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POTD: Riding Towards Nuclear Explosion With an AK

Photo Of The Day – A picture and story found at the Soviet Wastelands, we’re looking at “a Chinese PLA horseman riding towards a nuclear explosion whilst aiming a Kalashnikov during a Nuclear weapons test in Lop Nur China 1964.” Times were certainly different then. Just imagine sitting on a horse at full speed, gas […] Read More … The post POTD: Riding Towards Nuclear Explosion With an AK appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, PLA, Photo of the Day, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Nuclear Explosion, Soviet Wastelands, Lop Nur China


India’s AK-203 Program Delayed

We have been closely following India’s tentative steps towards modernisation of her Army’s small arms and the replacement of the INSAS rifle. It seemed that with the selection of Kalashnikov Concern’s AK-203 that India had selected a rifle suited to its soldier’s needs but recent reports suggest that the progress toward beginning production of the […] Read More … The post India’s AK-203 Program Delayed appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, India, Defense, Army, Daily News, Indian Army, AK, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, INSAS, Kalashnikov Group, Ofb, MIL/LE, Indo Rifles, Indian AK-203


5,500 New AK-12s Issued to Russia’s 144th Motorized Rifle Division

Back in March, we reported that the special forces of the Western Military District had been issued with the Russian Army’s newest rifle, the AK-12. The Russian government recently announced that the 144th Motorized Rifle Division deployed in the Smolensk Region has also now received the new rifle. The delivery of 5,500 of AK-12s is the largest […] Read More … The post 5,500 New AK-12s Issued to Russia’s 144th Motorized Rifle Division appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, Defense, Daily News, Russian Army, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Western Military District, Ak-12, 144th Motorized Rifle Division, Smolensk Region


Kalashnikov Delivers 35,000 AK-12s to Russian Army

Russian state news service TASS has reported that 35,000 new 5.45x39mm AK-12s have been delivered to the Russian army. With deliveries continuing apace this indicates that Kalashnikov Group are on track to meet their target of delivering over 110,000 rifles by 2021. Kalashnikov Group CEO Dmitry Tarasov told TASS that “We have already closed the contract […] Read More … The post Kalashnikov Delivers 35,000 AK-12s to Russian Army appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Russia, Defense, Kalashnikov, Daily News, Russian Army, TASS, AK, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Dmitry Tarasov, Ak-12, Kalashnikov Group, MIL/LE


POTD: Kalashnikov Rifles in Special Forces Weapons Course

No prior knowledge of the Russian language to take this class. Photo Of The Day, and we’re back to the Special Forces Weapons Sergeant Course with the focus on various versions of the rifles designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov. By the looks of it, they had an interesting day in the sunshine. Iron sights all the way.   […] Read More … The post POTD: Kalashnikov Rifles in Special Forces Weapons Course appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Kalashnikov, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Photo of the Day, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Ak-47, Ak-74, Special Forces Weapons Course


Finnish Reservists Gets New AKs From South Korea

The Finnish Reservists are getting a new rifle. The rifle is a semi-automatic AK-clone made by Dasan Machineries of South Korea. The design of the MPK rifle is made to resemble the Rk series (rynnäkkökivääri or “assault rifle”) of rifles. MPK is The National Defence Training Association of Finland, established in 1993. The purpose of the MPK […] Read More … The post Finnish Reservists Gets New AKs From South Korea appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: South Korea, Guns, Defense, Daily News, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rk95, Dasan Machineries, Finnish Reservists, MPK Rifle, National Defence Training Association of Finland


TFB Review: XTech Tactical AK Magazines and Accessories

Founded in 2013, XTech Tactical was formed by a group of firearms enthusiasts.  If their reputation lives up to the hype, this could be a huge win for any and all fans of the Kalashnikov platform. They offered to send some of their newest AK Magazines, and other accessories over for review. With my work […] Read More … The post TFB Review: XTech Tactical AK Magazines and Accessories appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Magazines, Kalashnikov, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Ak-47, XTech Tactical, MAG47, Ak Magazines, MAG47 10/30 Commufornia, OEM47


Occam Defense HEX Picatinny Rail Stock

Occam Defense Solutions has introduced a new Picatinny rail compatible stock called HEX. The choice of the model name is associated with the hexagonal lightening cuts on the stock and the overall shape of the company’s logo. Although primarily made for AK pattern rifles replicating the length of the Magpul MOE AK stock, the Occam […] Read More … The post Occam Defense HEX Picatinny Rail Stock appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Occam, Magpul MOE, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Hex, Picatinny, Occam Defense Solutions, AK stock, 1913, Occam Defense, Occam Defense HEX Picatinny Rail Stock, Magpul MOE AK


