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This article is about the PAYDAY 2 weapon. For other uses, see AK (disambiguation).
AK

AK rifle icon new.png
Decent rate of fire and accuracy

AK Rifle.png
Decent rate of fire and accuracy

Gameplay
Unlock Level 1
Inventory Slot Primary
Weapon Type Assault Rifle
Firing Mode(s) Selective firing AutoIcon.png / SemiIcon.png
Cost $42,000
Statistics
Magazine 30
Total Ammo 150
Rate of Fire 652
Damage 63
Accuracy 48
Stability 60
Concealment 16
Threat 14
Other
Internal name ak74
Achievement(s) Here Comes the Pain Train.jpg The Collector.jpg
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Mod stats

The AK assault rifle is a primary weapon available in PAYDAY 2.

Overview[]

The AK is an assault rifle unlocked immediately upon reaching Level 1. It is an upgrade to the AMCAR that is the default assault rifle available to players, possessing better damage and accuracy, but lower base stability. Unmodified, the rifle can kill any basic enemy apart from Maximum Force Responders, yellow SWAT, and GenSec Elites in a single headshot. Its moderately high stability makes keeping the rifle on target at close to medium range fairly easy, although burst firing may be required for longer distances.

It is a very well-rounded assault rifle, providing a reasonable ammo capacity coupled with good damage. Much like the CAR-4, the AK is a very viable and flexible weapon, but only after having DLCs such as the Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack.

Summary[]

Pros:

  • Versatile and highly customizable
  • All-Around statistics
  • Above average rate of fire
  • Available almost from the start and is very cheap
  • One of the best holdout weapons

Cons:

Tips[]

  • Due to the higher ammo pool compared to the AK.762, it is recommended to use this rifle for most sustained engagements.
  • With the Modern Barrel, Crabs Rail, +1 Concealment Boost, AK Rubber Grip, Low Drag Mag, and a Folding Stock, this gun can reach 26 Concealment, perfect for Dodge/Crit builds along with a moderately concealed secondary.
  • The AK can also work well when built around the DMR Kit, as it grants functionality similar to the M308, and it retains its ability to go full auto when you need to kill high health enemies fast at close range such as Bulldozers. However, doing this is not very reccomended as other DMRs outclass it, such as the AMR-16.

Available modifications[]

AK Slavic Dragon Barrel

Gage Mod Courier
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AK Slavic Dragon Barrel.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy -8 Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Free
5 Green Mantis.png Green Mantis Packages

Modern Barrel

The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack
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Modern Barrel (AK).png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
The Collector.jpg The Collector

DMR Kit

The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack
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DMR Kit (AK).png
Total ammo -90 Magazine -
Reload - Damage +120
Accuracy +12 Stability -36
Concealment -4 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Here Comes the Pain Train.jpg Here Comes the Pain Train

Special Effect(s): Sets ammo pickup to 0.90-1.24, is not affected by skills/perks

Low Profile Suppressor

Base game
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Low Profile Suppressor.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -5
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -16.8
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon.

Medium Suppressor

Base game
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Medium Suppressor.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -3
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -16.8
Cost: $14,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon.

The Bigger The Better Suppressor

Base game
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The Bigger The Better.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -1
Accuracy +8 Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -16.8
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon.

Stubby Compensator

Base game
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Stubby.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +1
Accuracy - Stability +12
Concealment - Threat +6
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

The Tank Compensator

Base game
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The Tank.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy - Stability +8
Concealment -1 Threat +8
Cost: $28,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Fire Breather Nozzle

Base game
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Fire Breather.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +3
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat +14
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Tactical Compensator

Gage Mod Courier
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Tactical Compensator.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +1
Accuracy +12 Stability -4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
15 Red Spider.png Red Spider Packages

Competitor's Compensator

Gage Mod Courier
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Competitor's Compensator.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy +4 Stability +12
Concealment -2 Threat +6
Free
5 Green Mantis.png Green Mantis Packages

Funnel of Fun Nozzle

Gage Mod Courier
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Funnel of Fun Nozzel.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +4
Accuracy -8 Stability -
Concealment -2 Threat +14
Free
10 Yellow Bull.png Yellow Bull Packages

Ported Compensator

The Butcher Mod Pack 2
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Ported Compensator.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy +4 Stability -8
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

PBS Suppressor

The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack
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PBS Suppressor (AK).png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -5 Threat -16.8
Cost: $9,000
$1.8M Speedrun.jpg $1.8M Speedrun

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon

Concealment

Base game
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ModBoost.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Stability

Base game
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ModBoost.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Accuracy

Base game
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ModBoost.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Team Boost

Base game
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TeamBoost.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): +3% Experience & money reward for you and your crew.

