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Big shot: Kalashnikov to sell 200,000 rifles in US, Canada
Russia Today ^ | January 17, 2014

Posted on 01/19/2014 11:28:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The Kalashnikov Group has signed an exclusive contract with the Russian Weapon Company (RWC) to supply up to 200,000 guns to North America annually. It should boost sales in the world’s biggest civil weapons markets, while sales in Russia are shrinking.

According to the five-year agreement, the RWC Group which was appointed Kalashnikov’s exclusive US importer back in 2012, will be selling between 80,000 and 200,000 Russian hunting carbines, sporting rifles and shotguns under the Izhmash and Baikal brands, according to Kalashnikov's Elena Filatova.

“The exclusive deal with RWC will ensure Kalashnikov has consistent sales of sports and hunting weapons in North America. From this cooperation, we expect an increase our share of the civil weapons market”, commented Deputy Director General for sales and marketing of the Kalashnikov Group Pavel Kolegov.

Russia’s largest producer of firearms, the Kalashnikov Group of companies unites the largest Russian producers of small arms Izhmash and Izhevsk. More companies are set to join the concern in the future.

Currently Kalashnikov Group sells guns to 27 countries, including the US, Great Britain, Germany, Canada, Italy, Norway, Kazakhstan and Thailand....

(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Russia
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 01/19/2014 11:28:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are clearly overestimating their market capacity.


2 posted on 01/19/2014 11:33:16 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

I’ve got a Chinese knock off. Might have get me a real Russian one...


3 posted on 01/20/2014 12:09:15 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d buy a couple for my wife and myself if they were priced right.


4 posted on 01/20/2014 12:17:27 AM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

for tomorrow


5 posted on 01/20/2014 12:30:19 AM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Kozak

Same situation and the same thought.


6 posted on 01/20/2014 12:41:09 AM PST by benewton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s good news. Izhmash rifles and shotguns have been hard to get.


7 posted on 01/20/2014 12:45:30 AM PST by 00Z0582957
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To: 00Z0582957

I would love to have one of each, an AK and a Saiga.


8 posted on 01/20/2014 1:23:19 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: cunning_fish
They are clearly overestimating their market capacity.

And in the last two months... (Nov. 2012 and Dec. 2012)

America will swallow 200k Kalashnikovs without even a belch.

9 posted on 01/20/2014 1:36:05 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

Excellent! I would imagine a few of the large sub-importers will have a field day.In Canada they likely will put the price up too high to make a purchase worthwhile.


10 posted on 01/20/2014 2:49:16 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That is one gun I do not have which is on my wish list......that and a Saiga.


11 posted on 01/20/2014 3:04:38 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Kozak

I have a Norinco Type 56S pre ban model and I wouldn’t trade it for a Russian one to tell you the truth (although I have one or two). It is a work of art.


12 posted on 01/20/2014 3:05:06 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rut Rho... the sky high prices for real rooskie rifles are about to plummet.


13 posted on 01/20/2014 4:15:45 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: TigersEye

I wish they’d import some RPK semi-autos.I’d buy one.


14 posted on 01/20/2014 4:51:29 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: cunning_fish

“They are clearly overestimating their market capacity.”

ORLY?

Wanna bet 50,000 SAiga-12 shotties can be sold rapidly?


15 posted on 01/20/2014 6:23:07 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: GladesGuru

>>Wanna bet 50,000 SAiga-12 shotties can be sold rapidly?<<

I think Americans prefer American.


16 posted on 01/20/2014 6:31:07 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: LibLieSlayer

Izhmash shotguns and rifles aren’t cheap on their domestic market. Saiga with bells and whistles is about $800-1000, Dragunov SVD is $1500-1700 without a scope in their gunshops.


17 posted on 01/20/2014 6:38:24 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

If America were not the land of lawyers and gubment trough feeders, we could produce better defense shotguns, no doubt. But, with product liability insurance costing what it does, and with swarms of gubment AgencyPersons insisting we hire the mentally deficient, the crazy, and more of the ignorant and hostile Urban Ferals, who wants to?

The Saiga-12 is cheaper than American competition beccause of the above reasons, and the Kel-Tec pricing and availability is a case in point.

PS Defund AFT and watch what Americans will produce.


18 posted on 01/20/2014 6:51:31 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: cunning_fish

Very true but I have seen what the real deal sells for at gun shows in this state and that market will see prices decrease.


19 posted on 01/20/2014 7:19:21 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Remember back around 1990 when Russkie SKS's were selling for $90 each and they weren't that bad of an old military rifle. I had bought five. When we moved to Alaska, I had 2 gun vaults packed full in my 31 foot trailer, no room for the junk SKS's. I gave them away to relatives. Here along the Yukon everybody uses those SKS's to hunt caribou, the Indians luv them too. I shake my head to think I gave them away back East.

I bet those Russian Guns will go quick. Tac TV had a few shows from Russia several weeks back, can't wait, I want a couple Russkie Guns myself.

20 posted on 01/20/2014 7:57:49 AM PST by Eska
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To: Gaffer

**I have a Norinco Type 56S***

I do too. I traded for it at a gun show, bought 100 rounds of ammo, took it home and found it wasn’t .30 RS but .223 Rem.

So I had to get a SKS to use up the .30 RS.


21 posted on 01/20/2014 8:06:47 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Odd. I’ve never seen one in .223 Remington. Mine is 7.62X39mm.


22 posted on 01/20/2014 8:08:39 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Eska

I agree.


23 posted on 01/20/2014 10:08:43 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ILLINOIS

Concealed carry ‘hot’ in Sangamon, Macon counties
Sangamon and Macon counties are a hotbed for concealed carry permit applicants, according to Illinois State Police data released last week. Excluding Chicago-area and Metro-East counties, Sangamon County’s 569 total applicants were second only to far northern Winnebago County.

http://www.sj-r.com/article/20140119/NEWS/140119361


24 posted on 01/20/2014 10:33:12 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Um... Good!

Hopefully, the price will come back down and I can add a couple of my collection.


25 posted on 01/20/2014 10:35:13 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Gaffer

56-4 was chambered in 5.56x45 NATO. 1:12 barrel.


26 posted on 01/20/2014 10:38:10 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: cunning_fish

You don’t know Americans very well do you? lol


27 posted on 01/20/2014 1:11:53 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Candor7

Prices are plenty high here in the States, Bro. I’m not sure this projected increase in supply will be enough to bring prices down much. I sure hope so!


28 posted on 01/20/2014 1:13:51 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Farmer Dean

I wasn’t familiar with the RPK so I looked it up. Of course I found Youtube vids of them, semi-autos included, and, yes, it would be nice to see more those on the market.


29 posted on 01/20/2014 1:24:13 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmm..Saiga shotty options just opened up..


30 posted on 01/20/2014 2:46:14 PM PST by TheBigJ
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To: TigersEye

AFAIK, Vepr rifles and shotguns by Molot company are based on RPK. It 8s slightly more expensive than Saiga.


31 posted on 01/20/2014 4:26:30 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: TigersEye

An AK costs $950.00 ( RWC’s suggested retail price).

Their semi auto SG is cool though. But I can buy a Benelli semi auto for the same price.

You are right, no bargains there.


32 posted on 01/20/2014 8:21:28 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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