[Army 2017] Crazy Kalashnikov firearms demonstration

    A live webcast from the Concern Kalashnikov shooting club was broadcasted last weekend as part of the Army 2017 exhibition.

    I was there recently for the first IPSC Rifle World Shoot, and it was a great event.

    Their shooting range is second to none and features a massive amount of shooting bays with very high back stops in 3 directions.

    In the video I think they are shooting side to side, as it would be foolish to shoot back at the spectators.

    I have checked the video a few times and I it really seems they are doing these exercises with live ammunition. As you can judge from both the pictures and the video, at least some kind of projectiles are leaving the barrels.

    When they hit the steel it sound like real bullets to me.

    Below you can see some kind of simulated hostage situations. Steel plates are the bad guys, but there’s a good guy in the middle as well.

    To the rescue. They get a little head-shot help from a sniper too in the video.

    Bad guys down, get the hostage home.

    And some live fire drills.

    I guess they are using Vityaz-SN 9×19 sub machine guns. https://kalashnikov.com/en/product/firearms/mle/vityaz-sn.html

    Shooting on the move.

    Confidence shots.

    “Report from the demonstration performances of employees of the Concern “Kalashnikov”

    You can see the Kalashnikov building to the left, with the panorama deck on top.

    During the World Shoot, top USA shooter Jerry Miculek was interviewed from the panorma:  http://kalashnikov.media/en/media/videolibrary/4516333

    In Russian they are described as “The arrows of the Kalashnikov Concern”.

    9×19 mm with and without hush-hush.

    And with handguns.

    You can see them shoot 90 degrees cant from their ATC in the video.

    Just another day at the office in Russia.

    In the video you can also see them shooting clays with a sniper rifle. They clays are held in a holder by people.

    Please don’t try any of these exercises by yourself!

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6×6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.