It is ironic that what might be one of the hottest releases on all of SHOT Show 2020 is 100% Russsian. But – the good news is that it is also 100% American at the same time.

This year Kalashnikov USA is launching their new 7.62x39mm KR-103. A Kalashnikov AK rifle that is 100% US made, down to every single piece.

Kalashnikov will also be launching a line of parts and other goodies.

The initial release will come as pictured, but there will be side-folding stocks, restricted State versions and so forth with time.

Kalashnikov KR103 Made in USA

Kalashnikov KR-103 Made in USA

The barrel is chrome lined and has a forged 5.5mm trunnion. The magazines are new and Made In the USA as well.

Kalashnikov USA is proud to present the KR-103 to the U.S. and International Market!

An Absolutely 100% American Made AK that is a member of the modern AK-100 series is finally here!!!

The KR-103 is showing the world once again that only Kalashnikov USA can truly bring together:

Russian Heritage and American Innovation.

The AK-103 was one of the last designs overseen directly by Mikhail Kalashnikov within the iconic AK platform.

Based on the AK-74, the 103 will accept all AK74/AKM furniture and accessories.

Chambered in 7.62×39 the AK-103 returns to is roots and provides the consumer with the traditional round chosen by the Russian Army for decades.

Now Kalashnikov USA is proud to offer the world that exact design within the KR-103.

Forged 5.5mm trunnions, chrome lined barrels and new KUSA American made magazines.

Completely compatible with any AKM style furniture and accessories.

KUSA will also be launching a line of US made parts for your existing AKM builds

In the future there may also be options like a version in 5.45x39mm.

The rifle is completely compatible with any AKM-style furniture and accessories. KUSA (Kalashnikov USA) will also be launching a line of US made parts if you have existing AKM builds.

From Instagram:

Ok world….as promised…here we come!!! My followers are the first to see. Get ready for Kalashnikov USA to not only release this bad boy at SHOT, but we also have a few other goodies we are showing the world.

This article from TFB in 2018, could be an interesting read to refresh the history. US-Made FORGED AKs Coming SOON from Kalashnikov USA

So how much is it? I am pretty sure this is the question most if not all readers here at TFB are asking themselves. The MSRP is said to be $1,090, which sounds fair enough.

They will be taking international pre-orders as well and there will be a few available for dealers in the beginning.

The Kalashnikov KR-103 and rest of the releases will be happening at noon on the opening day of SHOT.

According to the rumor mill there will be 6 other releases from Kalashnikov USA at SHOT Show, but I think it will be difficult to top this one. Be sure to follow TFB’s SHOT Show 2020 coverage for the latest and more information will be available later on at: https://kalashnikov-usa.com/

TFBTV and the all new TFBTV Show Time are going to be there for the release, so make sure you subscribe.

As usual, please let us know what you think about this release and the KR-103 in the comments below.