AKAR-15 Rifle

Yesterday I talked about the painful combination of an AR-15 and an AK in the movie Echelon Conspiracy.

Today, SayUncle pointed out that this is not the first time such a thing has happened.  Behold this store advertisement:

Pretty funny back story on the picture.   One of SayUncle’s readers who goes by the name of Guav, read an article a while back where the press was talking about stopping the import of “dangerous AK-15 foreign weapons”, so he decided to bust out photoshop:

One can only guess how the picture ended up in the store advertisement.

No, DPMS never actually made such a beast.

Guav’s Flickr page – HERE

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Joe Blackstock March 31, 2010 at 11:44 am

Funny how it’s advertised as DPMS when it has a Bushmaster lower. Haha.

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Admin (Mike) March 31, 2010 at 01:38 pm

haha yea

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Josh March 31, 2010 at 11:22 pm

On another site there was some speculation as to what happened here. The suspected way this happened was something like this:

Whoever made the ad for the shop owner (either a graphics guy that he hired, or someone at the paper/publication where it was published) found the picture online and added it to the ad. Either the shop owner mistyped “AR-15” or his handwriting was bad, or the designer just misread it as “AK-15.” Somehow the designer found this picture that said “AK-15” and inserted it, not knowing the difference.

This sounds pretty plausible, except I did a Google search for “AK-15” images, and couldn’t find this picture (or anything similar). I would also think that anyone making an advertisement would realize that they can’t (legally) just pull images off of the internet and use them in advertising unless they’re getting them from some type of stock images source with released copyrights.

Maybe it was somebody playing a joke? Or maybe it was just a clever way to get people to notice the ad, or come into the store to point out the error, and then sell them a bunch of stuff! The ad certainly did seem to get noticed!

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Admin (Mike) April 1, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Yea who knows exactly what led to it being in the advertisement.

Taking your lead in google image search, I tried searching for “ak-15 gun” and it shows up at the top of page2 for me!

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Pete April 2, 2010 at 07:55 am

how the hell would that of worked anyway….

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Josh April 2, 2010 at 09:36 am
Hawk April 3, 2010 at 12:53 am

What kind of ammo does that gun use? 5.62mm NATsOviet?

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Admin (Mike) April 3, 2010 at 01:00 pm

hehe definitely

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