plenty of innocent blood–even among their own. The Jicarilla Apache was known by OTHER TRIBES as “Red Death” because of their tendency to raid the villages of other tribes, murdering every member and taking whatever they wanted. Arakaras in the region of the Gulf were known to be cannibals–preying other Indians and settlers alike. The Chiricahua Apaches,under Cochise were feared in the US and Mexico for their tendency to raid villages and farms, murdering even unarmed women and children as they stole horses and other livestock.

    • American May 7, 2017, 9:38 pm

      Leonard Just what does your comment have to do with this article ? I don’t like RAP noise or AK type weapons, myself.

  • bill May 5, 2017, 8:05 pm

    Promoting murder and they wonder why the Cops bust their balls. If I went around wearing a Nazi Brown Shirt, or a KKK outfit, I wouldn’t be surprised if the police were leary of me, approached me with EXTREME caution and even roughed me up some. Same goes with these young men that dress like murderous gang members (obviously wanting the world to know they’re on bad Mother f**ker) then wonder why Law Enforcement approaches them with extreme caution. Freaking idiots, with their nursery school rymes, but with bitch, Ho, drugs and murder in place of row your boat. Pure idiocy!

  • Mikial May 5, 2017, 6:21 pm

    “consumers have always looked to rappers for what’s cool and hip . . .”

    Just what ‘consumers’ are you referring to? Neither myself, (a major gun consumer) nor anyone I know listens to rap crap for any reason whatsoever. Maybe that means you’re selling a lot of guns to inner city punks through straw purchases. You better check your records.

    • Floyd Burdett May 8, 2017, 2:34 am

      People buy firearms, like everything else we buy lately, thru a LOT of different methods.
      How you and your friends buy does not mean that is the only way people buy…and the same for who listens to what kind of music… My own Brother buys things in much different ways than I do. And he frequently listens to different music.
      Some of it ‘over-laps’ and some of it does not. Although we DO usually go shooting together!

  • alex May 5, 2017, 4:49 pm

    just goes to show in today’s world you don’t need a brain or class to be a star.

  • Alan May 5, 2017, 4:06 pm

    I sold guns for 8 years, back when the Tec 9 was “it”. We actually decided to plate a few, gold and satin nickel, as well as chrome.
    I helped one guy develop a laser mount for them.
    Sold like hotcakes, jammed like there was no tomorrow. I hated it, because I often had to deal with the complaints.
    Big, bulky, difficult to control one handed, crappy trigger. I never understood the appeal.
    To each their own, but not for me.
    A gold plated Tec 9, now there’s a polished turd for ya! 🙂

  • BRASS May 5, 2017, 4:05 pm

    The Rap is Crap, Spray and Pray crowd not only can’t spell marksmanship, training or personal responsibility, now they’re using commie crap to do their spray and pray.

  • PaulWVa May 5, 2017, 3:15 pm

    Strange isn’t it?….the race of people most concern with color equality kill each other over what color someone wears. And now the pack animals have a favorite gun. They build monuments to Abraham Lincoln and condemn John Wilkes Booth as one of the greatest criminals of all time. I wonder if they could see America today if it wouldn’t be the other way a around.

    • CJ May 5, 2017, 5:42 pm

      What is strange to me is how easy it is for some people to talk about what black people and other folk do yet they don’t look at or want to see what they have done. I find it strange that you failed to talk about the guns that won the West (Winchester model 1873 or Colt Peacemaker .45 cal) and the people who used those guns to destroy first nations people and damn near wipe out all the bison herds. Looks like the same racist agenda to say that says you are better than someone else. Black people DO NOT HAVE A MONOPOLY on killing one another. Back in the day white folk were going around Chicago killing one another with Thompson Sub machine guns to see who would control booze, gambling, prostitution and the water front. Not much of a difference is it. Before the Draco there was the TEC-9, or any other weapon crazy stupid people with ill intent could get there hands on to do wrong. Can we please stop with the blame game or maybe that is where you are most comfortable. I am not.

      • Nicks87 May 7, 2017, 1:26 am

        “first nations people” were on their way to wiping out the buffalo herds and each other long before whites got involved. Greed just sped up the process.

    • Sunny May 8, 2017, 7:13 am

      Caucasians kill Caucasians too, we just don’t have a name for it! Blacks are ALWAYS demonized for doing EXACTLY what we do. Get over it, BLACK people aren’t talking about how 98% percent of serial killers are WHITE or 89% of child molesters and rapists are WHITE. So knock it off! 90% of Caucasians killed or raped every year are killed by other WHITE people. Stop being racist

  • Steve Warren May 5, 2017, 2:09 pm

    Bling, blunts and stolen firearms in the possession of convicted felons. What could possibly go wrong?
    Or as the libs would say, “C’aint you see, they’s jus tryin ta feed they kids!

