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Trigger Issues: Kalashnikov links vodka, chess and child soldiers. With over 90 million Kalashnikov AK-47 in the world, this is the most prolific small arm, far out-gunning the M16. Now made in dozens of countries it has been fired in hundreds of conflicts since its introduction. Its ubiquity and sinister appeal make it a world-renowned brand name.

The Trigger Issues series presents single objects that have had far-reaching impact on the modern world. Each item is explored through its effects on society and often surprising cultural connections. Exposing topical items in a new light these are short, sharp and provocative booklets._

About the Author: Gideon Burrows is a writer and editor, specializing in politics, ethics and the environment. He is author of the No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade and is editor of the Ethical Careers Guide. He is former joint co-ordinator of the Campaign Against Arms Trade, and now runs a media and publishing company working with socially driven organizations.

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 174 x 124mm
Page extent: 96 pages
Publication date: November 2006 (UK), June 2007 (US)
ISBN-13: 978-1-904456-30-8

Date added: February 23, 2007

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  1. #1 stas yascolt 12 Aug 13

    thanks for your book 'KALASHNIKOV AK47’. I THINK THIS GUN WAS NOT DESIGNED TO KEYHOLE OR TUMBLE THE BULLET. THIS WOULD BE GOOD ONLY FOR VERY CLOSE WORK. I DO REMEMBER AN ARTICLE IN THE American rifleman (NRA rub.) about trying to force keyholing. as I recall haft of the barrel was cut back about 2 or 3 inches (apx. 76mm). also the us army tested a cart. that spit two bullets per shot. the second was set 5 to 7 degrees off from the #1 went to the target #2 keyholed. do not know if this was ever issue. wish I had more for you thanks again. best stas yascolt

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