Our friends over at SOFREP and The Arms Guide report that when Dallas SWAT made entry after the detonation of the explosive device, they encountered a Saiga AK-74 style semiautomatic rifle on the floor among the rubble. The weapon reportedly had a 30 round magazine, single point sling, Magpul folding stock, and a rail system with a red dot sight.
The photo is reported to be the actual rifle used taken after the explosive device went off.
The Saiga AK-74 is a semiautomatic version of the venerable AK-47. The AK-74 fires a smaller 5.45 X 39 cartridge more like that of the AR-15. Saiga is a Russian commercial company which imports rifles into the United States. The Saiga is at the more expensive end of AK style rifles.
The image was obtained from an anonymous source.
This article was originally published on The Arms Guide and written by Mark Miller.
Photo Credit – The Arms Guide.