  • Robert May 5, 2017, 1:57 pm

    I wouldn’t watch those videos if you paid me to. This is one subculture that desperately needs to fade away.

  • JJMJ May 5, 2017, 1:27 pm

    You can’t spell CRAP without RAP.

  • Rick May 5, 2017, 1:25 pm

    Where 99 percentage of the crime comes from these days. I worked in the prison system for thirty years and the joint is full of this crap and illegal MS-13 Hispanics. North Carolina is the kalifornia of the east these days.

  • Larry May 5, 2017, 1:06 pm

    Nothing but savages.

  • Flep Vandergaard May 5, 2017, 12:17 pm

    I wish that Leslie Neilson was still alive specifically to parody THIS.

  • Jonathan gall May 5, 2017, 11:33 am

    How come the ATF does not check there felon record and put them back in jail Vedic with firearm and a felon easy case you would think

    • Mikial May 5, 2017, 6:25 pm

      Now, now, they’re all good boys. What’sa matter with you, don’t you see it’s everyone’s fault but theirs?

  • Rusty May 5, 2017, 10:27 am

    That was just about the most ridiculous video I’ve ever seen. I thought it was a parody at first. So black women only are attracted to criminals? I don’t think so.

    A Draco wouldn’t be my next purchase but I would have one if I could because I want one of everything! Shooting is just a heck of a lot of fun.

    • Mikial May 5, 2017, 6:27 pm

      Not to mention they are a legal pistol for concealed carry, so you can legally stuff one in your backpack or under the seat of your car if you have a concealed carry permit. Much better than a 9mm or even a .45 if you need to protect yourself at a distance.

  • kb31416 May 5, 2017, 9:45 am

    It seems that this new innovation in firearms is either a solution in search of a problem, or the triumph of superficiality over substance. What is the probability of actually hitting what you are aiming at with this Draco? Probably slim, and if I were so unfortunate as to be attacked by some enemy, if I could choose his weapon, the Draco would be close to the top of the list.
    Imaging an untrained group of the usual suspects wielding their Dracos against someone with an AR15 who has a small amount of training. Probably not a good outcome for the Draco operators.
    The real tragedy is that because these people are not trained, they end up spraying huge amounts of rounds in the general direction of their target, which is probably why so many innocent bystanders get hit. Oddly enough, the best thing to improve public safety would be to actually train these people how to properly handle a firearm and shoot accurately. At least this way, Crip A can actually hit his target, Blood B, instead of a random stranger.

    • Al May 5, 2017, 12:21 pm

      Rap has ALWAYS been about symbolism over substance. They call it ‘art’, I call it a money making scheme.
      Don’t get me wrong, I really don’t care, but as ‘art’, at least it’s in the eye of the beholder.

  • T May 5, 2017, 9:38 am

    Brought to yo by the. Yo MTV raps shooting academy.

  • Mad Max May 5, 2017, 9:04 am

    And you tattoos on white people are wrinkled, faded, and unreadable. All of you fucktards need to be wiped of the face of the earth. all the article said is that the gun has become popular and gained sells.. You scumbags made it a race thing. Hate people like you.

    • Jim Cole May 5, 2017, 9:44 am

      After eight years of Obama, I’m so tired of people like you,,,a bunch of radical morons looking to wipe someone off of the face of the earth. GO AWAY…FOREVER

    • Mr. Reason May 5, 2017, 11:20 am

      Let me get this straight: White people need to be “wiped off the face of the earth” and yet you hate people who make it “a race thing.” Did I get that right?
      “Gained sells.” Smh.

    • Leighton Cavendish May 5, 2017, 12:54 pm

      Mad Max: photo shows you as white. Do you hate yourself THAT much?

    • Steve Warren May 5, 2017, 2:15 pm


    • Alan May 5, 2017, 3:48 pm

      Hate begets hate, doesn’t it? So technically, you’re a hypocrite.
      Now, lets address the subject of your education, or rather the lack thereof.
      Sentence structure and grammar, young man, without it you come across as an uneducated fool.
      It’s gained “sales”, not “sells”., as Mr. Reason pointed out.
      There, I hope we have helped you realize you need to become a better person, after all, if you’re not improving yourself each day, that’s a day wasted.
      Oh, one more thing. Like so many out there, you don’t understand the difference between ‘Race’ and ‘Culture’.
      The comments here are NOT specifically about Race, but rather the ‘Culture’ of violence in the Gansta/ rap community.
      It’s glorification is stupid, to say the least. And it goes beyond Race, it’s a cultural thing.
      I don’t give a damn about anyone’s skin color, but I do give a damn about crime and violence.
      You’re so eager to jump on Race, you can’t see the difference.

