Introduction to the AK Platform

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  • IAK - Edinburgh
    December 3, 2017
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fundamentals of AKnowledge

1 day seminar with Sonny Puzikas

About This Course:

Kalashnikov design rifles (AK) represent the most prolific and influential combat rifle platform, that has dominated the battlefields of the world for almost 70 years, and to this day remains the undisputed king of battle rifles. While it could be said that “a rifle is just rifle”, each design offers specific features and ergonomics, which require proficiency AND efficiency to be operated quickly and robustly.

In this one day intensive seminar you will learn fine tuned skills of operating all basic features of AK pattern rifles, understand the “whys” behind the specific skills and patterns.

In addition you’ll learn the history, the mechanics of rifles functions, its characteristics and performance.

Topics To Be Covered:

  • AK design and features
  • The history of the AK
  • Basic functions and skills:
  • Magazine change
  • Safety
  • Charging handle
  • Trigger
  • Sling
  • Malfunctions
  • Shooting the AK. What you need to know and not fear.
  • “Modernizing” 70 year old design. Do’s and Dont’s.

Equipment Required:

  • AK pattern rifle with a sling (we can provide if needed)
  • 4 AK magazines
  • 300 rounds of rifle ammunition
  • Handgun with holster (NO SERPA)
  • 2 Handgun magazines
  • 100 rounds handgun ammunition
  • Hydration
  • Weather related items
  • Range safety gear



This is the perfect course to prepare you for the advanced course in January


6077 South US 31, Edinburgh, Indiana, United States


6077 US Highway 31
Edinburgh, Indiana

Located 0.2 miles North of Tara Treatment Center on East side of Hwy 31.

Located 0.4 miles North of railroad crossing.

Please note….some GPS systems will utilize Franklin as the city versus Edinburgh.