[SHOT 2023] Palmetto State Armory Krinkovs

Hrachya H
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[SHOT 2023] Palmetto State Armory Krinkovs (1)

New for 2023 from Palmetto State Armory are AKS-74U (a.k.a. Krinkov) style pistols. PSA brought to SHOT Show 2023 the versions of their new Krinkovs chambered in 5.45x39mm and 5.56x45mm, which will be the first to hit the shelves, however, they will also be offering these pistols chambered in .300 Blackout and 7.62x39mm. The PSA Krinkovs are completely made in-house and will be available in Q1-Q2 2023.

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Palmetto State Armory Krinkovs feature bolt carrier groups and trunnions machined out of forgings. The 8.3″ barrels will be available in three tiers: PSA button rifled and nitrided, PSA cold hammer forged and chrome lined, and FN cold hammer forged and chrome lined. The muzzle threads are metric 24×1.5, identical to that of the original AKS-74U, and the pistols come with a Krink-style booster/flash hider installed. The Palmetto State Armory Krinkovs have 4.5mm side folding rear trunnions and will come with braces, however, if pistol stabilizing braces become considered stocks, the company will ship the guns with rear Picatinny rail adapters. PSA Krinkovs will also come with the polymer furniture shown in the pictures but they will accept most aftermarket Krink furniture. Other features of PSA Krinks include the hinged top cover with the rear iron sight installed on it, the index finger shelf on the safety lever and the side scope rail.

[SHOT 2023] Palmetto State Armory Krinkovs (2)

For those of you who are AKS-74U aficionados, let us know in the comments section what you think about the new Palmetto State Armory Krinkovs. Would you buy one to convert into an SBR that looks just like the real Krink or fully customize turning it into a modern PDW? Which caliber option will you opt for and why?

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Hrachya H
Hrachya H

Managing Editor Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying the history and design of guns and ammunition. Should you need to contact him, feel free to shoot him a message at Hrachya@TheFirearmBlog.com

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  • HiMyBanana HiMyBanana on Jan 20, 2023

    Damn, they pushed the rear sight back like on the Yugo shorties. Key piece of the aesthetic gone, and not that easy to replace because I don't think anyone is going out of their way to make repro top covers.

    • DR.NUMBERS DR.NUMBERS on Jan 20, 2023

      @HiMyBanana Ah, you're right. I wonder why they would do that.

  • American American on Jan 21, 2023

    Nice hopefully sub $2000.00.