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Everyone has an AK-47 these days...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Bazooka Joe, May 20, 2010.

  1. Bazooka Joe

    Bazooka Joe Lower Yakima Valley Well-Known Member

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    According to this article, today the bad guys started shooting their AK-47s first...


    ...and then the police pulled out theirs.

    Where's my AK-47? Or if I have any firearm at all is it really an AK-47?
     
  2. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    the van the criminals used was owned by a church. Hopefully it was stolen rather than in use by parishoners!

    I didn't realize any police dept. issued AK's either. Must be a "red neck" police dept.
     
  3. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    Really??? Why do they have to be "red neck"? And also where in the article did it say motorist Bobby Hubble was a firearms expert and knew the difference between a "red neck" AK-47 and a Daisy air rifle?
     
  4. Seafarinman

    Seafarinman Washington State Member

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    AK's are a good choice since they are very reliable. I think that if I was a police officer and allowed to carry a patrol rifle of my choice I might choose my AK.
     
  5. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    In Nicaragua, the police use AK-47s as "patrol rifles".
     
  6. pogi

    pogi Gresham, OR Active Member

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    I'd love to carry my AK everyday if I could. My guess is that someday soon, that will be a reality too.


    :paranoid:
     
  7. candyman

    candyman Scappoose, OR Active Member

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    they are all aks
     
  8. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    I've seen lots of pic's with US operatives using AK's.
    The range may be shorter. But, they can take a beating.
    (but, they make lousy clubs)
     
  9. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    HAHA The Daisy really is an AK-47
     
  10. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    AKs are evil.
    I have one.
    Its evil.
    EVIL GREAT. :)

    AK Dave
     
  11. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Well my AK is a 74 and not a 47...... but still an AK. You know why you keep on hearing AK on the news? CHEAP ......that's why. Why go buy an AR when you can get 2 or 3 decent AKs? More reliable and the 7.62x39 has some power. Also not to talk smack about ARs but AKs are more reliable and if I was a bad guy I would want to have something more reliable.
    I have an AK74 because the ammo is cheaper.... I love the history of the weapon and how it looks. I too wish I could carry my AK with me everyday but people on trimet might freak out....but let me tell you...... no one would come up and ask me for change or a smoke..... hmmmmm lol
     
  12. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    The van's tags were traced back to a small church apparently run by a white supremacist.

    Still no info on the two dead criminals.
     
  13. powermad

    powermad Portland Active Member

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    Honestly I wonder why you do not actually see more AK's in the hands of criminals.

    Receiver flat, no FFL
    AK kit, no FFL
    No paper trail.
    Ammo dirt cheap and available.
    20 minutes on google and find all the info needed to put it together.
    I have seen some really bad bends and the gun still worked, ugly and not pretty but it was functional, bolt cutter smashed rivets and all.
    Has anyone seen that G3 flat that was hand bent? It has been a bit since I saw it posted somewhere.
    That was ugly and IIRC functional.
    Spend a few $$ on tools and away ya go.
    Good thing they are lazy?
     
  14. Ding

    Ding Lighter Side of Oz Active Member

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    ya have to be smarter than the bubblegume your working on.
     
  15. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have no AK. I've owned several AK's and several AR's. I still have an AR, but no AK's. Someday, maybe. But the AK will never replace my AR.
     
  16. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm twice as evil, I have 2 :cool:
     
  17. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    If you're gonna make comments like this I think you should provide a link or some proof
     
  18. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    Most criminals prefer concealable weapons - even they aren't stupid enough to think that it would be better to flee from the scene of a robbery toting an AK instead of just sticking a pistol in their pocket. Regardless, I'm sure there are plenty of garage machinists willing to fill whatever demand there is for untraceable AKs.
     
  19. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    Looks like there may well be something to this claim:

    Link 1
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    Found here
     
  20. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    We are not going to have any color "Supremacist" debates here at NWFA. Take it elsewhere.