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  • Russia's iconic AK-47 to be made in USA

    01/28/2016 11:50:38 AM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies ^ | Jan. 28, 2016
    It's as Russian as borscht, but the AK-47 will soon be made in Florida. The weapon of choice for guerrillas, terrorists and the soldiers of armies around the world, some 100 million AK-47s have been made in Russia since it rolled off the line in 1947. But now, the company's U.S. arm is planning to manufacture the gun at a plant in Pompano Beach, Fla. "An iconic firearms platform, revered the world over, with a history of intrigue and controversy, now reborn as the new American Kalashnikov," the company said in a statement."Whether you are a sport shooter, hunter,...
  • Multiple Victims Reported in San Bernardino Shooting (Another Mass Shooting)

    12/02/2015 11:30:06 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 2,864 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 12/2/2015 | Willian Avila
    Authorities are responding to a report of 20 victims in a shooting in San Bernardino on Wednesday. The incident was reported in the 1300 block of S. Waterman Avenue (map), according to the San Bernardino Fire Department. Story developing...
  • CO Police Respond to Reports of Active Shooter [captured #750] at Planned Parenthood Clinic

    11/27/2015 11:20:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1,436 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/27/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Colorado Springs police responded this afternoon to reports of an active shooter at a Planned Parenthood facility:
  • GUN REVIEW: Century Arms C39v2 – The American AK

    11/18/2015 1:49:32 PM PST · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 11/18/2015 | Tatiana Whitlock
    A well-made, accurate and good-looking AK-47 that is 100 percent made in the USA with no imported parts actually exists. Century Arms introduced the C39v2, 7.62x39mm semiautomatic rifle in 2014, and it continues to exceed our expectations. After receiving quite a bit of user feedback from the original C39, Century Arms made some intelligent changes and upgrades, resulting in the C39v2, which has set it apart from other AKs on the market. Even AK purists are having a hard time finding fault with their latest C39 variant. While elegant isn't a term usually associated with an AK-47, the C39v2 earns...
  • SHTF Drop your AK and Pick up a Shotgun

    10/27/2015 9:17:30 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 99 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 10/27/2015 | M Miller
    The AK family of weapons is reliable and rugged. It was designed to be operated by illiterate teenage conscripts with little to no training. It was never intended to protect a family after a natural disaster and is ill suited to that purpose. If the answer comes down to supportability and simplicity, you need a shotgun. Everybody has their own ideas about guns, that is part of their charm. There are near-infinite combinations of precision, wounding potential, and magazine capacity. There is much opinion on this. I will give you mine. You are welcome to violently disagree; it is your...
  • French official: 2 Americans subdued train gunman

    08/21/2015 2:41:26 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 3 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | 20 Aug 2015
    PARIS — A gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris Friday, wounding three people before being subdued by two American passengers, officials said. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, speaking in Arras in northern France where the suspected was detained, said one of the Americans was hospitalized with serious wounds. Their names were not immediately released. Politics Opinions Sports Local National World Business Tech Lifestyle Entertainment Video Real Estate Photography Live Chats Marketplaces WP BrandConnect Partners © 1996-2015 The Washington Post Terms of Service Privacy Policy Submissions and Discussion Policy RSS...
  • AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu: Drug Cartels With AK-47s Control American Soil 30 Miles from Phoenix

    08/21/2015 10:14:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 20 Aug 2015 | Pam Key
    Pinal Co., AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu said drug cartels armed with AK-47s control many areas on American soil noting that they are only 30 miles from Phoenix. Babeu detailed touring the border yesterday with Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and said, We flew him in our helicopter, showed him the drug smuggling routes, the actual cavesthese cartel scouts live on top of mountains, 30 days at a time. And how on mountain top to mountain top, over a 50-mile swath of land, and this is only 30 miles from Phoenix. This is literally an unsecured border. We have cartels that...
  • Unarmed US Marine 'in critical condition' after Kalashnikov-wielding suspected terrorist

