[SHOT 2022] PSA Shows off their PSAK-105, Tease 5.56 AK

    Today at Industry Day at the Range for SHOT 2022, Palmetto State Armory showed off their PSAK-105, a 5.45 AK variant. I got a chance to see and shoot it, and I have to say that I was very impressed. The staff at the booth also teased a 5.56 AK, but unfortunately did not have one at the booth itself today.

    PSA Shows off their PSAK-105, Tease 5.56 AK

    The PSAK-105 is the most recently released member of Palmetto State Armory’s AK lineup. While at the Industry Day at the Range, I had the opportunity to dump a mag through it, and I was really impressed. The recoil impulse on this gun is practically nothing. It was without a doubt the smoothest shooting AK pistol that I have handled.

    [SHOT 2022] PSAK-105 in action

    AK pattern firearms have experienced a resurgence in the American market in recent years, with companies like Arsenal, Kalashnikov USA, Zastava, and of course, Palmetto State Armory, leading the way.

    [SHOT 2022] PSAK-105 pictured here with a PSAR-V, PSAK-V, and a PSAK-103

    Featuring a 4.5mm side folding rear trunnion, a cold hammer forged 12.5″ barrel, and a M24x1.5 RH threaded muzzle, the PSAK-105 is loaded with the kinds of features that American AK shooters demand. The handguard is compatible with standard AK furniture, and the folding rear trunnion is compatible with standard AK folding stocks (if you file the right paperwork with the ATF).

    [SHOT 2022] PSAK-105

    The PSA booth attendants also mentioned that they would be showing off a 5.56 AK tomorrow at their SHOT show booth. It will have a 16″ cold hammer forged barrel, an AK-E style muzzle device, and folding stock. It should retail at the same price as the PSAK-105, and I’ll definitely be swinging by their booth to get some pictures and more information.

    Fast Facts about the PSAK-105:

    • MSRP: $899
    • Caliber: 5.45x39mm
    • Barrel Length: 12.5″
      • Twist Rate: 1:8”
      • Material: 4150 Steel
      • Finish: Gas Nitride
    • Muzzle Device: Mini Krink Brake
      • Thread: M24x1.5 RH
    • Receiver: Stamped Steel
    • Front Trunnion: Hammer Forged 4340AQ
    • Bolt: Hammer Forged
    • Carrier: Hammer Forged
    • Handguard Type: Classic Upper/Lower Handguard, Black
    • Grip: Classic AK Grip, Black
    • Brace: JMAC Customs Stock Adapter with Triangle Side Folding Brace
    • Fire Control Group: Single Stage, Single Hook
    • Sights: 90 Degree Combo Sight/Gas Block, 1000 Meter Rear Sight
    • Magazine: 30 Round Magazine (1); Where Allowed by Law
    • Includes: Side Rail Optics Mount
    • OAL Extended: 33”
    • OAL Folded: 24.5”

    Benjamin is a recent graduate living in Virginia with a master’s degree in Criminology. He was introduced to firearms at summer camp when he was thirteen. Ever since his first shot with a .22LR bolt-action he has been in love with shooting sports. He is a moderator on the TFB Discord, which can be found at https://discord.gg/bcVD9zw, and can occasionally be found on twitter @BFriedmanUSA.