AM-17 compact assault rifle, left side
AM-17 compact assault rifle, right side
|Full text name||AM-17 compact assault rifle|
|Caliber cartridge||5.45x39 7N6 7N10 7N22 7N24|
|Overall length, mm||750|
|Length, folded, mm||490|
|Weight empty, kg||2,5|
|Magazine capacity, rounds||30|
|Cyclic rate of fire, rounds/min||700-850|
The AM-17 compact assault rifle is a new weapon, being developed by “Kalashnikov” concern. Based on pervious MA prototype, AM-17 is intended for military and law enforcement use as a CQB weapon or as a Personal Defense Weapon for vehicle crews, crew served weapons crews etc. As of moment of this writing (late 2017) it is still in development and prototype stages.
AM-17 compact assault rifle uses compact upper receiver made from polymer (with steel reinforcements), with integrated Picatinny rail on the top; lower receiver along with magazine housing is also made from polymer and connected to upper via two captive cross-pins. Gun employs gas operated action with short stroke gas piston and rotary bolt locking with three radial lugs on the bolt head.
All controls are ambidextrous, and rifle can fire in single shots and in full auto. It is equipped with side-folding and adjustable (telescoping) shoulder stock. A quick-detachable tactical sound suppressor can be installed on the muzzle. Gun is fed from standard AK74 compatible magazines.