AK-47

The AK-47 (Kalashnikov's assault rifle, model of the year 1947, in English Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947) is an assault rifle operated by gas that was frequently used by numerous Eastern bloc nations during and throughout the Cold War.
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The AK-47 (Kalashnikov's assault rifle, model of the year 1947, in English Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947) is an assault rifle operated by gas that was frequently used by numerous Eastern bloc nations during and throughout the Cold War.

Standardized and adopted in 1947, the AK-47 was originally produced by Russian manufacturer Izhevsk Mechanical Works and designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov. Improving upon the auto-loading rifles frequently used in World War II (the StG-44 aside), the dominant AK-47 was generally more compact, with a smaller 7.62x 39 mm cartridge, a shorter range, and was capable of selective fire. The AK-47 remains one of the most widely used and known assault rifles and is frequently credited as one of the first true assault rifles. More AK-47 assault rifles have been manufactured and produced than any other assault rifle. Production of the AK-47 assault rifle continues to this day.

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I have shot the AK and thought of ACME

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The rifle, chambered in 7.62x39, has a lot of power but where it hurts is in the accuracy department. The accuracy for this rifle is terrible and...

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Great rifle for what it's intended for

AK-47 nothing more to say

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do you feel lucky

I have had several ak's.

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6 years 19 weeks ago, 4:16 PM

Anonymous

I got an ak and luv it. One of the best guns to have incase an all out scale war comes.

6 years 7 weeks ago, 5:28 PM

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ak fan wrote:
I got an ak and luv it. One of the best guns to have incase an all out scale war comes.

Not in case an all out war comes but WHEN an all out war comes.

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3 years 29 weeks ago, 4:17 PM

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When will the all out war be coming? I want to make sure that I am prepared.

3 years 27 weeks ago, 6:33 PM

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GlockMan wrote:
When will the all out war be coming? I want to make sure that I am prepared.

Its the Zombie Apocolypse, which given the recent strands of viruses carried by birds and animals, is totally possible. If bird flu and rabies mixed, people would lose their minds and become rabid, territorial and agggresive...

(rabies would eventually kill the subject, but my point was for example only)

6 years 7 weeks ago, 5:15 PM

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except for the huge recoil it is a fine and reliable weapon

6 years 2 weeks ago, 4:20 PM

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In the real world all you have to do is watch news footage from any civil war, revelotion, etc AK is THE MOST COMMON BATTLE. Why Ease of use, durability, cheap, SO LITTLE RECOIL THAT YOU CAN SEE LITTLE KIDS FIRING THEM!! GET SERIOUS!

POPULAR IN THE U.S. BECAUSE IT IS EASY TO CONVERT THEM TO SELECT FIRE, AND AS SURPLUS THEY ARE CHEAP.

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 7:53 PM

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recoil

obviously you have either never fired an ak47 or you weigh in at about 35lbs. An average sized person is able to empty a 30 round clip on semi without any problem with recoil and on full auto the only problem is muzzle rise, and when held properly and fired in controlled burst this problem is negligable

6 years 6 weeks ago, 5:03 PM

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7.62 rules

what are you to ***** to handel the 7.62? are you one of the dumb***es that like the 5.56 the .22 with more powder? i hate the 5.56x45 have you looked at the lead of it, it's the same size as a .22

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 5:22 PM

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really?

Hate the 5.56...trust me in saying if your one of those who sucks bad enough that they need 4 shots to take a person down and keep them down then maybe you should spend more time worrying about your skill not your caliber.

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 2:05 PM

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not the reson

im not a bad shot or a great shot, its the lead that hits the target. yes one shot will kill the person but not vary fast because it is such a small holl it puts in the target the target still has time to fire back. i watch a show on the TV that had a AK vs M16 the shot at a block of pine the 7.62x39 went right in and out with force to kill a man, when the 5.56x45 when up it bounced off the wood that is pretty sad to me. if the target is waring body armor it will not even penetrat.

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 10:55 AM

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THE TROOPS ARE BEING USED AS PAWNS

KILL EM ALL
6 years 5 weeks ago, 11:00 AM

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sort of

yes i know thay realy should have the best guns on the market and the best body armor why dont they swich to the dragon skin armor that is whay better than the stuff they have now.

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 11:38 AM

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I like

I like

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 1:13 PM

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We dont get Dragonskin

We dont get Dragonskin because we got MTV's (our current "new" flaks) before the Dragonskin was done with testing, I dont even think they had a prototype ready yet. Now while I do value my life at quite a high price I can not honestly expect the military to completely shitcan there new investment of MTV's. Which are a better protected flak jacket the ones we used when I did my first deployment. Now im not saying I wouldnt want the dragonskin, but I do see why we dont have it.

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5 years 34 weeks ago, 7:55 AM

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Old Italian proverb

"When the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box.”

So don't get bummed out, we all end up in the ground when it's over anyway, right?

Semper Fi!

