Arsenal USA SLR-105

Notes: This Bulgarian-American product is basically a semiautomatic civilian version of the AK-74, with a few improvements. When first introduced in 2002, the Brady Gun Ban was in still effect, so the SLR-105 had no bayonet lug or sling swivels and special magazines with a capacity of ten rounds were made for the SLR-105. In addition, the normal flash suppressor was removed and replaced with a muzzle brake of US design and compliant with NATO threads. In addition, the stock is made from NATO standard synthetic material instead of wood. After the sunset of the Gun Ban, a new version, the SLR-105A1 was made, with a bayonet lug, sling swivels, and the ability to use standard AK-74 magazines (in addition to the 10-round magazines already in circulation). The stock and muzzle brake were retained on the new model. Other improvements include a new trigger disconnector that eliminates the "trigger slap" which is common in AK-series rifles; in addition, the new trigger group is simply better than the standard AK-74ís trigger group, with no creepy feeling and a light pull. The SLR-105A1 is also available with a Russian-style scope rail (mounted on the left side of the receiver); this version is known as the SLR-105A1R. All these versions shoot identically for game purposes.

A genuine AK-74 is now available in the US; though it too is semiautomatic-only, for all other purposes, it is essentially a standard (Bulgarian version) of the AKS-74. As it is a post-ban weapon, this includes the AK-74-type flash suppressor/muzzle brake and even a bayonet lug. An AKS-74 version is also sold by Arsenal USA, and the left-side sight mounts are available for both types. Stats are included here for completeness.

Twilight 2000 Notes: These rifles do not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline (nor does Arsenal USA, for that matter).

Merc 2000 Notes: Same as above.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

SLR-105

5.45mm Kalashnikov

3.22 kg

10

$560

SLR-105A1

5.45mm Kalashnikov

3.22 kg

10, 30, 40, 45, 60, 75D, 90

$560

AK-74

5.45mm Kalashnikov

3.18 kg

10, 30, 40, 45, 60, 75D, 90

$560

AKS-74

5.45mm Kalashnikov

3.18 kg

10, 30, 40, 45, 60, 75D, 90

$580

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

SLR-105 (All)

SA

3

1-Nil

5

2

Nil

46

AK-74

SA

3

1-Nil

5

2

Nil

45

AKS-74

SA

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

Nil

45

Krebs KTR-03S

Notes: A joint project of Krebs Custom Firearms of the US and Saiga of Russia, the KTR-03S (Krebs Tactical Rifle, 103 version, and S for Saiga) is a highly modified AK-47/AKM, modified almost beyond recognition. Saiga supplies the base rifles, which are 7.62mm versions of the AK-103 version of the AK series. Krebs then goes to work, tightening down the tolerances between parts (and replacing them entirely when necessary), adding a rear peep sight over the modified receiver cover, strengthening and fluting the gas tube, adding a flash suppressor, and adding a MIL-STD-1913 rail atop the receiver and 3-position (3, 6, and 9 oíclock) MIL-STD-1913 rails on a modified handguard for accessories. The furniture is all-synthetic instead of wood, including a Galil-type pistol grip and safety. Markings are in English instead of Russian. The trigger is two-stage. Automatic versions are available to qualified buyers, but the lionís share of these rifles are made in semiautomatic.

Twilight 2000 Notes: This rifle is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

KTR-03S

7.62mm Kalashnikov

2.95 kg

30, 40, 45, 60, 75D

$811

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

KTR-03S

5

4

2-Nil

6

4

10

46