AK Leather Cheek Rest Kits by D4 Guns

There are several reasons why you may need to cover the metal stock of your rifle. One of them is not to have bare metal rubbing against your cheek when shooting the gun, especially in long shooting sessions. For me, the primary reason is that metals are materials with high thermal conductivity. If you think […] Read More … The post AK Leather Cheek Rest Kits by D4 Guns appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, AK, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Other Gear & Gadgets, Ak 47, Side Folder, AK stock, D4 Guns, Leather Cheek Rest Kits, Stock Cover, Under Folder


AR-15 vs. AK-47: Sub-Zero Freezing Torture Test

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves puts the AK-47 and the AR-15 against each other in a sub-zero freezing torture test. Both guns were placed in freezing temperatures well below negative 20 degrees Fahrenheit for over 7 hours. They were then removed from the icebox and shot immediately to see which one could get […] Read More … The post AR-15 vs. AK-47: Sub-Zero Freezing Torture Test appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Freezing, Ar-15, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, TFBTV, Torture Test, Ak-47, James Reeves, AR vs AK


POTD: Kalashnikov USA’s Rose Gold Rifle

Photo Of The Day and we take a look at a Rose Gold creation from Kalashnikov USA. Russian 9×19 mm rifles aren’t too common, and to be fair this one isn’t either as it is Made in the USA, based on the drawings of a Vityaz-SN submachine gun. The rifle is called KR-9 and is […] Read More … The post POTD: Kalashnikov USA’s Rose Gold Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Usa, Guns, Kalashnikov, Photo of the Day, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Kalashnikov USA, Vityaz, Vityaz-SN


JMac Customs M4-AKM Stock Adapter

“Another AR-15 stock adapter for AK-47? Yawn, boring“. That is probably what you thought when you read the title, but then you noticed that bottom extension in the picture of this adapter and realized that this thing is a bit different from what you are used to seeing. The new JMac Customs M4-AKM stock adapter […] Read More … The post JMac Customs M4-AKM Stock Adapter appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Other Gear & Gadgets, JMac Customs, Stock Adapter, M4-AKM


Zastava ZPAPM70 AKs Now Available With Chrome-Lined Barrels

AKs of Zastava Arms USA are some of the highest quality production Kalashnikov pattern rifles currently available in the USA. Their full-size 7.62x39mm rifle, ZPAPM70, is a rugged and reliable gun and as the company says, is built like a tank. However, 7.62x39mm Zastava AKs have always lacked one important feature – chrome-lined barrels. A […] Read More … The post Zastava ZPAPM70 AKs Now Available With Chrome-Lined Barrels appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Usa, Guns, Serbia, Daily News, Zastava, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, 7.62x39, Semi-Auto, Zastava Arms USA, ZPAPM70, 1.5mm Receiver, Bulged Trunnion, Chrome Lined, Chrome-lined Barrel


POTD: Russian Aerial Door Gunners with AKs

Pictures of Russian Aerial Door Gunners are scarce. Have you ever seen one before? I’m not sure I have. Today we have one for you, and it’s perfect for our Photo Of The Day. The AK seems to be fed from standard magazines but mounted on a fixed pod inside the helicopter that also has a […] Read More … The post POTD: Russian Aerial Door Gunners with AKs appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Photo of the Day, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Aerial Door Gunner, Mi-8


Rifle Dynamics Introduces The Thunder Ranch AK

Rifle Dynamics and Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch have teamed up to create the AK that meets Clint’s reliability and quality requirements and represents the perfect AK for Thunder Ranch Urban Rifle concept. The Rifle Dynamics Thunder Ranch AK is a base platform that comes with must-have features and can be further customized and accessorized […] Read More … The post Rifle Dynamics Introduces The Thunder Ranch AK appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Clint, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Rifle Dynamics, Thunder Ranch, Semi-Auto, Clint Smith, Urban Rifle, RD Thunder Ranch AK, Thunder Ranch Urban Rifle


