Firearms Abominations Of The Day: Gold-Plated .22 AK-47, MP-5

ATI is showing off these prototype gold-plated .22 AK-47 and MP-5 clones. The shiny plating is real gold (I asked) and the AK’s stock is made of some really nice walnut. I don’t care; I wouldn’t be caught dead with one of these monstrosities. I wouldn’t even use one in Modern Warfare 3. Maybe these prototypes are auditioning for a new reality series called “Pimp My Rifle.” Or maybe they’re just tasteless. Either way, they made me throw up in my mouth a little bit. Flame on.


  1. avatar Headoftheholler says:

    Don’t know what is worse, the abomination that is a tactical lever gun or a remake of Saddam’s gold AK. Is there really this much of a huge lack of creative ideas in the gun world?

  2. avatar Wade says:

    ‘cough cough’ gaddafi ‘cough’

  3. avatar Joe Grine says:


    1. avatar Chris Dumm says:

      That was the exact word I used in my first draft, since ‘f#ck-ugly’ hurts our Google rankings.

  4. avatar Moonshine7102 says:

    What’s next? A Ruger Blackhawk with a quad-rail barrel and a bayonet lug?

    1. avatar Jeff says:

      Shhhhhh, don’t give them ideas.

  5. avatar John Onderdonk Jr says:

    Need’s more gold plating.

  6. avatar Charles says:

    Why stop there? Where are the rhinestones and engraving? No medallions or mother of pearl grips? Lame.

    1. avatar John Onderdonk Jr says:

      I honestly was hoping for a diamond encrusted platinum trigger and gold plating on the trigger guard, barrel and gas tube, because lets be honest here, go big or go home…Also, would it be to much to ask for a stock made out of some rare wood, from a really old tree, where the entire forest was clear cut just to make getting to that one tree easier? Just asking.

      1. avatar Derek says:

        Hmmm… a nice golden Honey Locust or a bone white Sycamore… I’d buy one.

  7. avatar Ben Eli says:

    My face just got stuck in disbelief.

  8. avatar Matt Gregg says:

    Still not as dumb as the Mossberg monstrosity… Next!

  9. avatar Frank says:

    Get one now with a free 1 year membership in the Bloodthirsty Dictator’s Club!

  10. avatar Kaliope says:

    I like gold-plated guns.

    Not for any sort of practicality.

    But because they’re [expletive] ridiculous and hilarious.

  11. avatar Shaun L. says:

    I still think the tiger striped, gold plated Desert Eagle takes the trophy for gawd awful.

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