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This Just Happened: Dictator Obama signs Exec. Order BANNING Importation of Genuine Russian-made AK's!

Good thing there are only 100million more of them around. LOL

But still...if you wanted a genuine Ruskie "Kalashnikov Concern"/Izhmash/Saiga, you're outta luck...for almost two years, until Rand Paul becomes the POTUS .o/

#IMPEACH!!! US Government Bans Kalashnikov Concern Imports Which Include: Saigas, VEPRs, etc.... (HD)

http://youtu.be/IvDZS01WCSk
Mrgunsngear Channel
Published on Jul 16, 2014

Ahh... to be a tyrannical dictator: literally, with a single 'stroke of the pen,' a lunatic can literally destroy an entire industry, people's lives & livelihood! What a woyld, what a woyld! [Actually any vintage TV & film buffs here? I always thought Jackie Gleason said it, with a heavy Brooklyn Accent. Please let me know if you know who said it that way; for now: the Wicked Witch!]


http://youtu.be/j7GJcKuVGm8

WARNING: govt terrorists' official website link ahead; click at your risk, but hey, for y'all's convenience, I posted it all for ya DP lovelies.D

Ukraine-related Sanctions; Publication of Executive Order 13662 Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List
7/16/2014

Today, OFAC is introducing the Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List to identify persons operating in sectors of the Russian economy identified by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to Executive Order 13662. Directives found within the list describe prohibitions on dealings with the persons identified.

Please see the following frequently asked questions for more information on sectoral sanctions.

Specially Designated Nationals List Update

In addition, the following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List: [The following is the AK-relevant portion only:]

[...]

KALASHNIKOV CONCERN (a.k.a. CONCERN KALASHNIKOV; a.k.a. IZHEVSKIY MASHINOSTROITEL'NYI ZAVOD OAO; f.k.a. IZHMASH R&D CENTER; f.k.a. JSC NPO IZHMASH; f.k.a. NPO IZHMASH OAO; a.k.a. OJSC CONCERN KALASHNIKOV; f.k.a. OJSC IZHMASH; f.k.a. SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION IZHMASH JOINT STOCK COMPANY), 3, Derjabin Pr., Izhevsk, Udmurt Republic 426006, Russia; Registration ID 1111832003018 [UKRAINE2].

[...]

Last Updated: 7/16/2014 3:51 PM

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BREAKING: Obama Administration Bans Import of Izhmash & Kalashnikov (Saiga) Firearms

By Nick Leghorn on July 16, 2014

Earlier today, the Department of Commerce announced new sanctions against Russian products and companies operating in the United States. Previous sanctions only tangentially impacted the import of cheap and reliable firearms from Russia into the United States, but now the Obama administration is specifically targeting the makers of Saiga rifles and shotguns, as well as other companies.

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UPDATE 1: Pardon, had no idea this happened much earlier (yesterday, now), coinciding with the earlier news of govt terrorists' "targeted [economic] sanctions," aka technically an Act of War:


http://youtu.be/ihF1waVQVrE

Breaking: Izhmash & Kalashnikov Concern Now Sanctioned by US Government

Posted 8 hours ago in Other Gear & Gadgets by Nathan S.

Released earlier today as part of a new line of “targeted” sanctions, the US Department of Commerce has banned all financial transactions with Izhmash & Kalashnikov Concern. While not a outright ban on imports, prohibiting companies from dealing with the manufacturer or its interests monetarily will kill the supply.

To put it plainly, there will be no more imports of popular Saiga rifles, shotguns, and other sporting arms for the foreseeable future.

** Kalashnikov Concern is gonna take a big hit, in the very profitable US & Canadian market (not sure if Canada, like some vassal state...um like a NATO member...too would follow suit): they [ADDENDUM EDIT: were reportedly slated to] sell 200,000 AK patterned rifles & shotgun, ANNUALLY, to US & Canada!

Kalashnikov in America: a great shot

19 January, 2014 | 20:02


PHOTO: © Flickr.com/Carsten Lorentzen/cc-by

Russia’s iconic Kalashnikov rifle has made a nice shot in the US. At the 36th SHOT Show-2014 exhibition in Las Vegas, the Russian Weapon Company (RWC) has signed a deal to deliver some 200,000 guns to the US and Canada annually. Russia’s Kalashnikov Group unites the largest Russian weapons-makers Izhmash and Izhevsk.

