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The AK is perhaps the most widespread firearm in the world. Carried by American enemies and allies alike sinceit is the standard infantry weapon for countries. There are an estimated million AKs of a of variations round the world. It's a popular weapon among firearms enthusiasts, professional soldiers and terrorists alike. In the United States, it has a reputation as the "bad guy" weapon, given its history and usage among so many former enemies.
Its Russian name is Avtomat Kalashnikova -- also known simply as the Kalashnikov. It was named for its inventor, Senior Sergeant Mikhail Kalashnikov. According to legend, he admired the weapons made by the Nazis.
After five years of engineering, the former agricultural engineer made his famous weapon. It was based on a of other des floating around at the time, mostly Germany's Sturmgewehr Called StG for short, the Sturmgewehr was the first real mid-range infantry rifle. It didn't shoot a heavy round but could still lay down heavy fire.
The AK was deed to do the same. But the true brilliance of Kalashnikov's invention was in its simplicity. It was deed for all-around ease of use: easy to repair, easy to unjam if it ever doeseasy to maintain. If a round is chambered in an AK, chances are good that weapon is going to fire. His creation was so simple and dependable that the Soviet Union began exporting the weapon en masse. The country made so much money from exporting the weapon that Kalashnikov received special treatment in the USSR and later Russia for the rest of his life. The legality of the AK depends on what country you're reading this in.
AK model weapons are also dirt cheap in many places around the world -- but the further away you are from the production centers, the more expensive it can be. The price of an AK family firearm in Africa is an exception to that general rule. It's usually much cheaper in many African countries because the demand is so high that markets are usually flooded. Learn about the infamous AK or the Russian built assault rifle and its origins as a military weapon in this episode of "Bullet Points: AK As for American wannabe AK owners, it also depends on what state you live in.
In general, however, a true AK has a fully automatic setting, which is illegal in the United States.
Models with semi-automatic settings are available and legal in the U. Manufacturers cannot make or import fully automatic weapons for the civilian market. Any automatic weapon fully registered before Maywith the passage of the Firearm Owners Protection Act, can be purchased or sold.
This means there is a market of an estimatedlegal automatic weapons in the United States. The AK is the deadliest weapon ever built, on the whole. Its kill count even tops nuclear weapons in sheer s. But the first AKs were very heavy and weren't really built for aiming. Kalashnikov wanted to develop a compact weapon that still delivered firepower within meters that could bring a blaze of bullets with ammunition light enough that soldiers could carry a lot of it. A real Kalashnikov is surprisingly difficult to fire for a standard infantry weapon, but it was still very easily produced and easily used.
Everyone will still refer to it as an AK or simply "AK" -- because it sounds cool. The weapon uses a 7. They shatter bones, tear through organs and liquefy other materials as the round tumbles through the body -- often in ways that cannot be repaired. When the M16 rifle was first introduced in the Vietnam War, it had a of issues. There were so many problems that American troops were killed in combat simply because they couldn't shoot back.
Even after the kinks were worked out, a dirty M16 was and is much less likely to operate than a dirty AK When the AK was first introduced, it was such a great weapon that the Red Army actually hid it from the world. The U. Not that the American military would buy its standard-issue rifle from its main geopolitical foe and potential World War III adversary anyway.
These days, the U. Special operations forces from all branches might have to pick up an enemy AK at some point because of the nature of their work -- sometimes help isn't coming. The rifle was deed to be carried, maintained and fired by anyone in the area who happened to need its services. And if you need a weapon like the AK, you need to be able to use it fast, whether you're a professional soldier or a poorly trained conscript. The worldwide availability and durability of the AK also makes it an attractive weapon for terrorists, militias and other illegal paramilitary organizations.
Whether they're trying to take over a military base in frozen tundra or overthrowing a government in Sub-Saharan Africa, the AK works really well in every environment, is always available usually at a steep discount and will still work even if it falls into water, mud, sand or some other muck. The average lifespan of a terrorist in a gunfight isn't very long, so that rifle is likely going to hit the ground, and someone is going to need it to work when they pick it up. The terrorist group is definitely going to need a cheap replacement.
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