I feel that I am a die hard patriot. Even so, I would much rather have my plain ole red dotted AK than the most tacticool AR. I love the simplicity, and the reliability without strenuous attention to cleaning. Also, being a seasoned machinist/hobbyist gunsmith, I could EASILY throw one together on short notice. Throw in the cheapness, it makes a good everyman's rifle. I know that sounds commie as hell too, but Ford made the automobile everyman's by making it simple and cheap to build quickly, like old Kalashnikov and the AK. I guess what I'm gettin at is I don't care that it originated from commies. A simple, reliable, low-cost design is a good design.
Agreed and why I have one along with Glocks. I had to leave two AK's in Vietnam during the evacuation and they were thrown down a well before the commies got there in fear the holders would be targeted. Be interesting to see their condition now and I am sure non-fireable, but if they had been buried in dirt, quite the opposite.
The AK-47 has been trashed talked, put down, demonized as a commie gun and as such some how evil and unAmerican (<- Given the way things are in the land of Mordor on the Patomic; UnAmerican? Is that a bad thing?) But nobody has ever said that they did not have enough gun when they had an AK-47. I'd bet too, that had Mr Kalashnikov been a guy from Omaha He would be a national hero, the "faults" of his rifle would be praised. It would be mom, apple pie, baseball and the AK-47 Bottom line, would you in combat situation or urban riot, trust an AK-47 to keep you alive?
I'd bet too, that had Mr Kalashnikov been a guy from Omaha He would be a national hero, the "faults" of his rifle would be praised. It would be mom, apple pie, baseball and the AK-47 Agreed.
Love my AK variant Saiga in .223. It was designed and built to comply with the Clinton"assault weapon" ban. Now Obama has outlawed it and everything Izhmash makes. CH
. Now Obama has outlawed it and everything Izhmash makesFortuntely they are making them here now,