KGF Chapter 2: 10 Things To Know About The Powerful ‘Kalashnikov Rifle’

We are pretty sure that you are impressed with the scene in the first half of KGF: Chapter 2, where Rocky takes down Adheera with the ‘Kalashnikov’ arsenal. The Rocking Star destroys Adheera’s army with 1000 bullets at once. After watching this scene on the big screen, you would be definitely looking for this gun on google. To help you, we have written some interesting facts about the Kalashnikov rifle.

Unknown Facts about the Kalashnikov rifle

It is pretty easy to say that the Kalashnikov rifle is no joke when it comes down to reliability, accuracy, and performance. Despite its widespread fair use in 106 recognized countries’ standing armies, the Kalashnikov series of guns has also become a symbol of pirates, insurgents, warlords, and terrorists. Here are some of the interesting facts about the gun:


1. The Kalashnikov rifle is also known as the AK-47. It is named after Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov. He invented this gun in 1947 in Russia at age of 28.

2. The AK stands for “Automatic Kalashnikov”. Forty-seven is a reference to the year it was invented.

3. More than 20 countries currently produce the different variants of this gun, China is the world’s largest producer of AK 47. Russia has stopped producing this version of the weapon but has large stockpiles of different versions.

4. It is smoothly maintained and can be manufactured easily. This is the reason it is the most copied gun in the world. It is one of the very rare rifles that can be totally submerged in water and then still fire straight away.

5. The range of this weapon is most effective within 300 meters, and it’s impressively accurate within the given range. But pro-shooters can even hit from 800 meters range from this weapon.

6. The cost of one gun (copied) on the “black market” ranges from just Rs 7,000 in Pakistan and Rs 3,000 in Afghanistan.

7. The Kalashnikov rifle aka AK47 series rifle is in the “Guinness Book of Records” as the most common weapon in the world. Currently, there are about 100 million AK.

8. Including other variants of the gun, the Kalashnikov rifle is in service with the armies and special units of 106 countries of the world.

9. Interestingly, in some African regions, a newborn kid is given the name Kalash in the glory of the Kalashnikov assault rifle.

10. This deadliest weapon kills around 250,000 people each year.