Under the exclusive five-year agreement, the RWC Group, which is Kalashnikov’s exclusive US importer since 2012, will be selling hunting guns, sporting rifles and shotguns under the Izhmash and Baikal brands including Saiga, Los, Bars, Sobol and Rekord semi-automatic shotguns.

The deal boosts cooperation between the producers as well as the range of the imported weapons, which are quite demanded in the US, says military expert Alexander Goltz.

The Kalashnikov Concern boosts up production numbers!
The "Kalashnikov Concern" – a member of the Russian GK "Rostec" holding – published its production numbers statement for the first quarter of 2014: production has doubled over the same period of 2013!

all4shooters.com
05/24/2014

One of Russia's oldest gunmaking industries – founded in 1807 by the Tsar Alexander I as the “Kamsko-Izhevsky-Alexandrovsky Weapons Factory” – has been through some dire straits in the past years: the IZHMASH machinebuilding plant, headquartered in the city of Izhevsk on the shores of Lake Baikal and the biggest name in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia's armaments industry, was issued with a bankruptcy order by a court of the Udmurtia Region. The relaunch of the company operation was carried on by the State-controlled ROSTEC holding, which proceeded to partially privatize the company by selling 49% of its stocks to two well-known Russian businessmen: Andrej Bokarev and Alexej Krivoruchko. IZHMASH was also joined by other gun manufacturing companies of the region – the most important of which are the "BAIKAL" mechanical factory and the MOLOT plant – under the “Kalashnikov Concern” group: Mikhail Timofe'evič Kalashnikov, probably the most famous arms inventor of the 20th Century, allowed the Russian Government to use his name for the relaunch initiative just a few months before his death (December 23, 2013). Under the auspices of the Russian vice-Prime Minister, Dmitri Rogozin, the company leadership were also changed, with one of the new private stakeholders, Alexej Krivoruchko, being appointed as the new General Manager of the "Kalashnikov Concern".

The appointment of a new General Manager was originally received coldly, being Krivoruchko the fifth person to cover that position since 2011; the Stavropol-born, 38-years-old lawyer is however already well known in Russia for teking part in some of the Country's most recent and noted arbitrations, and his associate, Andrej Bokarev, has made it to the 74th place of Russia's most important businessmen according to Forbes, with a personal fortune worth overl 1.35 billion US Dollars. Both Krivoruchko and Bokarev have strong personal interests in the relaunch of the company, and quickly gained the workers' trust by departing from the style of the previous managing figures – whose activities had mostly centered around pompous speeches bolstering the "unmatched quality" of IZHMASH firearms, refering to the Kalashnikov-type rifles which are undoubdedly good guns although now long in the tooth and no longer fitting the needs of modern warfighters. Instead, the new managers started a sober but serious reflexion and analysis of the factors that caused and deteriorated the IZHMASH societary crisis for years. It may be too soon do declare that "bad times are over", but the latest news from the company are enough for a good wind of optimism to start blowing.

At the 2014 SHOT Show – held last January at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas (NV, USA) – the Group signed an exclusive agreement with an US-based distributor, RWC Group LLC., that may allow the "Kalashnikov Concern" to export up to 200.000 civilian-grade guns of all kinds in the United States and Canada every year for the next few years.

Even more important is the recently published report about the company's production figures for the first quarter of 2014: said timespan saw the "Kalashnikov Concern" manufacture 31000 firearms for both civilian and military sales; that's double the production numbers of the first quarter of 2013, and amounts alone to 41% of IZHMASH's entire manufacturing figures for the whole of last year.

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Treasury Department Tells AK-47-Owning Americans They Won't Be Affected By New Russia Sanctions

Rob Wile
Jul. 16, 2014, 5:22 PM

The U.S. just issued a new sanctions against a flurry of Russian firms in response to Russia's offensive in Ukraine.

Among the firms targeted is Kalashnikov Concern, the company that makes AK-47s.

The Treasury has published an in-depth Q&A about the new sanctions on its website.

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Welps... in the meantime, y'all still CAN make your own AK with still readily available Comm-Bloc parts kits with US-blanks & barrel...or one made from your own shovel! Or, pick up an American made, milled AK!

