The AK17 is a very manageable weapon, combining the high stopping power and accuracy of the AK.762 with the high rate of fire and stability of of the AK. Its moderately high damage lets it eliminate most non-special enemies with a single headshot on Overkill and below, and it has greater accuracy at long ranges than several of its competitors.
One of the AK17's main disadvantages against its cousins is a lack of unique and shared mods, especially Concealment-boosting ones, making it ill-suited for stealth heists, or builds making use of Sneaky Bastard and Low Blow.
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.
Requires a pre-installed sight mod to mount. The magnification level can be changed while aiming down the sights, and the aiming FOV will automatically adjust itself. Not compatible with the Acough Optic, Military Red Dot, Milspec Scope, Combat Sight, Reconnaissance Sight, Theia Magnified Scope, Box Buddy Sight, the JP36's Original Sight, the Raven's Flip-up Sight or the GROM and Platypus 70's iron sights. Currently bugged and not appearing as intended on certain weapons, for a list see here. They're still listed below even if broken.
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.
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 Cloaked ([✓] AK17 | Cloaked) skin originally had an orange color scheme before being changed to neon-green. Due to this accidental resemblance to the color palette of Cloakers, the creator named the skin after them as per the input of a friend.
The Bloodline (AK17 Rifle | Bloodline) was designed after Sangres, with an engraving of his mask on the magazine, and the skins in his respective safe.
The rifle allegedly belongs to an infamous criminal family and has been passed down to those worthy over generations, despite the weapon the skin is for being less than a year old at the time of writing.