DefRev readers may remember a heads-up we posted a little while back on this weapon, before it even really had a name. Well, it does now. It’s called the SR-47, and it’s Knight’s Armament’s 7.62x39mm answer to the Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM. The ergonomics on this weapon are terrific(your humble editor had the opportunity to handle one at Shot Show 2002 in Las Vegas). Why shouldn’t they be–it’s essentially a modified M4 carbine re-designed to accept AK-47 magazines and fire the 7.62x39mm round. All that remains to be seen now is how…
the new weapon functions under adverse combat conditions and sustained use. If the Stoner SR-47 turns out to be a reliable weapon, it’s a definite winner. Hopefully, Knight’s already has the usual and often unavoidable new-weapon bugs completely worked out. I certainly wouldn’t mind having the opportunity to run this gun at Knight’s range facility sometime in the not-too-distant future.
On a personal note, I have to say that I really hope the SR-47 runs, because the M4 in 5.56x45mm just isn’t putting the bad guys down quickly enough in Afghanistan. We at DefRev believe the 7.62x39mm round would change all that.
SecurityArms.com has a photo and some more information on the Stoner SR-47 carbine. You can see it by clicking here. Special thanks to Ned Christiansen of Michiguns Ltd. for emailing us about the Stoner SR-47 page at SecurityArms.com. For anyone who needs some really top-notch custom gunwork, Ned’s one of the best guys out their right now. Ned is a full-spectrum gunsmith, and he builds some truly marvelous pistols, in particular. You’d be well advised to click on the link above and visit his site.
Click here to read the first blurb we ever published on the SR-47, before it was called the SR-47.