M+M Industries: A SCAR, AK-47, M4 Hybrid — SHOT Show 2018

At SHOT Show 2018 was not the first time I have seen the M+M industries M10x International Defense Rifle, but it was worth stopping by. The M10x is a completely new design, and it is certainly unique. To my eye, it looks like a SCAR, AK, and AR got tossed in a blender, and the strong points of each survived to make a new beast.


  • Caliber: 7.62 x 39mm
  • Action: Semi-automatic rotating bolt long stroke gas piston-driven system
  • Stock Length Collapsed: 37 in.
  • Stock Length Fully Extended: 40.5 in.
  • Width: 3 in. 
  • Barrel Length: 16.5 in.
  • Weight: 7 lbs. w/o magazine
  • Barrel Twist: 1/9.25 rifling
  • Barrel Thread: 5/8 – 24 x 1 right hand
  • Trigger Pull: 4.2 lbs.
  • Magazine: 30 rds.
  • MSRP: $1,500

The core of the rifle is all Kalashnikov, which is reflected in the 7.62×39 chambering. It feeds off AK mags and runs a similar piston-action system. However, this model casts aside most of the weakness of the peasant’s rifle. The controls are AR familiar, with a trigger pull that is far better than any AK.


Impressions & Pricing

There is a full-length Picatinny rail on top, and the handguard is M-LOK. Takedown is similar to an AR with a hinge pin in the front. The charging handle is reversible in seconds, using no tools. The furniture is Magpul, which is an out of the box excellent choice. The gas system is adjustable, making this rifle suppressor ready on day one.

I have yet to see on in the wild, but hopefully, that changes soon. I hear good things about accuracy, but that is something we will need to see in person. Overall, this rifle has a ton of potential. They are said to be in production as we speak, so look forward to a full review coming soon. They have a suggested retail price of $1,499.

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About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website, Off-The-Reservation.com

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  • Richard k June 12, 2018, 11:34 pm

    Unfortunately from wat i gather as i looked into purchasing a sig. They no longer manufacture parts or the rifles. Which to me makes em somewhat obsolete. Although they appeared to b great

  • Frank February 13, 2018, 12:38 pm

    I couldn’t be more impressed! Why isn’t our military using this rifle? It takes the best rifle designs available and puts them all in 1 rifle. What’s not to like. Have a switch barrel system in 7.62mm X 39 and in 6.5 Grendle would be interesting. I’ll be purchasing one these this year.

  • Mahatma Muhjesbude February 9, 2018, 11:56 am

    I don’t know, so give a break to an old warrior who has ‘knocked down’ more people holding AK type weapons than cares to remember, but it seems to me that for all the hype about Not having the flaws of the original AK platform with all those nice upgrades, that they missed the most important one for hot and heavy CQB? The one that gives the AR-15 the most outstanding advantage over AK mag switch system, or least did for me one time when I was down to the last few rounds of the last mag of which might have been my last firefight, had the young black clad fellow NOT jammed his re-load magazine-which I’ve seen and heard of happening before in these types of high speed situations, than just on this particular occasion, and he couldn’t get it free in time as i moved in and took aim from about 40 yards left flank with my CAR-15. And solved his problem for him permanently. So’ although I’ve used AK’s, when nothing better was available, I’d Never ‘prefer’ to carry this type of non-drop free, mag well jam prone magazine well removal lever catch system. And certainly not pay that kind of money when I could put together a far superior AR platform-with the same or better whistles, bells, and amenities, now in .224 or 6.5 Grendel, for less!?

    • steve January 15, 2019, 6:23 am

      SOLUTION >>>> I have an Olympic Arms hybrid AR-47 that uses AR mag insertion – release …..cheers

  • L.H. Brunner February 8, 2018, 8:34 pm

    I have one. It is everything they say it is and more. I especially like the magpul furniture and rail system.

  • Mike Watkins February 8, 2018, 2:51 pm

    In answer to a couple of questions posted, yes it has plunger type ejector. As for recoil mitigation, why would anyone require that on a 762×39 rifle?

    Another plus not mentioned elsewhere, there are numerous aftermarket furniture options available, just like AR’s.

    Finally, I’ve seen prices of $1199 and lower, although several distributors are currently sold out, Atlantic Firearms and AIM Surplus to name a couple.

  • Mike Watkins February 8, 2018, 2:42 pm

    To me, looks like a refined AK. Ala Valmet or Galil. Also appears it’s going to have a “street price” lower than either of those but higher than a lot of AK’s. Two things I consider positives, but others may differ: fires economical 762×39 and uses rugged AK mags. Irritates the hell out of me to be forced to buy high dollar proprietary mags for a gun I otherwise love.

    It also bypasses the standard AK’s extra work to mount an optic. I’ve seen another report where accuracy was tested, and this rifle is accurate enough that a scope will be useful.

    I think they’ve got a winner.

  • juice February 8, 2018, 12:19 pm

    @M+M or any that might know. Does this bolt employ an AK style fixed ejector? or a AR type plunger ejector? Please, let it have a fixed ejector, form the pics it looks like an AK style bolt and bolt carrier. ALSO please torture test this rifle. -50 below zero test, mud and sand test, and constant fire test, like 2000 rounds non stop.

