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The AK-105 carbine
TypeAssault Rifle, Carbine
Place of originRussia
Service history
In service2001–present
Used bySee Users
Production history
DesignerMikhail Kalashnikov
Mass3.2 kg (7.1 lb) with empty magazine
Length824 mm (32.4 in) with stock extended / 586 mm (23.1 in) with stock folded
Barrel length314 mm (12.4 in)

ActionGas-actuated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire600 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity840 m/s (2,800 ft/s)
Effective firing range300 m (980 ft)
Feed system30-round detachable box magazine or 60-round casket magazine
SightsAdjustable iron sights, equipped with a side mounted dovetail rail for attaching various optics and night sights

The AK-105 is a shortened carbine version of the AK-74M rifle, which in turn was derived from the original AK-47 design and its successor, the AK-74. It's chambered to fire 5.45×39mm ammunition.[1]


Compared to the AK-74M, AK-101, and AK-103, which are full-size assault rifles of similar design, the AK-102, 104, and 105 feature shortened barrels that make them a middle ground between a full rifle and the more compact AKS-74U. However, the AK-105 also features a solid, side-folding polymer stock, unlike the shorter, skeleton-stocked AKS-74U.[2] The AK-105 uses an adjustable notched rear tangent iron sight calibrated in 100 m (109 yd) increments from 100 to 500 m (109 to 547 yd). The front sight is a post adjustable for elevation in the field. Horizontal adjustment is done by the armory before issue. The AK-105 has a muzzle booster derived from the AKS-74U.

Protective coatings ensure excellent corrosion resistance of metal parts. Forearm, magazine, butt stock and pistol grip are made of high strength plastic. The weapon is equipped with a flash hider.[3]

The 100-series AKs are produced by the Izhmash factories in Izhevsk, Russia.



  1. ^ "AK105". russianoptics.net. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Modern Firearms". Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  3. ^ "5.45 mm Kalashnikov assault rifles AK74M, AK105". Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  4. ^ Jenzen-Jones, N.R. (September 2012). "The 100-Series Kalashnikovs: A Primer". Small Arms Review. Vol. 16, no. 3.
  5. ^ Defence Web. "Namibia receives Russian small arms". defenceweb.co.za. defenceweb. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  6. ^ Приказ Министерства внутренних дел РФ № 651 от 9 июля 2002 г.
  7. ^ Приказ Министерства внутренних дел РФ № 611 от 4 августа 2006 г. "Об утверждении перечней специальных средств, видов, типов и моделей огнестрельного и газового оружия, патронов и боеприпасов к нему, норм обеспечения ими работников военизированных и сторожевых подразделений ФГУП "Охрана" МВД России" (приложение № 2)
  8. ^ Постановление Правительства РФ № 776 от 2 октября 2009 г. "Об обеспечении боевым ручным стрелковым и иным оружием, патронами к нему, специальными средствами, оборудованием и снаряжением Федеральной службы судебных приставов"
  9. ^ "Russian Special Forces Federal Security Services to get new Kalashnikov AK-400 assault rifles TASS 2605162". armyrecognition.com. 25 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Сирийский спецназ получил автоматы АК-105 в современном обвесе" [Syrian special forces received modern AK-105 assault rifles]. rg.ru (in Russian). 1 August 2018.

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