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, 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.