Genuine Russian approved??!! xD

Century Arms C39 milled AK-47 clone - Brutal Review

http://youtu.be/PFqsa_9qmE4
Ak Operators Union, Local 47-74
Published on Jun 23, 2014

We didn't have good luck with this rifle the first time around, so this time, we have decided to give it a hell, to see if C39 can recover in our eyes...-Rob Ski

Centurion C39 Classic AK 47 Review

http://youtu.be/SdBVUGagbiM
sootch00
Published on Apr 14, 2014

Fun Gun Reviews Presents: The Centurion C39 Classic AK 47 Review. Made in the USA, this Milled Receiver AK is of fine quality and a real deal at $599 MSRP.

A special thanks to my buddy Anthony for letting me enjoy this great rifle.

Thanks for watching~ Sootch00

Music: "Classical Guitar" Pond 5

r3VOL-leaning James Yeager approved:

Century Arms C39 (AK-47) - Part 1 - 1,000 Round Torture Test

http://youtu.be/yazx214_PJU
James Yeager
Published on Dec 26, 2013

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UPDATE 2:

Obama Attacks Second Amendment with Executive Order
Outlaws Russian-made AK-47 rifles with stroke of his unconstitutional pen

by Kurt Nimmo | Infowars.com | July 17, 2014


Obama exploited the conflict in Ukraine to target the importation of the popular AK line of firearms manufactured by Kalashnikov Concern in Izhmash, Russia. The unconstitutional ban includes the Saiga line of rifles and shotguns.

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) attempted to soften the blow by stating the executive order does not outlaw Kalashnikov firearms legally purchased in the United States prior to the ban.

The OFAC, according to its website, "administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.”

The criminalization of an entire line of foreign manufactured firearms is possible under “national emergency powers” and there is no appeal process.

“Many of the sanctions are based on United Nations and other international mandates, are multilateral in scope, and involve close cooperation with allied governments,” according to the Treasury Department.

“American civilians are buying as many AK47s from Russia’s top armory as the Russian military and police,” the Daily Mail reported in 2012. “The surge in sales of Russian assault rifles and shotguns are fueled by firearms enthusiasts who are paranoid about the weapons being banned in the United States.”

The paranoia about the government unilaterally outlawing an entire class of firearms has now come true.

American civilians buy as many AK47s as the Russian military and police... and demand is surging because gun owners fear they will be banned

By Michael Zennie
Published: 09:08 EST, 15 August 2012
Updated: 09:39 EST, 15 August 2012


Rebuilding: Izhevsk Mechanical Works, Russia's main armorer, is using American weapons sales to help pay for operations as the Russian army modernizes

American civilians are buying as many AK47s from Russia's top armory as the Russian military and police.

The surge in sales of Russian assault rifles and shotguns are fuelled by firearms enthusiasts who are paranoid about the weapons being banned in the United States.

The semiautomatic weapons, fitted with high-capacity magazines, are manufactured at Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant, Russia's primary small arms factory.

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UPDATE 3:

Can NEVER Stop the Proliferation of Kalashnikovs! Sanctions? What "Sanctions," Obama? We'll Just Divest & Get off Your List!

Where there's a will, there's a way:

Russian Gun Maker Plans to Skirt US Import Ban by Selling Company
By Nick Leghorn on September 27, 2014

A couple months ago, President Obama declared a ban on the importation of Saiga and Kalashnikov Concern firearms to the United States. The stated reason was to punish the Russian government and people for their incursion into Ukraine. But as we all know, the Obama administration never misses an opportunity to screw over US gun owners by making firearms and ammunition more expensive and/or difficult to obtain. In an attempt to circumvent the newly-imposed restrictions, Kalashnikov Concern is reportedly in talks with a non-blacklisted buyer to purchase the company and restart US imports . . .

From Reuters:

Russia’s Rostec, a state-owned conglomerate hit by Western sanctions over Ukraine, will sell a small arms factory to a businessman who is not blacklisted to allow further sales to Europe and the United States, officials and sources said….

Created in 2007 by President Vladimir Putin, (Rostec) owns Kalashnikov, the maker of the Ak-47 assault rifle used in conflicts around the world.

Parties to the deal told Reuters that businessman Andrei Bokarev will buy 75 percent of Rostec’s Izhmekh plant, whose products include hunting rifles and sporting guns.

As was demonstrated quite clearly thanks to the “assault weapons” ban of the 1990s, prohibition – no matter the product – doesn’t work. There’s always a way to work around the law, and while the President might be a fan of the Tarkin doctrine, when it comes to the economics of firearms, it has backfired every time it’s been tried. The more he tightens his grip on gun companies, one might say, the more guns will slip through his fingers.

