AK & Variants Picture Thread in Weapons Posted March 19, 2015 · Report reply Yeah right the ergonomics; theyve been building this platform for decades, but seeing this handguard prob was the first time idseen an ak and thought: I bet that has excellent handling. I wonder what couodexplain that- i mean russia are at the cutting edge of mili tech-some concepts are just beyond. I mean the silent pistol without an sd? The cartridge just sucks in the gas...the the an 94-shoots two bullets within the samerecoil cycle- Doubling the trauma and piercingof the bullet used..but the AK just hasnt seen a lotof this tech; Its modernized, for sure, but in pretty limited ways. Before i knew anything about them I honestly thought they were the same rifle, besides colours and slight externals. Maybe this is why when an ak variant-even a distant relative - makes the news, its always just the "AK47" rare as those weird tied up rat knots now, and I believe production didnt even exceed one million.( cd b wrong tho) which is a tiny number, at least in the land of AK's- sold by the tonne, and even the poorest pattern copy is soldier proof, bomb proof. Say there is a ww3, its depressing to think weve created a rifle thatll survive us..worse still to know you can use them or look at them. Oh i was gonna ask some o' the AK brains about soviet presentation ak's as im coming up with a project. I know the soviets were fond of ornate firearms as gifts; IE stechkins in hand carved boxes to friendly diplomats, engraved pistols - big status symbols, pistols- as yet the only cerremonial ak ive seen is a gorgeaus green akm presented by kalash himself to the best guards. Atm im thinking like a kgb aks74u, blacked out and embelished as an award for KGB or Gru Operations; black rifles for black ops...and the aks74u fairly screams Spec ops. Parts have been chromed- bolt, flashider, and a tanker make has been smoothed completely,polished and chromed, ornate kgb enamael added, the rest is battle worn though: a trophy thats actually been out there kind of thing. Handguard is ebony and waxed, and the grip is crimson fakelite, with many black washes. Im thinking of a finishing touch; a copper trigger maybe...there has to be alfa spesnats insignia in there somewhere too. Rant over if you havnt lost interest. Its espresso.