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Recently, Larry Vickers visited Russia to take some high-quality pictures for his new book – VICKERS GUIDE: KALASHNIKOV (Volume 1): https://www.vickersguide.com/kalashnikov
On the last day of the trip, I had an opportunity to interview him. I asked him several most popular questions that are coming up again and again in any AK community – caliber preference (7.62 or 5.45), necessary upgrades for a modern AK, possible future of the platform and how he heard about an AK for the first time.
The first part of the interview is about his books and impressions regarding recent Kalashnikov factory visit: https://kalashnikov.media/en/media/videolibrary/4522490
Last January, I also interviewed Jim Fuller and Travis Haley on their opinions about AKs, the interviews should be published soon. Is there anybody else you would like to see an interview with? Write your suggestions in the comments.
Vladimir Onokoy is a Russian Defence industry specialist and firearms instructor. He worked in over 15 countries as an armorer, security contractor, instructor, firearms industry sales representative and loved guns as long as he can remember. If you need to get in touch with him, please send an email to pitirim AT mail DOT org