With the recent sanctions imposed against Russian corporation Kalashnikov Concern, new Russian AKs are officially off the table for U.S. customers. While existing firearms are safe to buy and sell, those wanting to buy new will have to look elsewhere for their AK fix.
Luckily, AK-style rifles are produced in a number of places, including right here in the states. Located in Palm Bay, Florida, I.O. Inc. produces several variants of Mikhail Kalashnikov's legendary and enduring design.
The I.O. Inc. AKM247C, wearing wood laminate furniture and a slanted compensator, bears close resemblance to traditional AKM rifles. The AKM247C also features a 16.5-inch barrel with a 1-in-10-inch twist, a mil-spec receiver, a tactical pistol grip, a CNC machined scope-mount rail and adjustable front and rear sights.
Find out how the I.O. Inc. AKM247C performs at the range in this segment of Guns & Ammo TV on the Sportsman Channel.