Still working on getting my thoughts together and some pics to complete my review of the Taurus PT845. On a side note for now....
Picked up Guns & Ammo's Compete Book Of The AK47 today at a carry out for $8.99. Money well spent. It really isn't a book, but a rather thick magazine chocked full of stories and articles about the AK and with a TON of color pictures. It starts out with an outstanding story about Mikail Kalishnikov. I know he is the former enemy of my country, but you have got to respect a man who was only driven by the desire to protect his Motherland and not (purely) by communist idealism. The fact that his lifestyle even by Russian standards is rather pedestrian because he reaped no major financial rewards from his design - and it content with that - bear witness to this.
The magazine also covers other articles such as improving the base rifle, origins of the different types of AK's, zeroing and - most interestingly to me - how to use the ubiquitous cleaning kit found in most AK stocks imported. Many of these articles are well documented and explained, great information if you are just starting out with your first AK or if you want some good reading material if you already have a few.
It states on the cover it will be on newstands until June 16, 2009. Grab a copy while you can!
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)