While idly wandering through the halls of gunny goodness, I happened upon this variant of the AK-47:
Okay, it’s as ugly as a pig’s ass in springtime — although “pretty” is not a word oft associated the the AK-47 — and that green laminate wood looks like it was on sale in the decking section at Home Depot.
But hold on just a minute. Why would one use green laminate wood for a deck? Why, to protect it from the elements (sun, rain etc.); and if that works for decking, why not for a utilitarian rifle such as this one, to be used in all kinds of stinking weather when battling the Forces Of Darkness? (If you know wot I mean nudge nudge wink wink…)
Of course, the price ($720) makes my nose twitch, but as so many people remind me, this isn’t 2004 anymore, when an AK could be picked up for a couple-few hundred bucks — and at least the gun is priced well below the $1,000 mark, which really makes my nose twitch when it comes to the AK-47.
For a stocking stuffer, you could do a lot worse, but you may have to deal with a few sniggers at the range when you unbox it.
For $720 I’d stack that in my stable.
I don’t mind the green.
Don’t particularly mind the colour, and the grain is nice.
Way better looking than any plastic fantastic AR15, utilitarian classic.
I wish I could have nice things like that behind enemy lines.
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