May 04, 2009

AK 09

Let’s think of Anil Kumble as an assault rifle. Now he’s no hopeless son of a gun – he’s a solid, trusted, well priced gun. Just that he’s made in one of those obscure little republics of the erstwhile Soviet Union. And when you go gun shopping but can't buy from the US, UK, Russia, China or Sweden, guess you gotta turn to AK’s republic.

There are no kickbacks involved, the deal is upfront, and the gun is bloody keen to fight for you.

The trouble is you feel you can do better. What will the other gun slingers say? How hack is it to fight with an AK 09? Does the AK 09 have any fight left in it? Is there a buyback scheme?

Last time round it was the AK 07, that was a younger version, but damn, you still had your doubts. But you couldn’t seal the deal with the US, UK, Russia, China or Sweden. So you went ahead with the AK 07, and boy, did it shoot from the hip.

But that was then, the new AK 09 version is basically the AK 07, only much retired. So you go all guns blazing, and buy the KP 09, that’s one helluva sexy gun from the UK. Later you discover much to your detriment that there’s a SAF angle too, and the gun backfires at you.

You think picking up a JK 09 but it takes far too much time to reload – also, you figure it’s not even a JK 04 anymore. You can’t pick RD 09 because you snubbed the RD 08. Also even if you wanted to, RD 09 has to return to the production line for RD 09 mini. And in case you were thinking, RD 09 mini is far from the finished product.

TINA. Which is when you gun for the AK 09. What the heck, how bad can it be?



Also read 'Being Cool is not what I do'

7 comments:

Q said...

What a son of a gun!

He's a master!

straight point said...

great analogy...

ak09 not only fires from earth...you find that it is hitting target more regularly than the flash guns like KP09...without making noises that is...and it does not cost you fortune too...

adverbin said...

No ego; no bling; just plain old performance. Just to remind us what matters.

Naked Cricket said...

That he is Q. But a master without any one to command, that's always been the wrong perception.

Won't mind it one bit if AK knocks MSD off

Naked Cricket said...

Thanks sp.

Y'day for the first time BRC looked like an actual team celebrating. Look at RD, don't think he was this happy at the birth of jr. It was a Bangalore win moment, AK-RD-RU, and you could sense it very strongly.

Naked Cricket said...

adverbin, your comment just made me link up to this little tribute to AK. The link's at the end of this post, enjoy!

adverbin said...

NC, thanks for the link. Yeah, the lyrics fit AK to a T.