Quote of the Day: Does That Mean Ken is the AK?


“The AR-15 weapons platform is very modular. It’s like Barbie for men.” – certified firearms instructor Ben Shim quoted in Gun silencer sales are booming [at cnn.com]


  1. avatar joel says:

    Has Ben ever seen Ken? Because that boy’s got no gun.

    1. avatar Roll says:

      How do you know? 🙂

  2. avatar JoshtheViking says:

    I think Ken would be an NAA mini-revolver.

  3. avatar OODAloop says:

    “Legos for adults” is probably more accurate. If Ben actually had daughters he’d realize that the clothes and shoes are lost (or vacuumed up) in the first week and the Barbies spend the rest of their existence buck naked…

    1. avatar James R says:

      Legos ARE for adults!

      1. avatar Jandrews says:

        Thank you. Now I dont have to say it.

        1. avatar lolinski says:

          I am with James. ARs are another kind of LEGO you can say.

    2. avatar Rich Grise says:

      Sorry to be a wet blanket, but “It’s like Barbie for Men” is already taken:

      1. avatar Grumpy F'er says:

        Not just for men. My wife NEVER owed a Barbie (hated dolls), but has a very nice tricked out M4.

  4. avatar Shire-man says:

    My safe is painted pink and says “Dream House” on it. I also have a little pink corvette I like to put a gun in every now and then and make “vrooooom” sounds as I push it around on the kitchen tile.

    Sometimes they go on dates but right now my Spike’s lower is mad at the Umlaut lower for seeing it out with the DMPS lower last weekend so there’s a lot of tension.

    1. avatar Andrew says:

      many LOL’s were at had at this comment.

      Bravo, sir. Bravo.

  5. avatar the ruester says:

    Why not mr. Potatohead for men? Because he had to take a punch at our manhood, that’s why. No doubt while wearing skinny jeans.

  6. Ben, we need to take a few corners off your man card.

  7. avatar Bigred2989 says:

    Hyperlink is broken. Spelled CNN wrong, too.

  8. avatar tdiinva says:

    AR = Barby
    AK = Ken
    M-1A/M-14 = Arnold

    1. avatar Roll says:

      I woulda used Chuck Norris or Clint Eastwood instead of Arnold, but yep I agree.

  9. avatar surlycmd says:

    Old joke been around for years. Still funny to me.

  10. avatar LarryinTX says:

    That picture sets me all aflutter!

  11. avatar Taylor TX says:

    NO the AR is like a 12′ GI JOE with all the cool shit on it. Barbie didnt make George Patton, The Big Red 1 Infantryman or Snake Eyes. I would prefer that my toys come with a realistic little M-1 Garand if I HAVE to pick 🙂 The Big joes had rifles with little detachable magazines that would slide in and out, eat your heart out ken.

  12. avatar Nine says:

    Ken could be a .9mm

  13. avatar SD3 says:

    “The AR-15 weapons platform is very modular. It’s like Barbie for men.”

    Sounds like fun – let me try!

    “Gabba-gabba spandex is the new blue jeans. Go vegan!”

  14. avatar Bryan says:

    I much prefer the comparison to Mr. Potato Head.
    You start with the main body (receiver, upper set) then add the Eyes (Optics), Arms (grips and stocks), Legs (bi-pod), Mouth (Barrel with a Flash hider, compensator, Suppressor)

    With the Barbie you’re stuck with what you bought. You just get to wrap it in different fabric.

  15. avatar Accur81 says:

    ARs are a whole lot of fun to configure. The 5.56 is a cool caliber, and so are the 6.8 SPC and 300 BLK. Shooting the .50 Beowulf is a blast. I’d happily give the 6.5 Grendel a try.

    1. avatar Kelly in GA says:

      So maybe the AR should be Ken because you get to pick the d!ck size?

  16. avatar former water walker says:

    Nah Lego is a much better comparison. Look at the rails & optics. That’s one reason the antis are afraid of Ar’s. They seem like toys( for big boys).

  17. avatar DisThunder says:

    That would mean AKs are more like Monster High dolls. We don’t get everything that blonde bitch does, but we look mean as hell.


  18. avatar kbad says:

    The wife manages a good size LGS, she likes to call it “Gun Gay,” because, “Seriously, I have never seen men so closely look at colors to make sure their black, greens or tans match…and then you guys get to the accessories section and it’s like you’re all dressing for the spring cotillion…”

    1. avatar Rich Grise says:

      ROTFLMAOPIMP!! Thanks for the Best Belly Laugh All Week!

  19. avatar Ralph says:

    The true Barbie for Men™ is inflatable.

  20. avatar Aaron says:

    So is the G3 a transformer?

  21. avatar Buster says:

    What turned me on to the AR platform, having a mechanical background, is it reminded me of the small black Chevrolet,,,easy to work on, interchange-ability, etc

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