During Media Day at the 2016 SHOT Show I made a mandatory stop at the Dead Air booth. As your intrepid scribe, I had a duty to report on Dead Air’s new Ghost-M. As a lover of all things gun, I had to swing by to see Mike Pappas and his brand new head of sales, Gary Hughes. Given that Mike makes cans and Gary loves making AKs, it shouldn’t have surprised me that they had a can-equipped AK at the range . . .
Given my love for accurate guns that fit me well, I’ve never been much of an AK fan. They’ve always been hard for me to shoot, never seems to feel right, the trigger generally sucks, the sights are poor, and they’re usually brutally loud. With the exception of the sights, Gary and Mike fixed most of my gripes by converting an AK pistol to an ergonomic little SBR with a great trigger and a Sandman S on the end. It has now become apparent that Nick’s reverence for Pappas is based on more than just his tank. Seems he makes really cool cans too.