The updated version of the brand new AK platform, which retains all the features of the military AK-12 bar a few, will cost around $1100.
New features of AK TR-3 increase the classic AK rifles' ergonomics and fire
So, let’s begin from the rear of the weapon.
It has a new retractable, side-folding shoulder stock that can be suited to any user’s measurements and proportions of their body. You can adjust weapon for yourself in any circumstances - even while wearing body-armor, crawling in mud or grass, navigating a forest or at a shooting range.
The AK TR-3 also has a new pistol grip that has all the instruments required for complete disablement of the weapon.
New AK magazines have a transparent window that reveals the amount of ammo left. Civilian stock magazines are only made for 10 rounds (one of the differences between army and civilian rifle versions, as the military-grade
Yet, the rifle is still compatible with magazines from the AK-74, RPK-74, and even the 96-round drum mag from the new RPK-16 machine gun. You’ll only be able to try the 96-round mags at one of Kalashnikov’s shooting ranges, but the possibility to attach them to the rifle still exists.
You can also notice Picatinny Rails on the top and bottom of the rifle. This feature allows you to attach various scopes, infrared markers, optics or flashlights, etc.
Moving forward to the tip of the rifle, we notice an army style muzzle break that can be used for smashing windows or cutting barbed wires. It’s unknown exactly what this feature does for regular users, but it exists.
The AK TR-3’s action system retains the classic one - it’s gas-operated, long stroke gas piston with a rotating bolt.
The biggest difference between the military and civilian versions
The second big difference
The third difference is the weapons’ calibers. A military AK-12 has two caliber options: 5,45x39 mm and 7,62x39 mm. A civilian-grade version can only use a 7,62x39 mm caliber.
As mentioned above, the AK TR-3 will cost around $1100 and sales will commence in August across Russia.
In order to get the rifle, you'll need to have two things: first of all, a weapons license and secondly, and most importantly, you must be a citizen of a country that hasn't implemented any weapons export sanctions against Russia.
For example, a U.S. citizen is not able to buy and bring a real Russian AK TR-3 back to his country (we're
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