Molot Vepr 9mm AK Carbine (With Glock Magazines)

Molot, which I believe is now part of the new Kalashnikov Group, has just begun selling their new Molot Vepr Carbine chambered in 9mm. I don’t have much information about it, all I know is that it uses regular Glock magazines, weighs 7.5 lbs, has an M4-style stock and a forward picatinny rail for mounting a red dot optic. At todays exchange rate it is selling for just over $1,000 USD.

In the exact configuration pictured above it could not be imported into the USA, but if Molot swapped out the pistol grip and M4 stock for a thumbhole stock and removed that muzzle device, it should be import-legal.

This time last year Molot introduced their new tactical .308 Win. and 5.56mm Vepr carbines.

Thanks to Max @ for the information.

Steve Johnson

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  • westford86

    This looks shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few shops in my time.

    • Ren

      Doesn’t the barrel look a bit thin for a 9mm?

      • sianmink

        Aren’t you a bit short for a Stormtrooper?

    • AP

      Not to mention the perspective of the stock is a different angle than the rest of the rifle.

  • M.

    I don’t mean to be insensitive…but that thing looks like AIDS

    • westford86

      What, no… It’s totally sexy in a Jocelyn Wildenstein kind of way…

  • floppyscience

    Lose the M4 stock and rail, and I’ll take two.

  • Lance

    NAWWWW I want a semi-auto 9x18mm Bison Carbine. It make a huge profit if they make one.

  • jamezb

    Omigosh gimmie.

  • Doopington

    Wow! An 7.5lb pistol-caliber carbine!

    …where’s the 6.5G Veprs, MOLOT. said you were working on them. The old 6.5G wiki article said you were working on them. I think Marc Krebs said you were working on them and then started making a Saiga in it himself.
    Where are they, MOLOT? Do you want to make me cry?

  • Alex C.

    I think an integrally suppressed version would be awesome!

    • gunslinger


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  • Tim U

    I’d take one, even the “neutered” but import legal version.

  • Jim S

    Quit making weird crap weird! Now find me a dedicated carbine (bullpup would be amazing) that fires 10mm that takes Glock mags and I’ll throw my money at them!

    • allannon

      Some kind of Tavor conversion, perhaps?

      • Michael

        Yes, but not at Tavor prices, would not want to pay more than $500

        • allannon

          See, now you’re just being picky. 😉

          I was surprised by how much PCCs cost. I was looking to get a Cx4 9mm, since my XD magazines can be easily modified to work with it, but they’re like $800. Lever-actions can be a bit cheaper, but not all that much.

          I was eyeing the Caracal carbine and pistol, but with the recent massive issues with their pistols I’ve written that one off.

          So my matched pistol/carbine program has been put on indefinite hold. 😐

    • Blake

      You can get close with a Kel-tec sub2000. There’s a version in 40S&W that takes Glock mags.

      Yes, I know 40S&W is 10mm auto-“lite”, but there are an awful lot of 40S&W Glocks out there…

  • Asdf

    Not sure if want…It looks like a mutation

  • DTB

    TFB Have you seen Zastava FLG prototype from 1990s

    f finalized, Century arms could import the FLG in the US in the pistol configuration like PAP M-92/M-85

    • DiverEngrSL17K

      Nice post, DTB — many thanks! I think the Zastava FLG in many ways fits the bill of what an ideal 9mm SMG / machine pistol / compact carbine should be.

  • BryanS

    I couldd only imagine how much it would cost after import…. all the costs (taxes) from having to add “sporting” features and then strip them back off would be absurd for a glock carbine.

  • schizuki

    An M4 stock on anything but an M4 looks like a prosthetic device.

  • CaptainSlaughterboard

    Russian Grandma : Ohhh nice cane for go walk. I’ll buy one.

  • Esh325

    I don’t know if it can be imported even in its current state. Regular AK’s can’t be imported into the states if they can accept more than 10 rounds, as this rifle could use a glock 33 round magazine. As far as the rifle itself, it looks like a shoddy custom job.

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    The MOLOT VEPR is a highly over-engineered AK-type weapon that uses the heavy-duty RPK receiver and extra heavy-duty components everywhere, right down to the original synthetic furniture. While I truly appreciate and absolutely love this heavy-duty construction and attention to detail by its designers and manufacturers ( I have a VEPR 12 shotgun and am in the process of acquiring a VEPR Tactical Sniper Rifle in 7.62mm x 54R ) in the more powerful calibers, I think the platform is actually much too much of an over-kill and therefore unnecessarily heavy and large for a 9mm SMG / machine pistol / carbine type application. You don’t need RPK-quality components to successfully handle the much lower firing stresses of a 9mm cartridge, whether it be 9mm x 19 Parabellum, 9mm x 18 Makarov or something else, and still retain maximum reliability with minimum wear over the long term.

    Ideally, a modern 9mm weapon of this class should be durable, light, compact, highly-maneuverable in close quarters and, of course, completely reliable and reasonably well-balanced. The PAP M92 / M85 that DTB referred to in his post, or something similar like the H & K MP-5, Uzi or Mini-Uzi, would be good examples.

  • Blake

    In the dept. of Russian 9mm carbines I think I’d prefer a PP-2000.

    Otherwise good old MP5 still gets the job done very nicely.

    Now if Molot delivered on their 6.5 Grendel promises along with some nice cheap Wolf ammo, that’s a different story…

    • Paul Rain

      And where will you be buying that $1000 MP5 from?

      • Blake

        If one is patient, “Special Weapons” MP5 clones can be had for a little more than that…

        Anyway for my money the Kel-Tec sub2000 is the 9mm carbine to beat. I have a hard time dropping more than half a kilobuck on anything that isn’t a precision rifle.

  • Eric S

    It’s like the amalgamation of the most popular weapons, all that’s missing is a 1911 style grip.

  • Suburban

    Isn’t that a short barreled rifle? Even if the muzzle devise were welded on, I don’t think the barrel would be more than 14 inches. I’m pretty sure that falls into the “non-sporting” category of the import ban.

  • Yojimbo556

    No, no, no, fucking, no. I want this. Not another hillbilly glock-mag carbine.