Granted, Kalashnikov Concern & RosTec are state-owned or quasi-state-owned corporatist entities with its management & owners consisting of former party members and/or Putty Put Put's friends, but still, good to see them giving the finger to oBUSHma.

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funny coinkydink that you'd mention that .oD

got ya covered: For All My AK Gunnies: Shovel-Ready AK, Jim Fuller, Gabe Suarez, SiG 556R & DiY Build-Kits!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

The President is an economics ignoramus.

Supply and Demand just made these guns cheaper to America's enemies.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

I think this should go down as the longest DP post ever!

Are there any posts longer than this?

Good post, btw.

thanks. though I believe some of these maybe long-er... xD

Unicorn spotted in the Wild: From Hoplophobe to AR-wieldin' Pro-Gun! NYT waves WhiteFlag on "AWB," HuffPost goes Pro-Gun-ish?

SHOCKING! (Ok, not really): NSA illegally spied on MLK, M. Ali, Senators & More! Flashback: NSA's USS Liberty files!

DoD putting Captive Monkeys to 'Good' Use: Weaponized Airborne EBOLA publicly known...since 1980's; Even featured on PBS Nova

Future NOW: What lingers on in Labs; NOT lack of Human Innovations, but Multitudes of Political Interferences!

Yes Virginia, Kent State Massacre was Another FBI-COINTEL Rat provocateured False Flag!

Rachel Maddow, the Racist Cecil Rhodes funded Propagandist for GE Warmachine Smears Ron Paul, AJ & Beck

Chris Cantwell: Politically Correct Libertarianism Must Die! Libertarianism Definition Hijack Rebuke 2.0!

Posse Commitatus Repeal-Actual: US Army 1st Amor, 3rd ID & 1st Cav training to ARREST & 'deal' w/ Americans during Civil Unrest!

While You were Sleeping: Obama just RE-Declared Martial Law, AGAIN, on May 7, 2013

Mac Slavo @SHTFplan: UN solicits US Servicemen to CONFISCATE Guns during Civil Unrest! Proof: UN Job Inquiry Posting!

For All My AK Gunnies: Shovel-Ready AK, Jim Fuller, Gabe Suarez, SiG 556R & DiY Build-Kits!

Hey What are You exactly trying to say Daily Paul? That I'm wordy, long-winded verbose, verbosity huff puff huff? LOL

,oD

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

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Lol.

I concur. It is indeed an exasperating scroll wheel marathon to arrive at the comments.

xD Oh I'll show you scroll fest meester: just click wordy; yup

even surprised me-self! xD verboten verbosity is my middle name, though completely unintentional... I pinky swear it!! ,D

http://www.dailypaul.com/most-wordy

Hey What are You exactly trying to say Daily Paul? That I'm wordy, long-winded verbose, verbosity huff puff huff? LOL

If you click Wordy today:

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hey, guess I'm getting more succinct (well, than before anyhoo)... kinda .D

though I believe probably the longest one is:
For All My AK Gunnies: Shovel-Ready AK, Jim Fuller, Gabe Suarez, SiG 556R & DiY Build-Kits!

or maybe this one...

Posse Commitatus Repeal-Actual: US Army 1st Amor, 3rd ID & 1st Cav training to ARREST & 'deal' w/ Americans during Civil Unrest!

scroll baby, scroll!

well, regardless, hope some of y'all find them QUALITATIVE-ly as interesting, more so than quantitative :D

still, I absolutely L.O.V.E. "stillwater"'s truly informative link aggregation posts: http://www.dailypaul.com/326367

me not worthy, in comparo, no siree! .D

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

update 3

UPDATE 3:

Can NEVER Stop the Proliferation of Kalashnikovs! Sanctions? What "Sanctions," Obama? We'll Just Divest & Get off Your List!

Where there's a will, there's a way:

Russian Gun Maker Plans to Skirt US Import Ban by Selling Company
By Nick Leghorn on September 27, 2014

A couple months ago, President Obama declared a ban on the importation of Saiga and Kalashnikov Concern firearms to the United States. The stated reason was to punish the Russian government and people for their incursion into Ukraine. But as we all know, the Obama administration never misses an opportunity to screw over US gun owners by making firearms and ammunition more expensive and/or difficult to obtain. In an attempt to circumvent the newly-imposed restrictions, Kalashnikov Concern is reportedly in talks with a non-blacklisted buyer to purchase the company and restart US imports . . .

