Saiga 5.45mm Rifle used by Dallas Shooter

The Arms Guide – by Mark Miller

A source tells thearmsguide.com that when Dallas SWAT made entry after the detonation of an explosive device, they encountered a Saiga IZ-240 semiautomatic rifle on the floor among the rubble.  The weapon had a 30 round magazine, single point sling, Magpul folding stock and a Primary Arms 5 power scope.  

This photo is purported to be the actual rifle used

This photo should be credited to thearmsguide.com

Made by the Kalashnikov Concern at the Russian IZHMASH Arsenal, the Saiga IZ 240 is a hunting style rifle with a black polymer stock and hand guard.  It has a 16 inch chrome lined barrel, a side mount rail for mounting optics and comes with a ten round magazine.  The Saiga does not use standard AK mags but can be converted to accept them. The IZ-240 fires the 5.45 X 39 cartridge and is legal in all 50 states,

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Photo courtesy of cheaperthandirt.com

The rifle used by the shooter was modified with the addition of the following parts:

Zenitco BTK Flash suppressor

Magpul Zhukov stock with cheek riser .75″

US Palm grip

Zenitco B13 rail

Primary Arms 5 power scope

Tapco magazine

The importation of rifles manufactured by the Kalashnikov Concern was banned in 2014 by an Executive Order issued because of Russia’s belligerence toward Ukraine. The ATF banned importation of 5.45X39 Russian-made 7N6 ammunition in 2014.

A picture alleged to be the shooter’s body has come out.  It is very graphic.

Details have emerged about the shooter.  He had been in the Army reserve assigned to the 420th Engineer Brigade as a carpentry and masonry specialist. He was sent home early from Afghanistan in 2014 after  a complaint of sexual harassment. He also attended civilian shooting training at the Academy of Combative Warrior Arts in the Dallas suburb of Richardson.

A spokesman for the New Black Panther party confirmed that the shooter was member for about 6 months. He left the group after he displayed reluctance to follow the chain of command.

https://thearmsguide.com/8811/reports-ak-74-dallas-shooting/

7 thoughts on “Saiga 5.45mm Rifle used by Dallas Shooter

  1. “A spokesman for the New Black Panther party confirmed that the shooter was member for about 6 months. He left the group after he displayed reluctance to follow the chain of command.”

    A “chain of command”? Are the panthers a protest group, or an army?

    1. All of the inner city gangs are armies Jolly. The have Constitutions, a chain of command, detailed plans for the gang’s continued existence if a number of the leaders are killed or jailed, they have really put a lot of work in this. In story I read about a future civil war in America, the author stated he thought the organized criminal gangs would be a greater threat than government or UN troops. There are over 33,000 gangs with over 1.5 million members in the US right now.

    2. “A spokesman for the New Black Panther party confirmed that the shooter was member for about 6 months. He left the group after he displayed reluctance to follow the chain of command.”

      So how come they aren’t arresting the Black Panthers for Terrorism? I guess guilt by association only works for White people, right?

  2. The media said on other reports that the police found an SKS with the body.
    The perpetrator that shot the cop behind the pillar did not appear to be using any type of rifle and bullets do not generally spark when hitting concrete. He must also be very fast to go from the seventh floor of a parking garage to ground level and back up the parking garage. Why didn’t he just shoot the robot? Any shot to the machine would disable it then he could run away as he is very fast.

  3. What a minute, a so called Lt. Col. on CNN said an SKS with a fixed magazine was used. Unless there was another shooting.

  4. “The IZ-240 fires the 5.45 X 39 cartridge and is legal in all 50 states,…”

    NEWS FLASH…

    ALL weapons are legal in all 50 states!

    Regardless of INFRINGEMENTS… as per the 2nd.

    1. That’s it for me… time to fish! (hopefully anyway… it’s awful windy today, I may have to pass)

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