Compared to the other two assault rifles in Saints Row: The Third, the Krukov is the fastest-firing, though it is also the weakest and has a tendency to spray on full-auto. Upgrades tighten its accuracy considerably, boost its firepower a fair amount, and give it a considerable magazine increase, making it by far the best of the three assault rifles for when suppressive fire or the need to deal with multiple foes quickly is critical.
Fully-upgraded, the Krukov loses its magazine feeding in order to become a light machine gun, a-la the AR200 SAW from Saints Row 2. It also mounts a grenade launcher, which fires fragmentation grenades that explode on impact, making it extremely flexible.
Highest rate of fire of any assault rifle, both before and after upgrades
Huge magazine when fully-upgraded
Grenade Launcher when fully-upgraded
Easy to acquire
Best rifle at crowd-control
Versatile; good "All-rounder" weapon
And since it's best at crowd control, This weapon is ideal for zombie combat situations. Espically at level 4
Consumes ammo quickly
Goes through grenades pretty quickly too
Low individual-shot firepower
Accuracy is poor until upgraded
Grenade Launcher cannot launch Molotovs/Flashbangs/Farts in Jars/Electric Grenades
If using the Grenade Launcher while crouching, shooting too fast can cause a 'blowback'.
Increase damage. Red dot sight improves fine-aim accuracy.
— K-8 Krukov level 2
Increase rate of fire and the size of your clips
— K-8 Krukov level 3
Attached grenade launcher shoots grenades farther and faster. Box magazine holds more ammo.
— K-8 Krukov level 4
The K-8 Krukov's name is hyphenated. In the previous two titles, "K6 Krukov" is not.
It resembles a AKS-74 or AKS-74U assault rifle with artificial green furniture and an RIS-fitted foregrip.
Grenades can be fired faster when crouching, and can reach the firing speed of the GL G20.
This makes the K-8 Krukov one of the most powerful standard weapons in the game, especially alongside the infinite ammo and grenade upgrades. This allows an entire area to be plastered with grenades, killing and destroying any vehicles before they get near, due to the lack of load time and no delay timer.