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MP3 players for AK-47s
Sydney Herald-Sun ^ | 2.9.04

Posted on 02/08/2004 3:22:43 PM PST by mhking

A BRITISH-based company is selling MP3 players which can be attached to an assault rifle.

The "AK-MP3" player is built into the ammunition clip of a Kalashnikov and can be swapped with the real magazine.

The device is being advertised on the internet by a Buckinghamshire-based company set up by a group of Russian businessmen who sell audio books.

It comes with enough storage space to hold 3000 audio books or 9000 songs.

Former Russian rock star Andrey Koltakov, a partner in the dotcom company offering the AK-MP3 for sale, said: "This is our bit for world peace - hopefully, from now on many militants and terrorists will use their AK-47s to listen to music and audio books."

The accessory costs $480 or $965 with hundreds of audio books loaded on to it.

Those marketing it say the stainless steel body makes it "uniquely suitable for outdoors".


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ak47; ak47s; bang; banglist; guns; kalashnikov; militants; mp3s; revolutionaries; russia; terrorists

1 posted on 02/08/2004 3:22:43 PM PST by mhking
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
[CLICK!]

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

2 posted on 02/08/2004 3:23:08 PM PST by mhking (Can you say "Pucker factor, 10, Mr. Sulu??")
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To: mhking
Oh fer crying out loud...
3 posted on 02/08/2004 3:26:43 PM PST by 4mycountry (If new people are newbies.... does that make me an oldbie?)
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To: mhking
Oh oh. I've been there....

http://www.dvdaudiobooks.com/screen_main.asp
4 posted on 02/08/2004 3:29:28 PM PST by evolved_rage (All your base are belong to us.)
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To: mhking
This beats Napster hands down
5 posted on 02/08/2004 3:30:08 PM PST by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: evolved_rage
http://www.dvdaudiobooks.com/kalashnikov/ak-mp3.asp
6 posted on 02/08/2004 3:30:54 PM PST by evolved_rage (All your base are belong to us.)
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To: jriemer
Howdy, jriemer. :)
7 posted on 02/08/2004 3:31:08 PM PST by 4mycountry (If new people are newbies.... does that make me an oldbie?)
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To: mhking
Just in time for Valentine's Day.
8 posted on 02/08/2004 3:31:46 PM PST by kennedy
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To: mhking
This has considerable comedic potential.

Our guys come around a corner in Baghdad and here's a bad guy who levels his weapon and blasts our guys with "Highway to Hell".

9 posted on 02/08/2004 3:32:20 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: mhking
Imagine taking your "mp3 player" through airport security.
10 posted on 02/08/2004 3:32:23 PM PST by explodingspleen
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To: mhking

Here it is.

11 posted on 02/08/2004 3:33:57 PM PST by evolved_rage (All your base are belong to us.)
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To: mhking
built into the ammunition clip

Okay - where are the self-designated munitions and firearms 'experts' out there?

I wanna see a good excoriation of these guys for using the 'street' term for a mag - uh - zine in an article ...

12 posted on 02/08/2004 3:36:03 PM PST by _Jim ( <--- Ann C. and Rush L. speak on gutless Liberals (RealAudio files))
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To: mhking

I HAVE GOT TO HAVE THIS!!!


13 posted on 02/08/2004 3:36:40 PM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: mhking
It comes with enough storage space to hold 3000 audio books or 9000 songs.

Must be short books or else encoded at a WAY lower quality if the books only consume three times more than a song. :-) My books from Audible.com typically run 100 MB, vs. 3-4 MB for a song.

MM

14 posted on 02/08/2004 3:38:16 PM PST by MississippiMan
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To: mhking
Just wait till the gun grabbers get wind of this! Does it come with wi-fi to download off of Kazaa? :-)
15 posted on 02/08/2004 3:39:23 PM PST by Normal4me
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To: mhking
a canadian version is comming out so canadian soldiers can intimidate the enemy with nasty clicking noises and not actually load their weapons.
16 posted on 02/08/2004 3:41:03 PM PST by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: mhking

17 posted on 02/08/2004 3:41:44 PM PST by MississippiMan
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To: 4mycountry

18 posted on 02/08/2004 3:52:03 PM PST by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: longtermmemmory
Can someone create something for the french? As soon as you load it, you get a white flag?
19 posted on 02/08/2004 3:52:22 PM PST by Jammz ("The only thing needed for evil to prevail, is for good men to do nothing.")
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To: jriemer
Hey, wow! What's the decibels on that speaker?
20 posted on 02/08/2004 3:58:01 PM PST by Eastbound
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To: mhking
A BRITISH-based company is selling MP3 players which can be attached to an assault rifle.

HUH????

21 posted on 02/08/2004 4:05:32 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I've dealt with stupid people for over 32 years. Haven't I earned the right to just shoot them?)
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To: mhking
Former Russian rock star Andrey Koltakov, a partner in the dotcom company offering the AK-MP3 for sale,M

Can I just get the '47 now with an option to purchase the stereo system later??????

