SHOT Show 2015: CMMG Mk47 “Mutant” Display

CMMG was heavily endorsing the Mutant Mk47 at SHOT Show, with a very cool display and several of the rifles on hand.  CMMG has said that the Mk47 has been well received (see TFB’s prior review here: and that they are planning “multiple calibers and configurations” of the mutant in the near future.  I speculate that 5.45x39mm will be next (and probably dubbed the Mk74) as it would require very little modification of the Mk47 as-is, and the round is popular and cheap, but CMMG was tight-lipped about their plans.  I would also not be surprised if a pistol version was introduced.

Keep watching TFB, as Phil will have more detailed news on CMMG’s AR line plans announced at SHOT.

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  • James Earl Jones

    6.5 grendel or go home.

    • andrey kireev

      go home then lol

  • Adam aka eddie d.

    A 10.5″ version would be nice and quite reasonable I think.
    Don’t know the minimum barrel length in 7.62×39 for full powder burn, but I assume it is similar to .300 BLK.

    • The AK comes in all sorts of barrel lengths, I’d imagine 10.5″ would be just fine! One can hope, eh?

  • A Mutant chambered in 5.45×39 would be great. A steel-reinforced, American made AK74 magazine would be grand.

  • Squirreltakular

    Only watched to the halfway point, but it looked like it went fine. Just don’t feed it crap ammo.

    I would probably buy one of these and sent the BCG off to get NP3 coated. I love this thing.

    • Watch the whole video. Any gun competing with an AK should be able to handle all common 7.62×39.

      And again, it could have been a fluke, but it didn’t look very promising.