The saiga is a family of the carbines made at the glorified Izhevsk Machine-Building Plant. The legendary Kalashnikov became base for creation of carbines.
Over forty years ago the management of Kazakhstan has appealed to the Politburo of the USSR about the help. Huge herds of wild saigas trod fields of the republic, causing catastrophic damage to agricultural industry. The decision on creation of the special autoloading hunting weapon for regulation of number of saigas has been made.
On development of the new weapon four years of hard work have left. Engineers of "Izhmash" jointly with Glavokhota's specialists tested the new weapon, designs made necessary change, bringing it to perfection. In 1974 the first 300 carbines have arrived on arms to field men. The carbine has received the name Saiga 5,6 (from caliber of the used boss - 5,6×39 mm).
Carbines the Saiga have experienced a rebirth in rough 90th years. Change of the legislation on turnover of the civil weapon and an intense criminogenic situation in the country have caused unprecedented demand of the population for reliable carbines. Having appeared in new market conditions, having lost state orders, the Izhevsk armorers have revived mass production of carbines the Saiga, having oriented it to the consumer demand.
Now the Saiga family is a numerous and various model range of the weapon which is divided into two big groups:
- Smooth-bore carbines — the 12th, 410th and 20th calibers;
- Cut carbines – calibers: 5,56×45, 5,45h39, 9h19, 7.62 ×51, 7.62 h39.
Together with development of production of the weapon also the market of the special weapon equipment grows (optical devices, collimator sights, lamps and so forth).As a rule, the regular device of carbines the Saiga is not equipped with special seats for these devices. Replacement of regular details of the case of a carbine on tactical (tuning), allows to expand abilities to integrate the weapon with the necessary equipment.
Weapon specialists of the RedHeat company have developed and made the accessories for carbines the Saiga allowing not only to modify their case and to expand functionality, but also to improve firing tactical technical characteristics, to increase the level of convenience of the shooter in case of operation of the weapon.
The product assortment under the RedHeat trademark extends constantly, updated and enhanced. We aim at that each owner of a carbine the Saiga felt a true pleasure from ownership of this weapon, enhancing it together with us.