    • Colonialgirl May 5, 2017, 4:00 pm

      If you HAD a brain it would be wrinkled and brown and get flushed because it stank;
      Thanks for your moronic insult of low intelligence; IF they had left yo momma in africa, you’d be over there eating garbage and starving; WHITE people hae contributed the MOST to the intelligence of the world and scientific break throughs while you are out kissing liberal butts and killing each other.
      The “SCUMBAGS” that MADE it a race thing are the idiots who spew nonsense called “rap” which NEEDS that “C” in front of it , Crap is the right way to spew it.
      Want someone to hate? LOOK at the idiotic moron in the mirror when you are alone in the bathroom and you have the right target.

    • Mikial May 5, 2017, 6:33 pm

      Another Liberal hater heard from. Hate! Violence! Kill anyone who disagrees with them! Well, I think I am pretty safe in saying that I doubt anyone who has commented on this thread was among the people smashing windows, looting stores, shooting at police or burning patrol cars in the past few years of the Liberal surge. Those were all Liberals and inner city thugs. Take a walk into downtown Baltimore, Buckwheat, and see how long you last because simply because you are the wrong color, that is if your picture is accurate.

      For all the blather so-called ‘progressives’ shite out about tolerance and coexistence, they are the most hate filled people I have even run across in a long life or global travel.

    • Kygunner May 6, 2017, 12:12 am

      Go live in an impoverished black neighborhood for one year, then get back to us. Stereotypes didn’t spring up out of nowhere.

    • Trigger Happy May 6, 2017, 10:25 am

      Your a JOKE! We laugh at you and your kind!! You find “racism” everywhere you look!! It’s a CULTURE thing! A behavior! There are Whites and Hispanic that act and behave the same way, chump! Did you read a SINGLE comment that said that this was about Blacks?! And just remember, cupcake, most of these “wrinkled tattooed fucktards” are baptized in blood Veterans! Highly trained killers that would gladly ad YOUR ear to their string of trophies! So in other more simple terms, “Watch your mouth, Snowflake! Because you have NO idea just who you may be threatening!”….. Just sayin, Yo!

    • ES May 8, 2017, 12:00 pm

      Judging by his pic, lack of grammar and sentence structure I’d say this snowflake needs to finish high school, take some additional classes in language and then place his rhetoric in the comments section. The young man above is trying to be “cool” with his “homies” all rap/gangsta nonsense. IMHO, that will not get you very far in the corporate world when you attempt to seek employment, not the snowflake “ghetto” you believe you’re a part of… please, as the gentleman said below, head down to any impoverished neighborhood and move-in for one year. Let us know what happens the first week you take residence. I’m guessing we won’t be hearing from you again. Having served this great country of ours and still doing so and living/working in the Middle East you might want to choose your words a bit more carefully. If you would like to meet to discuss this further please reply back and I can setup a meeting for us both. I will come to you but know this, firearms will not help you in this situation.

  • MagicDave May 5, 2017, 8:55 am

    Ya can’t have a DRACO here in NY because we have the “SAFE Act.” Yes ladies and gentlemen governor Cuomo’s “assault weapons ban” that made my slingshot illegal and my crossbow too. A DRACO? OMG! Look how scary it is LOL! I guess my SKS is illegal too but not my mini-30. Weird! I love 7.62×39 weapons. Much better than 5.56/223.

  • Fred Ziffle May 5, 2017, 8:50 am

    I wouldn’t even consider their endorsement of any firearm. I might consider their endorsement for certain other items, but……… nah, no I wouldn’t. Whenever I see these people, I see what zip code they’re from, and after determining its no where near mine I mentally flip the page. They might as well be dust photos from Mars.

    • motownjohn May 5, 2017, 9:30 am

      ” I might consider their endorsement for certain other items”

      Herpes treatment salve, bail bondsman, rehab facilities etc.

  • DC May 5, 2017, 3:48 am

    Oh my just be glad we were the first to have them and know how to really use them lol let’s just hope these upstanding folks don’t spray too many innocent people so they don’t start outlawing these because of it… Also not racist at all but never understood tattoos on most black people u cant ever really see them lmao

    • Draco May 5, 2017, 2:14 pm

      It just looks like they were working on/under a car and just got dirty. You can never distinguish what the tattoos are

  • Doh May 5, 2017, 2:51 am

    I heard if you drill a 2mm hole in the top of your draco you can plug in your headphones, no need for hearing protection.

    • Alex Jay May 5, 2017, 9:53 am

      Actually it’s 3mm isn’t it?

      • Doh May 5, 2017, 11:59 am

        I stand corrected, however, for the best audio quality I would recomend a 1/4 .

  • Will Drider May 3, 2017, 5:57 pm

    Well there you have it, no more review vids unless they are hippity-hoppity-rappy-happy and articles must be in lyric rhyme format.

    Kidding, just kidding! There are some authors here that I just don’t want to see busting a move. The only saving grace is we already have hearing protection. Lol

  • SuperG May 3, 2017, 1:29 pm

    Face and neck tattoos are the hallmark of the socially upstanding citizen. NOT.

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