Every now and again you hear people talking about how indestructible and maintenance free the Kalashnikov AK47 is, and while that’s usually quite right due to it’s simplicity, but there are a few caveats 😉

I was recently on tour in Mogadishu, Somalia and during a weapons test one of the soldiers just couldn’t get his weapons to fire.

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This is what I found when one of my soldiers came up to me complaining that he got a bad batch of ammunition. So free hint of the day; If the firing pin can’t reach the cartridge it won’t go boom!

Poor Mr. Kalashnikov must be spinning in his grave *sigh*.

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