It looks like the pistol caliber carbine wars are starting to heat up some more. Long dominated by the AR-15 conversions and MP5 clones, the pistol caliber carbine platform allows shooters to fire a comfortable round that’s easy to suppress and whose price isn’t as prone to manipulation by Dianne Feinstein as some other modern rifle calibers. The CZ Scorpion Evo S3 Pistol was first on the scene, followed shortly by the SIG SAUER MPX (which is actually really shipping…I swear). Now Definitive Arms is throwing their hat in the ring with a modified AK-47 rifle that has some really cool features . . .
The gun uses standard Colt magazines instead of a proprietary mag, which is cheaper and easier to find than those for the new entries. The gun features a last round bolt hold open, which isn’t SOP on the AK platform, but definitely appreciated. And the reliability of the AK platform is pretty legendary.
If they can come in at the right price, they have a good chance to make a splash and give people something legitimately new to play with. No word on price et and availability is said to be “soon.” Stay tuned.