[SHOT 2016] Kalashnicohen .45 ACP AK pistol

    Jerimiah Cohen was displaying his production ready .45 ACP Kalashnikov pistol at SHOT, in the KG Industries booth on the upper level. KG coatings is a company that makes a number of firearm coatings and has been around since the 1960s, when the SEALs were looking for a corrosion resistant finish. Jerimiah’s gun was in their glass booth because he uses their coatings.

    The pistol takes Glock magazines, and has a dual charging system. He mounted a charging handle on both sides of the gun just to show both parts, but a user can screw a charging handle into which ever side of the gun that they want to. The rear of the receiver has a QD button mount for attachment of a sling. The wood is very well finished, and the bolt is has a bright finish on it. People were asking him if this was just a demonstration version, but no, this is how Jerimiah is going to be doing all his models. Other versions are in an SBR version with a folding stock, or have a stock with a legal 16.5 inch barrel. He mostly uses the Drago gas system pattern instead of a Krink pattern where the receiver cover is hinged to the gas system. Other calibers will be offered, such as 9mm and .40 S&W. MSRP is still being talked about now, but it will be much lower than some of the other pistol caliber AKs on the market.

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