Sonny Puzikas Swinging AK-47s In 2012 Rather Than Shooting People

Swing operatatAh operaTahhh Opaaaratttahhh:

Looks like this video was from 2012.. great find though Van, I love this stuff.  How could a guy like Sonny ever been a part of a negligent shooting when he exhibits such respect for firearms and, safety surrounding them? Oh “Big boy rules” right? *chest puffed out eating bacon and drinking whiskey from the bottle*

So 2012 was swinging AK-47s… 2013 was shooting people, and AK-47 no-looks … what does Sonny have in store for us in 2014?

I like those British DPM pants though!  I have a field jacket with 3/4 length sleeves in that pattern.  I wear mine with a scarf, and sip lattes on outdoor patios. #OperatorAs____

Sonny-Puzikas-AK-Glock-Dual-WieldThoughts?  Would it be an honor to have Sonny Puzikas swing an AK at your face so you could pull an operator type maneuver like in the video AND then leave with the knowledge of how to avoid all the future AK to the face swings you’ll no doubt encounter throughout your life?

Hat tip: Van



They January 16, 2014 at 02:30 am

So is this guy in jail now or what? Does anyone know?

dave w January 16, 2014 at 05:19 am

I actually believe your self description in this one.

Taylor TX January 16, 2014 at 06:53 pm

lol same here, the hipsteroperator slipped out :)

ENDO-Mike January 16, 2014 at 06:57 pm

haha no doubt

Professor Hale January 16, 2014 at 06:05 am

Looks like a great way to shoot your own foot.

elephantrider January 16, 2014 at 06:07 am

Those people paid good money for that “training.” Wow!

george11c January 16, 2014 at 06:17 am

I just really don’t understand, why not use a 2×4? The premise of the exercise is clear but the execution seems dangerous.

Olly Lyon January 16, 2014 at 06:34 am

They are DPM trousers mike. Trousers.

Frank January 16, 2014 at 07:56 am

Piers Morgan?

elephantrider January 16, 2014 at 01:18 pm

Please, please, Piers would have insisted on calling them “Assault Trousers.”

HouHef45 January 17, 2014 at 07:25 am


Frank January 16, 2014 at 07:58 am

The philosophy of the drill seems sound, yet the execution seems to be questionable. January 16, 2014 at 09:36 pm

AK to the face…

Franz January 17, 2014 at 05:25 am

That sounds like standard soviet training, get X done or suffer consequence Y.

Again big boy rules apply.

HouHef45 January 17, 2014 at 07:24 am

This technique is fine, but when it comes to live fire, why not just use a freaking nerf bat. I don’t understand the reasoning behind over dramatizing the exercise by using an 11 lb club instead of something practical. We use this same principle in Muay Thai, but we use foam sticks to work on ducking and weaving (and we expect to be hit in the face in a fight). But I think this is all secondary to my main question: why in the world would you take this guy’s class and not be wearing full ballistic protection, head to toe?

ninjavitis January 17, 2014 at 10:03 pm

It would be even more operator if he was swinging a loaded and chambered AK with the safety off. You know, to emulate how things might be in a real gunfight.

CrunkleRoss January 19, 2014 at 05:00 pm

Don’t forget the bayonet.

Ed July 27, 2015 at 10:35 pm

Freeze at 0:13, when the student is doing the first (non-shooting) fall… his muzzle is pretty much pointing at the top of his left foot.
When he went down and pointed the pistol at the target, the left foot was still up, looked fairly inline of a possible trajectory.

Drills like these are good for simunitions. Just stupid to do with live fire, JMHO. Especially when you’re paying for them, rather than getting paid (i.e., in an Uncle Sam funded event).

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