Well, Ammo showed up a little early. My son had to pull a 1900-0700 shift on the ambulance so he conned me into ripping up to the range and trying the Izhevsk out before he had to bug out.
Since it had been checked out I was pretty confident it would be ok, but still had some nervous butterflies.
Tried loading from the clips the ammo shipped on. No go. Manually loaded the first 5.
All I can say is WOW!! Talk about kicking like a mule. A Russian Mule (мул). Holy crap. I was sitting at a bench on a block. It kicked my ever lovin behind.
I stood up and it was loads better but still painful. I was tucked in tight and good stance but WOW this thing kicks butt. Did ok on the 50yd range. I saw and hit the paper. I'm ok with that. There's no way you go to the range and rip through 100rnds of this stuff.
Here's some iPhone pics of the kid shooting it. More to follow of the old man as soon as the kid sends em to me.
Sold all my guns. I dislike firearms.
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"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
--Thomas Jefferson (1764).