From Reuters:

Russia’s Rostec, a state-owned conglomerate hit by Western sanctions over Ukraine, will sell a small arms factory to a businessman who is not blacklisted to allow further sales to Europe and the United States, officials and sources said….

Created in 2007 by President Vladimir Putin, (Rostec) owns Kalashnikov, the maker of the Ak-47 assault rifle used in conflicts around the world.

Parties to the deal told Reuters that businessman Andrei Bokarev will buy 75 percent of Rostec’s Izhmekh plant, whose products include hunting rifles and sporting guns.

As was demonstrated quite clearly thanks to the “assault weapons” ban of the 1990s, prohibition – no matter the product – doesn’t work. There’s always a way to work around the law, and while the President might be a fan of the Tarkin doctrine, when it comes to the economics of firearms, it has backfired every time it’s been tried. The more he tightens his grip on gun companies, one might say, the more guns will slip through his fingers.

Granted, Kalashnikov Concern & RosTec are state-owned or quasi-state-owned corporatist entities with its management & owners consisting of former party members and/or Putty Put Put's friends, but still, good to see them giving the finger to oBUSHma.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

cross posted by Emalvini

BOMBSHELL - BOOM! Obama Attacks Second Amendment With Executive Order
Submitted by emalvini on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 09:13

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

updated

UPDATE 2:

Obama Attacks Second Amendment with Executive Order
Outlaws Russian-made AK-47 rifles with stroke of his unconstitutional pen

by Kurt Nimmo | Infowars.com | July 17, 2014


Obama exploited the conflict in Ukraine to target the importation of the popular AK line of firearms manufactured by Kalashnikov Concern in Izhmash, Russia. The unconstitutional ban includes the Saiga line of rifles and shotguns.

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) attempted to soften the blow by stating the executive order does not outlaw Kalashnikov firearms legally purchased in the United States prior to the ban.

The OFAC, according to its website, "administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.”

The criminalization of an entire line of foreign manufactured firearms is possible under “national emergency powers” and there is no appeal process.

“Many of the sanctions are based on United Nations and other international mandates, are multilateral in scope, and involve close cooperation with allied governments,” according to the Treasury Department.

“American civilians are buying as many AK47s from Russia’s top armory as the Russian military and police,” the Daily Mail reported in 2012. “The surge in sales of Russian assault rifles and shotguns are fueled by firearms enthusiasts who are paranoid about the weapons being banned in the United States.”

The paranoia about the government unilaterally outlawing an entire class of firearms has now come true.

American civilians buy as many AK47s as the Russian military and police... and demand is surging because gun owners fear they will be banned

By Michael Zennie
Published: 09:08 EST, 15 August 2012
Updated: 09:39 EST, 15 August 2012


Rebuilding: Izhevsk Mechanical Works, Russia's main armorer, is using American weapons sales to help pay for operations as the Russian army modernizes

American civilians are buying as many AK47s from Russia's top armory as the Russian military and police.

The surge in sales of Russian assault rifles and shotguns are fuelled by firearms enthusiasts who are paranoid about the weapons being banned in the United States.

The semiautomatic weapons, fitted with high-capacity magazines, are manufactured at Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant, Russia's primary small arms factory.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Obama needs to worry about US

Obama needs to worry about US border. His actions seem to reflect a dangerous vindictiveness towards Putin personally. Russia's interests in the crimea and Ukraine is far more relevant than US control over the area. Is Obama purposely trying to tweek the nose of Putin whom I fear is a lot smarter and more experienced than Obama savvys? I don't like feeling we're on the wrong side of right with Obama at the helm.

updated

UPDATE 1: Pardon, had no idea this happened much earlier (yesterday, now), coinciding with the earlier news of govt terrorists' "targeted [economic] sanctions," aka technically an Act of War:


http://youtu.be/ihF1waVQVrE

Breaking: Izhmash & Kalashnikov Concern Now Sanctioned by US Government

Posted 8 hours ago in Other Gear & Gadgets by Nathan S.

Released earlier today as part of a new line of “targeted” sanctions, the US Department of Commerce has banned all financial transactions with Izhmash & Kalashnikov Concern. While not a outright ban on imports, prohibiting companies from dealing with the manufacturer or its interests monetarily will kill the supply.

