[Video] Fox News Profiles “AK Jesus” aka Owen Martin For His Custom AK Rifles
This is a nice profile of Owen Martin of Snake Hound Machine. They actually call him “AK Jesus” in the video.
If you’re familiar with the world of high end, custom AKs, you’re probably already familiar with the shop. It’s cool to see some of the smaller, custom operations getting some recognition from the national media.
Here is an excerpt from the accompanying article on FoxNews.com,
Snake Hound Machine’s guns can be used for both tactical and competition style shooting. Each job can take anywhere from two weeks to two months, depending on the level of customization. A fully-stocked, custom AK-47 from Martin’s shop costs around $3,200.
Whether it’s a basic conversion or full optimization, the possibilities are endless, and Martin also customizes Glocks, shotguns and other weapons.
“What we do is really custom, high-end, exotic looking things,” he said. “We start off with a concept and I’ll find a way to create that like the Iron Man gun, the Robocop gun, we’ve got some stuff that’s really, really intricate and flashy.”
Martin says when it comes to his work he sticks to the basics.
“I like simplicity in design and engineering. And I like using old world craftsmanship to make new modern things. That’s really what the heart of it is for me.”
Great piece by Hillary Vaughn! Be sure to checkout the full article.