Izhmash will launch new AK line in 2009

    Vesti.ru did a tour of the Izhmash factory and interviews with various employees and with Kalashnikov himself.

    It is all in Russian but still very interesting to see inside the factory. According to a couple of Russian speakers at WAFF they mention that a new line of AKs will be launched next year (2009)! I wonder what they have in store for us? Maybe finally a left-hand side charging handle?

    During the interview Kalashnikov says he gets a lot of hate mail asking how he sleeps at night. He says it is politicians not guns that kill people. Well said! I have seen many interview of Kalashnikov over the years.

    Steve Johnson

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