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Experimenting With 5.45x39mm: Problems & Potential Uses

American shooters are familiar with that most Russian of rifle ammo, the 7.62x39mm, but what do you know about the 5.45x39mm? Our Rifles editor spends some time with this lesser-known round.

First Look: Barnaul Rifle & Pistol Ammunition

Following great success in the Great Patriotic War against its fascist enemies, the Barnaul ammunition plant began producing fodder for use by military and civilian shooters across the world.

5.45x39 Rifle Ammo: The Other Russian Cartridge

American shooters are familiar with that most Russian of rifle ammo, the 7.62x39 mm, but what do you know about the 5.45x39 mm?

Israel Weapon Industries Introduces Conversion Kit for 5.45mm for the X95 Assault Rifle

The new kit makes the bullpup platform capable of functioning as a rifle, carbine or submachine gun.

Arsenal Inc. SGL-31 5.45×39 mm

This iteration of the "other" AK, the AK-74, is an excellent choice for those looking for something a little different.

Nikonov AN-94

In 1993, a mysterious rifle appeared at an arms display at the elite Taman Guards Division outside Moscow.

How to Run Your AK

The AK-47 and its variants are combat-tough vets and can be formidable self-defense options—with the proper training

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