Compared to the AK-101 and AK-103, which are full-size rifles of similar design, the AK-102, 104, and 105 feature shortened barrels that make them a middle ground between a full rifle and the more compact AKS-74U. Whereas the AK-10X rifles have longer barrels, full-length gas pistons, and solid, side-folding polymer stocks, the AKS-74U is shorter, and features a skeleton stock.
The rifle is made out of a lightweight, shock-proof plastic that replaces the wood on older models. The new plastic frame prevents weather deterioration, as well as rusting. The plastic frame also makes the weapon considerably lighter than the wooden models. The magazine is also lighter, and more durable than older models, being made out of reinforced fiberglass. The butt stock is also made of plastic, making it lighter, more durable, and it is hollow, allowing a field kit to be stored in side of it.
Inclusive is compatible with the grenade launcher GP-30, silencer, ACOG scope, stock and sling.