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    AK vs. AR

    I vote AR. More modular, definetely more accurate. I personally know people who've been hit with ak's and lived. AR hit is a death sentence. Superior ballistics, better weight distribution and more ammo for the weight. The AK is more forgiving when it comes to cleaning, I'll concede that point. However in my opinion the AR is the vastly superior weapon, particularly in the m4 format.



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    I am an AK fan from way back. It has six moving parts, can be made in garage, and if you bury it in the mud, dig it up a year later and feed it the dirtiest ammo Russia ever made, it will still fire.

    I have heard from military friends that the first thing you do when you hit Afghanistan or Iraq is get yourself an AK so that WHEN your AR jams, you have a gun.

    And let the discussion begin. LOL!

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    I have several of both and except for the branding from the AK's they are more fun. I can still get branded from the AR's just not as easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NRAMARINE View Post
    I personally know people who've been hit with ak's and lived. AR hit is a death sentence.
    I'm pretty sure that has more to do with the shooter than the gun. A poor shot is likely to be much less lethal than a well placed shot.

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    Ak-74!
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    MN 91/30.

    Iron sites up to 2 km, and with the bayonet fixed, i can stab someone two counties over
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    We've got one of each. Cheapo WASR & DPMS Sportical. I say AK, the wife won't even let me touch her AR. In the Zombie apocalypse, the AK will be one of the few survivors who make it to the end of the movie. The AR won't make it past the first hour, or will make it almost to the end and then jam at a critical moment \

    I think the caliber discussions are mostly irrelevant, you can get either weapon is just about any caliber you want now adays.

    Now my wife absolutely LOVES the DPMS AR that's since become hers. She says it just shoots nicer, looks better, less recoil and "better ergonomics for a chick."
    It's a nice gun but it it just feels kinda dainty to me.

    The AK feels like you could drive over it a few times and it'd still shoot. Pretty much zero maintenance too. A squirt of dirty motor oil will keep it happy for hundreds of rounds, no fancy-schmancy $12 dollar an ounce superzoot teflon AR gun oil needed.

    And besides the AK is the quintessential bad guy gun, and everyone knows the bad guy always has more fun. Right up until he gets kilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elixin77 View Post
    MN 91/30.

    Iron sites up to 2 km, and with the bayonet fixed, i can stab someone two counties over
    only if the price includes a dedicated chiropractor
    It is very wise to not take a watermelon lightly.

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    a.k. with an occassional nagant thrown in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McX View Post
    a.k. with an occassional nagant thrown in.
    Rifle or revolver?
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    Quote Originally Posted by elixin77 View Post
    MN 91/30.

    Iron sites up to 2 km, and with the bayonet fixed, i can stab someone two counties over
    And that's just when you pitch the gun at them because the bolt seized... ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirbinator View Post
    And that's just when you pitch the gun at them because the bolt seized... ;-)
    No no, I believe two counties is the standard stabbing distance with a functioning bolt. Pitching the gun due to a stuck bolt will usually get you at least into the third county. Sometimes a fourth.
    It is very wise to not take a watermelon lightly.

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    rifle ofcourse! love the folding ook chaser- as my kids call it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McX View Post
    rifle ofcourse! love the folding ook chaser- as my kids call it.
    ...folding ook chaser?
    It is very wise to not take a watermelon lightly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nofoa View Post
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    H & K 91 looked pretty bad butt to me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalhead47 View Post
    And besides the AK is the quintessential bad guy gun...


    "The ak-47 is the weapon of choice for america's enemies". That is what the news report said about my ak...

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    california gangs like them too i hear. figures...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Administrator View Post
    I am an AK fan from way back. It has six moving parts, can be made in garage, and if you bury it in the mud, dig it up a year later and feed it the dirtiest ammo Russia ever made, it will still fire.

    I have heard from military friends that the first thing you do when you hit Afghanistan or Iraq is get yourself an AK so that WHEN your AR jams, you have a gun.

    And let the discussion begin. LOL!
    Have to agree, the last time this discussion was made I stated I dont want a riffle I have to continuously fiddle with. Point and shoot. The AR does not fit that criteria.

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    they're advertising the heck out of the ar's at Gander Mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McX View Post
    california gangs like them too i hear. figures...
    Drug gangs are prohibited from possessing firearms if they are involved in criminal activity. You must be refering to the open carry gangs.

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    yep, kwik your absolutely right, we all know criminals never break the laws. just them damned roving gangs of law abiding citizens!

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