AEK-919 K submachine gun in training

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Backyard Safari has a collection of images showing the AEK-919 K Submachine gun being used in training by the Vityaz (counter-terrorism Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs special forces unit).

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A surprisingly aesthetically pleasing gun. The Russians tend to ignore appearances.

The AEK-191 was designed during the mid 90’s and fires the marginal 9x18mm Makarov cartridge. It takes 20 or 30 round magazines, has a 6.5″ barrel, weights 4 lbs unloaded and has a rate of fire of 900 rpm.

Many more photo here.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Krenkel Krenkel on Dec 03, 2008

    @ Steve:

    Thanks for linking to my blog. :-)
    BTW: Do you have technical problems with your site and the RSS feeds?

    @ Paul:

    They are 9A-91 compact assault rifles, cal. 9 x 39 mm:

    @ jdun1911:

    The Russian police has used the AKS-74U for a long time and is not happy with it, so they are going back to SMGs. (Steve and I blogged about this a few weeks ago.)

  • Da gun Da gun on Apr 10, 2009

    if m.p stands for meshin pistil what dose s.m.g stand for if you know pls email me dagun69 at g mail com

    • Steve Steve on Apr 10, 2009

      @da gun da, smg stands for sub machine gun.