SHOT Show 2017 - Chiappa Firearms finally launched the previously announced AK-22 rimfire semi-automatic rifle and AK-9 semi-automatic pistol
Chiappa Firearms USA, Ltd., a market leading brand of rifles, shotguns, handguns and historic replica muzzleloaders has harnessed the fun and functionality of the legendary AK rifle in the form of an easy to shoot 9mm pistol and .22 rimfire carbine, the AK-9 and AK-22 respectively.
Both models are made from steel and have the look and feel of the original but use more readily available and easier to shoot ammunition.
Perfect for training or just for fun, the blowback operated AK-22 Rifle features a 17.25” blued barrel, a matte black receiver and wood stocks and synthetic black pistol grip.
The sights, stock and other (not shooting) parts are interchangeable with a standard AK with a graduated rear leaf sight and windage and elevation adjustable front post.
Other parts that are interchangeable with a standard AK include the dust cover and safety lever. Each AK-22 comes with two 10 round polymer magazines.
The AK-9 is a pistol based on an AK style receiver. To make magazines more readily available, the AK-9 features an innovative, interchangeable magazine adapter (sold separately) that allows it to convert from using Beretta-style magazines to Glock magazines easily and without tools.
Chambered in 9x19mm, the AK-9 pistol has a Picatinny rail on the dust cover as well as fixed sights.
Picatinny rails are also included on the right and left side just behind the front sight post to easily mount lasers, lights and other accessories.
The forward handguard also has a Picatinny rail to easily mount a forward vertical grip. The AK-9 comes with two 10 round Beretta 92 style compatible magazines.
Chiappa Firearms AKs - Specifications
– Semi-automatic rifle (AK-22)
– Semi-automatic pistol (AK-9)
– .22 Long Rifle (AK-22)
– 9x19mm (AK-9)
– 10 rounds (AK-22)
– 10, 15, 17, 33 rounds (AK-9)
– 438 mm / 17.25" (AK-22)
– 160 mm / 6.3" (AK-9)
Fixed front sight, rear sight adjustable for elevation and windage
– 876 mm / 34.5" (AK-22)
– 365 mm / 14.37" (AK-9)
– 2,88 kg / 6.37 lbs (AK-22)
– 2,72 kg / 6 lbs (AK-9)