2 definitions by anonymoose78

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A new modular assault rifle developed by Izhmash to replace the AK-74M and AK-10x series. Chambered in 5.45x39mm, 5.56x45mm NATO, 7.62x39mm, and 7.62x51mm NATO. The prototype was called the AK-200. It's called the AK12 now because it's supposed to enter production in 2012. It may replace or supplement the AK-74M as the standard Russian service rifle, since the Russian government can't afford to buy AN-94s for everybody (except certain Spetsnaz groups) at the moment. The 60-round 5.45x39mm magazine designed for the AK-12 will also work in the AK-74, RPK-74, AEK-971, and AN-94, as all of these guns share the same magazine design.

Apparently some hicks also call the Saiga-12, Vepr-12, and KS-K (Karabin Spetsialny Kalashnikova- the military version of the Saiga-12) "AK-12s" because they're chambered for 12 gauge shotshells.
I really hope they replace the AK-47 with the AK-12 and AN-94 in the next Call of Duty since only seriously impoverished terrorists use AK-47s these days.
by anonymoose78 January 28, 2012
A Soviet intermediate rifle cartridge inspired by America's .30 Carbine and Nazi Germany's 7.92x33mm Kurz cartridges and designed for the SKS and RPD. It was later used in the AK-47 (and all the clones of it made by every communist country ever), AKM, RPK, Vz.58, Rk62, Rk95, Valmet M78, Galil, Ruger Mini-30, AK-103 and 104, and AK-12, among others (every 2nd World country and many 3rd World countries adopted it as their main service rifle round because the Soviets told them to, and many civilians love to buy semi-auto surplus or civilian-legal original versions of the guns mentioned above). It is comparable in power to the .30-30 Winchester and is therefore an excellent round for hunting deer. It is analogous to the 7.62x51mm NATO/.308 Winchester, but much less powerful. The top 3 users of 7.62x39mm are (former) Communists, terrorists, and right-wing Americans (simply because they are way too obsessed with the movie Red Dawn).

The USSR officially replaced the 7.62x39mm cartridge with the 5.45x39mm in 1974, but it is still used by urban Russian police forces and sometimes used for special operations (with the AKM or AK103/AK104, NEVER with the AK-47 anymore) because it penetrates light cover better than 5.45 (at the cost of lower accuracy and range, however).
Most people believe the 7.62x39mm is most effective when fired into the air wildly while screaming, but this isn't necessarily the case.
by anonymoose78 January 28, 2012

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