Two AKs And A Broken-Down Truck: What Would MacGyver Do?

MacGyver AK

Desperate situations are kind of like Frank Zappa. Not because they vomit onstage, but because they tend to inspire all kinds of brilliant, slightly dangerous and often downright disturbing spectacles. A LiveLeak video shows two wire-stocked AKs being used in a way that even Mikhail Timofeyovich probably never imagined.

This looks pretty freaky, but these guys had the sense to at least drop the magazines and keep their hands off the trigger. They also avoided getting shocked, and their dead truck was up and running before they even had time to say don’t try this at home.


  1. avatar Anmut says:

    MacGuyver was an 80’s pacifist sally. He would have disassembled the AK and made a float plane out of it.

    1. avatar Pwrserge says:

      Then he joined the chairforce in the 90s…

      1. avatar ThomasR says:

        Yep; the Stargate series; Col.Jack O’Neal; confirmed anti-gun nut; he believes people like you or I can’t be trusted with the kind of weapons he and his team carried and used repeatedly to save the people of earth from slavery or outright destruction.

        Meanwhile; we have our own forces intent on enslaving us all; home grown, infesting our government buildings and in the halls of congress

        1. avatar Adub says:

          Leave the colonel out of it. We all have heroes who have fallen. Schwarzenegger used to believe in fast cars, no speed limits, and lots of guns, but marrying a Kennedy shrank his weenie so much so he had to tap the maid…

        2. avatar DamDoc says:

          that would be the UGLY maid!

        3. avatar JasonM says:

          I think it was the decades of steroids that shrunk Arnold Jr.

        4. avatar ThomasR says:

          Hey Adub; I enjoyed some aspects of the series; It’s all about suspension of disbelief; RDA played the part very well; honor, courage, commitment to the death; that whole secrecy thing really bothered me though. But in real life; he’s a collaborator and supporter of tyrants; dictators and a belief system that ends in mass death and rivers of blood of the innocent.

    2. avatar bo says:


      Richard Dean Anderson is a hoplophobe.

      1. avatar JT says:

        And also on the board of directors for Sea Shepherd. As cool as he may seem at first, he is a total left wing nut.

  2. avatar Matt in FL says:

    Hey, why not? I wouldn’t have thought of it.

  3. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    Metal is conductive, makes sense.

  4. avatar ThomasR says:

    I don’t need no steenkin jumper cables! I got my jumper AK’s.

  5. avatar (Formerly) MN Matt says:

    Exhibit A, that brilliance and insanity are simply two sides of the same coin.

  6. avatar Rank Hank says:

    Frank never threw up on stage.
    But he was an amazing man.

    R.I.P. Frank Zappa
    12/21/1940 – 12/4/1993

    1. avatar harrycarry says:

      Maybe Chris is thinking of G.G. Allen.

    2. avatar Alaskan Patriot says:

      When my father was in high school, his best friend’s father was Frank Zappa’s drummer… Imagine the parties.

  7. avatar chuck (hates nj) says:

    Macgyver has nothing on Macgruber

    1. avatar g says:

      +1 for MacGruber.

  8. avatar Shenandoah says:

    Huh, I was gonna say use the AK’s to hijack someone else’s truck and gtfo.

  9. avatar tdiinva says:

    Like to see you do that with your plastic AR.

    1. avatar Oddux says:

      Would still work. receiver and barrel are all metal.

  10. avatar Shire-man says:

    It slices, it dices, it makes julienne fries!!

    1. avatar Nigil says:

      Will not break, will not break! It broke.

  11. avatar Matt says:

    The only times I remember MacGyver using a gun in are:

    1) When he shoots his friend (unacceptable).
    2) When he knocks the crane and cylinder off of a S&W N frame to use the frame as a wrench to avert a nuclear power plant meltdown (acceptable).
    3) As a hammer to strike the primer of a casing and ignite powder in a lock cylinder to break the lock (the jury is still out).
    4) An AK47 tied to a tree and dropped muzzle down to continuously fire and act as a distraction device (acceptable).

  12. avatar Henry Bowman says:

    When I read the headline, I immediately thought “Two turntables and a microphone.”

  13. avatar Pulatso says:

    I prefer the A-Team. They never hit a damn thing, but not for lack of trying.

    1. avatar Adub says:

      Which is probably more realistic than today’s tv where everyone gets hit and you die instantly without screaming in agony as you bleed out.

      Ah, the Ruger Mini-14 and blanks…

    2. avatar JasonM says:

      You try firing a Ruger Mini-14, without a stock, from the hip or out of a van window, in a cloud of dust, while squinting so you look manly like Hannibal. It’s pretty hard.

  14. avatar 505markf says:

    Ah… Russian ingenuity. I am reminded that NASA spent several million dollars to have space pens developed that could write in zero gravity. The Russians just gave their cosmonauts pencils.

    Sometimes simple is good enough.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Great story, not true. First, astronauts of both nations initially used pencils. But pencils have other problems like graphite dust getting into electronics and such. The Fisher Space Pen was developed independently, and privately, by the Fisher Pen Company, at which point he offered it to NASA and they tested and then bought it from him, but not for millions of dollars.

      1. avatar 505markf says:

        Dammit! Next thing you are going to tell me is that there is no monster in Loch Ness (as if!).

        1. avatar Rich Grise says:

          Of course he’s real. He’s just very very shy, like the unicorns and the closet monster.

        2. avatar ShaunL says:

          And underpants gnomes.

        3. avatar 505markf says:

          Man, those underwear gnomes really chap my ass.

  15. avatar BlinkyPete says:

    MacGyver is a show about a guy that hates guns because if he ever had a gun, said show would only be 5 minutes long.

    1. avatar lolinski says:

      Same thing I told my friend:

      “If I was Macgyver, every episode would last ten minutes because I wouldn’t get caught and be forced to concoct an elaborate escape route. Why? Because I would shoot the guy about to capture me”.

  16. avatar Duncan Idaho says:

    “Sir, what are you planning to do with these weapons?”

    “Well, Officer, they’re my jumper cables.”

    1. avatar BlinkyPete says:

      I’ve actually been on a MacGyver kick lately, and I literally just watched one last night where he incapacitated an assailant with jumper cables.

  17. avatar KCK says:

    Red to Red (AK) get it.
    Black to Black (where’s the AR)

  18. avatar B says:

    Despite being a 2nd amendment bigot, I can’t help but love his characters. Its probably a bit sad his “I don’t give a f**** attitude from Star Gate resonated with me so well. I’m just glad I’ve never paid a single cent for anything made by him that might have gone to support his political leanings. Advertising revenue aside.

  19. avatar Excedrine says:

    So, it really can do anything…

    1. avatar Rich Grise says:

      I’ll run right out and get one as soon as I see it wash the dishes. ;-P

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