GALILMOOR – 6.5 Creedmoor Galil by Evocatus Strategic

Evocatus Strategic is a relatively new company specialized in building AK pattern rifles. If you visit their website, you’ll see that they are focused on building rifles chambered in non-mainstream AK calibers such as the 6.5 Grendel and 9x39mm Their latest project is the GalilMoor – a Galil rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. After seeing […] Read More … The post GALILMOOR – 6.5 Creedmoor Galil by Evocatus Strategic appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, 6.5 Creedmoor, Semi-Auto, 6.5 Grendel, 9x39, Evocatus, Evocatus Strategic, GalilMoor, Creedmoor Galil


TFBTV: James’ Personal AK Collection

Two weeks ago, I published this video: AK guys, living up to the stereotype, missed the obvious satirical nature of the video. As a result, there is a contingent of the gun community that now believes that I hate the AK. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to raid the safe and fondle some guns. […] Read More … The post TFBTV: James’ Personal AK Collection appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Collection, Collecting, James, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, TFBTV, Ak-47, James Reeves, Semi-Auto


TFB Review: Kalashnikov KP-9 SBR – The Russian MP5?

Over the last year, the Kalashnikov KP-9 has become increasingly popular in the gun market as a cheaper alternative to the MP5 clones and other AR-style PCC guns. I have finally had my KP-9 out of the ATF jail so it is an SBR and I finally was able to run it as an SBR […] Read More … The post TFB Review: Kalashnikov KP-9 SBR – The Russian MP5? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, ATF, SBR, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Guns & Gear, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Kalashnikov USA, Semi-Auto, 9mm AK, KP-9, 9mm PCC, Kalashnikov KP-9, KP9


7 Reasons the AK-47 and the AR-15 are Terrible SHTF Survival Guns (ft. Brandon Herrera)

It’s AK-47 vs. AR-15 today on The Firearm Blog. We’ve got a fun coronacollab for you today on TFBTV; James and his equally well-maned brother from another mother (possibly literally), Brandon Herrera (a.k.[47]a. “The AK Guy“) decided to have a good old fashioned YouTube pissing match over which platform was better for SHTF survival – […] Read More … The post 7 Reasons the AK-47 and the AR-15 are Terrible SHTF Survival Guns (ft. Brandon Herrera) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, James, SHTF, Ar-15, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, TFBTV, Semi-Auto, Brandon Herrera, The AK Guy, AR Patterned, SHTF Guns


Russian Special Forces gets their first batch of AK-12s

About a year ago TFB reported that the Russian Military had ordered 150,000 brand new AK-12 and AK-15 rifles. Just about a month ago we saw the Russia’s Spetsnaz in the cold with their new AK-12s and now it’s time for the Special Forces of the Western Military District to get theirs. These are also some […] Read More … The post Russian Special Forces gets their first batch of AK-12s appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, Daily News, TFB, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Ak-12, Russian Military, MIL/LE, AK TR3


Russia’s Spetsnaz With New AK-12s

Operators from Russia’s 24th ObrSpN (or 24th Spetsnaz Brigade) have appeared in a video from a recent training exercise equipped with the new AK-12 5.45x39mm rifles. The short video shows a Spetsnaz team intercepting a truck to acquire ‘valuable intelligence’. 24th obrSpN was originally formed in November 1977 and saw extensive service during the Soviet-Afghan War […] Read More … The post Russia’s Spetsnaz With New AK-12s appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Russia, Defense, Daily News, AK, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Ak-12, Spetsnaz, MIL/LE


FIRST LOOK: India’s AK – Not Quite an AK-203

For years we at TFB have closely followed India’s struggles to select a new service rifle to replace the 5.56x45mm INSAS which has gained a questionable reputation over the years. Numerous home-grown rifles such as the Indian Ordnance Factories Board-designed Excalibur and the Multi Calibre Individual Weapon System have both proven to be failures. A glimmer […] Read More … The post FIRST LOOK: India’s AK – Not Quite an AK-203 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, India, Defense, Kalashnikov, Daily News, TFB, Indian Army, AK, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Ak-103, INSAS, AK-203, Indian AK, Indo Rifles


POTD: Romanian Suppressed Pistol Mitralieră model 1990 (AKM)

Welcome again to TFB’s Photo Of The Day. As the name implies, these daily articles are dedicated to rare and unique pictures. Today we look at the Romanian Pistol Mitralieră model 1990. Chambered in 7.62x39mm and it is the first side-folding stock version produced in Romania. Picture and caption by SveenysArmory, used with permission. So my […] Read More … The post POTD: Romanian Suppressed Pistol Mitralieră model 1990 (AKM) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Romania, TFB, Photo of the Day, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, AKM, SveenysArmory, PM md 90, Romanian AK


