Arabic Guides to Kalashnikov and Ammunition Nomenclature

Much like in the United States Kalashnikov collector or enthusiast market, Iraqi Kalashnikov owners understand the differences in quality between AKs from different countries. The European ones take precedence over Chinese, and Russian variants when original remain supreme and commandeer a premium when it comes to cost.   These sets of markings are designating the country…

Introducing our Country Database with Armenia

Although reporting recent developments and writing historical posts is the primary function of the Silah Report, we are now introducing a new feature to the website. This is our Country Database that you see in the upper left-hand corner. The intent of the database is to be able to learn as much general information about small arms…

AK-74s of Kazakhstan Army’s Military Exercises

Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan has recently posted news releases on their website concerning military exercises of high-ranking officers. Particularly, battalion commanders of mechanized infantry, paratrooper and marine regiments took part in mentioned exercises. The purpose of that event was to upgrade the qualification of the officers by a number of tactical and strategic classes, defensive and offensive…