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A Compact AK in 9MM - The PSA AKV

Posted by Kris Vermillion on 7 months ago

The beauty of so many AR15 rifles being sold over the last ten years is that the market is now demanding creativity on top of reliability from gun manufacturers.

Palmetto State Armory is proud of its achievements in both regards. The PSA AK-V is a small gun with big ambition; an AK pistol that packs quite the punch. Chambered in 9MM, designed to use Palmetto State Armory U9 magazines (which also work in the CZ Scorpion) and a perfect fit for tight spaces, the AK-V brings versatility and modularity to a classic design.

Because the Vityaz sub-gun wasn’t available in the United States during our design process, our expert team, headed by Senior Engineer Colton Sons, reverse-engineered the AK Vityaz using photographs. After rigorous testing and initial feedback, changes and updates were made to the final product, giving you the ultimate, versatile, compact AK that performs like no other.

The AK-V is a 9mm pistol modeled after a design that was built for and used by the Vityaz division of Russian special forces. Vityaz wanted a sub-gun that would work well in tight spaces and allow quick deployment when necessary. Even though Vityaz has since been disbanded, the design of their CQB 9mm lives on.

The Palmetto State Armory AK-V is small, compact, made for 9mm and required to run everything we put through it. Suppressed, un-suppressed, full metal jacket, hollow points, plus p - you name it, we ran it, and it works. We have fed a variety of ammunition through a variety of AK-V setups and it has performed flawlessly each time.

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The AK-V is a blowback operating system that runs CZ Scorpion style magazines. The Palmetto State Armory U9 35 Round Patterned magazine runs $19.99 and works in both the CZ Scorpion and the AK-V. The magazine features a “PMX” polymer matrix construction with inserted stainless steel feed-lips, so need to worry about cracking. The pistol also has a last round bolt hold open feature, which is not a common feature for an AK.

The charging handle, mag release, and frame of the pistol will all remind you of a classic AK design. However, the modern modifications like the last round bolt hold open, the bolt catch, the SBA3 Brace all make the modern modifications obvious and highlight the fact that this pistol is something entirely all its own.

Looking under the hinged cover will reveal what appears to be a piston inside the pistol. However, that is actually a weight that is designed to match the classic aesthetics of the AK design while providing balance, recoil management and reliability.

The Palmetto State Armory AK-V carries our Unlimited Lifetime Warranty and is currently rolling out in limited supply at palmettostatearmory.com

About Kris Vermillion

About Kris Vermillion

Kris Vermillion is a lifelong shooter who focuses his training on defensive shooting techniques and the shooter’s mindset. Kris works for Palmetto State Armory, contributing to both Ecommerce and Marketing.

Dave Windsor 7 months ago at 11:33 PM
Is the price a secret?
Rick Ash 6 months ago at 11:46 PM
When when when are we going to be able to purchase this akv???????
Peter 5 months ago at 7:01 PM
Will this product be compatible with a Troy PDW stock, or will the safety interfere with its operation?
John Vermillion 5 months ago at 1:24 PM
So I'm thinking with SB this would need a tax stamp with the stock making it a rifle. Wrong? Right? How soon will production start back up?
Clay R 2 months ago at 9:49 AM
Nope! That "stock" is actually a pistol brace. BATFE has determined that a pistol brace is legal and requires no tax stamp. Also, you can shoulder said pistol brace without fear of prosecution.
Joshua Fischer 4 months ago at 5:12 PM
Have my finger on the purchase button... When will these (gen2?) be back in stock with the improvements that were identified to fix the original issues?
Jeff 4 months ago at 12:36 PM
When will this be back in stock???
Justin Kelbaugh 4 months ago at 1:53 AM
WHEN WILL THEY BE AVAILIBLE ??
Adam S. 3 months ago at 1:50 AM
When will we be able to see them in stock for more than 2 minutes? Quite a few of us ready to purchase right meow.
Jeffery Wakefield 3 months ago at 5:00 AM
When will they be back in stock?
Tys_21 3 months ago at 7:14 PM
are they ever going to be in stock?
we've been waiting...
Peter Biguee 3 months ago at 10:12 AM
I need one and i need one now.
What are the specs? Weight, OAL, Etc. Where can i find spec info?
Timmy 3 months ago at 5:21 PM
Apparently this is a secret. I can find this info NOWHERE and no one is talking. Wtf
Vince 2 months ago at 1:18 PM
I have heard that the price will be about 730.00
Roger Harris 2 months ago at 12:55 PM
How does it handle +P 124gn hollowpoints?
Robert Stephenson 1 month ago at 1:56 PM
I finally got my AK-V out to the range for the first. The the gun would cycle after, but the trigger would not release after the first shot. Tried three different mags to make sure. I'm not sure what's going on, but I'm definitely disappointed... Waiting to hear back from the PSA folks. I'm hoping we can get this shorted out.
Corey Adams 1 month ago at 12:41 AM
Is Palmetto State still going to release a version of the AKV with the triangular side folding brace in addition to the model with the SB Tactical FS1913?