Polenar Tactical’s AK Operator DVD

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Polenar Tactical, the pro-firearms Slovenian group, has started an IndieGoGo campaign to make a training video about the AK platform. You may recall they are the group that made the video on “Stereotypes at the Range

 

 

 

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The team at Polenar Tactical believe they can fill a void when it comes to AK manipulation training.  Their goal is $9,000 USD. Part of that goal is to fund a 4K high resolution DSLR so that they can offer higher resolution video and better quality images for this project and future projects. They also need funds for ammo and targets. The more money they raise the better the production will be and the DVD/Blu Ray will be even better.

They have the contents of the video planned out.

“Know Your Rifle”
Everyone should know the possibilities and limitations of his rifle. In this chapter we will show how your rifle works, how to disassemble it and offer some tips for cleaning
“Getting Started”
Basic rifle manipulations, from loading, unloading to engaging the safety
“Adjusting Your Rifle”
Proper use of the sights, sighting in the rifle and getting the optimal zero
“Upgrades and Modifications”
What upgrades are best fo what use and what our recommendation
“Proper Grip, Handling and Stance”
Here we will show you how to properly grip your rifle and how to engage from several basic stances.
“Basics of Rifle Manipulation”
This includes different reloads, shoulder transitions, rifle to pistol transitions and malfunction solving
“Advanced Techniques”
This includes shooting while moving, tips on how to properly use cover and concealment, shooting from unconventional positions, shooting with body armour, emergency one handed manipulations and more

“Tips for Training”
A detailed chapter about how to get better with different dry and live fire drills

Bonus Chapters
(If stretch goals are met):

“AK in Various Calibers”
Here we will show the specifics that certain calibers bring to the table including terminal ballistics
“M76”
A whole chapter dedicated to the M76
“Behind the Scenes”
See how our whole production process looked like, from inception to the finished product.
“Team Interviews and Commentary”
Interviews with the crew about the initial idea to the filming process, impressions and more.
 “Bloopers”
Funny moments that were captured on camera during filming and production.
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I am eager to see the final product. They have made some great content on YouTube and I believe they have the passion to make a great video. I hope they reach their goal. If you are interested in supporting them, go to their IndieGoGo page.L-R: Žiga, Manca, Samo Stergel, Jan
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Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • Pete Sheppard

    They are a good group. One thing I like is that they know how to do gun humor, safely. That in itself shows a high level of firearm skill and knowledge.

    • Giolli Joker

      That poor Benelli, though…

      • iksnilol

        “ITALIAN PIECE OF S***. CAN’T EVEN MALFUNCTION PROPERLY!”

        One of my favorite quotes, all time.

  • Jolly

    Manca is so hot

  • Tom

    the first guy on the left is Ziga not Jan

  • claymore

    So nobody does things on their own anymore? Sad state of affairs.

    • Those greedy content creators want money for their work! Who do they think they are??

      • claymore

        So create their own content using their own funds.

        • Grindstone50k

          Can you point out any examples where content like this has been created with no investors?

          • claymore

            Having investors Investors is their own money.

        • iksnilol

          I don’t really understand the hostility towards crowdfunding. It is safer (if it doesn’t get enough money, no money is taken) and it allows you to gauge interest.

          • Sulaco

            Like Oh an example totally at random,….a pizza place in Indianna?

          • iksnilol

            You mean the ones who didn’t serve gay people pizza so people boycotted them?

            That has nothing to do with crowdfunding. What you did now the Norwegians call “skivebom” which means to miss completely (miss the target and the target stand).

            EDIT: who has pizza at a wedding? Seriously!?

          • Sulaco

            As you maybe coming around to the point of “crowds” funding those causes disliked by the PC crowd who are willing to use threats to stomp anyone not bowing to them…

          • iksnilol

            They didn’t “stomp” them through crowd funding. They just boycotted them. Boycotts have existed since forever, have existed before crowdfunding was a thing.

