Kalashnikov USA has just announced and made available their new Kommander rifle, a sporterized version of their already popular KR-103 rifle. Evoking the formerly cheap and easy-to-find unconverted Saiga rifle, it’s obviously targeted at states like California where pistol grips and standard capacity magazines are a no-no.
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According to the Kalashnikov USA Kommander rifle listing:
Kalashnikov USA is proud to announce our KOMMANDER 7.62x39mm rifle. This is based on our tried and true KR-103 platform but this rifle was inspired by the God father of California himself. This sporter inspired rifle is for those that desire more of a rifle stock opposed to a pistol grip firearm. This firearm comes with a threaded muzzle nut and 2 -30 round magazines.
The authenticity and design of the Russian AK103 comes in KR-103 with the reliability of K-USA. 100% made in the US, the KR-103 is a gas-operated semi-automatic rifle with a 16.33″ black barrel and a forged 5.5mm trunnion. It is chambered in 7.62×39mm and feeds on a 30 round magazine. The KR-103 comes with a cleaning rod, side optic rail, and a forged carrier.
The KOMMANDER is athletically designed to satisfy all American AK enthusiasts. It is one of the most dependable rifles on the market for any occasion:
- The innovative and reliable technology of Kalashnikov USA™ makes it much lighter, robust, and advanced than the earlier AKs. Proudly designed and made in the USA.
- The KOMMANDER uses the renowned 7.62×39mm cartridges that contribute to the reliability of the AK rifles.
- The KOMMANDER is compatible with a wide range of AKM and AK-74 rifle accessories and is highly customizable.
(NON RESTRICTED STATES SHIP WITH 30 ROUND MAGAZINE)
CALIFORNIA LEGAL (SHIPS WITH 10 ROUND MAGAZINES)
- Forged Trunnion
- Forged Carrier
- Side Optic Rail
- Chrome lined barrel
- Cleaning rod
- 30 round magazine
- 100% MADE IN THE USA
The Kommander is available right now through Kalashnikov USA’s website at an MSRP of $1,399. Though as of this writing there’s a 4-6 week lead time. What do you guys think of KUSA releasing everything BUT their AK-101/102 and AK-74M? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
All images by Kalashnikov USA, www.kalashnikov-usa.com