The folks at Kalashnikov USA have been busy. Their latest creation is the ALFA rifle, a firearm based on the venerable AK-47 platform yet modernized to compete with the proliferating pile of plastic performance penetrators (like the AR-15, Tavor, and others). I had the opportunity to chat with the guys at Kalashnikov USA and they gave me the skinny on what’s going on with this nifty looking gun…
Apparently what we’re seeing here is still just an engineering prototype. A firing prototype, but a prototype nonetheless. Just like some of the best SHOT Show reveals from years past they slapped this together at the last moment and didn’t even know if it would be ready in time.
The overall concept is to create an AK-47 where the end user would have nothing to do. There would be no need to upgrade any of the parts because that would already have been done, and the gun would be ergonomic and visual perfection. For all this, they are planning on bringing it to market for under $1,000 and making it available to the common man.
Also on the walls and shipping (hopefully) soon is the American imported version of Kalashnikov’s 9mm AK-style rifle. The pistol caliber carbine has been going absolutely insane over the last couple years and if Kalashnikov can bring a cheap yet reliable 9mm to market they’re going to make a Scrooge McDuck level of cash. Again, no price point or firm availability except “eventually.”