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Day 2 – Kalashnikov Moments

Sometimes when you’re in West Texas with a lot of guns and ammo, you just have to get a few pictures of some Kalashnikov moments:

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Climbing up to the shooting stand with both my Kalashnikov’s slung. Normally her family uses this as a blind, but I prefer shooting down on the target, so that there is less danger of ricochet. There are two generations of Kalashnikovs showing on my back.

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Bitter snapped this one of me walking around their property. I was told by Carrie’s mom that it was unwise to walk about the property unarmed, because of the wild pigs and predator cat they’d seen prowling about. Who am I to argue?

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Carrie in the stand with my AK-74. We were shooting at paper and clay bird stationary targets at about 50 meters from the stand. Anyone that can figure the Pythagorean theorem can guesstimate the distance to the targets.

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Bitter took this pic of me in the Jeep, I call this pose my Mogadishu moment.

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We wreaked some havoc on this poor cactus plant by using it as a backstop, so to speak, firing from the stand. Cactus plants are hardly an endangered species on her property, but clearly some tree hugging types would be upset by this.

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Carrie in her Kalashnikov moment. Carrie is a few months shy of 21, by the way. Since folks with the Brady Campaign consider this a child, clearly she is a menace to society posing with my Kalashnikov here.

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Shooting the AK-74 out of the old Jeep at the only location where there was sufficient back stoppage. I was impressed that Carrie could hit the clay birds on targets stands with fairly good regularity at 100 meters with iron sights. She really liked the AK-74.

For all you single gun blog readers in your early 20s, Carrie is single and available ;)

2 Responses to “Day 2 – Kalashnikov Moments”

  1. carrie says:

    I love the AK-74. It’s the Lady Kalishnakov. The Kalishnakova, or even Kalishnakovenka, if you will.
    Still loud as hell, though.

  2. Sebastian says:

    There’s probably some Spetsnaz guys out there who would get upset to hear you call it a “Lady Kalashnikov” :) Mikhael Kalashnikov himself, though, would probably agree with you. He thought the AK-74 was a mistake, and never should have been brought forth.

    Of course, The Russian Army now issues the AN-94 Abakan to Spetsnaz units, so maybe they too secretly agreed with you, and decided a more manly rifle was in order :)

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