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TheExplorer
08-15-2012, 06:54
US civilians are now buying about the same number of Kalashnikov-style weapons as the Russian army and police

Got to love nbc's take on weapons.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48670593/ns/business-us_business/?__utma=14933801.1689837050.1344823792.1345032370.1345034869.12&__utmb=14933801.1.10.1345034869&__utmc=14933801&__utmx=-&__utmz=14933801.1344884867.5.2.utmcsr=google|utmccn=%28organic%29|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=%28not%20pro vided%29&__utmv=14933801.|8=Earned%20By=msnbc|cover=1^12=Landing%20Content=Mixed=1^13=Landing%20Hostname=www. nbcnews.com=1^30=Visit%20Type%20to%20Content=Earned%20to%20Mixed=1&__utmk=253932168#.UCua2KDNk2k (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48670593/ns/business-us_business/?__utma=14933801.1689837050.1344823792.1345032370.1345034869.12&__utmb=14933801.1.10.1345034869&__utmc=14933801&__utmx=-&__utmz=14933801.1344884867.5.2.utmcsr=google%7Cutmccn=%28organic%29%7Cutmcmd=organic%7Cutmctr=%28not %20provided%29&__utmv=14933801.%7C8=Earned%20By=msnbc%7Ccover=1%5E12=Landing%20Content=Mixed=1%5E13=Landing%20Hostn ame=www.nbcnews.com=1%5E30=Visit%20Type%20to%20Content=Earned%20to%20Mixed=1&__utmk=253932168#.UCua2KDNk2k)

SigFTW
08-15-2012, 07:50
“Some collectors have more than 20 guns.” lol, that quote applies to almost everyone here on GT :wow:

The AK is one type of gun I don't own because I like the AR platform better. Maybe I need to jump on the bandwagon and buy one :supergrin:

Boats
08-15-2012, 09:36
If the AK is good enough for Tom Mason, then it is good enough for me.:supergrin:

Travclem
08-16-2012, 09:32
No AK here but i do have an SKS-m.

oldnoob
08-16-2012, 14:20
Haven't really get into the long gun yet but if I do, I won't care about where it was made. As long as it shoots well.

cfr
08-16-2012, 15:50
Nothings cooler than an AK. :cool:

Travclem
08-16-2012, 16:41
Nothings cooler than an AK. :cool:
http://www.drinkalot.com/pics/Mr_Cool_Ice.jpg

The_Gun_Guru
08-16-2012, 16:44
“Some collectors have more than 20 guns.”


I have 72 myself.....and growing!!!



Nothings cooler than an AK. :cool:


Agreed! I love all nine of mine!:wavey:


TGG

cfr
08-16-2012, 18:44
http://www.drinkalot.com/pics/Mr_Cool_Ice.jpg


Is that you? Anyone you know? A GT member?

Sporaticus
08-16-2012, 18:54
I like that Vlad Putin and his Commie buddies see all those guns coming into America.

Sporaticus
08-16-2012, 18:55
http://www.drinkalot.com/pics/Mr_Cool_Ice.jpg

There is a guy you want to be your sales rep, representing your company in front of the customer.........

Metal Angel
08-16-2012, 19:05
I have only shot one AK- a 74. I didn't much care for it. It was heavy, Had a tendency to burst 2-4 rounds on a single pull... Or just go full auto, and all the metal on it got hotter than hell after just a few rounds. Probably just a bad experience... I'm sure a nice Russian AK would be better.

Travclem
08-16-2012, 19:36
Is that you? Anyone you know? A GT member?

No, but I assume he's cooler than an AK. It says so on his skin.


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cfr
08-16-2012, 21:51
No.....


Well then let me be the first to say he's a f'n tool. :supergrin:

The_Gun_Guru
08-16-2012, 23:03
No, but I assume he's cooler than an AK. It says so on his skin.

Well then let me be the first to say he's a f'n tool. :supergrin:


No, he's a D-bag!!!!


I bet he rides a "crotch rocket" and thinks he's God's gift to women!

He would be wrong!!!:wavey: What a freakin' loser!!!!!:rofl:

TGG

M 7
08-16-2012, 23:46
http://www.drinkalot.com/pics/Mr_Cool_Ice.jpg

Those are gonna look great when he hits his late 60s! :supergrin:

ithaca_deerslayer
08-17-2012, 05:42
"Despite the gun's violent history -- or perhaps because of it -- American hunters and gun enthusiasts are snapping up tens of thousands of Kalashnikov rifles and shotguns. . . . Civilian versions, sold under the brand name Saiga, rose by 50 percent last year, according to officials at the factory, known as Izhmash."

Nice of the writer to put the focus on violence. Instead I bought my Saiga because I wanted someting reliable--in case I had to use violence :rofl:

Travclem
08-17-2012, 06:46
No, he's a D-bag!!!!


I bet he rides a "crotch rocket" and thinks he's God's gift to women!

He would be wrong!!!:wavey: What a freakin' loser!!!!!:rofl:

TGG
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Landric
08-17-2012, 07:48
http://www.drinkalot.com/pics/Mr_Cool_Ice.jpg

Finally, a picture of Gecko45!

M1A Shooter
08-17-2012, 18:59
i have long been fascinated with them because of their supposed ruggedness but the two i had were complete garbage. i have personally seen more than a few overseas that were questionably safe to even shoot with bent barrels and huge dents, rusted etc, but every one of them seemed to function fine. the two i had were a SAR-1 and an AMD-65. neither would run more than half a dozen rounds without crapping out.

ithaca_deerslayer
08-17-2012, 20:25
i have long been fascinated with them because of their supposed ruggedness but the two i had were complete garbage. i have personally seen more than a few overseas that were questionably safe to even shoot with bent barrels and huge dents, rusted etc, but every one of them seemed to function fine. the two i had were a SAR-1 and an AMD-65. neither would run more than half a dozen rounds without crapping out.

That's why you go Russian factory new :)

Teecher45
08-17-2012, 20:28
^Yes. Or Bulgarin. I bought an Arsenal SLR107 for the 2 oldest boys (because of those X-Box games), and well, I've been kinda wanting one too. I bought it as a range gun (box of bullets $4.88 at WM) and a little insurance for "just-in-case". Found a guy that sold me 800 rounds of old HP ammo (8m3 bullet) for $100. Took it to the range and really, really liked this gun.
Ended-up buying another 10 mags from AIM Surplus, a 20 rounder for HD, an Ultimak rail, a mount from Thorntail, A G2 LED, and moved my Aimpoint H-1 from my AR. It has become my "go-to gun".

G22Dude
08-17-2012, 21:10
A NY Times reporter who couldn't go a couple paragraphs without showing his disdain for guns, imagine that. This clown works in, and probably lives too in a city where the Mayor doesn't even trust mothers to give their kids formula. No wonder this twitt won't get a gun

HalfHazzard
08-18-2012, 12:23
Why do we continue to outsource manufacturing? We should be making these guns in the U.S.A. Izhmash should open up a factory here for 'merican jobs. :whistling: