Kalashnikov Producing New Short-barrel AK-19 Rifle for Foreign Customer

This variant of AK-19 was first showcased at the Army exhibition in August
  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 08:36 AM, November 3, 2023
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Kalashnikov Producing New Short-barrel AK-19 Rifle for Foreign Customer
Kalashnikov AK-19 5.56mm Assault Rifle

Russia’s Kalashnikov Concern is currently subjecting a shortened version of the AK-19 assault rifle to rigorous testing for potential foreign clients, announced Alan Lushnikov, the company's head, during a press conference.

Lushnikov revealed that the development of this variant was initiated for a specific foreign customer, and the company is eagerly anticipating a positive outcome from the ongoing testing phase.

Kalashnikov first presented the new, short-barreled version of the AK-19 assault rifle before the Army conference in August of this year. The AK-19 itself represents an export variation of the AK-12 assault rifle, specifically tailored for the 5.56x45 mm caliber cartridge, which is standard issue in NATO member countries and widely utilized worldwide.

Distinguishing itself from its predecessors, the AK-19 boasts several key improvements including enhanced ergonomics, an ergonomic design for all-day use, and increased accuracy and shot density, positioning it as a formidable option in the global firearms market.

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