Thursday, September 30, 2010

Arsenal SGL-31

"Nobody in the world knows what vodka is made out of, and the reason I tell you this is that the story of vodka is the story of Russia. Nobody knows what Russia is made of, or what it is liable to cause its inhabitants to do next."
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

Bought some new books!

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! 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

Oh boy! Going to a gun show tomorrow!

I'm looking to pick up a Polish Tantal AK-74 or a Bulgarian AK-74 from Century Arms International. I've read that they are kinda hit and miss though (sometimes something is wrong with the barrel causing the bullet to keyhole when entering the target which shouldn not happen!) The Avtomat Kalashnikov 74 was developed in the 1970's in response to the 5.56x45mm round. The Soviets pretty much saw the 5.56 and went "ooo ahhh" and made this round and updated some AKM's and then began to produce the AK-74 when they found out the 5.45 round was drastically more accurate than the 7.62x39mm round of old. If I find a good deal on a Yugoslavian SKS I might just get one of those and some ammo instead. I love gun shows but now there's always some "COWADUTY" kids there picking firearms up and having a photo op looking all cool with their "M21 EBR" jeeeeze

Still writing...

But in the meantime here's an awesome video I have always enjoyed. Victory Day marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in WW2. That march is sick!!!

My Venture Into the Blog Scene

 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?)