There’s news today that Izmash will begin producing a civilian version of their famous AK-107 rifle. For those who don’t remember, the AK-107 uses a unique “balanced” operating system, where a counterweight for the bolt is used to remove most of the recoil from the gun and allows faster firing with quicker follow-up shots. Something tells me that the 3-gun shooters will be all over it. Also coming soon is a civilian version of their 9mm Saiga carbine that they unveiled earlier this year. No news on when it will hit US shelves, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw the first shipments before the end of 2013. Both firearms are set to be shown at the IWA Show in Germany in March.