The AK.762 has the third highest base damage of the base assault rifles, but has a low fire rate with somewhat severe recoil. Its low total ammo makes getting head shots almost essential. Fully Loaded Aced help to alleviate this, allowing drops from dead enemies to quickly restore ammo.
The AK.762 is a great choice for players with Enforcer or Mastermind builds. Its slower rate of fire lends itself to burst fire, rather than rapid room-clearing. Any secondary with good close-range capabilities, such as the Locomotive 12G or Bronco .44, will work well with it.
The AK.762 has low concealment, making it a relatively poor choice for stealth missions.
This build maximizes concealment while still boosting combat related stats resulting in very high damage (83), good accuracy (72), low but usable stability (56) and good concealment (21), meaning you can get your detection rating as low as (10) and still take this rifle. This build is very useful for skills like Low Blow/Sneaky Bastard as well as providing the player a concealable but deadly backup weapon for Plan B.
The Slavic Dragon Barrel was based on the barrel of the short-barreled PM md. 90, a Romanian AKM-based carbine. This specific model was designed for use by tank crews in the closed confinements of their armored vehicles, hence the extra short barrel like the one featured in-game.
It may also be a reference to one of the export names for the short-barrel PM md. 90: "Draco."
The Modern Barrel is based on the short barrel and big flash hider of the AK-104 and AK-105. The shorter barrel also enforces the use of a modified gas piston which would reduce the fire rate of the weapon, a side-effect absent from the final game, likely due to balancing reasons.
The barrel appears to be based off the barrel of the Zastava M76, as evidenced by the string IDs referencing the textures for it bearing 'zastava' and 'm76' in their names.
Operation-wise, it appears that this mod was based on the Zastava M91's barrel instead, as the 7.62x54mmR cartridges it fires are of the same diameter as the 7.62x39mm rounds used by various AK derivatives which in turn enables them to use the barrel mod.
The barrel alone does not usually indicate what designation the weapon has, the DMR qualification usually encompasses the rifle's various accessories such as bipods, grips, scopes and stocks in addition to barrels. A more accurate name for the in-game mod would be DMR Barrel.
The Here Comes the Pain Train achievement refers to the modification as the "DMR Kit AK.762", suggesting that it was originally only intended to be equipped on the AK.762 and not the AK.
This module seems to be based on Tapco's Intrafuse handguard kit for the Saiga with a few alterations. The Picatinny rails on the sides and bottom have been deliberately left unattached and the smooth handrest has been roughened up with electrician's tape for extra grip.
Although the main flashlight has a toggle switch, the laser sight component of the LED Combo is pressure-activated, meaning the laser will stay on as long as the pressure switch is depressed. This switch is not placed where it should be, however (on foregrips, magazine wells, etc...) and is instead ziptied to the main taclight, leaving no plausible mean for the user to toggle it without awkwardly moving their off hand off the weapon and gripping the attachment itself.
Due to it supporting a wide array of weapons, the Speed Pull Magazine is the first single modification to have multiple different icons.
The Speed Pull Magazine equips the AMCAR, Para, and AMR-16 with the Milspec Mag., but despite this they neither get increased magazine capacity nor reduced concealability, however it equips the Mark 10 with its Extended Mag and does give it increased magazine size, but does not increase stability nor does it decrease its concealment. Additionally, equipping the Speed Pull Magazine on the AK.762, Golden AK.762, and Krinkov will give them the AK's 5.45mm Bakelite magazine, despite the mismatched caliber.
Upon release, the default reticle of this sight was a chevron instead of the retail version's red dot. After the release of the Gage Mod Courier DLC, it was reverted to the regular sight's red dot.
It is functionally the same as the standard Military Red Dot Sight, but the sight's casing is tan instead of black with the line "A-10" scrawled on near the adjustment knob. The sticker on the lens cap's interior also says "I <3 Payday" instead of having a picture of an American flag.
This sight was based on the Aimpoint CompM2 optic. While it is portrayed as a high-zoom scope in-game, the CompM2 is actually a reflex sight, meaning it offers no magnification in reality.
*This is the basic stock of the airborne AKS-74. As the old AKM design was modernized all over for the new 5.45mm cartridge, the flimsy three-piece stock was also replaced with a simpler side-folding model.
Visually speaking, the War-Torn Stock is just a Wide Stock with a few miscellaneous items bound to it by a black cable tie.
Judging by the name and its ramshackled appearance, the War-Torn Stock is likely a broken product through repeated use that was salvaged with spare parts, thus would justify its inability to keep the weapon steady during fire.
The Classic Stock is based off of the stock of the AK-74 as evident by the cut groove on the side. It is not entirely "classic", though, as even though the conception of the AK-74 is still fairly early, it is still preceded by the vastly more popular AK-47, which is a true classic.
Alternatively, "classic" here could also refer to the fact that the same stock was used by the AK in PAYDAY: The Heist.
The AK.762 is used by the Commissar's mobsters in the Hotline Miami heist.
A gold version of the AK.762 was released with the May 8 update as a celebration for 500,000 people joining the offical PAYDAY 2 Steam Group. It has identical stats to the AK.762 except for a slightly lower Concealment total, higher price, and higher Reputation Level unlock.
Found in the game's texture directory is a unused reinforced receiver cover for the AK.762. It is unclear what this mod does in actuality, as it is visually identical to the vanilla rifle's top cover anyway.