courtesy yahoo.com and AFP
Vladimir Putin Shoots Kalashnikov Sniper Rifle
courtesy yahoo.com and AFP

The story from Yahoo.com (yes, they’re still apparently in business) is Putin shows off sniper skills firing Kalashnikov rifle.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday showed off his marksmanship by testing out a new Kalashnikov sniper rifle and hitting the target more than half the time.

Russian state television showed Putin in goggles and earphones crouching as he fired the silver rifle at the Kalashnikov company’s shooting range outside Moscow.

“The target is set up practically at the maximum distance,” Rossiya 24 television reported, saying that Putin appeared to be pressing the trigger while holding his breath and between heartbeats as professional snipers are supposed to do.

Putin “shot five times and hit the target more than half the time” the television channel reported.

Of course he did. When he’s not out riding grizzly bears barechested across the Kamchatka Peninsula, he routinely puts in time on the Spetsnaz rifle range ringing steel at 2500 yards.

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106 COMMENTS

  1. Tell Hillarrry to put hat back on her head morrre quickly next time, orrr I vill put another hole in vee Trrrump RRRussian dossier.

  2. Putin projects power. And the Russian people know it. I don’t believe most Americans understand this.

    As a former KGB officer I wonder how many people he has killed?

  3. Teeheehee! (***snort***) They let me put cool light on it so it look like Ameddican “assault rifle “! Bad-assky! Mebbe next time, I get boolets! Hey, when we hunt these “snipe”, anyway?

  4. ҬЭLL ЊЇLLДЯЧ ҐФ PЏҐ ҢДҐ БДҪҜ ФИ ЊԐДD ԠФЯЄ QЏЇҪԞLҰ ЍԐӼҬ ҬЇԠԐ, ФЯ Ї ШЇLL PЏҬ ДИФҐҤԐЯ ЊФLԐ ЇЙ ҐЯЏԠP ЯЦSSЇДЙ DФSSЇЄЯ.

  5. Ї ЇЍSЇSҐ ҬҢДҬ ФЦЯ ӺЯЇЭЙDS ДҬ ГҤԐ ГЯЦГҢ ДБФЦҬ GЏИS ЯԐVЇЭШ ГӉЇS ҜДLДSӉЍЇҜФV ҪҤДԠЪЭЯԐD ЇЙ 6.5 ҪЯЄԐDԠФЯԐ.

  6. What “was” the reporter’s name that reported Putin hit the target half the time?……

  7. “Da, Comrade President for Eternity. This will be most important shooting. New .9mm bullet will fly 93km, destroy any target. Creedmoor is pretend ammunition.

  8. Let the Kings that wage the Wars, Fight the Wars,. Uh Mr. President that’s Putin sir, not Vince McMahon.

  9. Putin is ex-KGB, right? I bet he’s quite capable with a rifle. It’s like riding a bike.

    I remember people commenting on the way he limits the swing of his right arm when he walks – the way you would if you always carry a pistol, and absolutely everyone knows it.

    Now try to picture Obama firing a .50 cal… ugh. How embarrassing. I’m so glad he’s gone.

  10. Putin Alleviates Kalashnikov Concern
    New Rifle Hits Target Greater than 50% of the Time — “It’s Not Half Bad” Says Prez

  11. Having finally run out of exotic poisons with which to dispatch his political enemies, Vlad had to resort to more traditional methods.
    🤠

  12. Stalin comes to Putin in a dream and they have a conversation:

    Stalin: “You need to kill everyone around you, and you need to paint the Kremlin blue”.

    Putin: “Why blue?”

  13. Caption:
    Putin takes aim at American Imperialists who move their troops right on Russia’s border and call Russia aggressive and a threat! The irony. One can only imagine how they would hyperventilate if Russian troops were on the Rio Grande holding maneuvers.

  14. Jeremy S say earth spins, I aim at star, projectile hits Berlin 2,1/2 times out of 5. What is wrong with these Silver Bears?

  15. “Who needs Russian Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles when we have 6.5 Creedmoor!? Now – tell me more about my reelection campaign slogan: Hearts and tears, was it?”

  16. Putin thinking… I gotta put more money in the military budget so they can finally put this old outdated POS rifle in mothballs. Only the stupid Americans still buy them.

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