Century Draco 9S AK — It’s a 9mm AK pistol!

If you’re not running an AK-47 platform rifle or pistol at least once in awhile, you’re missing out. Not only does using an AK broaden your shooting skills, it’s fun. Enter the Century Arms Draco 9S AK, a 9mm chambered AK-style pistol that should definitely be on your “add to collection” radar.

Interested in an AK-platform pistol that’s chambered in 9mm? Check out the Draco 9S AK. (Photo credit: Century Arms)

The Century Draco 9S AK is an AK pistol that evolved as a logical next step from the company’s best-selling NAK9. This is a relatively lightweight pistol with a Picatinny rail on the receiver, adjustable iron sights, and wood furniture. It was designed to be both fun and simple to use; its smaller profile makes it easier to transport and maneuver while its controls remain familiar and easy to manipulate. Perhaps best of all is the fact that the Draco 9S AK is compatible with CZ Scorpion EV9 magazines.

Draco 9S AK
The Century Arms Draco 9S AK is a 9mm chambered AK-47 platform pistol. (Photo credit: Century Arms)

Century Arms released the following information about the Draco 9S AK:

The NAK9 platform has long been a best seller for Century Arms and…evolved into the highly demanded Draco 9S! With the addition of features like a last round bolt hold open and a state of the art scorpion magazine adapter, all while staying true to the accuracy and durability that is synonymous with the Romanian manufactured brand, this firearm is exactly what the consumer has been looking for.

ETS CZ Scorpion EVO 3 9mm 30-round magazines
The Draco 9S AK pistol is compatible with CZ Scorpion EV9 Magazines. (Photo credit: Gun Mag Warehouse)

This pistol being compatible with CZ Scorpion EV9 mags is about more than just functioning well with different magazines. The EV9 magazines are curved and more reminiscent of traditional AK mags while the mags used in the NAK9 pistol were straight. This gun was created to more closely resemble an AK while retaining the quality and performance gun owners expect from Draco firearms. Its overall weight and design help mitigate felt recoil and muzzle rise while the fore-end and pistol grip facilitate a firm grip for more accurate shooting.

Century Draco 9S AK
The Century Draco 9S AK is versatile enough to be used at the range, as a truck gun, or for home defense. (Photo credit: Century Arms)

Century Draco 9S AK Features

  • Caliber: 9x19mm Parabellum
  • Overall weight: 6.27 pounds
  • Capacity: 35 +1
  • Front Sight: Adjustable
  • Rear Sight: Distance Adjustable
  • Magazine Type: EV9 Scorpion
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Nut
  • Finish Color: Black
  • Overall Length 19.13 inches
  • Action Type: Semi-Automatic
  • Stock Material: Wood
  • Barrel Length: 11.14 inches
  • Receiver: Stamped
  • Manufactured: Made in Romania
  • Magazine Included: 1 Magpul PMAG EV9 Scorpion 35-round magazine
  • Last-round bolt hold open
  • Enhanced trigger group

MSRP for the Century Draco 9S AK is $739.99.

What do you think of AK-style pistols? They’re relatively versatile, so you could use one as a truck gun or for home defense purposes (or just for fun). Do you have an AK-style pistol, or are you considering getting one? Tell us about it in the comments section below.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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