Kalashnikov USA Now Manufacturing Their Own (American-Made) AK!: The AK-47/AKM Finally Gets Fully Americanized…and It’s about Time

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By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com

June 30, 2015

CNN Money is reporting that RWC out of Pennsylvania is already in production on new American-made AK’s (Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM’s) under its Kalashnikov USA brand. The CNN Money piece is a follow-up to their January 20, 2015 piece from SHOT Show 2015, about RWC/Kalashnikov USA’s plans to do exactly what they’re reportedly now doing. This is great news, especially since Russian firearms imports from Moscow-based Concern Kalashnikov (or, Kalashnikov Group) have been banned by the current administration. Looks like the company’s slogan will have to change from “Russian Heritage, American Innovation” to “Russian Heritage, American Innovation and Manufacturing”.

DefenseReview (DR) has a number of questions about the new American-made Kalashnikov USA AK’s, but the primary question’s we’ve got are: 1) How does the quality (and quality control) of the American-made guns compare to the Russian-made guns the company was importing?, 2) Will Kalashnikov USA make an AK-74-type 5.45x39mm version of the now-U.S.-made AK-47/AKM-type 7.62x39mm Modern Rifle US132Z?, 3) Do the American-made guns feature stamped or milled receivers?, and 4) Does Kalashnikov USA have any plans to manufacture 7.62x39mm and 5.54x45mm rifle ammo (ammunition)? For the record, DR hopes the answer to that last question is yes.

Defense Review doesn’t know Kalashnikov USA CEO Thomas McCrossin personally, but we’re already big fans of his, based on this news. We’re primary tactical AR (AR-15) carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) (direct-gas-impingement AND gas piston/op-rod format), but we also like our tactical AK’s, especially when they’re outfitted with all the latest accoutrements (tactical accessories and components) like Mil-Std-1913 “Picatinny” rail systems/forend rails and top rails like the Midwest Industries MI AK-SSK KeyMod Handguard, Strike Industries AK TRAX Rail System, Parabellum Armament PA AK Adaptive Rail System (ARS) and Bravo 18 AK-10 Rail System; left-side charging handles like the Parabellum Armament PA Ratchet Charging System (RCS) and Bravo 18 Left-Sided/Ambi Charging Handle; extended and ambi mag releases like the Parabellum Armament PA MARS (Mechanical Advantage Release System) and and Alamo Tactical Push-Button Ambi Mag Release Button; AR-style folding/telescoping stocks (buttstocks), vertical foregrips, tactical white lights, laser aimers (laser sights), etc.

No photos, yet, but we’ll update this article accordingly (and maybe even do a follow-up piece) when we get some. So, stay tuned.

Company Contact Info:

Kalashnikov USA
Bristol, PA
Main Phone: 215-949-9944
Customer Service Phone: 866-611-9576 Ext. 113
Email Info: [email protected]
Email Customer Service: [email protected]
Website: http://www.kalashnikov-usa.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KalashnikovUSA

Regional Sales Managers:
Jonas Sherman
Phone: 215-932-8802
Email: [email protected]

Reese A Cullinane
Phone: 215-932-9772
Email: [email protected]

Andrew Breneman
Phone: 215-932-9443
Email: [email protected]

Technical and Installation Questions:
Mike Grandy
Phone: 215-949-9944 Ext. 105
Email: [email protected]

Concern Kalashnikov (Kalashnikov Group)
Udmurtia, Izhevsk, Deryabina driveway., 3
Phone/Fax: + 7 (3412) 43 47 47
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://kalashnikovconcern.ru/en/

Nikiforova Ekaterina Andreyevna
Head of the Press Service
+7 (3412) 43-47-47 # 21045

Alexander A. Omelchenko
Chief Export Officer
+ 7 (495) 644 16 80 #21037

Maria V. Petrova
head of the export division
+7 (3412) 43-47-47 #11123

Ekaterina Nikolaevna Klestova
(sale of machines)
+7 (3412) 43-47-47 #11229

Maria Alexandrovna Kleimenova
+7 (3412) 43-47-47 #11059

Shop for working with private clients
+7 (3412) 49-58-21

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