            Also, yes, you can deny someone service because of their sexual orientation or religion. Is it right? No, it just makes you seem like a jerk. Because you are a jerk if you do something like that.

          • Sulaco

            They didn’t boycott them they threatened to kill them and burn their store with them in it over and over to the point they had to close and go into hiding for fear of their lives and familys. They never denied service to anyone and stated their policy to serve any customer of any stripe. The person who was ambush interviewed stated her Christian beliefs on the subject but made clear that did not efffet their business. Sorry I poked the resident troll…

          • iksnilol

            You really don’t know how a troll works, do you. Because i am a far cry from a troll.

            They did say that they “drew a line” at weddings. That people threathened them, maybe it happened and if so that is obviously a bad thing. There are extremists in every single group. Though there is also a possibility that they lied to gain symphathy and support for their cause.

          • claymore

            Because it’s BEGGING for money. If you don’t have the funds or investors the business will probably fail anyway.

          • iksnilol

            How is it begging for money? It is asking for money if you would like a product or service. Big difference there.

            + what’s the difference between risking a lot of money from few people or risking little money from many people?

          • claymore

            And what do these doners get in return?

          • iksnilol

            Investors, the investors they get various products&services based on how much they invest.

            If they give a little, they might get some promotional item (T-shirts, various promotional items, etc.) if they donate more they get the product they are sponsoring itself (depends on the price of the product itself), and if they donate more than the product/service itself is worth they get bonus stuff that is worth more.

            And, no money is given unless the goal is reached. That’s why it says “pledge x amount of dollars” and not “give x amount of dollars”. So if the interest isn’t there, no money is lost.

          • claymore

            So you want to be not under the heel of people but beg them to fund you?

          • iksnilol

            There’s a difference. A few big investors are going to take over your brand or dilute it.

            With many people there is no risk of that. You get funding, they get the product (if there is enough interest).

            And you aren’t begging, you are simply askimg if they want something then they can invest in it and get it.

          • claymore

            So do it with your own money if you want independence like I said in the first place.

          • iksnilol

            But if people want to support you and want the product then why stop them?

          • claymore

            If they want to support you then you should know if they are going to try and take over.

      • Vitsaus

        I like the Polenar folks, but I agree with Claymore… used to be that some one with an idea saved up, found an investor, a partner, etc.. now people want to get free money, make something, then make money off of it, no investment of their own. If it doesn’t get off the ground then guess what… they keep the money, whereas in the “old days” the content creator was bound to follow through because of investors etc…

        • Cal S.

          So then don’t contribute. Is anyone forcing you to? But, there are those that may want to. I plan on continuing to roll ARs, but if I were wanting to become an AK operator, then I’d probably invest because of the high-quality stuff from this channel.

          • Vitsaus

            No one even implied, so far, that anyone was being forced to do anything. Just people voicing their observations and viewpoints. Sounds like they already have an investment from you though… an emotional one.

        • BryanS

          How is this any different from you buying something from a shop? You pay for a level, you get your product when it is done. You may pay more to get a better version than anyone else, or sooner.

          At every level above $25 you get product for your contribution to the campaign. You even get something of minimal value for the 10 and 5 dollar levels.

        • taco

          “… used to be…” people lived in caves, worshiped the sun god, made human sacrifices, practiced slavery, etc.

        • Grindstone50k

          “used to be that some one with an idea saved up, found an investor, a partner”

          How is that any different from crowdfunding?

  • Rob

    Did I read this right? Are four adults not capable (not willing?) of coming up with $9,000 between them for a business venture?

    • BryanS

      You obviously don’t get the concept of crowdfunding. If they don’t hit the goal, it doesn’t get made, and product never ships to those that contributed, and those contributions are never taken.

      Its like a pledge drive, but with less Jerry Lewis.

