This is my Custom AK. I had it made as a sort of hybrid between the AK-74 and AK-105 models.

Chambered in 5.45 because I had it built back when 1,080 round spam cans of 7n6 were $130. But I like how similar 5.45 is to 5.56 so the loss of super cheap ammo hasn’t stopped me from shooting it.

I slapped an RMR on top and attached a light with a shotgun barrel clamp to “modernize” it.

If the dawn should become red, I’m ready to go full Patrick Swayze off in the mountains yelling “WOLVERINES!”


Author – Seth joined the Army in 2006 and went to Iraq a couple times doing LRRP work for the 82nd Airborne. After that, he played the Private Military Contractor game for a while until he decided to pursue a degree in economics. He now works as a data analyst and firearms instructor.

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