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 […]
CMC’s AK Elite single stage drop-in trigger for the Kalashnikov family of arms has been on the market for a little while now. But I’m sure you know that because fellow Armed Intelligencia cohort Jon Wayne Taylor put out his review of the trigger with flat shoe last month. We were both unaware the other […]
Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the eponymous Kalashnikov assault rifle, is in an Izhevsk hospital with undisclosed health problems. The 94-year-old engineer has been hospitalized at least three times in the last year and spent most of the brief Russian summer in a Moscow clinic before being released in August . . .
Let’s just come right out and say it: Precision is to AK-47 as Rahm Emanuel is to bipartisanship. Sure, Kalashnikov’s legendary avtomat holds many virtues – virtues that have rendered it the most common firearm in history; however, the reputation for tight tolerances and ultimate accuracy has always gone to other weapons. Most other weapons, […]
Anyone who has seen the pate of my head lately will know that I suffer from chronic frustrations that cause me to pull the hair from my head. Take, for instance, the road near my sons’ high school, Hemmingway Ln. The street is in a subdivision known as Chaucer Estates. It intersects Longfellow Ln, Stevenson […]
The New York Times reports that enemy snipers have replaced Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) as threat number one for U.S. troops attempting to “sanitize” Marjah Afghanistan. “Five Marines and two Afghan soldiers have been struck here in recent days by bullets fired at long range. That includes one Marine fatally shot and two others wounded […]