Top 10 Concern Kalashnikov IZ132SM lead
Top 10 Concern Kalashnikov IZ132SM Features

Top 10 Concern Kalashnikov IZ132SM Features

Though it’s now restricted in the U.S., Russia’s latest Saiga IZ132SM rifle packs several next-gen enhancements for today’s warfighters!

Many avid AK shooters believe that the Russian-made AK is the pinnacle of the design. Why, you may ask? Russia is the birthplace of this weapon and its long and storied history. Rifles built there generally have higher-quality parts, are made with greater attention to detail and are more consistently accurate. Their chrome-lined barrels tend to be straighter, and, overall, the weapons have tighter fits and better finishes. Concern Kalashnikov and RWC Group are now offering a really nice Russian rifle ready for tactical work right out of the box. [Editor’s Note: Concern Kalashnikov’s products were recently restricted from importation by Executive Order 1366, Ukraine-Related Sanctions.]

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The story behind Concern Kalashnikov is an interesting one, and one that goes back more than two centuries. Tsar Alexander founded the Izhmash plant in 1807, and it remains one of the longest-standing weapons manufacturers in the world. The company produces a number of military arms, including Kalashnikov rifles like the AK-47, vehicles and other products. Mikhail Kalashnikov himself worked at Izhmash, and it’s essentially the birthplace of the weapon platform—one of the most prolific in the world. The Izhevsk Mechanical Plant was founded in 1942 to build small arms for World War II, and it went on to provide civilian weapons, including Baikal shotguns. It was also widely known for developing and manufacturing Makarov and Yarygin pistols. Last summer, these two manufacturers were merged into one company, Concern Kalashnikov.

Overall, this is a great rifle. The IZ132SM 7.62x39mm rifle from Concern Kalashnikov is a rock-solid example of the classic AK platform. Here are 10 of its best features.

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