Fresh off of the editing and framing masterpiece that is the “Inside the M4 Carbine” video, Larry Vickers does not seem to be resting on the upload button. His latest video features a unicorn AK-74 at least here in the United States.
Most US shooters are familiar with Izhmash, one of a few Russian government backed small arms manufacturing plants. Izhmash rifles were one of those banned by executive order earlier this year to the enmity of the AK loving shooting community. While AK’s still flow into the country from other countries such as Poland, Bulgaria, and others, the Russian AKs are king.
King of Kings is the Tula AK-74, which only until recently was not believed to have manufactured any full-size 5.45 weapons. After only a short period, Tula switched over the AK-74 SU before all AK-74 manufacturing was transferred to Izhmash.
The weapon features some fantastic wood, an angled gas block, and AKM curved trigger. Of course, in true LAV form, the weapon is also a pre Assault Weapons Ban registered machine gun.
The weapon looks to be extremely controllable, which is fantastic considering its age and lack of all the “modern” tuning that weapons can be subjected to. The 5.45 round is tame an the AK-74 brake keeps the weapon on-target through bursts.
Hit the video below to revel with fellow AK lovers: