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An Inside look of an AK-47
Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/2/2018 | J Hines

Posted on 01/02/2018 11:20:53 AM PST by w1n1

From its very beginning what lacked in precision and power it has made up for in ease of use, cost, reliability, and readily available parts and ammunition. During the Cold War, the Russians sent these rifles to guerilla forces around the world and set up factories in dozens of countries. Decades later, these rifles are still found in use on battlefields everywhere. The Ak-47 is the most widely used military rifle in history because they are plentiful and cheap. Run it in the dirt, oil, snow or sand – an AK will still fire. Let us see inside the AK-47 and why this prolific rifle runs so well.

Today, the AK is almost everywhere, and it has fundamentally rewritten the rules of modern warfare, giving bands of moderately skilled fighters with few other resources the power to take on, and defeat, some of the best-resourced armies in the world.

Let us see inside the AK-47 and why this prolific rifle runs so well. Click here to see the how ak-47 works video here.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: ak47; banglist

1 posted on 01/02/2018 11:20:53 AM PST by w1n1
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To: w1n1

Sloppy tolerances

short sight radius

selector switch manipulation makes unmistakable “clack” noise

triggers are often gritty, slack

Frequently no last round bolt hold open


2 posted on 01/02/2018 11:29:01 AM PST by gaijin
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“Sloppy tolerances, short sight radius, selector switch manipulation makes unmistakable “clack” noise,triggers are often gritty, slack. Frequently no last round bolt hold open”

Works in sand, works in mud, works in tropical ooze. Puts rounds downrange when other weapons are failing in similar environments. can be field-stripped in seconds and wiped clean with a dirty shirt.

I am not a fan either. But dang. Even the Galiel designers took note.


3 posted on 01/02/2018 11:50:23 AM PST by Clutch Martin (Hot sauce aside, ever culture has its pancakes, just as every culture has its noodle.)
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To: Clutch Martin

Galil.


4 posted on 01/02/2018 11:56:00 AM PST by gaijin
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Sloppy tolerances short sight radius selector switch manipulation makes unmistakable “clack” noise triggers are often gritty, slack Frequently no last round bolt hold open

Kinda like the Hi-Point .45 of automatic weapons.

But like a Hi-Point .45, if a round hits you it will seriously f* you up. And that is all that really matters.

5 posted on 01/02/2018 11:57:52 AM PST by 60Gunner (The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. - Plato)
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To: gaijin

I own a Golani (semiauto Galil) as my fun gun. When the IDF adopted it in....1974 (?) they stated the Kalashnikov was more reliable than the Armalite, but they bought their ammo from us, hence 5.56mm caliber.

IDF now carries M4’s. I don’t get it, what was wrong with the Galil?


6 posted on 01/02/2018 12:27:25 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: gaijin

The U.S. has “seeded” so much explosive ammunition for this rifle around the world during and since the Vietnam War, I will not to this day fire an AK-47.

https://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/07/dirty-tricks-of-government-forces-where-deception-and-deadliness-meet-inside-a-gun/


7 posted on 01/02/2018 12:44:49 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Clutch Martin; gaijin

I read a book a while back about an Army or Marine Major who was doing solo duty in Mongolia, and was discussing the AK-47 versus the M-16.

He said that a telling difference (besides the fact that an untrained person can pick up the weapon with nearly no maintenance on it, in a wide variety of conditions, point it, and fire) is embodied in the magazines.

He said the M-16 can eject the magazine with a push of a button, often to be caught as it drops and be reused by a well trained soldier.

The AK-47 requires the user to grasp the magazine and pull it out. It was designed for a poorly trained and educated army, where the condition and life of the magazine meant more than the life of the individual soldier shooting it. It was meant to save the magazine not the soldier.

I thought it was an interesting way to frame it.


8 posted on 01/02/2018 1:30:31 PM PST by rlmorel (Leftists: American Liberty is the egg that requires breaking to make their Utopian omelette.)
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