The AN-94 assault rifle or weapons for sale has a slight edge on the AEK-971, a short burst (2 rounds only) mode. In full-auto medium or long burst of fire mode (3-5 or 7-10 rounds and burst), the AEK-971 is excellent, some 0.5 kilograms lighter than the AN-94, simpler design and cheaper produce

AEK-971 has two fire modes: semi-automatic and fully automatic shooting. Modernized AEK-971 is also able to fire three-shot bursts. The AEK-971 is based on previous AK rifles in the internal design and layout, but is also equipped with a non-return balancing mechanism. The gun has a counter-weight, which negates the momentum of the gas piston and bolt carrier, it is a balancing mechanism and results in more controllable automatic fire. Despite the losses of an initial contract for the production of AN-94, mainly due to the lack of it at the time that the Russian army began field trials of this weapon.

Updated-AEK-973 also received a three-shot burst mode fire. The AEK-973S is a modified version of the new mechanism is the location of the thumb safety selector lever on the right and slightly extended stocks. The population has dropped, and the rest of the shoulder connects with the pistol grip, the more efficient structure

AEK-971 uses the 5.45x39mm M74 round fed from the standard 30-round magazines used AK-74. Two other members of this series - recognized the different perspectives are taken up guns and AEK-972 AEK-973 - are rooms for the 5.56x45mm and 7.62x39mm, and are compatible with 30-round magazines of AK-101 and AKM / AK-103

AEK-971 is a Russian assault rifle or weapons for sale, which Kovrov Plant machine (now Degtyarev Design Bureau) and suggested Sergey I. Koksharov in 1970