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AK-19, AM-17: Review of Russian-made rifle novelties

AK-19, AM-17: Review of Russian-made rifle novelties

At the recent forum "Army-2020", a lot of new products in the field of various weapons were presented. A separate conversation is about the rifle weapons... To attract attention and increase opportunities to expand the market for products, manufacturers take a variety of steps. One of the steps is the creation of models of Russian small arms under the cartridges characteristic of the NATO military bloc.

One of the new products presented at the forum was the AK-19. The Kalashnikov concern created this weapon under a 5,56 caliber live cartridge, which is attributed to the NATO caliber. The goal is clear - an attempt to catch on to the weapon market, which was usually out of reach.

New weapons on the Army-2020 forum are described in detail on the Lazarev Tactical channel. The aforementioned AK-19, a version of the AK-12 for an "unconventional" caliber, is also being considered.

The video also presents a small-sized Kalashnikov AM-17 assault rifle of 5,45 mm caliber. This weapon also has a silent modification for special units. The author of the video talks about how shooting from such a machine gun is carried out, noting that the weapon is quite comfortable to hold, it allows you to exercise a fairly strong grip.

The article contains details about these and other new rifle news from the forum:

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  1. Grandfather
    Grandfather 23 September 2020 08: 33
    the new body kit is "new" ... yes ...
  2. 9PA
    9PA 23 September 2020 08: 46
    We need a new cartridge of type 7,62 NATO and a complex for it.
  3. Deck
    Deck 23 September 2020 08: 55
    Why is this AK under 223Rem a novelty?
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 23 September 2020 10: 55
      Quote: Deck
      Why is this AK under 223Rem a novelty?

      Apparently imply that the base for the alteration was the "new" AK-12 request .
  4. Undecim
    Undecim 23 September 2020 12: 16
    Indeed, Kalashnikov designed weapons for centuries. Seventy-three years ago he created - and still is, "a novelty of domestic production" !!!
    1. vlad106
      vlad106 21 October 2020 19: 04
      Beautiful toys ...
  5. Ros 56
    Ros 56 23 September 2020 16: 41
    Is this Kalashnikov creating weapons for our enemies? Like our 5,45 caliber.
    1. Mastrer
      Mastrer 23 September 2020 17: 07
      The design itself allows the use of almost any small caliber. From the classic 7.62x54 and 5.45x39, to the exotic like 223rem or the entire NATO zoo. Kalashnikov made a unique mechanism.
    2. Chever
      Chever 25 September 2020 03: 56
      Quote: Ros 56
      Is this Kalashnikov creating weapons for our enemies? Like our 5,45 caliber.

      Obviously for export
      PS: What are "our enemies"?
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 25 September 2020 19: 56
        Well, this good that is enough against us in the world.
    3. Shooter 05
      Shooter 05 25 September 2020 16: 17
      there are no enemies on the market, there are competitors ...
  6. Recon
    Recon 24 September 2020 14: 59
    Where is the double-sided cocking handle and safety catch? Where is the shutter delay? What is the technological complexity of implementing this? After all, it was all in the first version ..
    1. da Vinci
      da Vinci 26 September 2020 09: 19
      Probably for a long time there will be "swing" to individual new products on the AK12 under the general nameplate "improvement". But unless this is the case, the main thing is PR menagery !!!
  7. kvs45
    kvs45 25 September 2020 23: 43
    I want to say: Well, what's new, what is the article for? Concern to promote?
    1. agond
      agond 26 October 2020 19: 24
      This Kalashnikov concern is fixated on the Kalashnikov automation scheme with a gas piston, they could try to create a light machine gun chambered for 5.45 x 39 with a free breechblock