LAS VEGAS -- CMMG Inc. updated its Mk47 Mutant line that blends AR15 and AK47 designs with shorter barrels and a new Krink muzzle device designed to reduce recoil and redirect blast.
The Fayette, Missouri-based arms maker, said its Mutant is now available with 8-inch, 10-inch and 13-inch barrels -- and with a new Krink muzzle device.
The Mk47 AKS13 was among the products on display Monday at a nearby range as part of SHOT Show, the nation's largest small arms exposition expected to draw some 60,000 attendees at a sprawling conference center here in the city.
The 7.4-pound rifle retails for $1,749.95 and includes the device pinned and welded to a 13-inch barrel to meet the 16-inch legal requirement, according to the company. The muzzle made the rifle noticeably quieter with far less rearward blast.
Tim Zick, a spokesman for the company, said the company is riding high after last year's unveiling of the Mutant, which he said remains popular with hobbyists, enthusiasts and hog-hunters who like to shoot cheap surplus 7.62x39mm ammunition from large magazines.
"The exposure we've gotten has really helped us out and really elevated the brand," he said during an interview with Military.com. "We're excited about the new short barrel models that we have out here today with the Krink muzzle device."
Zick said the company plans to unveil more versions of the Mutant later this year.