The AK Alfa Rifle to Debut at the 2016 SHOT Show

Designed by a hand-picked team of Israel Defense Force (IDF) special forces snipers and engineers, the AK Alfa builds on the past using today’s latest technology.

Kalashnikov USA AK Alfa
Kalashnikov USA AK Alfa

Tullytown, Pa. ( – Kalashnikov USA , manufacturer of Kalashnikov style firearms, is proud to announce the AK Alfa will make its debut at booth 12571 at the 2016 SHOT Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 19 – 22, 2016.

The AK Alfa, built on the “engine” of the AK, has been redesigned with the sole purpose of providing outstanding performance on the battlefield. A team of hand-picked Israel Defense Force (IDF) snipers and engineers re-engineered the iconic AK platform to better serve today’s warfighter. The AK Alfa’s ability to conform to the user’s body type and shooting style make this rifle a custom AK right out of the box. All of the Alfa’s features have been thoroughly developed and tested to meet the high standards of unrelenting reliability, durability and performance.AKS Action Shot web

“The AK Alfa design is a direct result of combining the historical reliability and worldwide acceptance of the AK platform with the latest in firearms technologies and manufacturing,” Tom McCrossin, CEO of Kalashnikov USA commented. “Couple that with maximizing user fit and performance and you have tomorrow’s AK today in the Alfa.”

The first two models of the new AK Alfa line are the AKL and AKS, both 7.62x39mm, and are expected to ship in 2016.

A host of features make the AK Alfa easy for the user to customize like an ambidextrous safety lever, magazine release and charging handle. Additionally, a retractable buttstock, adjustable cheek piece and interchangeable customized pistol grip inserts conform the Alfa to the user’s body type, easily and quickly without the use of tools.

Other features also allow the user to conform the rifle to specific missions, such as interchangeable charging grips and replaceable Picatinny rails and forearm grips. A sealed battery compartment in the pistol grip keeps moisture and dust away from the stored batteries. The AK Alfa uses standard AK magazines.

AK Alfa Specifications:

Model:                                               AKL                                      AKS

Caliber:                                              7.62x39mm                        7.62x39mm

Overall Length:                                  37.4”                                   33.4”

Overall Length (folded):                     26.98”                                 22.99”

Barrel Length:                                    16.338”                               12.362”

Magazine Type:                                 AK                                        AK

Magazine Capacity:                           30 rds.                                 30 rds.

Weight:                                               7.7 lbs.                                7 lbs.

MSRP:                                                TBA                                      TBA


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About Kalashnikov USA:

Kalashnikov USA is committed to designing and manufacturing new and innovative firearms for the American audience based on the iconic Russian design.

  • 8 thoughts on “The AK Alfa Rifle to Debut at the 2016 SHOT Show

    1. I don’t know I love my currant ak but can’t wait to see this one in person how do we get a chance to send some rounds down range and then hand over my credit card?

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