The AK-105 is a shortened carbine version of the AK-74M rifle, which in turn was derived from the original AK-47 design and its AK-74 successor. The AK-102, AK-104, and AK-105 are very similar in design, the only difference being the caliber and corresponding magazine type. The AK-105 is chambered to fire 5.45×39mm ammunition. The AK-105 is supplementing AKS-74U Carbines in Russian Army service.
Compared to the AK-74M, AK-101, and AK-103, which are full-size rifles of similar design, the AK-102, 104, and 105 feature shortened barrels that make them a middle ground between a full rifle and the more compact AKS-74U. However, the AK-105 also features a solid, side-folding polymer stock, unlike the shorter, skeleton-stocked AKS-74U.
The rifle`s receiver is made of stamped steel. The magazine is lighter, and more durable than older models, being made out of reinforced fiberglass. The butt stock is also made of plastic, making it lighter, more durable, and it is hollow, allowing a field kit to be stored inside of it.
The 100-series AKs are produced by the Izhmash factories in Izhevsk, Russia.
Russia: Used by some units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other law enforcement.
Gas-actuated, rotating bolt
3.0 kg (6.6 lb) without magazine
824 mm (32.4 in) with stock extended / 586 mm (23.1 in) with stock folded
314 mm (12.4 in)
30-round detachable box magazine, 100-round drum magazine
Box or Drum Magazine
Adjustable Iron Sights, Equipped with optical plate for attaching various scopes
Rate of fire:
500 m (550 yd)
850 m/s (2,800 ft/s)