POTD: Forging the American Kalashnikov KR-103

In one of TFB’s previous Photo Of The Day posts, we showed how a scope mount is born in the CNC machine. A block of aluminum turns into something useful. It’s now time to show a “before and after” of some forged parts for the new Kalashnikov KR-103, an American AK that was introduced at SHOT Show 2020. It’s always […] Read More … The post POTD: Forging the American Kalashnikov KR-103 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, CNC, Photo of the Day, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Forging, Kalasnikov KR103, KR-103


Phoenix Technology Featureless AR-15 and AK-47 Grips

At SHOT Show 2020, Phoenix Technology introduced featureless grips for AK-47 and AR-15 pattern rifles. Normally, the ergonomics of featureless grips leaves a lot to be desired, however, these particular ones are quite comfortable. Let’s take a closer look. As you know, in some states, the combination of certain features can make rifles fall under the […] Read More … The post Phoenix Technology Featureless AR-15 and AK-47 Grips appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Grip, AR 15, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Other Gear & Gadgets, Ak 47, Featureless, Phoenix Technology, Phoenix Technology Featureless AR


POTD: PSA “Big Igloo Aloha” Custom Series AK

Today’s Photo Of The Day is found on Palmetto State Armory‘s website. It’s one of their AK-P GF3 AK pistols which has a custom paint job to match your Hawaiian urban camouflage and is named Big Igloo Aloha making it a perfect tool for Aloha State Boogaloo preppers out there. Now, confess, who asked for this? […] Read More … The post POTD: PSA “Big Igloo Aloha” Custom Series AK appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Psa, Palmetto State Armory, Photo of the Day, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Aloha State Boogaloo


FB Radom Mini Beryl Pistols in 5.56/223 and .22LR to be Imported by Arms of America

Who doesn’t like Krinkovs? Especially ones made by a reputable company like the Polish Fabryka Broni “Łucznik” – Radom. At SHOT Show 2020, Arms of America announced that they will start importing FB Radom Mini Beryl pistols chambered in .223 Remington / 5.56x45mm NATO and .22LR. Let’s take a closer look. Mini Beryl 5.56/223 This Mini Beryl […] Read More … The post FB Radom Mini Beryl Pistols in 5.56/223 and .22LR to be Imported by Arms of America appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, America, Nato, Daily News, FB, Radom, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rimfire, Krinkov, Fabryka Broni, 5.56x45, 22 LR, 223 Remington, Arms Of America, Fabryka Broni Łucznik Radom, Mini Beryl


POTD: Type 56 AK With No Sunroof

Today’s Photo Of The Day gives us a top view of an AK (Type 56) with the dust cover removed and with & without bolt/recoil spring assembly. If you’re a collector you should own some kind of “Back To Basic” firearm, like the AK pictured. My choice is the Czech Vz 58 with a Paratrooper […] Read More … The post POTD: Type 56 AK With No Sunroof appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Kalashnikov, Photo of the Day, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Vz 58, Type 56


[SHOT 2020] KNS Precision Galil ACE Aluminum Lower/Grip and Adjustable AK Aperture Sight

KNS Precision brought two new products to SHOT Show 2020 – an adjustable aperture rear sight for AK rifles and an aluminum grip/lower for Galil ACE. Let’s take a closer look. Galil ACE Lower/Grip Galil ACE has a polymer part that combines the pistol grip, trigger guard and extended magazine well. It is hard to […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2020] KNS Precision Galil ACE Aluminum Lower/Grip and Adjustable AK Aperture Sight appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Grip, SHOT Show, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Galil Ace, KNS Precision, SHOT Show 2020, Aperture Sight


[SHOT 2020] Zastava Arms M91 Rifle (7.62x54R) and ZPAP85 Pistol (5.56×45)

At SHOT Show 2020, along with the firearms announced last year, Zastava Arms USA also displayed two new guns that they have started importing just recently – the M91 DMR/sniper rifle chambered in 7.62x54mmR and the ZPAP85 pistol chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO. M91 Rifle First and foremost, what makes this gun really cool and desirable is […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2020] Zastava Arms M91 Rifle (7.62x54R) and ZPAP85 Pistol (5.56×45) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Nato, DMR, Zastava, SHOT Show, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, 5.56x45, Semi-Auto, 7.62x54, M91, Zastava Arms USA, ZPAP85, SHOT Show 2020, SHOT 2020