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Version 1.02
Category Weapons > Ranged
Type Assault Rifle
Cartridge 7.62x39mm Rounds
7.62x39mm Tracer Rounds
Repairable With Gun Cleaning Kit
Size 24 Slots (8x3)
Weight 2 kg (5 lb)
Absorbency 0%
Internal Magazine 1-Round (Chambered Round)
Fire Modes Semi-Auto, Full-Auto
Range High
Rate of Fire Medium (~600 rounds/min (Full-Auto))
Medium (~450 rounds/min (Semi-Auto))
Recoil Very High
Noise 4 (Loud)
2 ((Quiet) Normalized Suppressor/Plastic Bottle Suppressor)
Zeroing 100m - 1000m ((100m default) Hip-Fire/Iron Sights)
100m - 1000m ((100m default) PSO-1 Scope/PSO-1-1 Scope)
100m (Kobra Sights)
200m (P1-87-L Scope)
100m - 700m ((400m default) 1PN51 Scope)
Magazines 30rd KA-M Mag
30rd KA-M Polymer Mag
75rd KA-M Drum Mag
Optics PSO-1 Scope
PSO-1-1 Scope
Kobra Sights
P1-87-L Scope
1PN51 Scope
Handguards KA Wooden Handguard
KA Polymer Handguard
KA Rail Handguard
Buttstocks KA Wooden Buttstock
KA Folding Buttstock
KA Polymer Buttstock
KAS-74U Folding Buttstock
Muzzles Normalized Suppressor
Plastic Bottle Suppressor
Illumination Universal Flashlight
Bayonets KA Bayonet
Wraps Ghillie Rifle Wrap
Location Military
Rarity Very Rare
Variants Black, Camo
Selective-fire assault rifle fed from a detachable magazine. Modernized variant with a lot of attachments available. Uses 7.62x39mm rounds. — In-game description

The KA-M is a highly sought after assault rifle in DayZ Standalone. A late-game, highly customizable, tier 4 assault rifle, the KA-M is chambered in 7.62x39mm Rounds.


The KA-M is to be considered an excellent all-around weapon due to its considerable power coupled with its capacity for longer range engagements using the PSO-1 scope. However, the KA-M suffers from extreme recoil which results in a serious loss of accuracy and difficulty in leading a target even at medium ranges if fired in bursts or the fully automatic mode. Therefore it is recommended to only use the KA-M's fully automatic mode at close range.


Weapon attachments are any accessories or devices that attach to a firearm in order to add, improve or modify the weapon's functionality or performance. In DayZ Standalone these attachments take the form of sights/optics, handguards, buttstocks, muzzle devices, barrel and handguard attachments and gun wraps.


Sights and Optics








  • Until Beta, the weapon was called the AKM, but was renamed for legal reasons.
  • The AKM was added in the 0.45.123906 Experimental version.
  • The model of the KA-M is made by @artguyharry.
  • The KA-M is the only Kalashnikov in DayZ Standalone which can use multiple types of magazines.
  • In order to attach the bipod to the KA-M, one must first spray paint the handguard rail black.