Oh my God, idiot geniuses jump started a car with an AK-47

Filed in things you now know are possible but should probably never try in your lifetime unless your life depended on it but maybe still shouldn't: jump starting a dead car battery with an AK-47. Yes, you can do that. Watch these insane Iraqi soldiers use the metal of the AK-47 to bridge the two batteries. Metal… » 12/03/13 11:54pm 12/03/13 11:54pm

Which Type of Alcohol Gets Destroyed Best By Guns?

It's never a good idea to mix guns and alcohol unless you're using guns to shoot at alcohol. And we're not talking about just popping pellets at empty beer cans, we're talking about our friends at RatedRR firing AK-47s and AR-15s at full bottles of wine and champagne to create a bubbly (sorry) explosion. Watch as… » 8/19/13 8:00pm 8/19/13 8:00pm

An Underwater Bullet In Super Slo-Mo Is Breathtakingly Beautiful

You may remember our friend Destin at Smarter Every Day shooting an AK-47 underwater. It was a cool experiment, but the pressure caused the aquarium to shatter, ruining what we now know would have been an amazing shot. To solve this problem, he built a sort of reverse-periscope for a Phantom camera and shot the AK-47… » 7/23/13 2:37am 7/23/13 2:37am

High Speed Footage Reveals an AK-47 Works Even Better Under Water

The AK-47 can be considered the Timex watch of the gun world. It takes a licking, and keeps on ticking, except that by ticking we of course mean firing round after round of ammunition. The automatic machine gun is based on a gas recoil system that uses the hot expanding gases of a bullet being fired to automatically… » 6/24/13 10:36am 6/24/13 10:36am

Gun Obsessed Americans Are Keeping Russian AK-47 Production Alive

Cheap and deadly, the Avtomat Kalashnikova —the AK-47—is one of the 20th century's most influential technologies. But these days it's not desperate revolutionaries and militiamen around the world who are buying the Soviet killing machine. Gun-toting American civilians account for 28-percent of sales. » 8/15/12 7:40pm 8/15/12 7:40pm

Russia's Designing a Deadlier AK-47

The AK-47 has been one of the most widely-used weapons in the world since its inception in the 1940's. However, as the battlefield of the 21st century demands ever-greater degrees of accuracy, the Kalashnikov's 350m range is no longer effective. That's why Russia is giving the "world's most dangerous weapon" a deadly… » 2/28/12 10:00pm 2/28/12 10:00pm

AK-47 Paper Gun Model Kit, for Terrorizing Paper Dolls

The AK-47 assault rifle is probably the most popular weapon in the world, so much so that it's been made into lamps by designer Philippe Starck, gold plated by Saddam Hussein, and there's even a Hello Kitty edition. Now you can build yourself a perfectly harmless replica of the beloved killing machine with this AK-47… » 12/19/07 9:32am 12/19/07 9:32am