April 12, 2010

Pimp My Rifle

I know that cultures throughout world history have decorated their weapons, but the gentleman to the left in this article is a great example of going over the top, with artistic license taken with his rifle, its magazine, and the underslung grenade launcher.

It probably would have been more impressive if he'd actually taken care of the AK, which appears to have a field-repaired cracked wood stock and the finish worn down to bare metal almost everywhere.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 12, 2010 07:58 AM

Colors mean alot to those ppl..I purchased a dvd called "Guns of Afghanistan"..and it pretty much shown the old muskets that were handed down generation to generation and they were decked out..the Afghanistani ppl who have the AK rifles now were mostly confiscated from the Russians..also on the dvd it shows them building AK rifles with the most primitive conditions and tools and they are none better as it showed at this..they even get the serial numbers or insignias correct in the metal..I was amazed after watching the dvd what these ppl can do with almost nothing in the way of tools or a building to do it in..almost always handmade..skilled and they have plenty of ingenuity...which is obvious as they kicked russian butt and is in the process of doing same to us

Posted by: azurevirus at April 12, 2010 09:58 AM

These kinds of incidents are all too common over there, as General McChrystal recently reminded us. Perhaps they are inevitable in this kind of warfare, which is a damn good reason for us not to be there in the first place. Even if we "win", and I can't imagine what victory would look like, there are any number of piss-poor countries with the same problems that could also serve as terrorist havens. We have neither the time, resources or will to take them all on, so why sacrifice another Afghan or American life needlessly?

Posted by: Will Butler at April 12, 2010 06:56 PM