Intro music by Dylan Benson – http://dbproductioncompany.webs.com
The AKU-94 was a bullpup conversion kit made for standard AK rifles by
K-Var a while back. They were never particularly popular, probably because
in stock form they weren’t particularly good. The sights are wobbly and
mediocre, the triggers were awful, the magazine was a very tight fit, and
the furniture seemed pretty cheesy.
In theory, they are sort of copying the short-lived Norinco 86S bullpup,
but those were actually built from the ground up as bullpups, and a better
design than this conversion.
A friend of mine recently took one of these AKU conversions as a project
to see what he could fix, and made some pretty remarkable – and simple –
improvements. With a better trigger and a good red dot optic, the AKU-94
really became a fairly nice gun, especially considering the cost relative
to other bullpups. Of course, it will still knock your teeth out with the
charging handle if fired left-handed, but hey, nothing’s perfect.
At Forgotten Weapons I think the most interesting guns out there are the most obscure ones. I try to search out experimental and prototype weapons and show you how they work, in addition to more conventional guns that you may not have heard of before. You’re much more likely to find a video on the Cei Rigotti or Webley-Fosbery here than an AR or Glock. So, do you want to learn about something new today? Then stick around!