The first TFB poll: Which AK would you rather be issued?

Welcome to the first TFB (The Firearm Blog) poll. Hopefully this will be the first of many!

In this poll you get to sound off as to which AK variant you would prefer if you were a fresh recruit in the Iraqi Army.

The options:

1) AKG (AK-Gangsta) with extra bling

Found on display in gun shops all over the world. Never been fired. Significantly less chance of friendly fire as you can be seen half a mile away when the hot Iraqi sun reflects off the mirror like finish. Significantly more enemy fire is its only downside.

Bling Ak
2) Custom AK-47

This AK has personality. This paint job is a custom. Other custom work includes the added foregrip.

Painted Ak

3) AK-SS (AK Shovel Stock) aka The Garden Gun

Not commonly seen in the west, and otherwise know as the ‘Garden Gun’, the Shovel Stock AK allows easy transition from spade to assault rifle. Bayonet included to trim hedges and trees.

Spade Ak


The poll is now closed. The clear winner is the Custom AK. Some of your obviously prefer paint jobs than the multi tool functionality of the Garden Gun which I voted for 😀 Like existingthing I am a sucker for multi tools and never leave home without one.


Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Jason

    AKG. It’s actually got a magazine.

  • Beamish

    Where is the obligatory “foreign aid M-16” choice?

  • haha, Jason, good point!

    Beamish, you are right, that should have been on the list!

  • Shovel AK. But I’m a sucker for multi-tools…