Single Fire

Gage Weapon Pack 01
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Locked single.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -8
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $50,400
Bonus (5), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Locks firing mode of a weapon to single fire.

Auto Fire

Gage Weapon Pack 01
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Locked auto.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +1
Accuracy -4 Stability +8
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $86,800
Bonus (5), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Locks firing mode of a weapon to fully-automatic.

Scope Mount

The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack
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Scope Mount (AK).png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
$1.8M Speedrun.jpg $1.8M Speedrun

Railed Wooden Grip

Base game
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Railed Wooden Grip.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

The Tactical Russian Handguard

Base game
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The Tactical Russian.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability +8
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Battleproven Handguard

Gage Mod Courier
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Battleproven Handgaurd.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment +3 Threat -
Free
15 Red Spider.png Red Spider Packages

Lightweight Rail

Gage Mod Courier
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Lightweight Rail.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability +12
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
25 Purple Snake.png Purple Snake Packages

Crabs Rail

The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack
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Crabs Rail (AK).png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +8 Stability -
Concealment +3 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
The Collector.jpg The Collector

Keymod Rail

The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack
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Keymod Rail (AK).png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +8 Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
The Collector.jpg The Collector

  • To activate Gadgets on PC, press "Q".
  • To activate Gadgets on Console, press down on the "D-pad".

Assault Light

Base game
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Assault Light.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Flashlight

Tactical Laser Module

Base game
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Tactical Laser Module.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Laser

Compact Laser Module

Gage Mod Courier
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Compact Laser Module.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Free
15 Red Spider.png Red Spider Packages

Special Effect(s): Laser

Military Laser Module

Gage Mod Courier
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Military Laser Module.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
20 Blue Eagle.png Blue Eagle Packages

Special Effect(s): Flashlight & Laser

LED Combo

The Butcher Mod Pack 2
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LED Combo.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $36,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Flashlight & Laser

Riktpunkt 45 degree Sight

Base game
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Riktpunkt 45 degree Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

45 degree red-dot sight

Gage Spec Ops Pack
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45 Degree Red-dot Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Infinite Granted

45 Degree Ironsights

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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45 Degree Ironsights.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $14,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Riktpunkt Magnifier Gadget

Base game
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Riktpunkt Magnifier Gadget.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Signature Magnifier Gadget

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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Signature Magnifier Gadget.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $14,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

AK Rubber Grip

Gage Mod Courier
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AK Rubber Grip.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +8
Concealment +2 Threat -
Free
5 Green Mantis.png Green Mantis Packages

AK Plastic Grip

Gage Mod Courier
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AK Plastic Grip.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +8 Stability -8
Concealment - Threat -
Free
10 Yellow Bull.png Yellow Bull Packages

AK Wood Grip

Gage Mod Courier
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AK Wood Grip.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +12
Concealment -1 Threat -
Free
15 Red Spider.png Red Spider Packages

Aluminum Grip

The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack
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Aluminum Grip (AK).png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Hey Mr. DJ.jpg Hey Mr. DJ

AK Quadstacked Mag

Gage Mod Courier
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AK Quadstacked Mag.png
Total ammo - Magazine +30
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy -4 Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Free
20 Blue Eagle.png Blue Eagle Packages

Low Drag Magazine

The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack
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Low Drag Magazine (AK).png
Total ammo - Magazine +4
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Here Comes the Pain Train.jpg Here Comes the Pain Train

Speed Pull Magazine

Gage Spec Ops Pack
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Speed Pull Magazine AK.png
Total ammo - Magazine
Reload -1.9 Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $14,000
Infinite Granted

For a comparison between sight looks ingame, check here.