To put it plainly, there will be no more imports of popular Saiga rifles, shotguns, and other sporting arms for the foreseeable future.

** Kalashnikov Concern is gonna take a big hit, in the very profitable US & Canadian market (not sure if Canada, like some vassal state...um like a NATO member...too would follow suit): they reportedly sell 200,000 AK patterned rifles & shotgun, ANNUALLY, to US & Canada!

Kalashnikov in America: a great shot

19 January, 2014 | 20:02


PHOTO: © Flickr.com/Carsten Lorentzen/cc-by

Russia’s iconic Kalashnikov rifle has made a nice shot in the US. At the 36th SHOT Show-2014 exhibition in Las Vegas, the Russian Weapon Company (RWC) has signed a deal to deliver some 200,000 guns to the US and Canada annually. Russia’s Kalashnikov Group unites the largest Russian weapons-makers Izhmash and Izhevsk.

Under the exclusive five-year agreement, the RWC Group, which is Kalashnikov’s exclusive US importer since 2012, will be selling hunting guns, sporting rifles and shotguns under the Izhmash and Baikal brands including Saiga, Los, Bars, Sobol and Rekord semi-automatic shotguns.

The deal boosts cooperation between the producers as well as the range of the imported weapons, which are quite demanded in the US, says military expert Alexander Goltz.

The Kalashnikov Concern boosts up production numbers!
The "Kalashnikov Concern" – a member of the Russian GK "Rostec" holding – published its production numbers statement for the first quarter of 2014: production has doubled over the same period of 2013!

all4shooters.com
05/24/2014

One of Russia's oldest gunmaking industries – founded in 1807 by the Tsar Alexander I as the “Kamsko-Izhevsky-Alexandrovsky Weapons Factory” – has been through some dire straits in the past years: the IZHMASH machinebuilding plant, headquartered in the city of Izhevsk on the shores of Lake Baikal and the biggest name in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia's armaments industry, was issued with a bankruptcy order by a court of the Udmurtia Region. The relaunch of the company operation was carried on by the State-controlled ROSTEC holding, which proceeded to partially privatize the company by selling 49% of its stocks to two well-known Russian businessmen: Andrej Bokarev and Alexej Krivoruchko. IZHMASH was also joined by other gun manufacturing companies of the region – the most important of which are the "BAIKAL" mechanical factory and the MOLOT plant – under the “Kalashnikov Concern” group: Mikhail Timofe'evič Kalashnikov, probably the most famous arms inventor of the 20th Century, allowed the Russian Government to use his name for the relaunch initiative just a few months before his death (December 23, 2013). Under the auspices of the Russian vice-Prime Minister, Dmitri Rogozin, the company leadership were also changed, with one of the new private stakeholders, Alexej Krivoruchko, being appointed as the new General Manager of the "Kalashnikov Concern".

The appointment of a new General Manager was originally received coldly, being Krivoruchko the fifth person to cover that position since 2011; the Stavropol-born, 38-years-old lawyer is however already well known in Russia for teking part in some of the Country's most recent and noted arbitrations, and his associate, Andrej Bokarev, has made it to the 74th place of Russia's most important businessmen according to Forbes, with a personal fortune worth overl 1.35 billion US Dollars. Both Krivoruchko and Bokarev have strong personal interests in the relaunch of the company, and quickly gained the workers' trust by departing from the style of the previous managing figures – whose activities had mostly centered around pompous speeches bolstering the "unmatched quality" of IZHMASH firearms, refering to the Kalashnikov-type rifles which are undoubdedly good guns although now long in the tooth and no longer fitting the needs of modern warfighters. Instead, the new managers started a sober but serious reflexion and analysis of the factors that caused and deteriorated the IZHMASH societary crisis for years. It may be too soon do declare that "bad times are over", but the latest news from the company are enough for a good wind of optimism to start blowing.

At the 2014 SHOT Show – held last January at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas (NV, USA) – the Group signed an exclusive agreement with an US-based distributor, RWC Group LLC., that may allow the "Kalashnikov Concern" to export up to 200.000 civilian-grade guns of all kinds in the United States and Canada every year for the next few years.

Even more important is the recently published report about the company's production figures for the first quarter of 2014: said timespan saw the "Kalashnikov Concern" manufacture 31000 firearms for both civilian and military sales; that's double the production numbers of the first quarter of 2013, and amounts alone to 41% of IZHMASH's entire manufacturing figures for the whole of last year.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul