The iconic Russian AK-47 Rifle will soon be rolling off the assembly line in Florida and available to fans of this historical weapon.
With recent sanctions placed on Russia for their invasion of the Ukraine, the sole U.S. distributor of the iconic Russian-made AK-47 rifle has cut ties with the manufacturer.
The good news is that the company, Kalashnikov USA firearms will retain the rights, name, and ability to produce the famed rifle in Pompano Beach, Florida. Initially, the company had a small scale production shop in Pennsylvania, but will soon launch its factory in Florida to meet expected demand.
Kalashnikov USA released this recent statement to the press:
“An iconic firearms platform, revered the world over, with a history of intrigue and controversy, now reborn as the new American Kalashnikov.
Whether you are a sport shooter, hunter, protecting family, home and country, the new Kalashnikov USA firearms will exceed your expectations of how a firearm should perform.”
Attendees to SHOT Show 2016 had an early preview of the companies firearms in Las Vegas. It is predicted that this U.S.-manufactured rifle will be the top seller for Kalashnikov USA , but the company will also offer other firearms as part of its new production facility.
Even though 100 million AK-47s have been produced worldwide since 1947, it can still be a challenge to get parts for imported AKs in the U.S. With the opening of the new Florida facility, spare parts will likely become more available for these famous battle rifles in the near future.