Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Well I have decided that my next firearm purchase will be an Arsenal SGL-31. The SGL-31 is an AK-74 (5.45x39.5mm) variant with a receiver made by Saiga Legion in Russia at Izhevsk. Everything is Russian except the trigger group and stock set! Arsenal makes the Cadillac of AK's. They are pricey though when you compare it to other AK's, $800+ for the SGL-31 and $700+ for the SGL-21. But they use brand new parts. I'm having trouble finding it with a NATO length stock. I'm 6'1" so the Warsaw Pact stock might be too short for me- especially when I get around to putting optics on it. The Afghans that fought the Soviets called 5.45x39.5mm "the poison bullet" because of the wounds it left in flesh. The Warsaw Pact spent billions and billions of dollars developing and implementing the 5.45 round. It's very similar to 5.56. The little sucker has an air space in the nose that moves the center of gravity to the back increasing the tendency of the bullet to yaw in the target.So, yeaaaaah.
Monday, September 27, 2010
|Ostfront Hitler's War On Russia 1941-45 and Soldiers Manual of Common Tasks|
I got these a couple of weeks ago and they're absolutely awesome. Ostfront is my favorite just for all the information on the Eastern Front of WW2. It's so detailed and thorough. I recommend you try and pick it up. I found it at my local Half Price Books. Thanks for reading. I'm still trying to get the hang of this Canon 20D.
|Verdun On The Volga|
|There's all sorts of pictures depicting military personnel.|
|Some German tanks|
|Running a bit low on 7.62x54r!|
Sunday, September 26, 2010
|1934 Hex Receiver Izhevsk Mosin-Nagant 91/30|
Well I didn't get to go to that gun show... I slept right through my alarm! After doing some thinking it would be wiser to buy an Arsenal AK-74 which costs twice as much but as my friend said "With arsenal you get quality, with Century Arms International you wonder if the builder had his ration of vodka that night or not" Here's a pic of my Mosin Nagant I took a few minutes ago for you guys. I absolutely love the furniture on this gun. Also my German Flecktarn parka just came in the mail from Swisslink.com! I'm rather amazed at how fast this blog is taking off! Thanks everyone for your input. It is greatly appreciated.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I've decided to start a blog about Slavic weaponry. Slavic in this case referring to the Eastern, Western, and Southern Slavic peoples and areas. I started taking a liking to "Slavshit" (as some of my friends say) when I saw a Mosin-Nagant 91/30 rifle. I had been looking for my first rifle for a while when a friend told me about the "3-line rifle" and how the rifle and ammunition were cheap making it a great first rifle. So I bought one and I've been hooked on it ever since. I plan on making an effort to update this blog at least every two days. Included is a pic from when I opened a spam can of 1984 Russian 7.62x54r for my 1934 Izhevsk Hex Receiver 91/30 (really rolls off the tongue huh?)