The AK47 is a legendary Russian staple that was first introduced in 1948, just after the Second World War.
Now you can get a modern-day, American made homage to the mighty Kalashnikov that takes the bigger ammunition and the better parts of the classic AK and blends them with the best parts of the American AR.
It sounds like a perfect match and, well, it kind of is.
The AK47 Changed History
Had it been finished a few years earlier, the Russiann AK could have had an impact on the last Great War. It went on to become a favorite of armies and militia in all corners of the globe thanks to its accuracy, reliability and 30-round mag and has been the deciding factor in so many conflicts it’s hard to put a number on it.
Right now, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Middle East and the furthest corners of Russia, the AK47 is still in active service.
It’s a pretty common joke that you can drop the AK47 to the bottom of a swamp and it will still fire.
That’s not always true, but it was pretty hard to jam up a Kalashnikov.
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Mutant MK47 Uses AK Magazines
The magazines in particular are famous for their reliability. That’s why the new, slicker, modern-day version of this all-time icon from CMMG uses original-style AK magazines.
Yes,really, drum magazines, rusty old knackered AK mags you bought at a fair, all of them work.
To achieve that, the company had to radically rework the AR lower receiver, so there is some serious engineering in this semi-automatic rifle.
It’s a beautifully simple gun to look at, though. It’s minimalist, with a telescopic stock and a drilled and railed 16.1 inch barrel that you can grip at any point.
Mutant MK47, Light, But Spectacular
While it’s stripped down and lightweight, though, at 7lb 3oz, it’s seriously over-engineered at every point. So although it’s a hefty price, parts on this gun will last a lifetime.
A decent sight will really set it off, too, but you have to go high tech or it spoils the lines.
That clear barrel design should be good for cooling and this is a reliable hunting weapon that’slightweight and can sit on oyur shoulder all day.
It hit the market in 2015 and combines an AR-10 sized Bolt Carrier with an AR-15-based trigger assembly, safety and buffer tube.