Fayetteville, NC –-(Ammoland.com)- Larry Vickers recently completed a trip to Russia to study some of the firearms that have shaped their history from WWII to modern times.
Here are a few photos and info from his trip for you to enjoy.
Russian AEK-971 (above)
The AEK-971 was a pleasant surprise; very controllable in short bursts. This no doubt was due to the counter recoiling internal mechanism and the muzzle brake-fire, selector is better than a standard AK setup but still sub par. Forearm got hot just like an AK (or worse) but overall the rifle is relatively light and handled and shot well; pleasant surprise.
Arsenal Firearms Miniatures
At the world class Object indoor shooting club in Moscow we live fired various Arsenal Firearms miniatures – 1/2 scale firearms included amongst others the 1911, M9, Desert Eagle and of course the AKM with functional suppressor and grenade launcher.
Original AK-46 Prototype
Here I am holding the AK46 – pre production prototype Kalashnikov – this weapon was personally presented to Stalin at that time for his inspection.
Vickers Tactical, Inc.
Larry Vickers is a retired career special operations soldier with 20-plus years of service to our country. A longtime 1st SFOD- Delta operational member, he was a key player in the small arms marksmanship expertise and weapons selection of that Unit. He brings a very unique set of skills to the market, and has a wide and varied background in the firearms industry.