Polish Army Orders 26,000 Beryls & Mini Beryls


The Polish Army has just signed a new contract to have 26,000 Beryl rifles and Mini-Beryl Carbines produced for use. The Polish arms manufacturer Fabryka Broni “Łucznik” Radom (FB Radom), which loosely translates to “Radom Armory,” will be making these firearms.

The Beryl rifle and carbine is a variant of the AK platform. It has a lot of modern features like multiple rail facings, pistol grip, vertical grip, and a collapsible stock. This allows for customization of fit and feel for the Polish Army with varying size soldiers. The many rail facings also allows for red dots, flashlights, lasers, you name it.

Radom Armory was the first to announce this news on May 25th on their own Facebook page. The news release in Polish can be seen HERE.

Another Facebook group, “Ak Operators Union, Local 47-74,” was quick to translate the announcement on May 26th for all of our non-fluent, Polish speaking friends out there, and it can be seen HERE.


Mini Beryl Carbine from Fabryka Broni “Łucznik” Radom

Radom Armory has been trying to get these Beryls and Mini Beryls into the United States, but with no success. With the popularity of AR-15s and AK-47s along with the Beryl’s curb appeal, they would surely sell well in the US market.

So far they have been hit with opposition from the ATF stating their firearm models are “too assault like.” I personally did not realize a qualifying mark for firearms to be imported into the US is it cannot look “too assault like,” but that is just my two cents. Hopefully the ATF can provide a less bias and more professional ruling on the firearm in the near future.

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  • BattleshipGrey

    I’m getting the feeling that the ATF can do whatever they bloody well please. The most discipline they seem to get is a few legislators wagging their finger at them.

    I bet they’d be able to import those translucent mags though, as long as they’re compatible with existing models here in the US.

  • Ευστάθιος Παλαιολόγος

    Why Beryls and not the new MSBS(or whatever is called)?

    • Chris22lr

      Polish Army seeks to replace their old and worn-out AKM(S) rifles firing 7.62×39 with a tested and battle-proven weapon firing 5.56×45. They already have one in inventory – wz.96 Beryl – so they are buying this weapon without a need to do any additional acceptance tests and so on.

      MSBS (in live fire variant) still haven’t passed Army tests and is simply not ready to be fielded. And Army won’t wait for MSBS to be ready when their AKMs are literally falling apart (the good ones have been sold already).

      • Ευστάθιος Παλαιολόγος

        Thank you for the reply. I wasn’t aware that MSBS was not ready yet. I think I saw some variants in use in a honor guard.

        • forrest1985

          Honour guard makes sense as MSBS seems very much a show piece right now. As already stated i heard its not quite ready following tests.

      • Tritro29

        It’s not as much falling apart than it is the barrels are nowhere near their prime. Few 70’s Polish Ak’s I’ve seen recently had their barrels shot to death, otherwise the parts were absolutely good to go. This might sound weird to you coming from a Russian, but Polish Ak’s have always been among the better finished and proofed.

  • BrandonAKsALot

    We’ve already had Beryls in country in form of the archer. The dumb thing is when a new company imports the same gun, it has to go through approval again. And being that FB USA is trying to get up and running they seem to be giving them a hard time about everything.

  • J.T.

    “Radom Armory has been trying to get these Beryls and Mini Beryls into the United States, but with no success.”

    Other than I.O. importing the Beryls…

  • Lance

    Seems Poland may not get rid of the Beryl as fast as some here said they where. As well if any of you wish to get one…. Support Trump for pres and have them pass a repeal of the 89 EO import ban!!!!

    • Lt_Scrounge

      Vote Trump and have them do a complete and total overhaul of the ATF to include prosecuting those responsible for Fast and Furious.

  • Bob

    That forward grip looks like it might be a problem reloading…

  • Kivaari

    Nice looking rifles. An AK having good optics mounts is a great way to go. Now if it were a Galil or Valmet both having aperture sights and Polish mounts or the Polish rifle with aperture sights that would be great.

  • Evan

    That rail seems awfully high up on the rifle to get good sight picture and cheek weld.

    • TheHammer

      The folding stock itself doesn’t look very conductive to a good cheek weld either. I’m guessing they don’t want the recoil rattling their teeth out…

    • Boss

      I don’t think it is even made to use a cheek rest. You just kinda hold your head behind the red dot or optical. The front sight looks to be unusable.

  • michel Baikrich

    Quelle stupidite, transformant la NATO en un super bazar ou chaque pays alimente le registre Nato Stock Number, pour devenir un marche heteroclite…

    En realite le nouveau fusil Polonais n’apporte rien pour l’integration d’une meilleure defense,

    Il n’est point besoin d’etre Michel de Nostradamus pour deviner les difficultees de maintenance

    A bon entendeur salut


  • The Concerned Conservative

    Sounds like some fairie in the ATF thinks the guns look scary. Oh, my! More buIIshít from the 0bama regime.

  • Rocketman

    Poles would have been smarter to stick to the 7.62 x 39. They probably did it because of NATO.

  • Richard Lutz

    Members of the unorganized militia in the US should have an M4 clone, which they should use on a regular basis for hunting and target shooting so they are competent with it. Ideally a quality rifle from a company like BCM, Colt or LMT that has a chrome chamber (thus not a Ruger AR-556). If you want something cheap but good get a S&W M&P 15. You can buy two of the later for about the same price as one BCM, Colt or LMT.

  • Juanito Ibañez, TopCop1988

    “So far they have been hit with opposition from the ATF stating their firearm models are ‘too assault like.’ I personally did not realize a qualifying mark for firearms to be imported into the US is it cannot look ‘too assault like,’ but that is just my two cents”

    That’s that stupid “sporting purposes test” from the Nazi Weapons Law-based ‘Gun Control Act of 1968’ rearing its ugly head once again. 🙁

  • Jackson Andrew Lewis

    ugly and bad ass all at once.