While visiting the Wolf ammunition booth at SHOT 2019, I noticed a very unique OD green AK pistol on the wall with a Gear Head Works PSB attached to it. This wasn’t just any AK pistol, it was a Krebs Custom. Not just any Krebs AK, it was a prototype AK-9 pistol in 9×39 with a custom made magazine! Leave it to Mark Krebs to have a working prototype to use Wolf’s 9×39 ammo.
The magazine for this rifle was custom made with an aluminum body, as AK-9 magazines are few and far between in the US. Appropriately for this subsonic cartridge, the Krebs pistol has threads to the rear of its three prong flash hider for a suppressor. There is no front sight, just an RDS mounted to a rail. The top cover has a Krebs rear sight base and there is no front iron sight. Again it is a prototype so thats apt to change. The fore-end is very unique looking, with smooth side panels and an extended 6 o’clock rail.
The trigger and bolt very very polished and precise, especially for a prototype. While Wolf has a 9×39 AR upper, it is very exciting to see a semblance of the AK-9 appear. What platforms do you readers want to see chambered in 9×39? Methinks the Maxim Defense PDX would be a good candidate. Stay tuned to TFB for more 9×39 developments.