Guns Countering the Vilification of the Kalashnikov David Reeder June 4, 2015 Join the Conversation I'm not sure how I missed this when it first came out. Thankfully Strike-Hold! posted it today. It's an interesting video from Vice about the so-called “rebranding” of the AK-47. I found it particularly interesting given some recent discussions I've had with Rob Anderson of US PALM (whose AK mags I'm currently trying to tear up). Last time I was in Phoenix he and I talked at length about the possibility of making the Kalashnikov “socially acceptable.” It's an interesting idea, though perhaps easier to posit than to effect. I think one of the greatest signs we could see regarding the acceptance of the AK is if we started seeing it used in lieu of ARs as a patrol rifle in the hands of LEOs…but can you imagine the hue and cry that would erupt if someone caught a LEO putting some asshole down with an AK, even if it was justified? Anyway, it's an interesting watch (though you'll want to keep in mind it's Vice). Hat tip to the Strike-Hold! blog. Explore RECOILweb:Yeager interviews EmersonShoot Like A Girl Takes a Shot at Knocking Out Breast CancerField expedient surgeryTORN Warriors Charity Shoot NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.