Skip to comments.Big shot: Kalashnikov to sell 200,000 rifles in US, Canada
Posted on 01/19/2014 11:28:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The Kalashnikov Group has signed an exclusive contract with the Russian Weapon Company (RWC) to supply up to 200,000 guns to North America annually. It should boost sales in the worlds biggest civil weapons markets, while sales in Russia are shrinking.
According to the five-year agreement, the RWC Group which was appointed Kalashnikovs exclusive US importer back in 2012, will be selling between 80,000 and 200,000 Russian hunting carbines, sporting rifles and shotguns under the Izhmash and Baikal brands, according to Kalashnikov's Elena Filatova.
The exclusive deal with RWC will ensure Kalashnikov has consistent sales of sports and hunting weapons in North America. From this cooperation, we expect an increase our share of the civil weapons market, commented Deputy Director General for sales and marketing of the Kalashnikov Group Pavel Kolegov.
Russias largest producer of firearms, the Kalashnikov Group of companies unites the largest Russian producers of small arms Izhmash and Izhevsk. More companies are set to join the concern in the future.
Currently Kalashnikov Group sells guns to 27 countries, including the US, Great Britain, Germany, Canada, Italy, Norway, Kazakhstan and Thailand....
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They are clearly overestimating their market capacity.
I’ve got a Chinese knock off. Might have get me a real Russian one...
I’d buy a couple for my wife and myself if they were priced right.
Same situation and the same thought.
That’s good news. Izhmash rifles and shotguns have been hard to get.
I would love to have one of each, an AK and a Saiga.
And in the last two months... (Nov. 2012 and Dec. 2012)
America will swallow 200k Kalashnikovs without even a belch.
Excellent! I would imagine a few of the large sub-importers will have a field day.In Canada they likely will put the price up too high to make a purchase worthwhile.
That is one gun I do not have which is on my wish list......that and a Saiga.
I have a Norinco Type 56S pre ban model and I wouldn’t trade it for a Russian one to tell you the truth (although I have one or two). It is a work of art.
Rut Rho... the sky high prices for real rooskie rifles are about to plummet.
I wish they’d import some RPK semi-autos.I’d buy one.
“They are clearly overestimating their market capacity.”
Wanna bet 50,000 SAiga-12 shotties can be sold rapidly?
>>Wanna bet 50,000 SAiga-12 shotties can be sold rapidly?<<
I think Americans prefer American.
Izhmash shotguns and rifles aren’t cheap on their domestic market. Saiga with bells and whistles is about $800-1000, Dragunov SVD is $1500-1700 without a scope in their gunshops.
If America were not the land of lawyers and gubment trough feeders, we could produce better defense shotguns, no doubt. But, with product liability insurance costing what it does, and with swarms of gubment AgencyPersons insisting we hire the mentally deficient, the crazy, and more of the ignorant and hostile Urban Ferals, who wants to?
The Saiga-12 is cheaper than American competition beccause of the above reasons, and the Kel-Tec pricing and availability is a case in point.
PS Defund AFT and watch what Americans will produce.
Very true but I have seen what the real deal sells for at gun shows in this state and that market will see prices decrease.
I bet those Russian Guns will go quick. Tac TV had a few shows from Russia several weeks back, can't wait, I want a couple Russkie Guns myself.