Skip to comments.9mm AK - Palmetto State Armory
Posted on 01/18/2019 5:06:00 AM PST by w1n1
Palmetto State Armory gives us Another one for the Wish List
With all the rage going on about AR pistol, Palmetto State Armory came out with a very cool AK. Its not just an AK but an AK pistol that shoots a 9mm. Palmetto put quality first when they worked on this piece. You can run it suppressed, un-suppressed, full metal jacket, hollow points whatever and it works.
Palmetto did some modifications on the PSA-AKV pistol such as extended finger latch for the safety, 35 rounds Scorpion style magazines style, bolt catch and release on the side. The pistol also has a last round bolt hold open feature.
Picatinny Top Railed, Hinged Dust Cover
The top picatinny railed dust cover was designed so most common low mount red dot optics will co-witness with the front and rear sight.
Under the hinged cover reveals a piston inside the pistol. But its a really a weight thats designed to provide balance, light recoil and reliability. Read the rest of 9mm AK.
VERY nice equipment!
While the AK is my favorite platform, and 9mm my favorite pistol round due to velocity and the fact they expand up to .72” on impact, I see little reason to combine the two. One large advantage to 9mm is basically no recoil impulse, which would be much greater recoil given the Kalash action slamming back and forth. While I would be interested in experimenting with 9mm loads with a slightly slower burning powder in a longer, rifle length barrel, preferably 147 grain, I’m not sure an AK is what I would try it in. I’d have it for my collection if for nothing else.
Avid reloader here with 9mm being one of my main calibers; I concur with your thoughts. Looks cool and IS cool, but removes one of the greatest attributes of the 9mm, low recoil. I shoot AR-9s (SBR) and theyre snappy enough.
Love the AK platform, but has many drawbacks compared to a quality modern AR. Also, I have never seen an AK dust cover, even the hinged variety, hold a an optic zero very well.
To me, the 9mm round is a 70m round max, with 50m and less much more preferred ballistics are on the dumpster behind that and hold overs become absurd.
*Ballistics are in the dumpster and holdovers are absurd
Agreed on the dust covers, which is why I don’t mount on them. Try an ultimak/aimpoint. My Mak90 has a nitrided barrel as opposed to chrome I had installed some years ago, and it groups around the size of my fist at 250 yards. All squared up to the action with about .0002” runoff. Also got a pws sfc compensator. Makes those 7.62x39s feel more like a 55gr .223. I put a lot of work in it over the years and it’s one of my finest rifles
unfortunately, with an astygmatism I can’t see a red dot without tons of blur and typically run holo-sights!
The only Ak I have that I would consider even close to an MOA gun is my slr-101... and that’s with running my own loads through it. All the other the AK’s I have, norincos, Arensal (the OTHER Arsenal, out of Houston, now defunct, they made stamped receivers that were 1.6mm thick, same as milled, but stamped, super high quality), and Romanians, etc. are 3-4 MOA guns... acceptable for battle rifles, but definitely not winning any shooting matches.
The AK is horrible on brass, and that’s if you can even find it after it’s been fired. I haven’t been able to get more than 2-3 reloads out of the brass before it falls way out of my personal spec for brass. For comparison, even in high pressure 5.56 rounds I’m getting 8-10 reloads. I just decided to run steel, it’s what it was made to shoot... better to just let an AK be an AK instead of trying to make it something it’s not.
Love the AK but the vast majority aren’t a precision weapon, the tolerances aren’t there, all the steel ammo I’ve ever broken down has terrible QA as the bullet and powder charges are all over the place... it was made to lay down a wall of fire, have minimal moving parts, allow for an uneducated conscript to be able to maintain it, etc. . It’s a genius platform... but it’s not a precision one.
smart move on the comp, a good one seems to definitely tame the 7.62x39 round to the point even my wife think “it doesn’t kick”
I got a side rail on it that I put there, nice and level with the bore axis. My simmons glass stays on the mount, but unless I’m shooting at something about 8” in diameter at 400, I remove the whole side mount as I generally don’t run glass. It’s my hunting optic, and all the rest of the time I run an ultimak/aimpoint combo with an angled grip and a 600 lumen light. Straight cut milled receiver, stuck an MOE collapsible stock on it with a convertible 1 or 2 point sling and called it a day
nice set up!
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