AM-17 compact assault rifle

AM-17 Compact Assault Rifle (Left Side)AM-17 compact assault rifle, left side

AM-17 compact assault rifle, (right side)
AM-17 compact assault rifle, right side

Specification Value
Full text name AM-17 compact assault rifle
Caliber cartridge 5.45x39 7N6 7N10 7N22 7N24
Action type select-fire
Trigger type sa
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, developed by the “Kalashnikov” Concern. Based on the previous AM prototype, AM-17 is intended for military and law enforcement use as a CQB weapon or as a Personal Defense Weapon for vehicle crews and crew served weapons. As of the moment of writing (late 2018) it is still in the development and prototype stages.

The AM-17 compact assault rifle has a 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 the upper via two captive cross-pins.

This weapon employs a 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 the rifle can fire in semi and full automatic. It is equipped with a side-folding and adjustable (telescoping) shoulder stock.

A quick-detachable tactical sound suppressor can be installed on the muzzle. The AM-17 is fed from standard AK74 compatible magazines.