Featured Happy Birthday AK-47 David Reeder July 8, 2013 Join the Conversation Yesterday was the day the Russian Army (at least) celebrates as the birthday of the ubiquitous Avtomatni Kalashnikova model-1947, making that weapon 66 years old. That makes this a fitting weekend for Rifle Dynamics to announce an upcoming AK Armorer/Operator Class in West Virginia (see below). Rifle Dynamics perhaps the best-known US-based AK custom build and training-organization. They built the AKM you see in the feature image for US PALM. Equally fitting, the announcement of an upcoming AK Armorer and AK 101 combined class from Snake Hound Machine and Rockwell Tactical in New Hampshire (more on that below too). Why an AK? Here's one answer, courtesy of Rifle Dynamics' own del Verrocchio, Jim Fuller. Another Kalash gunsmith gaining an increasing reputation as a solid AK builder is Owen Martin of the fore-mentioned Snake Hound Machine. Why an AK? Here's his answer. You can enroll in the SHM/Rockwell combo class here. Cost for the long, one-day course (to be held August 2nd 2013) is $300.00. If you are interested in the Rifle Dynamics Armorer/Operator course mentioned above, it will be held August 17-18 in Summit Point, WV. They are only offering 20 seats for the class, and it will fill up fast. Cost is $450. Send email to info(at)rifledynamics.com to register or for more information. Explore RECOILweb:State of the Art with Mad Minute SuppressorsFirst Look: Christensen Arms Modern Hunting RifleLion ARMory - Artisanship in MetalRECOILtv Mail Call: Leupold VX-5HD 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.