Skip to comments.Seagal to Promote Russian Rifle Model
Posted on 10/14/2013 1:12:55 AM PDT by TexGrill
American action film star Steven Seagal will become the face of a new Russian firearm, the actor announced at a Moscow news conference Friday.
Seagal also used the occasion to practice some local phrases, give two thumbs up to the Russian army and criticize the weapons used by President Vladimir Putin's bodyguards.
The U.S. actor has established friendly relations with Putin, who shares a penchant for martial arts with Seagal, and Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov. One of Putin's associates, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, asked the American star earlier this year to lobby for easing restrictions on the sale of Russian sporting rifles to the U.S. and said Seagal could participate in an international marketing campaign to promote the Degtyarev arms plant.
Seagal, a long-time marksman, said Friday he had worked with the market newcomer Orsis to design a new rifle model. The weapon, preliminarily called Orsis by Steven Seagal, is positioned as a sports model and is currently in production. It will undergo internal tests, after which the company will present it to the public.
Lounging comfortably in an armchair in a military jacket and sunglasses, Seagal said that he expected the new model to become "the best long-range rifle in the world" and that he hoped to improve his personal shooting record of 2,600 meters when he tests it.
"My goal is to be able to do [consistent, accurate shots] at 3,000 meters," he said. "I am waiting until this weapon is done to try to do that, and I will do that on film with phantom cameras."
The camera work will be good practice for Seagal when he acts on his promise to feature the rifles in his future films.
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His face adorns Athena’s shield..
Too bad Obama won’t allow his Subjects, us, to buy one.
You use this Ruskie POC and I’ll take my Remington 700 or if you can bear it, I’ll use a L115 and go head to head with you.
I don’t believe you actually shot 2,600 meters.
When will be the next time Americans elect a President who respects our inalienable right to bear arms? We should vote for a Pro-Choice President, one who would permit us to buy either a ‘Made in the USA’ gun or a Russian rifle. Let freedom ring.
Yes, only Chuck Norris can do that, firing offhand, with one arm tied behind his back.
I remember reading an article in a gun mag years ago about this guy.
The writer said he squeezed-off an entire magazine shooting a 1911.
And there was only one hole, all the bullets going through the same hole.
Heh. Yeah, right.
2,600 meters? really? 3,000 meters? uh huh. OK. sure. Good luck Steve.
My wife accomplished that the first time she shot a handgun of any size, a 1911 at 15 yards.
One hole in center of the bulls eye with little scallops around the edges.
Wish I could do that.
Chuck doesn’t fire, he throws his bullets....and they return to him like boomerangs... and he catches them in his teeth.
Did they mention the 6 holes in the target next to his?
At midnight, blindfolded, standing on his head.
Don’t miss your anniversary or her birthday!
It would not suprise me if Seagal has shot 2,600 meters. I saw him shoot out a match with a handgun. Very impressive.
The phantom cameras must also be filing his phantom career. At least he taught Anderson Silva that cool front kick.
Around 1.5 miles?
Well if he produces a slo mo video it will be very interesting.
I am wondering if the ammo shortage is not as bad elsewhere. This is one of three gun threads I’ve seen today and not a word about the fact that you can’t buy ammo.
It is so bad here in Colorado when I hear of a shooting my first question is: “Where did they get the bullets?”.
Seagal has spent a lot of time and thousands of rounds practicing pistol, 1911, he trains to shoot through the same bullet hole, not the bullseye...he can shoot through same hole and light a match with a .22 round. Not sure the distance but less than 25 yards. Made big bucks so has lots of time on his hands apparently. I’ve never read about his rifle ability before.
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