Kalashnikov USA Releases the VISKOV Rifle


    The new Kalashnikov USA VISKOV Rifle Package (Image from Kalashnikov USA)

    Kalashnikov USA has just added a new variant to their already extremely popular KR-103 line. This new model is the KUSA VISKOV rifle. An upgraded KR-103 with some quality of life upgrades, for the more tactically minded AK connoisseur. These upgrades include an attached flip-up Picatinny top cover, collapsible stock, and M-LOK rail system among a few other things.

    Kalashnikov USA @ TFB:


    The safety selector is a manual bolt hold open type (Image from Kalashnikov USA)

    According to the Product Listing:

    Kalashnikov USA is proud to introduce our brand new VISKOV  rifle. This is the latest rifle to come off our production line. Continuing on Russian heritage and American innovation we started with our KR-103 cold hammer-forged Barrel and built up on that. We added a B5 Systems SOPMOD folding stock along with a Mil-Spec buffer tube and castle nut. We then added the Hogue grip with finger grooves, an Extended charging handle, and safety with manual bolt hold open.

    We added an RS Regulate 10 inch MLOK rail and a UltiMAK M1B Picatinny rail to accommodate all your accessory or optic mounting needs. Also, included is a Bravo Company stubby vertical grip and 2 MLOK rails on the left and right side of the firearm. The KUSA BARS advanced micro-optic and 2 point sling has been added to the VISKOV to make this a complete battle rifle package.

    The VISKOV is the first Kalashnikov USA 7.62x39mm rifle to offer a hinged dust cover with an integrated 1913 Picatinny rail. This rail will be tough as nails and the dustcover has been tested and will “hold zero.”


    Top view of the hinged Picatinny dust cover, as well as the BARS optic and extended charging handle (Image from Kalashnikov USA)


    Closeup of the B5 SOPMOD stock along with folding mechanism as well as the Hogue grip (Image From Kalashnikov USA)

    The Specs:

    • Weight: 14 lbs
      Dimensions: 44 × 11 × 17 in
    • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
    • Magazine: 30 round window magazine
    • Manufacturer: Kalashnikov USA
    • Barrel: Cold Hammer Forged
    • Gas Tube: UltiMAK M1B
    • Handguard: RS Regulate 10in M-Lok
    • Stock: B5 Systems SOPMOD with folding mechanism and Mil-Spec buffer tube and castle nut
    • Made in the USA

    This new offering from Kalashnikov USA features many upgrades AK owners are already putting on their existing rifles. This seems like it would be a tempting buy for someone who doesn’t want to go through the hassle of buying a rifle then ordering a pile of accessories and installing them.

    What are your thoughts? Comment below!

    Tim C.

    Tim was introduced to shooting at a very young age and ever since then he’s been obsessed with Firearms and target shooting. He’s an active member of the TFBTV Discord and can often be found in the dark corners of small gun stores looking for long forgotten oddities.