AK-47 & Soviet Weapons

AK-47 & Soviet Weapons covers the latest news, product suggestions, and reviews concerning Kalashnikov rifles.


Easily the most recognizable firearm in the world, the Kalashnikov-pattern rifle heralded a new era in military arms design. The AK’s balance of simple operation and relative low-costs of production made it an unstoppable force around the world, with its popularity extending to even the shores of the United States in the post-Cold War era. The AK-47 & Soviet Weapons annual delves deeply into the story of this fascinating rifle, considering its past, its present and its future. With informative reviews of Kalashnikov weapons, tactics and operation, as well as thorough buyer’s guides, this magazine also considers the significance of the entire family of Soviet-born weapon systems that continue to soldier on to this day around the world.

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Not Your Average Joe: Joe Firearms’ AJAK-74 Enhanced Rifle

As a pragmatist, I suffer none of the consternation collectors and purists do when altering firearms. I think of guns as tools, and some are more useful than others. My first step is often altering… read more

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AK-47 & Soviet Weapons 2016

Gun Review: Interarms’ Magpul-Enhanced AK-T Rifle

The AK-47, AKM and AK-74 have proven themselves around the world as prolific, viable, durable and effective weapons. The AK family in its full-auto, military-configuration… read more

AK-47 & Soviet Weapons 2014

Gun Review: I.O. Inc.’s Archer 5.56mm

Based on the battle-proven Polish Beryl, this I.O. Inc. AK lands in America! read more

AK-47 & Soviet Weapons 2013

Bulgarian AK-74 5.45x39mm

Custom build breathes new life into a Cold War–era warrior! read more