Walking along the booths at SHOT Show, you would expect to see many AK rifles. However, with the recent sanctions against Russia, you wouldn’t expect to see any booths from “Kalashnikov.” Enter Kalashnikov USA. RWC Group, LLC, the exclusive importer of Kalashnikov Concern, Saiga, and Izhmash firearms since 2012 announced they are opening a factory in the USA some time this year. For years, RWC Group imported parts of Russian Kalashnikovs, matched those parts with enough American-made parts to make them 922(r) compliant, and then sold the finished rifles under the names Saiga, Kalashnikov Concern, and Izhmash. Now, all of the parts will be made here in United States.
Though we could debate on the authenticity or quality of these new firearms, we’ll leave that to the comment section and show what the new Kalashnikov USA has to offer:
IMAGES: Kalashnikov shows off their new semi-auto 12 gauge shotgun & MOE accessories at @nssfshotshow. #SHOTSHOW2015 pic.twitter.com/z5Hd0RjPnV — Military Studies (@ArmedResearch) January 21, 2015
Will American-made Kalashnikovs be better or worse than their Russian counterparts? Let us know in the comment section.