Kalishnikov

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Romanian AES 10B (RPK), accessorized by a 4 piece flash hider, a 14mm to 22mm adaptor, a Tula bakelite mag, and a NPSU 1pn34 night vision optic.

The night vision optic is a NPSU 1pn34. It is old and heavy, but still works well in all conditions, save for pitch black. Although not something I look forward to carrying around, it is nonetheless effective from a fixed position. The picture quality takes some getting used to, due to the “fisheye” lens, but becomes second nature with use. It has the daylight filter attached and the image quality suffers from that. In my opinion, the image quality at night is more than functional, and I use the iron sights during the day. It has a battery adaptor to use common AA batteries. The optic can operate for 30 minutes to an hour with fresh batteries.  

The Romanian AES 10B essentially is a semiautomatic RPK.

The people I encounter
  • Guy: *notices my hat* Oh, do you have a Heckler & cock?
  • Me: (internal twitch) Well, I have a US made clone-
  • Guy: I heard they were gonna start making kalISHnikovs in the us now. Probably pretty easy considering anyone with an end mill and a drill press can machine a AK47.
  • Me: (send help) yeah, I've heard about the same.
  • Guy: Ive been building An AR-10 from an 80% myself
  • Me: An AR-10? probably a bit harder to find parts isn't it?
  • Guy: Yep! 7.62x51mm! Its great because its unregistered. I'm into private sales. the only gun the government knows i have is my Glock 42. I get all my guns from other people so the gov't can't track me.
  • Me: (NOPEs intensify) Well that's cool, have a good day