In game, the AK-74M is by all standards an average assault rifle with fairly manageable recoil but somewhat of a slow fire rate. Unlike other assault rifles, the AK-74M features a hefty 40-round magazine, making it a flexible weapon choice for critical situations.
Despite the fact that it is refered to as the AK-74M, and the text blurb about it mentions that the gun uses a lighter caliber, the model for the gun is actually a Century Arms WASR-10, which is an American-made clone of the AK-47. The weapon model even denotes this as well as the rifle's caliber, which is 7.62x39 instead of 5.45x39. It is actually easy to notice that the weapon is an AK-47 and not an AK-74 due to the magazine being more curved than a 5.45 magazine.