Monday, January 24, 2011

Art of the Precision Rifle

They may not have had new products at SHOT, but they're certainly not resting on their laurels.

Just posted today-

0:30 mark is just plain sweet...

AKs Morally Outdated?

What does that even mean?  The story broke on Military Firearm a couple weeks ago, and we laughed.  I guess the story is gaining some legs, and I've seen it referred to on a couple blogs this morning.  I think my first response really sums up my feelings towards it pretty well though.

It appears that the Minister considers them to be evil rifles, because they are used by evil men.

"Terrorists from the Caucasus always use Kalashnikovs and SVDs,” Clussky said. “The funding, which they receive from abroad, gives them a very good opportunity to receive American and French small arms. They often use foreign-made communication systems at times, but they most frequently, if not always, use Russian-made rifles."
I think it has more to do with them being "cheap" and "reliable," rather than having any inherent "evil" in them.

Now, I'm not arguing that the AK and SVD platforms aren't outdated.  For once Ret. Gen. Scales may be on to something with his regurgitated gun-forum complaints about the system (seriously, this isn't the first time I've seen his name attached to some WTF military "analysis" on their site...)-
"The AK-47 is outdated because of it’s not an accurate weapon,”
However I don't see the Russian military just ditching the guns, let alone buying foreign made weapons, simply because bad guys use them.

Rhino stuff

Gun Nuts Media is hoping to get some in for testing and evaluation.  I'm looking forward to hearing what Caleb has to say, since he is a revolver guy.  I'm not, but I have a soft spot for "different" guns (my only cartridge revolver at the moment is a Nagant...) and I do like the looks of the Rhino, especially the short one.

Killing some time

Got a late start to the day, so really not any time to accomplish much before work.  At least I'll spend it doing something relaxing.


It's possibly the cutest can ever.
Photo from AAC's facebook page.

Overall length is just 5.25", and it's only 13.5oz.  I think it would be great on an SBR to, you know, maintain the SBRness.