New K-VAR SAM7K Pistol


The new Arsenal/K-VAR SAM7K-02 is a new addition to the company’s line of AK-pattern pistols.  This model uses an original Bulgarian handguard made of polymer with a built in flashlight.  The flashlight runs on two CR 123 batteries.  MSRP is $1499.



  • Caliber: 7.62 x 39 mm
  • Total Length : 506 mm (20 in.)
  • Barrel Length: 267 mm (10 1/2 in.)
  • Weight without Magazine: 3.67kg (8 lbs.)
  • Muzzle Velocity: 710 m/s (2329 fps)
  • Rate of Fire (practical): 40 rds/min
  • Twist Rate: 1 in 240 mm
  • Effective Range: 400 m (547 yds)
  • Max Effective Range: 1100 m (1480 yds)

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  • sufficedmeteor

    why is the rear sight directly where you would mount optics?

    • DougE

      I suppose if you wanted to put optics on you could switch out to a plain top cover.

      • DW

        The cover is hinged. Removing it won’t be easy for a non-gunsmith.

    • Drew

      on most AK-style guns, the optic rail is usually mounted on the side and comes over the reciever above the magazine

  • DougE

    Man, I really wish we could do SBRs in my state.

    • It’s isn’t an SBR. It’s a pistol.

      • Jeff Pederson

        Dude, this is a grammatical head exploder.

      • Komrad

        AK pistols are very common SBR projects. A lot are trivially easy. Some Rommy Dracos have underfolding trunions installed.

  • Mark

    Wish they had the latch cutout for the folding stock on the receiver. I’ll likely buy one anyways if the Vityaz doesn’t go to market.

  • where can i get JUST the foregrip?

  • John

    A milled receiver AK pistol? Seems like it would be a bit too heavy for me.

  • bozo connors

    Huh… better hope it’s an awesome flashlight.

  • grumpy

    I’m impressed by both the “Effective” and “Max” ranges listed

  • n0truscotsman

    Add a folding stock and it would be a nifty home defense/pickup carbine. im confused as to why they would add a mounting rail if the sight is positioned directly in the way…

    i would put a ultimak krink forward optic mount and a trijicon rmr