Izhmash 5th Gen AK-12 Photos and Video

    More photos of new Izhmash AK-12, and the first video I have seen, have been published by Russia Today. Russia Today is calling the AK-12 the Kalashnikov 5.0. I declared it the 5th generation AK back in November and so am very pleased to see I counted up the AK generations correctly.

    The video at the bottom of this post includes a lot of stock footage from the Izhmash factory but there are clips of the new AK-12 being fired and of what appears to be a torture test comparison with an M16.

    The safety/burst selection is not aesthetically pleasing, but it looks functional.

    [ Many thanks to Zoltan for emailing us the link. ]

    Steve Johnson

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