The much shorter variant of the AKS-74, the 74U is one of the more popular AK builds but requires NFA paperwork since it is a Short Barreled Rifle. There is much debate as to where it’s nickname, the Krinkov, originated. One of the first theories was that the Mujahadeen had captured a Soviet officer with the name Krinkov who was carrying the 74U and the name became synonymous with the gun. This was later debunked when there were no documents or reports of a Soviet officer with that name being captured. (GRH)
“Gepard” SMG is a experimental multicaliber submachine gun. Developed on the basis of the AKS-74U and PP-19 “Bizon” from which used about 65 - 70% of the components. Without replacement of the barrel, it is possible to use all cartridges of 9mm caliber: 9x18 PM, 9x18 PMM, 9x19 Parabellum, 9x21 PRO57 and a newly developed 9x30 “Grom” cartridge.