AK 47/74 Magazines
Made by the famous soviet firearm designer Mikhail Kalashnikov, the AK-47 platform has gotten a lot of play in many countries around the globe. And these include not only countries having socialist sympathies since U.S. gun enthusiasts have acknowledged the worth of the rifle as well. Some even name it the weapon of the century.
Though America’s beloved AR-15 is far more popular, the AK-47 and the AK-74 have their advocates among the U.S. shooting community. And they are not small in numbers. As there’s a demand for AK parts and accessories, there are companies making custom AK attachments. These include such industry-leading manufacturers as Magpul, Arsenal, Inc., US Palm, ProMag, and others.
This page is dedicated to AK magazines. If you’re not quite familiar with the two platforms yet, let us explain the AK-47 vs. AK-74 difference.
AK-47 vs. AK-74 Magazines
The main difference between the two rifles is, of course, the chambering. The AK-47 is chambered for the 7.62x39mm cartridge, while the AK-74 uses the 5.45x39mm round. If we were to liken the AK platform to the AR platform, we would say that application-wise, the AK-47 is similar to the AR-10, while the AK-74 resembles the M16/AR-15.
Fun fact. The 7.62 NATO, based on the .308 Win designed in 1952, five years after the introduction of the 7.62x39mm, was an anti-soviet round. On the other hand, during the development of the AK-74, the task was to prepare a soviet response to the American 5.56 NATO growing in popularity.
Both 7.62x39mm and 5.45x39mm are intermediate rounds, and it’s their strength. Compared to the American counterparts, the ammo is less powerful but lighter and milder-recoiling.
AK 7.62 & 5.45 Magazines for Sale
AK-47/74 magazines are a great example of purposeful design. Every part and design feature contributes to a reliable and consistent feed.
Gritr Sports offers a selection of AK-47 and AK-74 magazines made by industry giants, from the Magpul polymer AK-47 10-round magazine, to a variety of standard AK-74 and AK-47 30-round magazines, to AK-47 60-round drum magazines.