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This American-Made Kalashnikov Shotgun Just Hit The Shelves
The American arm of legendary Kalashnikov Concern, the weapons manufacturer behind the ubiquitous AK-47 assault rifle, announced on May 17 that its new AK-style shotgun has already started shipping to dealers in the states, according to Guns.com.
Dubbed the KS-12 and KS-12T, the new AK-style firearms from Kalashnikov USA are advertised as 12-gauge, semi-automatic tactical shotguns with barrels ranging between 16 and 18 inches in length. The new shotgun features a collapsible stock, handguard, Picatinny rails, and a 10-round mag — plus a bit of a price tag at $1,000.
But details on the new shotgun are oddly scant: More comprehensive specs and listings of which sellers currently have it in stock are not available on the company website, notes The Firearm Blog. But that hasn’t kept the stateside Kalashnikov maker from congratulating itself on its newest shottie.
“We have finally reached the point of being more than satisfied with the remarkable quality and reliability of these products,” Kalashnikov USA CEO Brian Skinner announced in a press release. “These firearms are truly worthy of the Kalashnikov name. We are extremely proud to introduce these to the market, and are confident of their success in the AK arena.”
Kalashnikov USA is a relatively new entrant to the American firearms market. The company split from parent, Kalashnikov Concern, as a workaround to avoid U.S. sanctions levied against Russia in response to the 2014 invasion and annexation of Crimea. But now, AK fans in the states are reaping the benefits. The new AK-style shotguns cement the company's switch from an importer of Kalashnikovs to a U.S.-based manufacturer.
And the company isn’t done unveiling new goodies for American shooters: This summer, the company will unveil its KR-9mm platform, a suite which will include a 9mm pistol, as well as a carbine and a rifle, notes Guns.com. We can’t wait.
The White House doctor still under investigation for doling out pills like a ‘candy man’ is now running for Congress
Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician and retired Navy rear admiral who had a short run as the nominee for the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2018, now plans to run for a seat in Congress.
University of Phoenix to pay $191 million for lying to troops about its close ties with major companies
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The University of Phoenix, which is owned by Apollo Education Group, has agreed to pay $191 million to settle charges that it falsely advertised close ties with major U.S. companies that could lead to jobs for students, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday.
The University of Phoenix will pay $50 million to the FTC to return to consumers and cancel $141 million in student debt.
Some of the advertisements targeted military and Hispanic students, the FTC said.
As UCF research associate Shane Reynolds guides his avatar over a virtual minefield using his iPad, small beeps and whistles reveal the location of the scourge of the modern war zone: Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs. He must take his time to sweep every last inch of the playing field to make sure his character doesn't miss any of the often-deadly bombs.
Despite his slow pace, Reynolds makes a small misstep and with a kaboom! a bomb blows up his player, graphically scattering body parts.
The Navy has posthumously awarded aviator and aircrewman wings to three sailors killed in last week's shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
"The selfless acts of heroism displayed by these young Sailors the morning of Dec. 6 are nothing short of incredible," Chief of Naval Air Training Rear Adm. Daniel Dwyer said in a statement.