    08/21/2015 1:20:41 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/21/15 | MIA DE GRAAF
    Unarmed US Marine 'in critical condition' after Kalashnikov-wielding suspected terrorist on board high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris. An unarmed US Marine who ambushed a Kalashnikov-wielding gunman on a train between Amsterdam and Paris is in critical condition, according to French media reports. The serviceman, who has not been named, was one of two Americans who tackled the 26-year-old Moroccan national to the ground after hearing him load up a gun in the toilet. In the scuffle, one of the Marines was shot and another stabbed. France Info reports one is in a critical condition. Addressing reporters at the station...
  • BREAKING NEWS:Unarmed US Marines 'take down' gunman onboard a high-speed train (France)

    08/21/2015 12:44:58 PM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 104 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13:34 EST, 21 August 2015 | Darren Boyle
    A gunman opened fire on board a high speed train in northern France. Eyewitnesses said three U.S. Marines on the train disarmed the gunman. The man was armed with a deadly a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle. Three people were wounded and the gunman is currently in police custody.
  • TX: AK-47 clone used to defend Home and Family

    08/12/2015 2:32:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The 3300 block of Cheaney Dr only has 7 homes on it. On 16 July of this year, at about 4 a.m., a man used an sport utility rifle to defend his family against a criminal crew. The rifle was an AK-47 type of unknown model and manufacture. The homeowner and family man who protected his castle remains unidentified. From "They tried to break into my son's window. They managed to get one lock undone, so I come out the house," he said, asking that his identity be kept secret. He said his son, wife and newborn were...
  • Arms of the Tunisian Mass Shooter

    07/05/2015 5:42:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In reading about the horrific attack by the Tunisian mass shooter, on the beach on Friday, the 26th of June, 2015, it appears that he used two weapons systems. An AKM rifle, commonly referred to as an AK47, almost certainly in 7.62x39 caliber, with several standard 30 round magazines, was used for most of the killing. The rifle is seen above. It has wooden furniture, the AKM muzzle brake, and a web sling. It is missing the standard cleaning rod from under the barrel. Update: from a colleague on freerepublic: Appears to be an Egyptian Maadi [or MISR] AKM....
  • BBC Image: Al Shabab AK 47s, PKM Machineguns

    05/27/2015 5:50:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I found the photo of Al Shabab marching, presumably somewhere in Somalia, interesting. It gives a clear look at some of their weaponry. As an organization that deals in terror, I would expect it to be extremely conscious of the image that it puts forth. This likely explains the preponderance of PKM light machine guns in the hands of the four rightward ranks of the front marchers (their right). These are probably the most powerful weapons that are carried on foot by Al Shabab. I only see those four, and it appears that other troops are equipped with AK...
  • BBC: Somalia beach Guard with Leather AK Mag Pouches

    05/25/2015 6:06:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    As I watched a BBC news story about how order is being restored to Somalia, I could not help but notice the beach guard with his AK 47 and the very nice, leather magazine pouches for 30 round magazines. They seem to be attached to a load bearing system with shoulder straps. From the uniformity of the pouches, it appears to be at least a local cottage industry. The top flap seems to protect the magazines from sand, and I expect that in Somalia, a desert country, mold and decay are not huge problems. I wonder how the leather...
  • Kalashnikov unveiling modernized AK-47

    05/11/2015 9:23:40 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | May 7, 2015 | Richard Tomkins
    MOSCOW, May 7 (UPI) -- A newly modernized AK-47 assault rifle is being debuted in Russia this weekend by its maker, Kalashnikov Concern. The upgraded weapon features a universal kit, with increased firing capabilities within a range of 300 yards in all weather conditions, an upgrade to the rifle's stock and receiver cover, a modernized handguard and forearm units, a new belt, the translator-fuse and ergonomic grip fire control.
  • Kalashnikov Group Appeals Trademark Ruling Over AK-47

    03/28/2015 3:05:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Kalashnikov Group has filed an appeal against a court ruling that rejected its request to terminate the legal protection of the Kalashnikov logo, a 3D image of the famous gun with an AK-47 graphic element, which belongs to the gun designer and his daughter and grandson, the Intellectual Property Court said in a statement. The ruling in favor of the designers family was made on December 23, 2014. The Presidium of the Intellectual Property Court said that the trademark was used by the rights holder (defendant) and other individuals who produced and marketed the gun in Russia under the...
  • Lithia woman: My House Was Shot Up, Why Has No One Been Charged?

