Not so long ago, during one of the military training camps organized for young people in the Central Federal District, there was an unpleasant incident with counterfeit weapons. From one of the military units, several Kalashnikov assault rifles of the so-called “100th series” were brought, which were to be used for the draft conscription youth as objects of learning the rules and methods of firing from automatic weapons. On the very first day, it turned out that out of a dozen imported automata, only those stores that came with these weapons were suitable for two. In other words, if you confuse the "horns" of these AK-101, then the fighter will not be able to connect them with a gun. It is terrible to imagine what can happen when using such a machine gun in real combat conditions, because you only have to use the store that came with this type of weapon.
After checking the documents for weapons, it turned out that the automata were produced in Russia, but the experts had doubts about the authenticity of the documents. It could well turn out that the mediators simply skillfully concocted documents for Chinese-made automata, which, under the guise of Russian-made AK, were delivered to Russian military units. It would seem that in this case the system can help. consumer protection, but it seems that there is work for the military prosecutor's office. After all, if we assume that in batches of new weapons supplied to Russian military units there is a certain percentage of counterfeit, then what level of combat capability of the Russian army will then be better not to say.
There are those servicemen who say that low-quality small arms may well be Russian. The reject rate at Russian weapons factories is not reduced, since worn-out equipment, which is more than 40 years old, is used to make the same AK (weave).
This incident should initiate a large-scale verification of the weapons supplied to military units as part of the ongoing reform.