Updated: Jun 17
Review of the Chiappa Arms PAK-9 pistol in 9mm as well as some shooting time at the local gun range with this 9mm ak pistol variant.
The new Chiappa Arms PAK 9 AK Pistol is one of few AK-47 variants available on the market to be chambered in 9mm. A few others have brought these AK-9 variants to the US civilian market, but prices higher than $1000 kept them relatively in low-demand. Chiappa has changed that with the all new PAK-9 9mm AK Pistol, coming to market with an MSRP of $529.00.
The PAK-9 has a 1.0mm thick stamped receiver which was provided by Nova Group out of Cugir, Romania. It comes with two 10-round Beretta M92 magazines, and uses the provided drop-in magazine adapter to support these particular mags. The magwell adapter for Glock magazines has a product model number listed as 970.446 and 970.467, but they are a bit harder to find available online.
It would have been nice to see an out of box option with the Glock adapter being used, as Glock magazines are typically easier to find. My personal choice would be Glock 33-Round stick magazines.
Image Gallery of Chiappa PAK-9 with schematic parts view