    • Giolli Joker

      Investing time and money to do something not successful wouldn’t be a pleasure.
      With crowdfunding not only you (can) raise the budget you decided, but, sometimes more importantly, you are doing a market survey… you get to know the interest that your project raises.

    • juran

      Slovenia is not as rich as western europe/the US either. not third world but maybe 1,5 world?

      • iksnilol

        Given how poor a good deal of the US is I would put them on the same level.

  • Slim934

    I am amazed at how hostile some of the commenters are to the concept of crowdfunding. “They should get REAL investors like everyone else!” Give me a goddamn break. This is totally wrong thinking and entirely misses the point of what crowdfunding allows you to do.

    Yes, you COULD go about getting investors on the front-end, make the product, and then attempt to sell it. But quite frankly that can be a monumentally dumb idea given the alternative methods of today. Think about it, which of the two scenarios is way more efficient from a production standpoint. Scenario 1) You get investors for something, try and sell it, and the product flops because you misread what the market really wanted. Or scenario 2) you crowdfund to help you gauge market interest and then make decisions based off that. If you get a ton of contributions, it confirms your belief that the market exists AND it gives you a way to fulfill that market need. But if you get LESS contributions than you believed, well that shows that your current idea probably does not have enough interest and you should go back to the drawing board. It is not as though they automatically get whatever money is contributed; they must actually reach their funding goal first.

    There have been numerous products that would never have come to market at all had it not been for the crowdfunding strategy. Go look up “Pillars of Eternity” or “Wasteland 2” to see what I’m getting at.

    But what about what happens if they hit their goal and simply abscond with the money(or just run their operation so inefficiently that they spend it all and don’t produce anything)? Well, that’s a real risk for the funders, and that has actually happened. There is no denying this. But this is no different than what can happen with ANY investment. Any investment can either lose you money or go totally south.

    That is not to say that the old methods of investment do not work just fine, but there is nothing inherently wrong with crowdfunding. The risks and rewards are simply spread out differently. Go buy a clue before you comment on something you have not thought through the whole way.

    • BryanS

      Most people miss the fact that crowdfunding is not just about raising capital. Its a combo of investment sourcing, marketing, advertising, and demographics testing.

      And usually, good projects will be altered for the positive due to contributor feedback before production gets underway.

      • Polenar Tactical

        Slim934, BryanS, you guys are spot on.

        If we dug our feet in and saved up money, got some advertisers or investors, we could probably raise enough funds to get this going.

        But the thing is, we’d then be tied to what advertisers want and owe money to investors who might not understand the shooting community and that could pose some concern with content and branding and so on.

        Rather then that, we decided to reach out to the community instead and work with them. This is more to our liking since we have been community driven from the start.

        We can do this because of you guys and we thought that this is the best way to stay true to what we have always been doing.

        Plus, like many of you said here, we can test the market and get people involved in the production process, making the product be way better than it could without your input.

        – Jan

    • Grindstone50k

      Luddites.

  • If you can’t figure out how to operate an AK, maybe firearms aren’t your thing.

    • iksnilol

      Says the Westerner who probably doesn’t even know how to aim with the opposite eye when using AKs.

      Seriously, try it out sometime. Some people call it kissing the stock, I call it “what’s wrong with me?”

  • Don Ward

    98 percent of guys will go straight to “Advanced Techniques” and “Tips for Training”, skipping over the skrub noob stuff.

    • iksnilol

      Well, in my case it is sorta justified considering I am from south eastern Europe. By default I have a 20% bonus to AK operating.

  • Esh325

    Why would I pay for something I could get on youtube or from a manual?

  • Bal256

    A month long funding period. They started yesterday and are already close to $4,000.

  • If any of you guys aren’t watching these guys, you’re really missing out! They are my favorite YouTube channel.

    Can’t wait for the finished product!

    • Polenar Tactical

      Approved by Off Target! 😛
      Thanks guys.

  • Sulaco

    I’ll buy the disk, I love me some AK.