We’ve been bringing you news about Kalashnikov USA for years now, and even expected a T&E loaner to arrive back in fall of 2015. Needless to say, the product saw continued delays while hype and KUSA-related discussion died down. The wait is over . . .
KUSA’s KS-12 and KS-12T, both AK platform 12 gauge shotguns, are currently shipping to distributors with the 9mm KR-9 coming later this summer. Mike Rodgers of Lone Star Arms is shipping the KS-12 he bought and tested (click here for his shooting impressions) to our local FFL for a “before” review (LSA mods Kalashnikovs).
Press release follows . . .
Kalashnikov USA to Ship First American AK Shotguns from Florida Facility through Distribution
After an extended and extensive development and testing period, the very first KUSA firearms, the KS-12 and KS-12T AK Shotguns, have begun shipping out.
Pompano Beach, Fla. (May 2017) – Kalashnikov USA is proud to announce the long-awaited release of the first KUSA firearms to hit the U.S. marketplace. The KUSA shotguns, the KS-12 and KS-12T, are the first to ship, and will be followed by the KR-9 9mm platform around the end of the summer.
After a lengthy testing process and evaluation of performance, reliability and durability, the CEO of Kalashnikov USA, Brian Skinner noted that, “We have finally reached the point of being more than satisfied with the remarkable quality and reliability of these products. These firearms are truly worthy of the Kalashnikov name. We are extremely proud to introduce these to the market, and are confident of their success in the AK arena.
From coast to coast, firearms dealers and AK fans have patiently awaited the arrival of the first KUSA firearms. Increasing interest in the U.S. built platform required KUSA to insist on only the highest standards of parts and processes to complete the manufacturing of these firearms, thus delaying their initial launch. Now, the wait is over, with the arrival of what are to be the first of many models of Kalashnikov USA firearms. These guns bear the prestige of their Russian heritage and engineering along with the innovation of American production.
“I am certain these firearms will be in high demand,” added Bill Silver, VP of sales at KUSA. “Of course, we wanted to ship these guns months ago, but compromising the quality or the brand in order to speed up the time table, was not an option for us. Kalashnikov USA is only going to produce firearms that will perform well beyond any shooter’s expectations.”
The KR-9 9mm platform of firearms will follow in distribution and will include the KUSA 9mm pistol, the KP-9, the KR-9 carbine and the KR-9 SBR short-barreled rifle. Silver summed up the new 9mm KUSA firearm line models stating, “There will be nothing on the market that will be able to rival these 9mm guns in quality, price, or performance.
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About Kalashnikov USA:
Headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida, Kalashnikov-USA is the American designer and manufacturer of the iconic firearms platform. Using state-of-the art engineering and the latest in firearms technologies, KUSA is positioned to become a leader in American made AK platforms for the rifle, shotgun and pistol. Built on Russian Heritage using American Innovation, Kalashnikov USA firearms will exceed your expectations of how a firearm should perform. www.kalashnikov-usa.com