6 years 4 weeks ago, 11:05 PM

Anonymous

the 5.56 is a smaller grain bullit but its higher valocity so it will pas through something or somebody easyer than the 7.62 by 39. also the 5.56 will shoot strater and and farther.:)

5 years 40 weeks ago, 7:47 AM

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thats the problem

yes it gose so fast that it gose right in and out with out doing a whole lot of damage, where a slower bullet with more wight gose in and meses every thing up. that is called stoping power, or kanetic energey
suport our troops where ever thay are!

if you still don't belive me will you watch this vid so i can show you how point less the 5.56 is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydP3DUIT_EU

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6 years 3 weeks ago, 6:59 PM

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"It s not about

"It s not about hardware..its is about software"

6 years 4 weeks ago, 5:26 AM

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Aks are awesome

6 years 3 weeks ago, 5:07 PM

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...but an archetypal weapon none the less.

6 years 2 weeks ago, 10:02 AM

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right

yeah...what he said....

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6 years 2 hours ago, 7:22 AM

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AkS

I had a polytech AKS with a fixed spike bay(blood grove). It was really fun to own. Norinco's are cool. I like the Polytech. I hardly see them at the gun shows now. I sold it for 950.00. What yall think is the best quality made AK now?

5 years 50 weeks ago, 3:15 AM

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If i could have brought my ak to iraq instead of this direct gas impingment piece of garbage i would have. greatest weapon ever.

5 years 44 weeks ago, 5:18 PM

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Great gun

Very good gun!!!!! its been used for years now and it never let the gunner down!!!

5 years 44 weeks ago, 12:22 PM

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love the AK

I love AK's and I want to have a collection of them. On the barrel rise you could get a UTG forearm uppers and lowers kit. It's anodized aluminum. It's heavier than stock or polymers. After playing with the feel of polymers I wanted something heavier. It makes the gun really heavy though but definitely helps with barrel rise. Not to mention since you gain four pictanny rails you can put a vertical foregrip to help with not only barrel rise but with the weight as well. Also with a red dot sight, though I wish I had a holographic sight, you can sight your AK for decent distance shots. I'm not claiming accuarcy over 5.56 but for normal ranges it is comparable. Not to mention it is badass shooting a 4x4 block of wood completely in half.

5 years 44 weeks ago, 12:36 PM

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ak parts kits

most of the kits are either no longer available or really expensive.for those of you not in the know,a parts kit is everything on an ak with the receiver cut in half or cut with a torch.anyone know where to find parts kits that are at least under $250 dollars?i have tried to find em' on the net but they are scarce,we ak builders are being told that it is because all the guns and parts that are available on the market are being sent to iraq to rebuild and equip iraqi soldiers.any insite to this sytasyn syn?

5 years 44 weeks ago, 1:09 PM

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Like I said to you in the Private message, I know WE are not using them. However they may be used by the Iraqi Police or the Iraqi Army or Iraqi Highway Patrol. I have not been in Habbaneya for about a month now and I would not be able to tell you if this is true. I have not heard anything about it when I was there however I will try to find out if there is truth to this leeching from the Iraqi LE agencies.

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5 years 43 weeks ago, 3:09 PM

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i got a ak-47

they are nice to have and fun to shoot i love it and the end of earth comes my ak will be bye my side and everyone in my family will have and some friends

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5 years 43 weeks ago, 10:46 PM

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dragonskin and ak 47

Dragon skin should be implemented to our troops its a fact. i wish that the government would see that. now don't get me wrong i love the U.S.A. but somethings just need to be done dragonskin needs to be there for us. now saying that i like the Ak-47 but it is slow and in accrute. the bullet travels slow compaired to the 5.56 round. it is the #1 fire arm in the world because the solivet union needed money to fund its country. i believe that the troops need a new weapon a break from the m16 or m4 if you will. ak-47 is not the answer though. buying them only fuels the world demand for a assualt rifle that is out dated. i think the ak 47 needs a make over and the ak-74 does not cut it. after saying that i have shot both m16 and ak-47 i enjoy them both.

5 years 42 weeks ago, 3:58 PM

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so an m 16 is more accurate than an ak? im not arguin, i just realy dont know that much, but from what i have heard, the ak is a better gun

5 years 42 weeks ago, 3:53 PM

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america needs the ak

some one tell me why we are using these crap m 16's? its bs, the ak 47 is more accurate, packs a better punch, idk alot about guns but this is obviouse, someone in the government needs to get their hand off money and their mind on what will help us win wars faster

5 years 42 weeks ago, 4:58 PM

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more accurate??? think things through before you say them. we need the ak like i need an asshole on my elbow. Dont get me wrong, I own one and love shooting it, but the technology is over half a century old, and there are a lot of better rounds out there. We need the scar or a nice rifle in 6.8 or even 6.5mm Grendel

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5 years 42 weeks ago, 4:09 PM

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weapon debate

carthageftw,

check this out from Quinton: http://www.gunslot.com/videos/ak47-vs-m16

it should educate a little more in this debate.

btw, I like your name: carthage for the win, right?

