The AK-100 are series of modern assault rifles created by Mikhail Kalashnikov, the creator of the famous AK-47. This is a varied group of assault rifles, which have that in common that they use the reliable Kalashnikov design on many different cartridges. Like the AK-74 they can mount modern optics and other equipment. They are lighter than the their precessors, made out of plastics, wich increases mobility. Cartridges used are the 5.56x45mm NATO, 7.62x39mm and the 5.45x39mm, the latest being the most uncommon, as it can almost only by found in Russia and nations buying weapons from there. The same goes with all these rifles but for local survivors in those areas these weapons would be excellent.
Made for the world market, using the 5.56x45mm NATO round. It has available semi-auto and full-auto fire modes like most rifles. This rifle is still not the most common.
AK-102 & AK-104Edit
Those are simply shortened carbine versions of the AK-101. They are very similar, the only difference beetwen them being that the AK-102 uses the 5.56x45mm NATO, when the AK-104 shares the 7.62x39mm with the AK-47.
A modern remake of the AKM assault rifle and is chambered with the 7.62x39mm. What should be noted about it is the fact that it is more available than many other AK-100 models, found in some African countries, India and South-America, where it is the standard issue of the Venesuelan Army. It has foldable stock.
The AK-105 is, like the AK-102 and AK-104, carbine version of the AK-101 but it is notable that it is probably easier to find than many other AK-100 rifles, as it is supplementing the AKS-74U carbines in the Russian military and shares with it the 5.45x39mm cartridge. Its plastic frame prevents weather deterioration and rust, wich is good for continued operation. It is lighter and more durable than older versions and its but stock is hollowed so you can store things there.
AK-107 & AK-108EditA mix of the AK design and modern Russian rifle designs. In this case, the designation AK does not indicate Avtomat Kalashnikova (Kalashnikov automatic rifle) but Alexandrov/Kalashnikov as it is mix between the two designs, AK-100 and AEK-971. It has a unique firing system as it is automatically on three round burst fire. If put on fully automatic it switches back to three round burst after releseing the trigger. That can be a good thing in a zombie apocalypse as the burst fire, though spending more ammo than single shot, is also an accurate option and can help when many zombies are coming and you need more fire rate. This weapon should still by avoided by those who want to travel very light as 3-round burst will obviously still spend more ammo. The AK-107 uses the 5.45x39mm cartridge and the AK-108 uses the 5.56x45 NATO cartridge.
Pros & consEdit
- The AK-100 models use vide variety of cartridges and two of them are among the most common in the world.
- Most models are rarely found outside Russia. (exception is the AK-103)
- Few models are in general service making some even harder to find.
- The 5.45x39mm is mainly found in Russia and countries that buy weapons from there.