My aim is true

Well good folks, something I did not tell you about earlier is one of Lithuania’s more renowned citizens.  This was a man who made his mark in history, a man whom I feel commands respect, whose name lives on and probably inspires respect or even perhaps fear to this day.

Who do I speak of?  None other than Mikhail Kalashnikov, creator of the infamous AK-47 assault rifle, probably the most renowned firearm in the world today!

I happen to regard it as part of a modern man’s “armoury” (pardon the pun) that he should have the skill of shooting.  Naturally I long ago mastered the English shotgun, and many a fine pheasant I have enjoyed as a result.  But the AK-47 is quite a different beast.  I must admit to a certain fascination and I have hopes I shall lay my hands on one soon and experiment with my abilities and the weapon.

Please do not misunderstand, I am a peaceful man and a gentleman.  But I admire the machinery and functionality of the Kalashnikov.  Who can doubt that to be a crack shot is an asset for any man?  But one can never know what the future holds, and if I were called to arms I should like to be able to defend myself in some style..

So it is that I and some friends are planning to embark on a trip.  I'll keep this post brief, and so you can read all about it here.  So soon enough I shall be leaving these shores for a suitable venue to practice with the weapon that has become synonymous with modern day combat.  Doing so in the place where the weapon originated is an added bonus.

02:49 PM | 3 Comments | Tags: , ,


  1. Ah, a man of convictions and distinction! It is so pleasant to me to hear you plan to visit out country. And of course a man like yourself would not do so idly on a holiday with no purpose. To be acquiring a new skill is always to be admired, and let us just hope you never have to use it in anger, as I think the English say.

    As for the comments of the Russian military although he is correct in his facts he has omitted many others, no doubt from shame at the brutal oppression of our proud peoples which his weapons helped to enforce.

    And had SEG suffered under such imperialist rule then I think she would soon change her tune. I cannot believe she could be a fellow countrywoman of mine!

    So please come to our fine country and learn this new skill and I should personally wish to welcome you!

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  2. Comrade, how dare you suggest that I am Lithuanian? I was born in the southern Altai area of Russia in 1919. The guns which I designed did not originate in Lithuania, although I understand that bourgeois imperialist tourists can visit that former part of the glorious Soviet Union in order to fire them for frivolous decadent enjoyment. I curse you and insist that you correct this scurrilous western error. I still have access to my inventions, you know.

    Yours in peace, Lieutenant General Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov

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  3. Anton, I wish you could put your weapon down and find a more peaceful hobby. The world would be a much safer place without so many guns and rifles easily obtainable. How can you possibly admire a Kalashnikov which can kill an entire village in 10 minutes? All I can hope for is that you will be so taken in by Lithuania and all the sightseeing to be done that you won't have time for the shooting practice...

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