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Booby Trapped AK-47

A friend of mine sent me this pic of a AK-47 uncovered in Raqqa, Syria. Apparently it was booby trapped by retreating ISIS fighters. See the special surprise under the recoil guide? Notice the Duracell 9V battery just behind it? Since I am not there I can’t with certainty say “what” is in the package, but the 9V is a …

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Kalashnikov at UAE Arms Show

The 2017 IDEX show just recently came and went. This year it was held in he UAE. On the international arms circuit, it is considered one of the majors. While most of vendors and deals done wouldn’t be of interest to readers on this blog (Freeze warns not to get too wonky) one thing did strike me as something you …

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Standing on The X

Saw this image to wanted to use it to make an observation many of our US based readers might not understand. The NRA rules for gun safety are weapon and situation specific. Now before a net nanny or range Nazi swings in and tells me otherwise, be forewarned that your argument is lost on me. It’s up there with “Water …

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AK Rifle Grenade Accident

“In Russia, rifle grenade launch you.” Sorry. Not sorry. I’m nothing if not predictable.   Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Somali Pirate AK’s Captured

These photos were recently released by groups operating off the East Coast of Africa. A group of Somali pirates were captured and their weapons inventoried. The condition and readiness of their AK’s is suspect. You could go with two schools of thought here. One, is the AK is the be-all, end-all weapon that runs and runs and runs. Which assumes …

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SMI STORM 47

At SHOT Show, SMI Arms featured its interpretation of the ideal modern AK-47. Utilizing popular aftermarket parts along with expert craftsmanship, this rifle was built to shoot. The goal was to balance weight with modularity to provide a flexible rifle that can be set up for numerous applications. This 922R-compliant rifle is built off of an AKM pattern parts kit …

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Fake Iraqi AK Rifles

Here’s another pro-tip for the home-gamers. Buy the gun, not the story. These are not “Iraqi AK’s”, dude. They aren’t. If you buy one, do so because you like it. Not because you bought into the story. And especially DON’T PAY MORE for the story. Inevitably when you go to get rid of it, or your decedents take possession of …