    01/27/2015 9:02:52 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 39 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | Jan. 26, 2015 | Keith Morelli
    TAMPA At first, Dawn Bryan blamed the goat on the back porch. She figured the repeated thunks she heard was the animal hopping onto and off the picnic table. The noise continued and she went outside to investigate. Just then, she said, a window next to her shattered. That, she thought, was not the goat. Rather, according to Bryan and a Hillsborough County sheriffs report, it was a neighbor and a buddy of his firing an AK 47 rifle in a back yard that abuts Bryans property on Porter Road in Lithia. The neighbor, Scott Radford, is a Hillsborough...
  • AK-47s: Soon to be made in USA

    01/21/2015 10:57:00 AM PST · by grundle · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | January 20, 2015 | Aaron Smith
    An American gun company has found a way around the anti-Russia sanctions that have banned imports of the Kalashnikov assault rifle: Make them here, in the U.S.A. The U.S.-made gun will have same name as the original: AK-47, arguably the most ubiquitous assault rifle in the world. The gun will be made by American company RWC, which is the official importer and distributor of Kalashnikov AK-47s. The company had to stop importing the guns after the U.S. imposed sanctions in July against Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis. RWC said it is not permitted to have any contact...
  • Traffic stop in Newport Beach leads to seizure of 7 assault rifles [Full Auto],

    11/20/2014 7:01:59 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 73 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/20/2014 | Scott Schwebke
    NEWPORT BEACH Two people were in the Orange County Jail this week, after police stopped them in a van with automatic rifles and ammunition. The van contained seven AK-47 assault rifles, six 30-round high-capacity 7.62 caliber magazines, two 10-round magazines and more than 350 rounds of 7.62 caliber ammunition inside, Newport Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said. Manzella said the arrests are significant because of the weapons seized. All of the guns were modified to fire in fully automatic mode, and one had a barrel less than 16 inches in length in violation of California state law, she said....
  • This Is What It's Like To Be Shot At With an AK-47 in a Mercedes-Benz!

    11/17/2014 7:11:30 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    This Is What It's Like To Be Shot At With an AK 47 in a Mercedes Benz!
  • If you like your AK-47, you can keep your AK-47

    07/22/2014 6:50:37 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies ^ | 7/21/14 | Dan Goldstein
    If you like your AK-47, you can keep your AK-47. Thats the message from the U.S. Treasury Department to U.S. gun owners. Despite slapping sanctions on the famed assault-rifle maker Kalashnikov last week, along with other Russian defense companies, in response to suspected Russian involvement in the shoot-down of the Malaysian jetliner over the Ukraine, the Treasurys Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) says U.S. owners of the weapons can still own them and resell them at gun shows so long as they dont owe the parent company any money.
  • Many Uses of an AK Magazine (2:40 m Video)

    06/05/2014 12:04:52 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 2 replies
    Look up into the sky...It's a magazine, It's a tool, Its the Soviet Swiss Army knife....A humorous look at the many uses on an AK mag. .....She really pops him with this one;
  • Teen protests suspension over T-shirt with image of AK-47

