Remember a while back that we were supposed to be getting Kalashnikov guns that were built right here in the USA? I seem to vaguely recall TFB covering Kalashnikov USA’s new product line at SHOT 2016 where they gave a tentative release date of Spring of 2016. Like you might have noticed spring has passed and doing a quick search on Gunbroker gave me no results for the AK pattern shotguns. With the changes that Kalashnikov USA has gone through since announcing their intentions to build the US made AKs we shouldn’t be surprised that production is running a little behind schedule.
I reached out to a source over at Kalashnikov USA and asked about where the missing product line might be, after all, unless I want to overpay for a Saiga there are few good options for a magazine fed 12 gauge right now. Our source indicated that they will be shipping the shotguns starting in August of this year with the rifles to follow shortly after around the end of September.
This post originally was run on The Firearm Blog – http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/07/14/ever-happened-kalashnikov-usas-guns/