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Category Weapons > Ranged
Type Assault Rifle
Cartridge 7.62x39mm Rounds
7.62x39mm Tracer Rounds
Repairable With Gun Cleaning Kit
Size 8x3 (24 Slots)
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 East Optics
Handguards KA Wooden Handguard
KA Polymer Handguard
KA Rail Handguard
Buttstocks KA Wooden Buttstock
KA Lightweight Buttstock
KA Polymer Buttstock
KAS-74U Lightweight Buttstock
Muzzles Normalized Suppressor
Plastic Bottle Suppressor
Illumination Universal Flashlight
Bayonets KA Bayonet
Wraps Ghillie Rifle Wrap
Location Military (Static Contamination Zones)
Rarity Very Rare
Variants Black, Camo
Selective-fire assault rifle fed from a detachable magazine. Modernized version of classic KA-47 with 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.

For a full overview of the gun and stats, check out Wobo's site on the KA-M


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.

† Currently in Experimental.