GUN So much for the legendary AK47 reliability

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  1. thegooch

    thegooch OT Supporter

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    Watch the video, Store gets robbed, robber pulls the trigger on AK47..........nothing happens.

    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/18400216/detail.html#-


    SUWANEE, Ga. -- Police in Suwanee said they are searching for a bold robber who held up a clerk with an AK-47. Surveillance video captured the crime, but what happened next even had the police surprised.Surveillance cameras at a Suwanee BP station captured a man armed with an AK-47 forcing a clerk to clean out one register. The robber then told him to open another but when the clerk couldn’t open it, things got dangerous.“We believe that he attempted to pull the trigger of the weapon and there was some sort of misfire or malfunction,” said Capt. Clyde Byers with the Suwanee Police Department.Police said the clerk then tried to disarm the man and the scuffle continued on the other side of the counter. Police advise against trying to take on a criminal.“He’s still armed and it doesn’t take very long, even if he forgot to chamber a round in the weapon, he can chamber one pretty quickly,” said Byers.The clerk said when the suspect ran out the door, a witness from across the street saw him get into a car and drive towards I-85 on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. Police are looking for a brown Cadillac.“Possible could have been involved in an accident previously. It had the right tail light in the rear hanging down…the rear brake light,” said Byers.Suwanee investigators said they would like to hear from anyone who has information about the brown or gold Cadillac or the white, male suspect who had a goatee and was wearing a red and black UGA jacket. Police said they do not believe this is the man’s first time robbing a business.
     
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  2. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Probably a Century build.
     
  3. PC Principle

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    Probably forgot to chamber a round. AKs do not fuck up.
     
  4. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    I got money on it not being chambered.
     
  5. Hooligan

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    this
     
  6. thegooch

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    Watch the vid, looks like he chambered one, looks as if he pulls the charging handle.
     
  7. thegooch

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    sp00n155 You underestimate the insignificance of my penis OT Supporter

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    shitty ammo

    anyone

    anyone

    bueller?
     
  9. PC Principle

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    Maybe he did not pull it back far enough and a round did not get chambered or the bolt was not closed all the way. :dunno:
     
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    airsoft?
     
  11. thegooch

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    Kinda what I was thinking, looks like he rode the charging handle and didn't let it slam foward.
     
  12. Finest

    Finest OG #93

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    Possibly.

    Had a buddy who got robbed at a drive up ATM by a bum with an AR15. WTF, right?! He said that at the moment, he couldn't do anything drastic since the guy had it pointed at his wife in the passenger seat. Couldn't take a chance with something like that and I don't blame him.
     
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    My Saiga conversion AK has only had 1 jam out of about 5000 rounds.
     
  14. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    I'll go with out-of-battery since it looks like he rode the charging handle forward.
     
  15. 90free400e

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    he must have forgot his green gas at home
     
  16. xcheeseyfriesx

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    one incident like this can't really mar the ak's reputation for reliabillty...
     
  17. spankaveli

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    neither of mine run.

    but thats because i haven't been able to tweak them after i rolled them. :wtc:
     
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    wtf, the guy already tried to shoot the clerk. They expect him to just stand there?
     
  19. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    failed to chamber or the safety was still on.

    Whatever the cause, sometimes it's your time, sometimes it's not, but that doesn't mean you have to twiddle your thumbs waiting for it. Good on the clerk for staying in the fight.
     
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    no ammo in gun?
     
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    On an AK you have to have the safety lever off (down) in order to rack it. Impossible to chamber a round with the safety on.
     
  22. spankaveli

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    werd
     
  23. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    My point exactly. You can't fully charge it with the safety on, the bolt will only come back about halfway. Video isn't clear enough to see what he managed to do.
     
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    Ive sent about 700 rounds of Wolf down the barrel of my Century Yugo without a single malfunction.
     
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