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On Target Review: Saiga (сайга) AK 47 Model IZ132SM

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by Rob Kay The Saiga is a threatened species of antelope that makes its home high in the steppes of Central Asia. It's native to Russia and is also the name of the civilian line of AK rifles created by Mikhail Kalashnikov. Of late, the latter species of Saiga seems to be even more threatened […]

August 17th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

On Target Review: AK Accouterments from Blackhawk! and Otis

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by Rob Kay When you get into a new platform, as I have with the AK, you inevitably start acquiring the accouterments—the necessary gear to complete the package. For example, if you buy an AK or two, you’re going to need the accessories to clean, transport, aim, etc your rifle(s). The main pitfall? It’s easy to […]

August 13th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

What You Need to Convert a VEPR—StormWerkz and Bonesteel folders

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by Rob Kay In the part one of this “conversion” series we looked at two adapters from Krebs Custom. With these adapters implanted in the VEPR’s receiver, you’ll have an option to attach a folding or fixed buttstock. In this second article we’ll look at folders from StormWerkz and Bonesteel Arms—two companies that specialize in the AK […]

August 7th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

What You Need to Convert a VEPR--Start with Krebs Custom

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by Rob Kay It’s not exactly news that since the sanctions on imported Russian rifles became law, Saigas and VEPRs have been selling like hotcakes. The inventory of Russian AK variants may be diminished but this has created a boom for third party parts manufacturers who cater to one thing:  providing components needed to convert […]

August 4th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

On Target Review: Converting a VEPR with SGM Tactical and ERGO Grip

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by Rob Kay It’s no secret that the vast majority of people who purchase sporterized VEPRs do so with the intention of converting them to a rifle with a more traditional AK "aesthetic". If you’re lucky enough to acquire a VEPR (given the current climate it will take a bit of luck to do so) […]

July 27th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

Q&A with Marc Krebs, Jim Fuller and Chase Sisgold on sanctions

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by Rob Kay For AK lovers, there’s no bigger story than the sanctions against Concern Kalashnikov, which in effect ban the importation of all Saigas and VEPRS. It’s hard to believe, but this is now a fact of life...at least for the near term future. What do these sanctions mean to us? I asked Marc Krebs […]

July 24th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion | Read More »

On Target Review: Red Star Arms Custom AK Trigger

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by Rob Kay and RN Price As anybody who shoots knows, the road to accuracy begins with the trigger. Call us snobs, but without a decent trigger, our interest in a firearm is nil. When we read about the rave reviews in the forums about Red Star Arms newest custom AK trigger, we paid attention. […]

June 26th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Special Features | Read More »

On Target Video: A Tour of the Koko Head Shooting Complex

Enjoy our latest video--a short tour of the Koko Head Range Shooting Complex. Video courtesy of On Target Productions. Questions?  Comments?  Contact us at ontargethawaii@gmail.com  

June 5th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features,Videos | Read More »

On Target Review: 7.62x39 "Sporterized" VEPR

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Russia is best known these days for exporting oil, natural gas and nationalism. It wasn't always this way. Some of the world's greatest artists, composers, writers, scientists and engineers came out of this vast land. Everything from the periodic table to the first satellite (Sputnik) was a product of a fertile Russian mind. One fellow […]

May 14th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

On Target Interviews Tim Harmsen, Founder of Military Arms Channel -- Part 2

by Rob Kay A few years back there was a TV-comedian who self-deprecatingly called himself  the "slowest rising star" on television. You can't say that about Tim Harmsen, aka MAC, who over the last few years has become one of the most popular gun guys on the blogosphere. (See the Jan 14 ABC News story One of These YouTube […]

May 8th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

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