The SGL-66/SGL-36 is a modern, bulgarian-designed version of the famous AKM assault rifle, chambered for the 7.62x39mm M43 round. It combines the AKM design with developments from the AK-74 and AK-74M, with the use of plastics to replace metal or wooden components wherever possible to reduce overall weight. The SGL-36 can be fitted with a variety of sights, including laser, night vision, and telescopic sights, plus a silencer and the GP-25 grenade launcher.Differences from the AKM series include redesigned rear and front trunnions, as well as a 90 degree gas block, AK-74 style front sight block, the use of a black ribbed 30-round magazine constructed of resin (which is AKM-compatible as well), an AK-74-type muzzle brake, and black synthetic furniture with a heat shield. These improvements allow the SGL-36 to have less recoil, lower weight, better accuracy and enhanced durability than the AKM assault rifles that preceded the SGL-36.
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