    05/14/2014 6:27:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Annemarie Mannion
    A Hinsdale Central High School student is challenging a suspension he said he received for wearing to school a T-shirt that depicts an AK-47. Senior Chris Borg, 18, of Hinsdale, appeared before the Hinsdale Township High School District 86 school board Monday to make the request that the suspension he received on May 6 be removed from his record. Borg told the board that he wore a T-shirt with the outline of an AK-47 depicted on the back, a url for the website of a Kentucky armory club that supports gun rights and the words "TeamAK" on it. He said...
  • Tribute to Mikhail Kalashnikov and the AK-47

    03/09/2014 7:54:04 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 5 replies
    Military Arms Channel ^ | Jan 5, 2014 | Staff
    Blizzards and AK's go together like baseball and hotdogs. Since we're in the middle of another snow storm and given the recent passing of Kalashnikov, I decided to talk about a few of the things that make AK's so unique. The AK featured in this video is a Polytech Legend in 7.62x39 which I bought back in the late 1980's. The bull-pup I affectionately call the "Hebrew Hammer" is a IWI Tavor with a Mepro MOR red-dot sight.
  • Davie Man Shoots Armed Intruders With AK-47

    01/07/2014 12:04:44 PM PST · by lowbridge · 42 replies ^ | january 6, 2014
    Two home invasion suspects are on the run and a third was fatally shot by a South Florida resident who fought back against the armed intruders with an AK-47 Thursday night, police said. The incident happened at a home on the 6100 block of Southwest 48th Street, Davie Police spokesman Capt. Dale Engle said. Three armed men entered the apartment and pistol-whipped the resident inside, police said. He then confronted the suspects. The resident of the apartment had possession of an AK-47 and after he received this beating he was able to get possession or control of that, and started...
  • AK and StG Kissing Cousins

    12/25/2013 1:50:55 PM PST · by wizkid · 38 replies
    Forgotten Weapons ^ | December 12th, 2012 | Forgotten Weapons
    When people see the AK-47 and the StG-44 side by side and know nothing about their internal mechanisms, the nearly universal assumption is that one is a copy of the other. The overall layout of the two rifles is strikingly similar, and one would reasonably make the assumption that Kalashnikov got his hands on a captured StG and simply rebuilt it in 7.6239. This is, of course, not true.
  • Assault rifle inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94

    12/23/2013 8:41:52 AM PST · by kronos77 · 287 replies
    he inventor of the Kalashnikov assault rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, has died aged 94, Russian TV reports. The automatic rifle he designed became one of the world's most familiar and widely used weapons. Its comparative simplicity made it cheap to manufacture, as well as reliable and easy to maintain. Although honoured by the state, Kalashnikov made little money from his gun. He once said he would have been better off designing a lawn mower. Mikhail Kalashnikov was admitted to hospital with internal bleeding in November.
  • Video: Burglary Suspect Shot With His Own Gun

    12/07/2013 3:41:13 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    KHOU 11 News ^ | 12-5-13 | Larry Seward
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Deputies said a burglary suspect was shot dead by his own gun after dropping it while trying to escape the scene of an alleged crime early Thursday. According to deputies with the Harris County Sheriffs Office, the shooting happened around 12:50 a.m. on Aldine Bender Road at Miranda Street. Deputies said three men were breaking into a trailer home in the back of a business property when the male who lives there heard the glass breaking and got up to check out the situation. The suspects took off running, and one of them dropped his gun....
  • Kalashnikovs 94-year-old creator hospitalized

    11/18/2013 1:38:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2013 3:20 AM EST
    Russian officials say the 94-year-old designer of the AK-47 assault rifle has been hospitalized. The health department of the province of Udmurtia said in Mondays statement carried by the Interfax news agency that Mikhail Kalashnikov is in an emergency unit.
  • Shooting of 13 at park puts Chicago back in the spotlight

    09/21/2013 8:21:27 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9-20-13 | Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner
    A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday, injuring 13 people and dragging the city back into the international spotlight for its violent crime problem. At least 16 bullets were fired into Cornell Square Park around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, wounding a 3-year-old boy and a dozen other people. All are expected to survive, many with wounds to their arms and legs. Shell casings found around the blood-soaked basketball courts were 7.62 mm rounds, which are traditionally used in AK-47 assault rifles and rarely found...
  • USA Today gets it wrong (again)

