Concern Kalashnikov Introduces IZ-132 Upgrades

Concern Kalashnikov is releasing some upgrades for the IZ-132, the new upgrades help with 922(r) compliance for the US market and sporting purposes.  The SU2 Saiga upgrades will now accept the 30rd double stack magazines and have a collapsible butt stock, and also fit the 5.45 chambered IZ-240 as well.  Check out the press release from Concern Kalashnikov below for more info on the planned upgrades for this fall!

Standard IZ-132.

Standard IZ-132.

With over 200 years of battle proven firearm manufacturing experience, Concern Kalashnikov understands the importance of legacy building… and giving tactical operators what they need to succeed in the field. Among those needs, the famed IZ132 has stood at the ready for decades as the premier go-to tactical firearm and 2014 is no different with kind of option upgrades and rugged durability that makes your environment a safer, more versatile place whether shooting, hunting or standing your ground.

While the standard IZ132 continues to surpass discerning demands with gas-operated, rotating-bolt action chambered in 7.62 x 39, high-impact polymer hunting butt and forend and a 16.3-inch barrel, three 922(r) compliant upgrades for the IZ132 have been added for 2014 that continue to authentically represent original Kalashnikov design while answering the every evolving calls of shooters and hunters around the globe. The following upgrades also fit Saiga Model IZ240.

The IZ132 Saiga upgrade includes an improved polymer stock and handguard as well as integrated ergonomic pistol grip. The upgrade accepts traditional 30-round double-stack magazines.

The SU2 Saiga upgrade, which will be introduced in the fall, also accepts 30-round double-stack magazines while adding a Command Arms Accessories (CAA) skeletonized collapsible stock with rubber recoil pad and ergonomic extension design, a rubberized pistol grip with interchangeable back straps and finger grooves, and hand guard complete with Picatinny rails.


For the most discriminating IZ132 operators, the SU3 Saiga upgrade includes a fully adjustable CAA stock (SRSNL) with 10-position extension adjustability, adjustable cheek piece for height and eye relief, and vertically adjustable rubberized butt pad. Capitalizing on a superb ergonomic grip design, the rubberized grip includes six interchangeable finger groove and backstrap inserts sure to fit any hand. Storage is also available in the grip system and secured by a snap cap. Rounding out the SU3 upgrade is a 5-picatinny-rail system capable of handling all of your tactical lighting, hunting and shooting accessories. The upper receiver dust cover can be manipulated and removed without dismantling the rail system. The SU3 is designed to accept a 30-round double-stack magazine.  This model will be introduced to the marketplace in early 2015.


  • Coolguy

    No pic?????

  • SP mclaughlin

    Kalashnikov has 200 years of experience…?

    • Cymond

      Izmash does. Same company, new name.
      “Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant (Russian: Ижевский Mашиностроительный Завод) or IZHMASH (ИЖМАШ) is a weapons and motor vehicle manufacturer based in Izhevsk, founded in 1807 at the decree of Tsar Alexander I, and is now one of the largest corporations in its field.”

  • MrPhantom

    Well, I’d ditch that furniture ASAP, but at least it’ll make Saiga conversions as easy as pulling a couple screws and pins.

    • iksnilol

      Not a fan of the rails in front but the buttstock looks good IMO. Not aesthetical but practical. Aluminum and adjustable + it has a cheek rest/pad which is a must-have when using optics made for it.

      • FourString

        Why couldn’t they keep the California compliant layout and just add the double-stack compatibility and a better trigger?? T-T

        • iksnilol

          Don’t ask me, contact the manufacturer.

          Protip: You can shoot an AK without the pistol grip if you use a standard AK stock. That might help if you live in California. Hope it doesn’t count as advertising but this is what I mean. Looks weird but works.

          • FourString

            I’d rather go with a bullet button at that point haha. That trigger reach looks pretty far

          • iksnilol

            It looks silly but it works. I know, I thought it was weird at first. Besides, better to have a straight grip than a bullet button.

          • FourString

            Cali laws r depressing lol.

          • iksnilol

            I know, luckily I don’t have to follow them. One would think that the SKS sellers pushed them to sell more. I wonder why the vz58 hasn’t become more popular in California, it can be fed with stripper clips so making the mag non-removable wouldn’t hinder it much.

  • hydepark

    For $1000 you can get real close to a superior Bulgarian model with correct (better) furniture (including side folding stock). That’s just my two cents.

    • Frank

      What’s even correct at this point? The bottom picture looks like the type of AK you’d see in service with any type of spetsnaz unit.

      • FourString

        Looks like an AK-107, based on how far forward the piston is and where the front sight is located

      • hydepark

        As in the real deal folding stocks and no TAPCO crap.

        • Don La Rue

          TAPCO AR15 magazines held up BETTER than PMAGS in the MAG test at AR15 dot com. Some of there stuff is crap though, but not all. Their AK47 mags work great and at $6.99 are an incredible deal.

  • n0truscotsman

    Why that furniture?

    they already have close to Russian furniture made in the US.

  • Anders Albertsson

    Too bad it’s just crappy Israeli furniture. They should team up with IWC, Rifle Dynamics, and stuff and offer some Rob Ski level AK packages

  • J.T.

    It looks like a crappy Bubba conversion. It even has the screws in the holes where the relocated trigger was. For the same price or maybe a little more, I could get a SLR107 or SGL21.

  • Esh325

    Unless it has a stable picatinny rail built into the top cover for optics, I see nothing special about this.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Isn’t that what VEPR’s are for?

      • Esh325

        The VEPR-12’s do, but not the rifles.

  • SNNN

    Biggest reason for buying a WASR 10/63 (I inspected mine
    personally in case your wondering…) for my latest AK purchase.
    Realize there are tons of youtubes to get the silly trigger position
    fixed but not all of us have a garage and handy workbench of tools.
    This should have been done as standard YEARS ago ! Leave some
    unmodified ones for our 2nd Amendment brothers in peoples republic
    of kalifornia, obviously.