Flex Your Guns 2015 Photo Contest: Week #1

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’ve already gotten more Flex Your Gun entries this year than we did the entire contest last year.

KEEP EM COMING

Let’s start the contest off with a classic, and a modern interpretation of a classic.

NPAP Underfolder from DB

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Standard Yugo NPAP AK47 underfolder in 7.62×39. This is a completely stock firearm that has only been thoroughly cleaned, minor smoothing of the action, and properly lubed. AK47s are gaining traction in the United States for good reasons! This models advantage is the ability of the stock to fold into a compact unit is a large plus for keeping it short and simple. I consider this a great low budget firearm ($500 rifle give or take $50) for short distances (50-150 meters at pie plates) when you may want to conceal a firearm in a bag without breaking a firearm down into pieces. However, the ability to accurately aim this rifle at longer distances leaves a lot to be desired from the lack of a proper cheek weld.

After training almost exclusively with AR15 based firearms last season, I really miss the simplicity and reliability of the AK platform. I also liked this entry because it gave me a distinct Miami Vice feel 🙂

Now for the modern interpretation:

M92 PAP from BD

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  • MI M-LOK PAP forend with Magpul M-Lok type 2 rail covers and hand stops OD Green
  • Manticore Arms Comp and detent pin set
  • Manticore picatinny rail and Sightmark Mini Shot red dot
  • Ace folding stock mechanism and skeleton stock with paracord wrap
  • Magpul AK Moe+ Grip and AK Mag

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Well I love everything about it except for the size.  Folded its 21″ which as you know is a bit much for bag carry.

I hear that — despite preferring the AK platform, weight was the #1 factor behind going to an AR15 chambered in .300 Blackout. I think BD has built a very reliable weapon for civilian use, and even though it may not be as super compact as other weapons you’ll see in the contest, it’s still handy in tight environments.

Here’s what I’m looking for:

  • At least one photo of your firearm. Send me photos of short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, point defense weapons, SMGs, AR pistols, or any type of firearm that would fit the theme of this blog.
  • Any details about it that you think other readers would find interesting, such as barrel length, important or unusual components, rarity, etc.
  • One reason you love it or hate it.
  • Email photos of your gun to blasters@shortbarrelshepherd.com

Here are the contest details:

  • I will choose the firearms to feature each Thursday by myself.
  • You can enter as many times as you want, but once your firearm is featured on a Thursday you can’t submit again for the same contest.
  • Once we hit 10 weeks, the readers (that’s you!) will vote on who wins out of the pre-selected firearms. My own submissions (if any) won’t count.
  • The contest will end on June 18, 2015.
  • Judging will start on June 19, 2015 and close at 11:59PM CDT June 24, 2015.
  • The winner will be notified on June 25, 2015.
  • If your photo is chosen by the community you’ll have five business days to email me a picture of the firearm you submitted plus a piece of paper with your email address written on it. This is very important to make sure the firearm is actually yours. Our friends in law enforcement may enter their unit’s firearms as long as they can provide the evidence linking their email address to their photo.
  • The winner will get their gift card via email, so make sure you send me your photos from a valid email account!

Show us what you’ve got!

About the Author:

Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd is a regular guy and works to make Web sites and mobile apps easier for people to use. He spends his free time attending fight-focused firearm, knife, and combatives training, motorcycling, writing, and playing games. His daily carry is a Glock 19 pistol and an AR15 .300 Blackout pistol in a backpack.
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