    09/09/2013 8:11:41 PM PDT · by ThunderSleeps · 3 replies
    USA Today | 9/9/13 | USA Today (not attributed)
    Note mentions an AK47 as an "assault rifle" when it was really a plain civilian semi-automatic rifle. Also refers to "high capacity clips" when what was really involved was standard capacity magazines.
  • Courageous and Compassionate Christian Woman Prevents School Shooting

    08/26/2013 5:26:15 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 17 replies ^ | Aug 21, 2013 | Joe Carter
    Courageous and Compassionate Christian Woman Prevents School Shooting The Story: Yesterday a mentally ill man carrying an AK-47 rifle and 500 rounds of ammunition entered an elementary school outside of Atlanta. The potential tragedy was averted when a courageous and compassionate Christian woman talked the gunman into giving himself up. The Background: "He had a look on him that he was willing to kill," said Antoinette Tuff, a school clerk. "He said he didn't have any reason to live, and he knew he was going to die today." According to the Washington Post, Tuff began telling him the story of...
  • Hot or Not? Rihanna Instagrams Her Gold AK-47 (Teeth) Grill

    08/07/2013 7:47:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies ^ | August 7, 2013 | Brent McCluskey
    Hot or Not? Rihanna Instagrams her gold AK-47 grill In a recent Instagram post, controversial pop-star, Rihanna, shows off her new, golden AK-47 grill. Her fan reviews are mixed. Some seem to love the new dental bling while others cast it off as just another attempt to maintain her bad girl image. What do you think?
  • Come and Take It, Motherf--kers! PA Police Chief Curses Liberals, Sprays Auto Fire in Viral Video

    07/24/2013 7:58:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    NYDN ^ | Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | Philip Caulfield
    SEE IT: Come and take it, motherf--kers! Police chief curses liberals, sprays automatic weapons in foul-mouthed viral videos In a series of provocative videos, Gilberton, Pa., top cop Mark Kessler curses Secretary of State John Kerry and rants about 'libtards' and 'cry babies' before spraying automatic weapons into the distance. City officials say he won't be disciplined because he's not breaking the law. A Pennsylvania police chief is getting heat for appearing in a series of foul-mouthed YouTube videos ranting about liberals, cursing Secretary of State John Kerry and firing automatic weapons. Despite the backlash, Gilberton Mayor Mary Lou Hannon...
  • Russian Realpolitik: Inside the Arms Trade with Syria

    07/05/2012 6:12:24 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 1 replies
    TIME ^ | July 1, 2012 | Simon Shuster
    This weapon is perfect for close-quarters combat, house to house, the Russian arms dealer explains, gently passing a silencer-equipped assault rifle, the AK-104, to the official from Syria, who brings the guns sight level with his eye and aims it across pavilion C3 of Russias semiannual arms bazaar. Serving as their translator is Colonel Isam Ibrahim Assaadi, the military attach at the Syrian embassy in Moscow, who chaperones the three officials in town from Damascus for a bit of military shopping. It is a rare opportunity for them. With their country sinking into a civil war, most of the worlds...
  • Police chief killed with rifle lost in ATF gun-tracking program

    07/05/2013 4:45:01 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 47 replies
    lat ^ | July 5, 2013, 12:45 p.m. | Richard A. Serrano
    WASHINGTONA high-powered rifle lost in the ATFs Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records, suggesting that weapons from the failed gun-tracking operation have now made it into the hands of violent drug cartels deep inside Mexico. Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, the police chief in the city of Hostotipaquillo, was shot to death Jan. 29 when gunmen intercepted his patrol car and opened fire. Also killed was one of his bodyguards. His wife and a second bodyguard were wounded.
  • Slow Motion of an AK-47 Underwater (Part 1) - Smarter Every Day 95 [Video]

