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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:32 PM Edited by The Yokel, 23 December 2013 - 06:33 PM.

The inventor of AK-47, as I'm sure you're all aware.

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Obligatory RIP.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:34 PM

RIP

 

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:45 PM

 

 

Ironically, the inventor of the most used weapon of the world was in favor of a greater gun control.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:13 PM

RIP I guess.

 


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:15 PM

RIP indeed.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:38 PM Edited by lol232, 23 December 2013 - 07:40 PM.

Rest in peace, tovarisch, the AK47 is still the best automatic rifle ever made.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:54 PM

R.I.P The inventor of the best Assault Rifle ever made

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:56 PM

"I'm proud of my invention, but I'm sad that it is used by terrorists ... I would prefer to have invented a machine that people could use and that would help farmers with their work — for example a lawn mower."

 

Mikhail was an interesting guy, to be sure. Obviously his legacy lies in the AK model assault rifles, which have had lasting effects on the world at large. Their cheap design and reliability have led them to be the people's weapon, though unlike his original vision I think it's used by more than just farmers on the Steppe. His guns have helped overthrow governments, decide civil wars, kill civilians, kill soldiers, give power to "the people" and take it right back. They're used by freedom fighters, terrorists, scared poeple's militia, children, warlords, and everyone in between. Definitely an icon for many, with all the baggage that being an icon in an industry of war entails. 

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:35 PM

Rest In Peace. :(


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:05 PM

Actually never knew that...


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:07 PM

Eh, M4 Carbine.. f*ck the AK.

 

RIP though.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:08 PM Edited by lol232, 23 December 2013 - 09:14 PM.

"I'm proud of my invention, but I'm sad that it is used by terrorists ... I would prefer to have invented a machine that people could use and that would help farmers with their work — for example a lawn mower."

 

Mikhail was an interesting guy, to be sure. Obviously his legacy lies in the AK model assault rifles, which have had lasting effects on the world at large. Their cheap design and reliability have led them to be the people's weapon, though unlike his original vision I think it's used by more than just farmers on the Steppe. His guns have helped overthrow governments, decide civil wars, kill civilians, kill soldiers, give power to "the people" and take it right back. They're used by freedom fighters, terrorists, scared poeple's militia, children, warlords, and everyone in between. Definitely an icon for many, with all the baggage that being an icon in an industry of war entails. 

"I created a weapon to defend the borders of my motherland. It's not my fault that it's being used where it shouldn't be. The politicians are more to blame for this."

 

 

Eh, M4 Carbine.. f*ck the AK.

 

RIP though.

 

M4 Carbine sucks.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:13 PM

Eh, M4 Carbine.. f*ck the AK.
 
RIP though.

Carbine is good and all but nothing will ever beat the reliability of a AK-47
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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:31 PM

Sure, the AK-47 can withstand rough environments; sand, water, dirt, mud, etc. But stability and mobility, Carbine is the way to go. Carbines are quite effective these days.. much better than their earlier predecessors.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:41 PM

RIP.

He was responsible for undoubtedly one of the greatest inventions and designs of the last century.

Regardless of what people (including Mikhail Kalashnikov himself) believed of the overall impact Kalashnikov-design weapons have had on humanity, it remains true that he has produced an ingenius design which has proven its enormous potential to affect the discourse of humanity - and it continues to do so today, after more than six decades.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:22 PM

Poor man, I hope he didn't feel too guilty about what his creation did.

He crafted an elegant, beautiful machine, it wasn't his fault that some used it for immoral purposes.

 

I feel sorry for him.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:45 PM

Well, obviously he didn't build it for hunting. Anyone who makes a 'weapon', especially that of an Assault Rifle knows what may follow or will follow. There's only so many assault rifle manufacturers out there, luckily for him, his was the most successful and distributed and remarkably cheap.

 

I still prefer an M4 Carbine or AR-15.. They have better maximum effective range, lighter and the safety/selector switch can be accessed without losing sight picture, though it is prone to seizing in certain terrains and environments.. but with weight/range, easily controlled recoil (even under full-auto) not to mention accuracy is better than the AK.. I'll go with the AR-15 or Carbine.

 

Anyways, this man not only should be praised for his rifle, but for his service as well. I'm sure the vodka being passed around in Russia now is by the GALLONS!


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:48 PM

The ballet dancer?

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:53 PM Edited by Limitless, 24 December 2013 - 12:01 AM.

Huh, I just learned something. I give this man props for his invention and I must say, he is one intimidating looking dude. I'm more of a German gunman myself (Heckler & Koch).

 

R.I.P.
 

Anyways, this man not only should be praised for his rifle, but for his service as well. I'm sure the vodka being passed around in Russia now is by the GALLONS!

 

Is it bad that while reading your post, I pictured an old and fat soviet Russian passing around a giant glass of vodka saying, "Drink up my friends, for there is more to go around!" Ah... anyways, I would love to watch a drinking contest between you and a Russian one day, GunWrath.  

 

 


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:54 PM

Huh, I just learned something. I give this man props for his invention and I must say, he is one intimidating looking dude. I’m more of a German gunman myself (Heckler & Koch).

 

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:04 AM

Poor man, I hope he didn't feel too guilty about what his creation did.
He crafted an elegant, beautiful machine, it wasn't his fault that some used it for immoral purposes.
 
I feel sorry for him.


I don't think so. It started as a defense against the Nazis. The AK has been used to oppress and liberate. The fact that it is still being produced is something to ponder.

A genius man with one of the most remarkable interventions in the 20th century. I doubt we see something that rivals it within the next 2 or 3 centuries..

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:08 AM

RIP.


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:15 AM

 

Carbine is good and all but nothing will ever beat the reliability of a AK-47

 

Its exactly this. The guy himself said numerous times that his main pride in the weapon is its reliability and how you could bury it underground, dig it up 1 year later, and it would still work as intended.

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:17 AM

The ballet dancer?

 

Why don't you stop making jokes when people die? It's not funny and it's never going to land you in the Quotable Notables.


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:21 AM

 

The ballet dancer?

 

Why don't you stop making jokes when people die? It's not funny and it's never going to land you in the Quotable Notables.

 

Pretty sure nobody who's been here longer than a month gives a f*ck about being quoted in the Notables topic.


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:22 AM

He left us with a hell of a rifle. 

 

RIP.


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:22 AM

Why's he doing it then? He joked about Mandela being dead too.


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:31 AM

Why's he doing it then? He joked about Mandela being dead too.

Who the f*ck cares? None of us knew the guy. Why should we act like we did?


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:36 AM

 

Pretty sure nobody who's been here longer than a month gives a f*ck about being quoted in the Notables topic.

 

 

Pretty sure even new members don't care about that topic. LOL


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:39 AM Edited by Limitless, 24 December 2013 - 02:40 AM.

Why's he doing it then? He joked about Mandela being dead too.

I never knew making fun of someone's death was a crime.. Really it affects none of us on these forums, but you.





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