Palmetto State Armory broadens its KS-47 offerings, launching the Gen 2 series designed to accept MIL-SPEC AR-15 furniture.
Chambered in 7.62x39mm, the KS-47 G2 accepts standard AK-47 magazines.The KS-47 G2 boasts an improved design that offers a single large feed ramp allowing rounds to feed with ease. In addition, the company has upgraded the diameter of the barrel’s gas ports to improve cycling reliability. The KS-47 G2 now also features magazine stops machined into the upper. This change offers a better fit when the magazine is seated.
Rounding out the upgrades are the bolt lugs which underwent a slight adjustment to provide better feeding and prevent wear and tear on the mag’s feed lips. Though the second generation KS47 has been revamped, Palmetto State Armory says the G2 will still work with Gen 1 uppers and lowers.
The 165.-inch KS-47 G2 model. (Photo: Palmetto State Armory)
Offered in 16.5-inch or 10.50-inch models, the modular style rifle brings more options to consumers, according to Palmetto State Armory.
“The KS-47 G2 lets the AK shooter capitalize on their inventory of AK magazines and AK ammo with an AR-style platform,” the company said on its site. “Unlike the AK, where the barrel is permanently pressed into the receiver, the KS-47 G2 features an AR-style modular configuration which consists of a barreled upper receiver, and a lower receiver that houses the fire control group and magazine. The modular configuration allows customers to have several different barrel configurations with one lower receiver, just by releasing two pins.”
Palmetto State Armory does warn that certain aftermarket triggers will not work with the lower. The company says if the drop-in trigger is placed within a single piece, the housing often interferes with the function of the mag release spring; therefore, it suggests consumers pick up a two-piece drop in trigger group like those found at Geissele.
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