|Fourth||Iron Hand; Inner Light; The Force; Muhammad's Army|
Three variants of the AK-47 appear in the novel; the first has wooden furniture and the second has a biege finish with a side bracket scope mount, along with a collapsible stock and a Picatinny rail, as well as a muzzle brake. The third kind of AK-47 sports a black finish with a Crane stock. All three variants are used by different people\factions in different sections of the storyline.
The AK-47 is seen used by Mason Davidson, Olivia Coons, and various other characters (both friendlies and enemies) in the story in varying situations. It is mainly seen in the hands of Iron Hand PMCs and Muhammad's Army soldiers. In the storyline, the AK-47 (the black variant) is seen used with a variety of attachments and optics to fit various combat situations (ex: Lev Raskov's signature weapon is an AK-47 with a red dot sight and a silencer, or just a red dot).
- The AK-47 is the first weapon to be used by both friendlies and enemies alike in the novel.
- It is also the most widely used weapon in the first few sections (later sections use the AK-74M).