AMD-65 My zombie killer of choice

“AMD-65 (Hungarian: Automata Módosított Deszant[fegyver] 1965; Automatic Modified Paratrooper [weapon]) is a Hungarian-manufactured licensed variant of the venerable AKM rifle for use by that nation’s armored infantry and paratrooper (“descent”) units. The rifle’s design is suited for outdoor use as an infantry rifle but can also be used from within the confines of an armored vehicle as a fire support weapon. This is possible due to the side-folding stock of shaft design that makes it more compact. The 12.6-inch barrel is also relatively short for the 7.62×39mm cartridge. The operating mechanism does not require a gas expansion chamber at the muzzle as in the AKS-74U to ensure reliable functioning, but does use a specially designed muzzle brake, which reduces muzzle flash, but makes the weapon louder.”
I know it is heavy. I know it only has a 12.5″ barrel. None of that changes the fact that I can pound out rapid fire zombie kills at 50 Yds. and keep a 6″ pattern. When I say rapid fire, I mean rapid fire.
I have had it for about 4 Yrs. now and it has functioned flawlessly. I have put thousands of rounds through it and have never had a jam. I have heated it up until the grease and paint were starting to smoke and still no problem.
I have, since acquiring it, put on high dollar Holo optics, tac light and laser. I do have numerous other weapons to choose from, but in this one everything comes together to make ideal for what I do. The best part is it is also the most fun to shoot out of everything I have. HK MP-5 is close, but not quite.
It does have a couple of drawbacks though.Did you read the part up there where it said “Makes the weapon louder? Yeah, that is no joke. You do not want to be the guy standing next to me at the range. Even with hearing protection it is a little painful.
The other drawback is that it slings brass like no other weapon I have seen. I think it is the result of the gas piston being shortened to accommodate the 12.5” barrel. It literally throws the brass out of the booth that I am shooting from. It is not such a big deal to me but everyone else has to watch out for smoking brass.
I think they hate me at the range because I always burn 400 to 600 Rds. while I am there and I get everyone near me all flinchy.

4 responses to “AMD-65 My zombie killer of choice

  1. Heh…if you want to talk loud with muzzle brake and shooting hot brass onto your range mates…try a CETME on for size. Suggestion…wait for the far right lane to open at the range…won’t help the report, but no cursing from the right when hot brass goes down a collar. 🙂

  2. It’s actually not as heavy as other AK’s, it’s light weight. I have one of them and it weights less than 3 kilograms. It’s probably heavier than an M4, but it’s completally made of metal.

  3. Also the muzzle break can be twisted off, if it’s not a US extended version.

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