AEK-919 K submachine gun in training

Backyard Safari has a collection of images showing the AEK-919 K Submachine gun being used in training by the Vityaz (counter-terrorism Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs special forces unit).

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A surprisingly aesthetically pleasing gun. The Russians tend to ignore appearances.

The AEK-191 was designed during the mid 90’s and fires the marginal 9x18mm Makarov cartridge. It takes 20 or 30 round magazines, has a 6.5″ barrel, weights 4 lbs unloaded and has a rate of fire of 900 rpm.

Many more photo here.

Steve Johnson

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  • jdun1911

    I’m surprise that the Russian are moving backward in small arms. The rest of the world is moving away from sub-gun to short barrel rifle as their primary. Or maybe they’re behind the curve.

    Anyway I wouldn’t want to get hit by a 9×18mm Makarov nonetheless.

  • paul

    it’s pretty simple looking
    the Russians have produced a lot of different sub-guns, I wonder when they’re going to settle for one
    does anyone know what gun was the one in the 4th and 5th pics w/ the huge suppressor?

  • @ Steve:

    Thanks for linking to my blog. 🙂
    BTW: Do you have technical problems with your site and the RSS feeds?

    @ Paul:

    They are 9A-91 compact assault rifles, cal. 9 x 39 mm:

    @ jdun1911:

    The Russian police has used the AKS-74U for a long time and is not happy with it, so they are going back to SMGs. (Steve and I blogged about this a few weeks ago.)

  • da gun

    if m.p stands for meshin pistil what dose s.m.g stand for if you know pls email me dagun69 at g mail com

    • da, smg stands for sub machine gun.