  • Jake February 8, 2018, 11:27 am

    I immediately thought SIG 556R as well. That is more or less the Swiss STG 90 using AK mags. The SIG had some early mag problems. On mine the trash Bulgarian bakelite or poly mag it came with wouldn’t work. Most steel AK mags work as do the Magpuls. There was a problem with the steel mags wearing on the original mag well/detent parts. Then there was a problem with the mag well wearing out the Magpul. All those were worked out and the second generation Magpul AK mags are reinforced.
    If this new rifle is simpler to strip and maintain with the reliability and accuracy of the SIG, you will have a worthwhile piece of hardware.

  • Bad Penguin February 8, 2018, 11:20 am

    I gather their in no recoil mitigation system on this rifle like the one on the SCAR.

  • Steve in Detroit February 8, 2018, 6:24 am

    Until I see the innards, I will hold judgement. Clay, you had him at the “Press here and “, you should have had him break down disassembly. But yes it does look good, I wish I had a aluminum extrusion machine.

  • Brook Campbell February 8, 2018, 4:36 am

    I want to own a rifle But got in trouble class 6 fellony / a misterminer now & happened at 21 Im 58 now do you think I will be able to own a rifle

    • Len De February 8, 2018, 7:40 am

      Did you hire an attorney yet? You’ll need one. Easy process. Just got done with the process and now am working on CCW.

      • Mahatma Muhjesbude February 9, 2018, 12:25 pm

        Brook, and while you’re at it, join one of the Constitutional groups that work toward repealing and Banning illegal target focused laws like the 68′ Gun Control Act and others which makes any ex-con permanently banned from his inalienable Constitutional right right to bear arms after he has been rehabilitated and released back into society again as a law abiding citizen.
        This is the most insidious Deep State plan going back many decades that the nascent Marxist bent new age Totalitarians evisedd to illiminate American 2nd/A checks, and resistance to on an out of control tyrannical enslavement government.
        All they have to do is make target focused fake laws (which they are doing) to passively disarm us like in the UK, Canada, and other Despotic prison planet countries and you eventually wake up one morning a criminal, immediately subject to being disarmed.
        If permanent punishment of ONLY firearms, coincidentally??? not vehicles, or other means of murder facilitations, was prohibited once you were out of prison and free again, They’d NEVER be able to disarm the populate for their totalitarian agenda.
        Read ‘Battlefield America’, by John Whitehead which is quite an eye opener to this Police State problem. It makes me regret a lot of arrests I’ve made in my life that literally ruined the entire life of the offenders, needlessly, even after doing their time and paying their dues and trying to reintegrate in value production back in society. And the ironic part is, that the ex-cons who are prohibited ‘by law’ from owning a gun, have the easiest access if they ever really want one! If that doesn’t exemplify the real the law was created, then you better just bundle up all your shit and just donate it to the local police agency to save yourself getting flashbanged out of bed by the local confiscation teams after the NSA algorithms determine YOU to be a potential felony level enemy of the state and therefore prohibited from owning guns? Think that’s an exaggeration? It’s already in the works.

        There should not be ANY gun laws, or restrictions other than if you commit a bad crime, YOU are then completely restricted from everything by being in jail. Free citizens should not be manipulated for government agendas designed to eventually enslave us.

    • Bob February 8, 2018, 7:52 am

      Go see a lawyer that specializes in firearm laws. Some states allow you to petition the court to have our 2A rights reestablished. Don’t know where your are from but I do know it is possible in Indiana.

  • John February 8, 2018, 4:11 am

    Beautiful rifle. Is it available in .223 and .308?

  • JLA February 8, 2018, 2:54 am

    It looks like a nice rifle, but they missed a part. There needs to be a small funnel or chute to help guide the magazine into place. A release that could be activated with the trigger finger, in addition to the normal paddle release, would be a nice upgrade too.

  • Will Drider February 7, 2018, 8:26 pm

    Nothing new here. Please refer to the Sig 556 rifles in 5.56 and 7.62X39. Refined AK gas piston with AR style controls. The rifle shown even has the exact same gas adjustment knob! Follow on versions of the Sig 556 also have Amby controls and bolt L/R change over. Any company can chose any furniture supplier.

    Can it fire while folded? Sig can.

    • Mark February 8, 2018, 8:05 am

      Yes it can fire folded.

      • Will Drider February 8, 2018, 3:19 pm

        Thanks. Firing folded: As long as the internal takedown button doesn’t fail, the bolt & attached parts will not hit you in the face. Hope its well made. The bolt handle on the Sig locks the gas poiton rod to the bolt. We know from several hybrid systems that if those parts are not physically connected, there will be battering between the rod and bolt. Again, we were not shown what components can be removed once the internal button is depressed.

    • Al February 8, 2018, 9:04 am

      Agreed, and they also have the issue of their rifle being in the same monetary class as Sig, WITHOUT the reputation!
      Hmm, do I spend that dough on a Sig, or a wannbe Sig?

    • Bad Pinguin February 8, 2018, 1:02 pm

      Like the SCAR it doesn’t look comfortable to fire with the stock folded but yes you can. But don’t believe everything you see on the movies as it takes a lot of practice to hit even close targets when firing with the stock folded.

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