January 18th, 2019 by AmSJ Staff

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.

The charging handle, mag release and frame of the pistol is obviously AK design. With a little Palmetto State ingenuity, they devised a last round bolt hold open – bolt catch.

Below the Vityaz-SN cover

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 that’s designed to provide balance, light recoil and reliability.
M4 Stock Adapter With SBA3 Adjustable Brace
The included M4 adapter with SBA3 can be removed and replaced with the soon to be released triangle side folding brace and mounting mechanism.

cover reveals a piston inside the pistol. But its a really a weight that’s designed to provide balance, light recoil and reliability.
M4 Stock Adapter With SBA3 Adjustable Brace
The included M4 adapter with SBA3 can be removed and replaced with the soon to be released triangle side folding brace and mounting mechanism.

solider taking aim with Vityaz-SN

Other Neat Facts

If you were curious about what the “V” stands for after the AK. The “V” stands for Vityaz, this 9mm submachine gun was developed for the disbanded Russian Special Forces unit (Vityaz) operated as an anti-terrorist team. This particular firearm was made for CQB in mind, similar to the western world MP5.
Many that have shot it say, when on fully automatic there is a great deal of control.
Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical shot one and stated that its similar to the MP5, favoring the MP5 a little more. A perfect fit for tight spaces, the AK-V brings versatility and modularity to a classic design. Overall its a pretty good weapon system.

PSA-AKV 9mm Classic SBA3 Pistol Specs:

  • Forged Front Trunnion
  • Forged Bolt/Carrier
  • Stamped 1mm Steel Receiver
  • 10.5” Nitrided 4150 Steel Barrel
  • 9x19mm
  • 1 in 10″ Twist
  • 2 Port “Tanker Style” Muzzle Brake
  • Picatinny Top Railed, Hinged Dust Cover
  • Fixed Rear Sight
  • Enhanced Extended Safety Selector
  • Fire Control Group: Single Stage, Single Hook
  • Classic Polymer Grip, Black
  • Classic Polymer Handguard, Black
  • M4 Stock Adapter With SBA3 Adjustable Brace
  • U9 35 Round Patterned Magazine (Will also work in CZ Scorpion 9mm Firearms)

Final Thoughts

From ex military and LE’s they seem to like to compare it to the Hecklor&Koch MP5. There were mixed sentiments, but seems for those that had many years experienced was biased to the MP5. The overall impression from the privileged few private citizens who got a chance to run with one is a big positive. Especially for those that rang pepper poppers at 100 yards with weak hand is very cool. (accurate)

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