US Ambassador to Hungary goes to the range

    The US Ambassador to Hungary, Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis, recently attended a joint training session with the Hungarian Afghanistan OMLT (Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team) unit and the Ohio National Guard. She tried all of the available firearms including the AK-63F (Hungarian AKM), PKM machine gun, Glock 17, M4, and the Szep Sniper Rifle. Judging by the video, she seemed to be having a genuinely good time.

    Ambassador with Glock
    Ambassador with AK-63F
    Hungarian Szep Sniper Rifle chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO
    Ambassador with Glock

    I had never seen or heard of the Szep Sniper Rifle before I saw the above photo of the Ambassador using it. The rifle was manufactured by Sero Ltd. It is similar in design to he Gepárd M1 line of anti-material rifles, having been designed by Ferenc Szép who participated in the development of the M1. It is used by the Hungarian Army and police.

    [ Many thanks to Gabor ( ) for emailing me the information. ]

    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!