GSG .22 "Kalashnikov" AK

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

A while back I reported that GSG (German Sport Guns), makers of the GSG-5, announced an endorsement by General Kalashnikov and that they would name a rifle after him. It looks like the GSG .22 “Kalashnikov” is now in production.

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Impact Guns says it features a 16.5″ barrel and 15 round magazine and has it listed for $529.99. It is not clear when it will ship.

These ATI ads have been floating around the internet. The girl looks like a stock image and rifle is not the actual .22 Kalashnikov.

General Kalashnikov at GSG holding a GSG-5
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • MadMex MadMex on Mar 14, 2010

    Have to say it is NOT the quality of the GSG 5. Paint starting chipping before I even got a chance to shoot it. If you decide to buy one, get the wood stocks. They crap all over the plastic ones. All things considered, cool factor is still WAY up there and it is alot of cheap shooting FUN.

  • Dan Dan on Oct 08, 2011

    Just put a 90th birthday addition on layaway for my grandson (11) wanted to find a way to get him in the field and shoot some small game, he chose the gun and I thought it was a fine choice, I was looking for a way to inspire him and this was the ticket he is very happy, I also got it on sale for $300 a steal I hope, would have liked to grab one for myself but they only had one left. It is a nice looking gun with a fine wood stock, 90th Birthday special to boot cant wait to fire it I hope it holds up to my Remington speed master hate to put him to shame on the target field lol.