    06/25/2013 12:34:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies ^ | 6-24-2013 | Smarter Every Day
    Previously SmarterEveryDay filmed pistols being fired underwater with a high-speed camera. This time they have gone a little bigger. Using a custom-made stand an AK-47 variant is first filmed being fired in the air. Then the rifle is fired while completely submerged underwater. So here's the science question: Does the bolt cycle faster in the air or underwater? Why? Make your guess and then watch.
  • TX:Gun owner targeted with 'no-knock' raid

    06/23/2013 5:16:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 22 June, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    A Texas citizen is asking a state appeals court to decide whether police are justified in launching a no-knock raid on a home they want to search simply because they believe there is a gun inside. (snip) Here, the police based their no-knock entry solely upon their suspicion that the occupants of the residence may have been in possession of a rifle, the appeal explains. That the suspected possession of weapons was the only justification for use of a no-knock entry in this case is undisputed.
  • Gun lovers gather for build-your-own-rifle parties

    05/24/2013 7:42:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 24, 2013 | Matt Kwong
    Rifle-building parties mix burgers and beer with a chance to sidestep gun laws by building your own weapon. Whats a party without some brewskies, a few burgers on the grill and a group of buddies just kicking back and assembling some of the worlds deadliest assault weapons from make-shift parts? Thats the premise of so-called rifle "build parties" that are spawning across the U.S. and in California in particular, where the gun laws are considered to be among the countrys most restrictive. Although gun ownership makes a person subject to having their firearms registered with the government, build parties provide...
  • AK-47-Wielding Gunman Fires 37 Times at Shocked Cops During Routine Traffic Stop

    05/04/2013 6:56:42 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 100 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 4, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    Terrifying dash-cam footage captures the moment a crazed motorist opened fire with an AK-47 rifle at police officers who had just pulled him over for a minor traffic violation in Middlefield, Ohio. James Gilkerson, 42, exited his parked car and then fired 37 shots at the officers and their patrol car, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. Officers Erin Thomas and Brandon Savage returned fire, killing Gilkerson.
  • Men Threaten Worker With Gun Over Fried Chicken

    04/24/2013 4:42:18 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    News 3 ^ | 4/12/2013 | News 3
    (Memphis) Jack Pirtles calls its chicken down home delicious but things got down and dirty after a father and son got upset about their order. The duo are accused of showing off an AK-47 type weapon when they didnt get everything they ordered at the drive-thru. I love the gravy, the biscuits, and the chicken, said Tonya McGraw, a Millington resident. I love their gizzards, said Harvey Smith while in the drive-thru. I like the way they steam it. And apparently the chicken wings are so good the father and son couldnt do without them. Oh, they are out of...
  • 3D Printed AK Magazine Released by Defense Distributed

    04/05/2013 8:11:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 April, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Defense Distributed has released a video of a 3D printed AK-47 type magazine. The exact capacity of the magazine is not specified, though it appears to be about 30 rounds. In the video, I did not see more than 10 rounds fired from any particular magazine. The video was released a few hours ago on April 5, 2013. I embeded the video, and it worked fine, but on a retest a few minutes later, the video was labled as "not found". I found the same response at the Defense Distributed site. Update: The video is available again. I checked the...
  • $100K Reward Offered For Information In AK-47 Bandit Bank Robberies

    01/16/2013 1:30:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies ^ | | Pete Demetriou
    CHINO [California] ( — A $100,000 reward is being offered in exchange for information leading to the arrest of the “AK-47 Bandit” who has been linked to several robberies including one in Chino where a police officer was shot. On Feb. 29, 2012, the California Bank & Trust on 5455 Riverside Drive in Chino, was robbed by a white male, described as 25-40 years old, with a stocky build. KNX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports police said the suspect was armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and wore body armor over a dark-colored short-sleeved shirt and blue pants, as well as...
  • The Chvez Legacy in Venezuela

