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Posts Tagged ak-47
From Rifle Dynamics:
“Global Arms Markets as Seen Through the Syrian Lens is republished with permission of Stratfor.”
By Scott Stewart
The many and diverse efforts to arm the various actors in the Syrian civil war are really quite amazing to watch. These efforts are also quite hard to decipher — and intentionally so — since many of the arms transfers occur on the murky gray and black arms markets. Indeed, it is quite doubtful that anyone, whether Syrian intelligence, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service or the CIA really has a complete picture of all the channels used to funnel arms into the conflict. Certainly, I cannot hope to catalogue all of them here. However, the efforts to arm all of the factions fighting in Syria do provide a great opportunity to discuss the global arms trade and its various facets.
The Nature of Weapons
To understand the global arms markets we must first understand some critical things about the nature of weapons. First of all, it is important to realize that weapons are durable goods. While certain types of weapons and weapon components have a limited shelf life — such as battery-coolant units for the FIM-92A Stinger missile — numerous other weapons remain functional for many decades. It is not unusual to find a militant or a soldier carrying an AK-47 assault rifle manufactured before he was born — and in many cases even before his father was born. Read the rest of this entry »
Mother Jones is trying to scare people by publishing an article on the legal practice of building an un-serialized rifle for personal use.
And because we’re assembling the guns for our own “personal use,” whatever that may entail, we’re not required to stamp in serial numbers. These rifles are totally untraceable, and even under California’s stringent assault weapons ban, that’s perfectly within the law.
Video is graphic:
From Military Arms Channel:
Guns.com reports that Illinois governor Quinn wants to ban AR-15s and high cap mags. He is of course using the shooting in Colorado to push his ideology and will no doubt use the recent shooting in Wisconsin as well.
As reported by the Associated Press, the proposal would specifically ban the AK-47, AR-15 and TEC-9. And in a way, it would be confiscatory. In other words, if one couldn’t prove they had purchased the firearm prior to the ban, then he/she would face punitive consequences.
Solar Tactical has developed the MEFR for easier reloads for people who run AKs. Some caveats include the need to modify the rifle and it doesn’t work with all variants.
Milwaukee, WI- Advanced Technology International® (ATI), the leading manufacturer in gun stocks and firearm accessories announces the AK-47 Strikeforce Elite Package with Scorpion Recoil System. The AK-47 Strikeforce Elite Package is a six position collapsible stock with aluminum upgraded, ventilated handguards and adjustable cheekrest.
The AK-47 Strikeforce Elite Package has a redesigned slim line rear aluminum receiver mount and a six position collapsible stock. With the Scorpion Recoil System, users can shoot any load without pain being transferred to the shooter from the firearm. The Scorpion Recoil System features a Scorpion Razorback buttpad that is non-slip and removable with an ergonomic Sure-Grip texture Scorpion Recoil Pistol Grip. The Scorpion Recoil System reduces the challenge of reacquiring the target by minimizing the muzzle lift. The AK-47 Strikeforce Elite Package is not affected by chemicals and remains flexible in extreme temperatures. It also removes limitations from spring and piston type recoil suppression systems.
The AK-47 Strikeforce Elite Package is constructed with Military Type III Anodized, 6061 T6 aluminum and has one-four inch Picatinny rail, two-two inch Picatinny rails, one-two inch Picatinny rail with swivel stud, a six position commercial buffer tube and an aluminum receiver mount. Each AK-47 Strikeforce Elite Ultimate Professional Stock Package features an ergonomic texture with ventilated upper and lower handguards, blank inserts for when rails are not in use, a 3M® industrial grade self-adhesive soft touch cheekrest pad, removable/adjustable cheekrest (3/8”), slot for tactical sling attachment, three sling swivel studs and DuPont® extreme temperature glass reinforced polymer.
This Strikeforce Package includes a steel castle nut, steel locking ring, steel T-Nut and steel pistol grip bolts. Each AK-47 Strikeforce Elite Ultimate Professional Stock Package is manufactured in the USA and fits most stamped AK receivers. Please note this stock will not fit milled receivers. The stock, handguards and pistol grip count towards compliance parts. Contact your local gun shops or shooting ranges for this and other compliance issues.
For more information on the AK-47 Strikeforce Elite Ultimate Professional Stock Package with Scorpion Recoil System by ATI, visit www.ATIgunstocks.com.
Upper Charging system for Kalashnikov Rifles
This item replaces the original gas tube with a new one that contains a new charging handle and slide. The new charging handle protrudes from the left side directly over the forearm of the rifle at the perfect angle to allow for easier and less troublesome charging. With a slight force in the upward direction from the operator the bolt assembly can be locked out of battery and away from the chamber.
• Non- reciprocating charging handle in a natural location
• Trouble free installation, no gun smithing required
• Faster reloading due to less hand manipulation
• Allows operator to keep firing hand on grip
• Much easier to operate when firing prone and/or around obstacles (i.e., car doors, windows, etc.)
• Quicker cooling on gas system.
• Eliminates all exterior moving parts (when existing handle is removed)
AK Lubrication according to Rifle Dynamics.
Things to look for, identifying shoddy workmanship, etc.