The Professional's Choice Sight

Base game
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The Professional's Choice.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Surgeon Sight

Base game
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Surgeon Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

See More Sight

Armored Transport (DLC)
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See More Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $43,200
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Combat Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Combat Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Free
20 Blue Eagle.png Blue Eagle Packages

Speculator Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Speculator Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Free
5 Green Mantis.png Green Mantis Packages

Trigonom Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Trigonom Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Free
10 Yellow Bull.png Yellow Bull Packages

Holographic Sight

Base game
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Holographic Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Compact Holosight

Gage Mod Courier
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Compact Holosight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
5 Green Mantis.png Green Mantis Packages

Solar Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Solar Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
20 Blue Eagle.png Blue Eagle Packages

Military Red Dot Sight

Lootbag Pre-order DLC
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Military Red Dot (Lootbag DLC).png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Military Red Dot Sight

Base game
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Military Red Dot.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Milspec Scope

Base game
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Milspec Scope.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Acough Optic Scope

Base game
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Acough Optic.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $44,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Compact Profile Sight

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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Compact Profile Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Maelstrom Sight

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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Maelstrom Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Advanced Combat Sight

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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Advanced Combat Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Reconnaissance Sight

Gage Spec Ops Pack
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Reconnaissance Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Infinite Granted

Special Effect(s): Rangefinder

Standard Stock

Base game
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Standard Stock.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Tactical Stock

Base game
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Tactical Stock.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Folding Stock

Base game
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Folding Stock.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -4
Concealment +2 Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Wooden Sniper Stock

Base game
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Wooden Sniper Stock.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +12 Stability -
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $44,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Wide Stock

Gage Mod Courier
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Wide Stock.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment +1 Threat -
Free
10 Yellow Bull.png Yellow Bull Packages

War-Torn Stock

Gage Mod Courier
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War-Torn Stock.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +8 Stability -4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Free
15 Red Spider.png Red Spider Packages

Classic Stock

The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack
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Classic Stock (AK).png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability +12
Concealment -4 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
The Turtle Always Wins.jpg The Turtle Always Wins

2 Piece Stock

The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack
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2 Piece Stock.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
The Turtle Always Wins.jpg The Turtle Always Wins

Contractor Stock

John Wick Heists Pack
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Contractor Stock (Contractor .308).png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Skins[]

  • The AK is the only weapon to have a skin in every pre-Update #92 safe.
  • The Little Brother skin is a reference to Houston, whose mask is displayed on the skin, being Dallas' younger brother.
  • The Vlad's Rodina, according to an FBI File e-mail citing a blog named "Untold War Stories of Eastern Europe" by "Oleksandr Marchenko", was an AK with a bloody history, first in the hands of a Private who was court-martialed for killing two of his own squad with it, then given its name by a "Sergeant Zaytsev" after single-handedly fighting off an ambush with it in the Battle of Grozny (whether this refers to the 1994-1995 battle, 1996 battle, or 1999-2000 battle is unclear, though it's possible all three were merged into a single six-year battle in the PAYDAY universe), and finally finding its way into Vlad's hands while in a Russian mob. The rifle allegedly has an unquenchable thirst for blood.

Achievements[]

Here Comes the Pain Train.jpg Here Comes the Pain Train
In the Firestarter job, complete the heist on OVERKILL difficulty or above, with all days done in loud and with a crew of 4 players using unmodified "AK Rifle" rifles and "PARA" submachine guns. Unlocks the "DMR Kit AK.762" and the "Low Drag Magazine" for the AK weapon family, "Timothy" mask, "Prehistorical" material and "Dinosaur Stripes" pattern.
The Collector.jpg The Collector
Kill 100 cops using only weapons from the AK or CAR weapon families. Unlocks the "Keymod Rail" and the "Crabs Rail" for the AK weapon family.
Russian Operator.jpg Russian Operator
Modify any AK rifle with a Lightweight Rail, AK Slavic Dragon Barrel, AK Quadstacked Mag and a Funnel of Fun Nozzle.

Trivia[]

  • The AK is based on the Izhmash AKS-74. Equipping the Classic Stock turns it into a regular AK-74.
  • Like all other AK family variants in PAYDAY 2, this weapon mounts optical sights on an accessory rail between the front and rear iron sight, which is a highly unusual feature as mounting anything but the smallest and lightest weight form of optics would dramatically unbalance the firearm and make target acquisition more time consuming. Most real life AK variants can be equipped with an accessory rail attached via mounting bracket fitted to the left hand side of the weapon's lower receiver above the weapon's pistol grip, this puts the optical sight in a much more traditional location directly over the top of the rearmost portion of the upper receiver. This scope mount was added to the game with the introduction of The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack.
  • Of all the AK-pattern firearms available in PAYDAY 2, the AK is the only one that uses bakelite magazines by default.
    • The Speed Pull Magazine gives all AK family variants a bakelite magazine.
  • Found in the game's texture folder is a mod icon for a scrapped knife bayonet attachment for the AK. Based on the texture image, it was apparently recycled into the Bayonet Knife.

Gallery[]

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