K-Var’s New SLR106-47: Premium AK Pistol in 5.56

K-Var has a new Bulgarian pistol, the SLR106-47. This Krinkov-inspired pistol takes a tested and proven design and updates it with new polymer handguards, an extended barrel and chambers it for some of the most popular ammunition around.

SLR106-47

Like the previous pistol chambered in 7.62x39mm, the SLR106-47 has a 10-1/2-inch hammer-forged chrome-lined barrel with a pinned, non-functioning flash hider. on a Krinkov, the flash hider is also an expansion chamber, or muzzle booster, that improves reliability by forcing more gas into the piston system when using a shortened barrel. Having a longer barrel with a “for looks” muzzle device not only means better ballistics, it means having no features that are prohibited in many jurisdictions.

The barrel has a 1:7-inch twist, which is perfect for heavy 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington bullets that are optimized for shorter-barreled firearms.

SLR106-47 and Original Bulgarian Kit

SLR106-47Overall the gun weighs in at about 5.5 pounds, measures just under 20 inches tip to tail and has an integrated sling point in the receiver’s buttplate. The SLR106-47 comes with one 5-round magazine, sling, oil bottle and a cleaning kit.

Like other K-Var firearms the SLR106-47 is not an inexpensive truck gun, but as prices for AK-pattern firearms rise across the board, it’s not at a huge premium.  A SLR106-47 will set you back $890 if you buy one from K-Var.

K-Var also has an optional Krinkov kit to go with the SLR106-47. Right now you can add an original Bulgarian Krinkov case, Bulgarian tactical sling and an extra 30-round Bulgarian Circle-10 waffle magazine, your choice either black or transparent, for an extra $70.

These guns are all well-known for a level of fit an finish not matched by the vast majority of AK-pattern rifles imported into the US. Durability and accuracy are top-shelf with these rifles and pistols, which give up little in terms of quality.

They’re also a great way to get a head start on a short-barreled rifle. Buy the gun now, and once the paperwork goes through, add a stock down the road. AR pistols are neat, but if you want a premium AK pistol, check out K-Var’s new SLR106-47.