POTD: Palmetto State Armory AK-V

Eric B
by Eric B
POTD: Palmetto State Armory AK-V

TFB’s Photo Of The Day and you’re looking at the Palmetto State Armory AK-V, which is a US-made clone of the Russian Vityaz, chambered in 9mm. I would like to shoot a competition in Pistol Caliber Carbine with it, to see how it goes – just let me mount a red dot on it first.

Here is a caption about this PCC from Palmetto State Armory:

The AK-V is Palmetto State Armory’s 9mm AK pistol version of the Russian Vityaz submachine gun. The design of the AK-V includes a blow-back-operated system that ensures a smooth cycling action and is chambered in 9mm.

In terms of price they are in the region of $1,000. You can find a direct link to the Palmetto State Armory AK-V here: https://palmettostatearmory.com/ak-v.html

What do you think of the AK-V in 9x19mm? Interested or would you rather run an AR9, SIG MPX, or Ruger PC Carbine?

All pictures by Cinematic Arms.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Mike Mike on Jul 26, 2022

    Waiting for their MP5 and JAKL in 300 BLK

    They make good stuff

  • LynchMob_Lerry LynchMob_Lerry on Jul 29, 2022

    The AKv lacks any form of OOB protection, it does not have the tail on the bolt carrier like every single AK has had since the first one made, and lacks a firing pin safety like the Vityaz does. Issues with the rifle early on with brass getting into the rear of the receiver and PSA solution was to put two buffers on the gun and a plate around the hammer. Poor quality and a high price makes anyone wonder why you would buy this over a KP9 or even the new 9mm WASR that takes Scorpion mags.

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    • LynchMob_Lerry LynchMob_Lerry on Aug 04, 2022

      @JTE Thats true, but the Vityaz/KP9 has a firing pin safety similar to what you would find on a modern pistol.