Rifle Dynamics | SHOT 2017

Rifle Dynamics hosted a party/show for the companies products after the events of SHOT were over, and thus don’t have a booth on the actual floor. The company is a top notch customized Kalashnikov builder that puts together SBRs to the newest offering of a designated marksman’s rifle in 7.62x39mm. Most recently Rifle Dynamics improved upon that rifle by adding an addition in 6.5 Grendel, using the same milled Sharps receiver. The 6.5 Grendel version has Keymod handguard of separate manufacture than the 7.62x39mm version and uses polymer magazines as opposed to the 7.62x39mm in a shortened Kalashnikov steel magazine. Telescoping buttstock is a BCM, with Larue sliding cheek rest install. Pistol grip appears to be a U.S. Palm variant. The 6.5 Grendel version had a Surefire SOCOM muzzle brake, while the rest of the rifles on display had various Silencerco brakes installed.

Also on hand were a number of SBRs with Rifle Dynamics stippling on the pistol grips and handguards. The company goes through a very rigorous regime of getting the polymer to offer a solid grip while holding the rifles.

Very aggressive stippling.


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  • David Fps PuertoRico Alayon

    would of been interesting to put jim fuller and Mikhail Kalashnikov in the same room for a conversation. im sure he’d be proud of the work jim is doing with his design

  • forrest1985

    Gotta love Rifle Dynamics!

  • Jason Lewis

    6.5 Grendal seems like the perfect intermediate cartridge. Except for the cost. Would give and arm and a leg for one from Rifle Dynamics.

    • Jason Lewis


      • ostiariusalpha

        The steel cased Grendel ammo is cheap and perfectly suited for an AK style rifle like this. You just have to not be persnickety about ordering it online instead of from a local store.

        • Jason Lewis

          Yep @ $11.00 a box. Not too bad.

          • ostiariusalpha

            You can get it for $5.25 per box at J&G Sales.

  • Vasily

    Wow, that’s a Molot-made Vepr mag on that DMR.

  • criterionbarrels

    We’re looking forward to getting our hands on one of those 6.5 Grendel builds to do a little accuracy testing!