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

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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.

2) Custom AK-47

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

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.


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
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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