Like the AK-104, the AK-9 is based on the so-called "hundred series" of the Kalashnikov assault rifle variants. With its 9x39mm subsonic ammunition, it is especially effective, and each of the black polymer magazines holds 20 rounds of ammunition.
The AK-9 performs similarly to the AK-103 for the Rifleman class. It has high recoil but high damage and good accuracy. The rate of fire is higher than the AK-103 but the magazine is very small, which can make killing more than 1 person hard.