KUSA KR-9 & Zenitco Stock (somewhat unrelated)
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    KUSA KR-9 & Zenitco Stock (somewhat unrelated)

    I've never been interested in pistol caliber carbines. However, ever since I started looking a the Kalashnikov USA KR-9 ( Vityaz or Saiga 9 clone) I've become intrigued. Any experience here with it? Also, my "research" has lead me down a rabbit hole of Russian AK parts. Came across this AK stock by Zenitco. It's available through a few outlets here in the US, like Legion. Got me wondering what the FAST stock could have been.

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    The 9mm AK is something I think took a long time to come to market. To be certain I’ve seen some custom builds over the years but an actual factory offering. The KR9 caught my attention too I must admit. Functionally I like it because it’s a simple blowback operated firearm instead of roller locked or piston. Sure those firearms using those operating systems work just fine but I’m a fan of simplicity too. And they made a wise choice using Scorpion mags.

    Now, what purpose would it serve? I’ve no idea but it’d be a fun shooter.
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    The KR9 does not use Scorpion mags, instead it uses proprietary mags (nearly identical to original Vityaz/Saiga9). Good news for collectors wanting authenticity but bad news for shooters at $45 a pop. The Palmetto AKV can take Scorpion mags but is really a revised AK stamped receiver. Plus, since I'm in CA, they added a long goofy pipe to extend the barrel to make are carbine. The KR9 I could at least put on a slip-over fake can to cover up the long skinny barrel. So, pros and cons to both.

    As for PCCs, yah I don't see much use for either... other than yet another fun toy to collect.
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    I was all excited about the AK-V from PSA...but they were sold out all the time. By the time I ran 5.56 pistols side by side with my Scorpion....I realized, they weren't any faster and ballistically weren't in the same class. Now it just seems like a fun range toy. I'd still like to have one, but the price needs to come down.

    RA is rumored to be doing a PCC....with Glock mags...which is fine for calibers other than 9mm. To me, the AK-V or Scorpion mags are a sweet spot in terms of size/cost/round count for a PCC. Guess I'll just keep my EVO or get an AK-V.
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    A 9mm and/or other pistol conversion for the XCR was another wasted opportunity I think. Sure, it’d been a Colt style affair in execution and wouldn’t have made anyone there rich but it still would’ve sold. I know I would’ve bought one.

    You already have a modular rifle so go with it. Not even a .22 conversion. But hey, woke up this morning and still don’t own the company so what do I know.
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    I ended up taking in an unfired Scorpion as part trade for my SCAR 17s. Will probably not bother with the KR-9. KUSA's proprietary mags are almost twice the cost of Scorpion mags. It's definitely a range toy, like a 10/22 for grown-ups.
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