22 posted on 02/08/2004 4:10:01 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I've dealt with stupid people for over 32 years. Haven't I earned the right to just shoot them?)
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To: Jammz
all french arms come with a dropability rating for surrender purposes.
23 posted on 02/08/2004 4:27:21 PM PST by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: jriemer
Nice.
24 posted on 02/08/2004 4:40:24 PM PST by 4mycountry (If new people are newbies.... does that make me an oldbie?)
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To: mhking
Spray and play?
25 posted on 02/08/2004 5:01:24 PM PST by kenth (This is not a tagline. You, sir, are hallucinating.)
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To: Flying Circus
ping
26 posted on 02/08/2004 5:38:55 PM PST by nickcarraway (www.terrisfight.org)
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To: _Jim
We students of firearms gave up trying. If someone want to come off like they don't know what they're writing about, we can't help that.

27 posted on 02/08/2004 5:45:03 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (Don't punch holes in the lifeboat)
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To: *bang_list
Gonna have to make some music.
28 posted on 02/08/2004 6:13:51 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (Don't punch holes in the lifeboat)
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To: Jammz
Let me get his straight....you load MUSIC where the ammo should be? Then carry around a flaccid weapon? Why not put a DVD player in my parachute? I'll keep my personal safety products apart from my entertainment gear, thanks. Like a minidisc or MPS player is SO big anyway. I hope this is a joke.
29 posted on 02/08/2004 6:34:35 PM PST by singletrack (..............the only thing that compares to English engineering is English cooking...............)
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To: kenth
Spray and play?

That's ONE way to keep the RIAA off your back...

30 posted on 02/08/2004 6:37:05 PM PST by mhking (Can you say "Pucker factor, 10, Mr. Sulu??")
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To: mhking
The "AK-MP3" player is built into the ammunition clip of a Kalashnikov and can be swapped with the real magazine

Sorry folks, but that's no AK magazine. Looks more like an SVD Dragunov mag to me.

No way is that thing fitting into any Kalashnikov rifle.

31 posted on 02/08/2004 6:51:13 PM PST by Legion
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To: singletrack
You may have started something.
Beverages in a lookalike fire extinguisher.
An I-Pod identical to a medical alert device.

32 posted on 02/08/2004 6:59:48 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (Don't punch holes in the lifeboat)
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To: mhking
Does this strike anyone else as being a little too ... hoax-like? Like the topless chamber music quartet perhaps?
33 posted on 02/08/2004 7:02:38 PM PST by John Jorsett
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To: John Jorsett
HOAX ALERT!
34 posted on 02/08/2004 7:07:23 PM PST by singletrack (..............the only thing that compares to English engineering is English cooking...............)
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To: Legion

Dragunov mag at the top and the AK Mag on the bottom.

35 posted on 02/08/2004 7:18:15 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (Don't punch holes in the lifeboat)
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To: Shooter 2.5
An EFAD reader photoshopped these for me. I have this idea to post the files for these on the internet Sore-Loserman style, for any shooter who wants to to make bumper stickers, shirts, posters etc.

Here's a larger version about 5X8: http://www.umesde.umes.edu/facstaff/mltaylor/ShooterXflagv1.jpg

36 posted on 02/08/2004 8:13:57 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
I just copied that from the other thread about Britain. Thank you. I'm going to explore the idea of creating stickers on my printer.
37 posted on 02/08/2004 8:20:15 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (Don't punch holes in the lifeboat)
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To: mhking
LOCK, LOAD, AND ROCK AND ROLL!!!!
38 posted on 02/08/2004 8:24:39 PM PST by Jonah Hex (If repetition wasn't a good thing, why would people get married?)
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To: Shooter 2.5
This is almost but not quite the final version. The rifle might be better simply all black, rather than the half tones of the photo we copied. And we might change the gold snake color to gray to make for cheaper two color (red and black only) bumper sticker production. For bumper stickers, two of these would go on each one made, then they would be cut in half to produce two stickers.

There's no copyright problem, the Naval Jack is public domain, and the idea is mine.

Matt

39 posted on 02/08/2004 8:25:55 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
I don't know if colors are a problem these days. If everything is run by computers, the number of colors shouldn't matter, I would think.

Nice flag and sticker, though.
40 posted on 02/08/2004 8:44:15 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (Don't punch holes in the lifeboat)
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To: Shooter 2.5
Yeah, I guess you're right.

Anyway, I just posted threads with that sticker on a half dozen gun forums. We'll see if anybody wants to do anything with them now.

41 posted on 02/08/2004 10:22:32 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: mhking
A match made in Hell?

Islamic rappers' message of terror (with links to the music video).

42 posted on 02/08/2004 11:42:11 PM PST by weegee
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To: mhking
Ah, lends new meaning to RKBA...
43 posted on 02/09/2004 9:41:26 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks ("You play a good game boy, but the game is finished, now you die." --The Tall Man)
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To: mhking
hmmm....what if i want to listen to my brand new AK-MP3 on the flight home?
44 posted on 02/09/2004 9:45:02 PM PST by KOZ. (i'm so bad i should be in detention)
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To: mhking
Hey, I've got an idea for DVD players for howitzers!

Mark
45 posted on 02/09/2004 10:23:12 PM PST by MarkL (The meek shall inherit the earth... But usually in plots 6' x 3' x 6' deep...)
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