The Zastava M21 BS (Short Barrel M21 AK)

James Reeves
by James Reeves

Filmed against the backdrop of Enforce Tac 2024 in Nuremberg, Germany, James Reeves engages with Zastava Serbia representatives to uncover the intricate details of the M21 BS. This short-barreled version of the iconic M21 rifle is engineered for superior performance in close combat and urban operations. The video provides an overview of the M21 BS, including its technical specifications: the rifle features a shortened barrel length of approximately 300mm, enhancing its maneuverability in tight spaces. The M21 BS operates on a gas-actuated system with a rotating bolt, ensuring reliable cycling and accuracy. It is chambered for the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge. Viewers will gain insights into the M21 BS’s enhanced durability features, such as its chrome-lined and cold hammer forged barrel.

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James Reeves
James Reeves

Owner, Neutral Ground Gun Co. NRA/Louisiana State Police certified concealed weapons instructor, 2012-present Maxim Magazine's MAXIMum Warrior, 2011 TFBTV Executive Producer Champion, Key West Cinco De Mayo Taco Eating Competition Lawyer Instagram: gunshorts Twitter: @jjreeves

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  • Andrew Andrew on Mar 13, 2024

    11.8” barrel is appealing. Though, now I’m a little curious….why do AK manufacturers feel the need to leave some gas block hanging out? It looks like they shortened the handguard by an inch or two in the thumbnail. (I’m not watching the video)

  • Michael Rauls Michael Rauls on Mar 13, 2024

    From the company that brought us the Yugo! https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

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