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5 years 42 weeks ago, 4:10 PM

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weapon debate

carthageftw,

check this out from Quinton: http://www.gunslot.com/videos/ak47-vs-m16

it should educate a little more in this debate.

btw, I like your name: carthage for the win, right?

clint

dang it, I double posted, I need to stop relaoding such hot posts, they are making the others fire off.

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5 years 41 weeks ago, 6:57 AM

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The AK-47

Yes it made be a bad gun but there cheap and reiable and they can use a lot of different mags

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 11:05 PM

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i ike the 556

the 7.62 would fuck you up much more but that sive bullet would nto travel at 1500 fps over 300 meters the marines in iraq have to do like90 percent more head shots because theay would wast more ammo trying to kill some one because theay are on drugs i have seen a lot of this i have done tests with the m4 and m16 m249 and ak and any one who has got shot with the m16 is prolly not alive to tell abouat it the bullet is skiney and soft it breaks apart like a grenade when it hits your body so much stress on the round it has a thing called hop effect shot in the stomich it would come out the back of your chest so it has a pritty good kill rate but the military wants to up size from 556 to 762 what i think would be good due to the 556 round not being able to go through concreat walls in irac it is onley a 35 cal rifle 223 it would be nice to get a m4a1 with the power of a desert eagle but the same waight style of a m4 i love the m4 i think the m16 and m4 is made well i have not herd of any thing bending on a m16 or stressing out and onley one maker colt the ak has few diffrent type chineese ones and the barrel bends when u shoot cheep

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 11:20 PM

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are you sneaky snake?

first, forget what i said yesterday... this is now the longest sentence I've ever seen.
second, if you shoot someone in the stomach with a 5.56, it will not come back out of their chest. there will most likely be an exit wound in the back. and the bullet will fragment and it tumbles end over end.
third, our military would NEVER go from the 5.56 to the 7.62x39. if they would change the standard issue caliber it would most likely be 6.5 grendel, or 6.8 spc. 7.62 NATO makes more sense.

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 2:17 AM

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5.56

The tumbling effect was from the barrel twist not fast enough in the 60's m-16a1, ironically it was designed to do that, and there were documented cases where a shot would enter the chest and exit at an angle up and out the shoulder. The govterment thought this to be inhumane so they made it slightly less lethal, it no longer tumbles. I believe that you'll see the 6.8spc for the round of choice, could you imagine the fun it would be to fire a "saw" calibered to 6.8, yes sign me up for that one!

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 9:38 AM

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AK

Its a love, hate relationship.

5 years 38 weeks ago, 7:38 PM

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5.56

Recently acquird one, have not yet fired it but it looks great in the collection, all the conversation here now has my finger itching.

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 1:22 PM

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Reeeaaal sweet...

Love it, but I would still preffer the Colt M16. Accuracy and recoil is a little bit better, but maybe because the Colt is far newer and was built to top the AK as world best riffle! And I think the Colt succeeded!

5 years 4 days ago, 6:01 PM

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Aks fun to shoot

Ya its fun just to shoot and after every things gone to hell it still works
but i like Accuracy more.one Ak we got in afgan at 100yds 10 shots on a bench,was in 3in!!

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 1:42 PM

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I like

I like AKs.Too much kick.

4 years 9 weeks ago, 4:25 PM

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aks

i think everyone should have at lease 2 in there house or what ever u live in lol

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 12:26 PM

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I've been looking!

Found one for sale $510 brand new. Is this a good price? Thinking about getting it.

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3 years 37 weeks ago, 12:50 PM

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it depends on what kind it is...

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3 years 29 weeks ago, 5:27 PM

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It would shoot better if you wouldn't use it for a jack handle!!
Or learn how to shoot!!

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3 years 24 weeks ago, 11:59 PM

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AK-47

I love my ak i am surprised how balanced it was during fireing low recoil very accurate i dont know why some people say this weapon lacks accuracy i gess you have to get use to it

3 years 20 weeks ago, 7:30 PM

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AK 47

AK 47'S are very good but i like the AR-15 myself.

2 years 32 weeks ago, 10:21 AM

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Yamamoto?

I thought Halsey's P-38's shot your ass down in '43?

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I know there has been a lot of debate about this, but I would just like to know what the general opinion is regarding the various models of this gun and the numerous regions it has been used in since its inception...what type of AK is the best and/or most dependable?

2 years 29 weeks ago, 6:32 PM

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Well jed, they

are ALL dependable, I have a cheap WASR that I have fired thousands of rounds through and the only misfires I ever encountered were due to ammo with bad primers, they will shoot even full of mud, crud and dirt, hell I even saw one dude on youtube fill it with all of the above and run the son of bitch over with a truck and it still cycled flawlessly.
There are many variants and if you wan't opinions on the best talk to Nitris, he is an aficionado of all things AK.

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2 years 27 weeks ago, 2:41 PM

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Most reliable riffle

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