The Kalashnikov USA™ KP-9 is our civilian legal, 9mm semi-auto only AK style pistol based upon the Russian Vityaz submachine gun. Proudly made in the U.S.A., the KP-9 offers a variety of options for the Vityaz enthusiast. With its hinge block and quick detach mount at the rear of the receiver, the KP-9 comes ready for conversion into a short-barreled rifle (SBR) under the provisions of the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934.*

The KP-9 pistol features a closed bolt blowback design that incorporates an out-of-battery safety mechanism so the gun cannot fire unless the bolt is fully closed.

The KP-9 also features feed ramps that are specially designed to reliably chamber jacketed hollow point bullets.

This semi-auto pistol accepts 30-round and 10-round Kalashnikov USA™ magazines. The steel-lined polymer magazines feature a double-column, double-feed design inspired by the battle-proven magazines used in the PPS-43 submachine gun.

The KP-9’s hinged top cover has an attached Picatinny rail. The muzzle features 1/2 inch x 28 suppressor-ready muzzle threads (and a shoulder) making it compatible with most US muzzle devices and suppressors. It comes from the factory with a flash suppressor installed.

*You can enjoy shooting your KP-9 in pistol configuration while awaiting approval from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to convert it into a short-barreled rifle (SBR). The KP-9 can also be fitted with a pistol brace but such stabilizing devices are currently under regulatory review by ATF. Before installing any buttstock, stabilizing device, vertical foregrip or other control accessory, please consult with a competent authority in your jurisdiction to ensure compliance with all current firearms laws and regulations. Mere possession of these parts–before proper regulatory approval—can be a violation of law.


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30 Round Magazine
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OAL 18.25″
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Barrel Length 9.25″
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Weight 5.62 lb
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QD Mount


Chambered in the low recoiling and widely popular 9mm pistol caliber, the Kalashnikov USA™ KP-9 is inexpensive to shoot and very controllable. With a wide variety of accessories–and parts compatibility with many AKs–it can be customized to your own specifications.

Customer Reviews

Pure awesome

More than pleased! Very accurate and fun to shoot.

Peterson A. - Verified Buyer
KP-9 – 9x19mm Pistol
KP-9 pistol

I’ve only had the time for a few magazines at the range so far, but this is a well built piece of equipment. Action and trigger are smooth right out of the box.

Bryan R. - Verified Buyer
KP-9 – 9x19mm Pistol
Some respite in 2020

Just got to hold it at the dealer, well built and looks fantastic!
I definitely need to order more mags soon, because this will be a fun one at the range... once 9mm comes down from .40 per round!
I can’t wait!

Gunnar R. - Verified Buyer
KP-9 – 9x19mm Pistol