The AK-101 is an assault rifle of the Kalashnikova series. The AK-101 is designed for the world export market, using standard NATO 5.56x45 mm caliber cartridges, which is the standard of all NATO armies. The AK-101 is aimed at those looking for the logistical compatibility and familiarity of the 5.56x45 NATO round with the proven quality and reliability of a Kalashnikov. Potential customers may be Western oriented countries looking for just that. It is designed with modern and composite materials, including plastics that reduce weight and improve accuracy. Many of the improvements found in the AK-101 are also present in the AK-103 and the rest of the AK-10X series of rifles.
The AK-101 can be fired in semiautomatic and fully automatic. The disassembly procedure for the AK-101 is identical to that of the AK-74. The AK-101 has an optical plate installed on the side of the receiver for attaching scopes and other optical equipment, which will accept most types of Russian and European AK optics. The rifle accepts most synthetic and metal ammo magazines with 30 round capacity. The AK-101 has a 16 inch barrel with a AK-74 style muzzle brake attached to the barrel to control muzzle climb.
A common misconception is that the AK-101 has entered service as the main assault rifle of the Russian Federation, but this is not true, the AK-74M is still the main assault rifle, with the AN-94 entering limited service in the elite forces of the Russian military, some Russian police forces, and the Internal Ministry of Affairs.
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