    01/11/2013 2:08:13 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies
    Hudson Institute ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jaime Daremblum
    Shortly after Hugo Chvez won his first election as Venezuelan president in December 1998, a lawyer from the western state of Barinas, which was then governed by Chvez's father, delivered a prescient warning toNewsweekmagazine: "Venezuelans are dreaming of a savior, but Chvez is a dictator. People don't know what they are getting." More than 14 years later, a cancer-stricken Chvez is reportedly near death, but his autocratic legacy is very much alive.Venezuela long ago ceased to be a real democracy: The ruling regime effectively controls the Supreme Court (which in 2004 wasexpanded and packed with Chvez allies), the National Assembly...
  • Russia's Kalashnikov in Intensive Care: Reports

    12/26/2012 4:49:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    AFP ^ | Dmitry Zaks
    Russia's legendary rifle-designer Mikhail Kalashnikov was recovering in stable condition in intensive care Tuesday after being hospitalised with general fatigue, reports said. An aide to the 93-year-old father of the AK-47 said Kalashnikov had been having heart problems and feeling poorly since March. "When I visited him at home last week, he told me that nothing seemed to hurt, but that he simply had no strength left," assistant Nikolai Shklyayev told the RIA Novosti news agency.
  • (CA - Strictest Guns Laws in America) AK-47 Found in Paroled Felon's Car after High Speed Chase

    12/26/2012 9:39:53 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | December 24, 2012 | L.A. Times
    AK-47 found in paroled felon's car after high speed chase Authorities found a loaded AK-47 rifle in the trunk of a car driven by a paroled felon after a high speed pursuit that concluded with a crash and short foot chase. West Covina police attempted to stop a gray Toyota Camry for traffic violations at the Sunset Avenue exit off the 10 Freeway shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday. The driver led police on a chase that reached speeds in excess of 90 mph on city streets, West Covina police spokesman Rudy Lopez said. The suspect vehicle entered the westbound 10...
  • Vanity thread-Do many of my FReeper brothers share a passion for collecting Kalishnakov rifles

    12/11/2012 10:58:15 PM PST · by BOBWADE · 29 replies
    self written ^ | 12/12/12 | Bobwade
    Are there any serious AK collectors on freerepublic? Ihave a couple nice pieces to list on GB and wondered of anyone could share their thoughts on the items and their history. The fist is my Milled Yugoslavian M70 underfolderthat I had rewelded from an excellent parts kit. The second is an unfired Russian tiger sniper rifle. Any thoughts on what they are worth?
  • <VANITY> Before the price explosion (gun help)

    11/06/2012 11:18:24 PM PST · by mykroar · 16 replies
    Self | 11/7/2012 | Self
    Thoughts between a couple weapons before prices explode:M-10 AK, orBushmaster CAR15 223 16 BSH REDDOT
  • Man who had AK-47 pistol in park appeals case

    11/02/2012 9:14:54 AM PDT · by kwikrnu · 20 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 11-2-12 | Travis Loller
  • Artists turn weapons into art (Hurl, you will)

    09/26/2012 8:29:57 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/25/12 | na
    The exhibition, 'AKA Peace,' in collaboration with non-profit organization Peace One Day, showcases artists reinterpretation of AK-47 assault rifles, reacting against the horror of violence globally and recasting a weapon of devastation as a conduit to peace...
  • American civilians buy as many AK47s as the Russian military and police

    08/20/2012 5:50:50 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 August 2012 | MICHAEL ZENNIE
    American civilians are buying as many AK47s from Russia's top armory as the Russian military and police. The surge in sales of Russian assault rifles and shotguns are fuelled by firearms enthusiasts who are paranoid about the weapons being banned in the United States. The semiautomatic weapons, fitted with high-capacity magazines, are manufactured at Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant, Russia's primary small arms factory. They are built alongside the fully-automatic military versions that are used by armies, militias and terrorists around the world. In the United States, they have become immensely popular. Among hunters, recreational shooters and survivalists, they are known for...