The beauty of so many AR-15 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.
The AK-V is a blowback operating system that runs CZ Scorpion-style magazines. The Palmetto State Armory U9 35 Round Patterned magazine is very affordable 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 Full Lifetime Warranty and is currently rolling out in limited supply at palmettostatearmory.com