POTD: Da, Rifle Is Fine!

Nathaniel F
by Nathaniel F

Retiv sends us this photo of the personal AK-74 of a Russian MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs) agent “KardeN”. The rifle sports numerous modifications that actually differ between the two photos, even down to the optics mounts:

One theme common to Russian special forces users is that they do not flinch at the opportunity to modify their weapons to better suit their line of work. While the AK may not be strictly speaking as adaptable as the AR platform, it has still proven to be highly modifiable in most respects, and I suspect we’ll be seeing front-line users with customized Kalashnikovs for many decades to come.

Nathaniel F
Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.

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