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  • Kerleone Wednesday, 13th March 2013 at 11:31

    Probably it isn’t even working at all ;-)

  • Alexander Rabitsch Wednesday, 13th March 2013 at 14:49

    Nothing can beat some excellent camouflage xD

  • klandestino Wednesday, 13th March 2013 at 16:24

    very interesting pic and thoughts. Following Kerleones link and returning back to your pic, zeph, what caught my eye was the ways he’s holding his AKM. I’m not a specialist, wasn’t even in the Grundausbildung of the DBwV, but it seems very uncommon to me…following the æsthetics of FPS games..*haha*

  • zephyrin_xirdal Monday, 18th March 2013 at 13:48

    That’s a fine picture, KerLeone, tnx! Still I think it is probable that the rifle is working, because the non-AKM parts, as C. J. Chivers pointed out, make the whole contraption into a ‘cosmetic hybrid.’ Meaning that those parts aren’t essential for the gun’s basic working. They should be attached stoutly, though. The stock especially.
        In respect to the soldier’s stance Chivers wrote: ‘Not sure why he has his finger on the trigger, given that his weapon’s selector lever is clearly on safe. But then cameras often do bring out poses (and bullshit) in soldiers, as with anyone else.’
        Apart from finger-on-trigger making no sense when switched on safe, the whole way the man holds the gun doesn’t make much sense. It’s a pose for the picture, for sure. By the way, klandestino, the way the characters in FPS’ like e.g. ‘Counter-Strike’ hold their assault rifles is exactly the way you are taught to in military CQB (close quarters battle) training courses.

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