Andrey wrote …

This is one of my favorite looking gun mods. This rifle is a AMD 65 with Holosun RDS on a Ultimak top rail, APEX cheekrest and next to it is a simple barebones HK VP9. I especially like this picture, because of the exaggerated contrast bakelite magazine creates.

It looks good!






    Remember that short period where A2 pistol grips were used as foregrips on M4s? It always looked a little goofy to me even when I first saw it.

    I’m liking the collapsable stock. At least it gives a somewhat decent cheek weld unlike those AK underfolders.

    • DW

      The cheek rest is a add-on; original AMD 65 does not have that, only a recoilpad attached to a rebar.

  • Nashvone

    Working in the electronics field, I wouldn’t be too hip on the idea of a bakelite magazine. That stuff doesn’t hold up well to heat and stress.

    • andrey kireev

      Soviets Used those magazines in Afghanistan just fine. Then Russians all the way through 1st and 2nd Chechen campaigns, war in Dagestan and more recently Georgia and Ukraine… I don’t think Russians would use something that doesn’t work for over 40+ years…

      • Joe Schmoe

        Have you seen the T-72 dear?

        • Jason

          Works pretty well where there aren’t Abrams

          • mosinman

            considering that the M1 is newer that’s not surprising

          • Zachary marrs

            Only by 8 years

            the t72 has no equal, as everything else is far superior

          • mosinman

            8 years can make quite a difference.
            think F-86A vs Me262
            either way, the 72 was designed to be a a downgrade for export

          • andrey kireev

            Yep, as it is it was a downgrade from a T-64. But 72’s export versions were actually worse than production ones…

          • mosinman

            makes sense. i believe the export versions of the M1 are quite inferior to the M1s in front line service to the US. makes no sense to ship out your best tech, especially ( especially in the the case of the USSR) you might fight your exports in the future

          • Zachary marrs

            T72 is a horrible mbt, no matter which way you look at it, even the non export versions

          • Zachary marrs

            Thats not a fair comparison, the me262 was a wartime design, while the f86 was a peacetime design

            Was russian or America losing a major war when designing the t72 or m1 Abrams?

          • mosinman

            it is a fair comparison as it can show how fast military tech can advance in 8 years, even in peace time. hell, the F-80 only took a few months from drawing board to prototype….

          • Zachary marrs

            No its not a fair comparison.

            Tell me, when did we first encounter the t72?

            Tell me when was the m1 Abrams designed?

            Please stop, armored warfare is obviously not your strong suit

          • mosinman

            how is it not? 8 years is a long time for military tech to change.
            obviously the T-72 is not the equal of the M1

          • Zachary marrs

            Was the m1 or t72 developed by a country losing a huge war?

            It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that a huge war is a drain on resources

          • mosinman

            a huge war often speeds up development of new military tech though.
            look at Germany’s tanks for example. they started with the Panzer 1 and panzer 2 tanks, both pretty subpar and ended the war with panthers and king tigers, which despite numerous flaws were powerful tanks.

          • Zachary marrs

            Even the tigers were sub par

            “Powerful” is meaningless

          • andrey kireev

            Yeah, I’d say modernized ones can still punch a hole through anything that moves… as for when it came out, it was equal if not superior to western MBTs. 8 years is a big big difference… and lets not forget that first M1 Abrams had 105mm guns which wouldn’t reliably penetrate production T-72s

          • Zachary marrs

            What are you smoking?

            The l7 could always penetrate the t72

            Russia cannot biuld tanks, they never could

          • andrey kireev

            What the hell are you talking about ? Go ahead and find any reports of frontal penetration of non-export T-72s…. even in chechnya all of the penetrations were thru side and rear armor. You clearly never read any literature related to those. As in for Russia never being able to build tanks, Go ahead and tell me how M48 is superrior to T-54/55 and M60 superior to T-64. You’re clearly biased here !

          • Zachary marrs

            Not biased at all.

            If you read my reply very closely, you can see i never mentioned the m48, the m60, or the t54, or even the t64

            But reading is for suckers.

            did the chechens have l7’s? Because that is what we are talking about here.

            You dont even know what you are talking about, so i suggest that you admit that your mighty little Russia cant build a tank worth a damn, and leave this conversation

          • andrey kireev

            I’m done trying to reason with you. You clearly don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.

          • Zachary marrs

            Lol the pot calling the kettle black.

            you are one of those fools who calls American military equipment junk “because it’s made by the lowest bidder”, but you can’t help but fawn over rudsian military equipment, aren’t you?

            The only one here who needs to be reasoned with is you, as evidenced by you atributing some magical quality to russian steel.

            Russian tanks suck kid, get over it

          • andrey kireev

            What the hell are you talking about ? Never ever did I say US tanks suck. For god’s sake I’m serving in the worlds greatest AF and I would just outright say this country’s hardware suck ? What I’m Saying is when those soviet tanks came out they were better that what west had at the time. It’s a constant power struggle where countries played catch up with each other. But keep twisting what I say (and what i didnt say), that’s cool too

          • Zachary marrs

            Its a very similar attitude, you seem to share with “them”

            You attribute magical properties to russian steel, with its magical ability to survive geting shot at by an l7.

            When the magical t72 came out, it could already be destroyed by western tanks armed with l7’s

          • andrey kireev

            Not really. Not to be an egghead, but basically T-72B/BV has about 500mm+ of effective armor from the front, and they have also been armed with Kontact type ERA which also defeats kinetic rounds (APDS/APCR as well as HEAT) L7 could technically defeat models prior to that version (T-72A and T-72M which is export version lacking composite armor)

        • andrey kireev

          Considering the fact T-72 operates in countries like Syria, with as little maintenance as it does, I’d say it does a pretty good job in reliability department. Also, T-72 used for export isn’t quite as well armored as production ones.

    • Weaver

      Bakelite mags are fine. I have an East German 74 Bakelite that had been amazingly reliable

    • Anon

      They’re not actually made of bakelite.

    • RICH

      Sometimes the ‘composite’ mags will have a tendency to crack or split at the end if you leave them loaded for an extended period of time…. FYI.

      • andrey kireev

        These have steel reinforcements around lips as well as front and rear lugs (full metal)