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Just some domestic AK pron from out west

A couple of URD SBR builds from Jim Fuller’s Rifle Dynamics in Las Vegas. The top rifle is a Pacnoir barrel, the bottom was done with a Vepr barrel and a refinished Romanian wood foregrip.

“The 74 URD, the fighting rifle perfected, no matter how you configure it the size weight and handling characteristics of this rifle performs beyond all others,” they say.

According to RD, the guns shoot just fine for the shorty barrels.

(“W)e have yet to get chronograph readings on these but they are hitting man-sized targets out to 500 yards, with the 11.5″ barrel the velocity loss is minimal. With 60 grn Wolf they hold about 2MOA, with Hornaday 1MOA @100yards.”

Yikes.

Moscow meets Utah

So SilencerCo dropped a new collaboration between Jim Fuller of Rifle Dynamics (perhaps the best AKs made in this Hemisphere) in which they take a RD501 5.45mm AK74 clone (semi, due to the Hughes Amendment, but with a 12.5-inch SBR barrel) and mate it to a Saker 556K suppressor. Of course, it’s $4K and there are tax stamps involved which are most likely not covered by that–but it’s sweet as a diabetic coma.

Rifle Dynamics and SilencerCo team up for limited edition AK pr0n 6 Rifle Dynamics and SilencerCo team up for limited edition AK pr0n 8 Rifle Dynamics and SilencerCo team up for limited edition AK pr0n 10 Rifle Dynamics and SilencerCo team up for limited edition AK pr0n 11Specs:
•    Saker 556K with Direct Thread Mount
•    12.5” Barrel Chambered in 5.45×39
•    Unique Summit Serial Numbers on Rifle & Silencer
•    Matte Black Finish on Rifle & Suppressor
•    Ultimak Railed Gas Tube for Optic
•    Made in USA Barrel with Black Nitride Finish
•    Made in USA Receiver
•    Classic Russian Red Handguard
•    Triangle Skeleton Side-Folding Stock
•    (1) 30-Round Magazine
•    Handcrafted, Collector’s Edition Reclaimed Wood Crate
•    Only (25) Limited-Edition Packages Available

Russia is just…scary

When I was in jrot-c back in the days, we would do close order drill with dewatted 1903 Springfields, target practice with .22LRs (beat up old Mossberg bolt guns), PT, and two days of Naval Science a week. In the summer you could go to “Leadership Academy” at the nearby Naval base for a couple of weeks and shoot .38s and do more of the former. Of course that was in the 1990s and from what I understand, most of the use of firearms has been replaced with airguns and rubber ducks these days. Well in Russia the junior military training seems to be slightly more advanced. Here is a video of the AK-74 assembly and disassembly stage of the “Patriot” competition held at many schools as part of their voluntary training courses. These kids are pretty good when you consider they are 14-17 year olds. Your typical U.S. kid has trouble plugging in their iPhone.

Bear Vs AK74 on Alaskan Trail

Do bears go (well you know) in the woods? The inevitable answer is always yes. Moreover, sometimes, hikers cross paths with these animals, and that is when things can really go from bad to worse in no time at all. Just as one Alaskan hiker who carried just the right piece of insurance.

Read the rest in my column at firearms talk

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